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26-10-2018 07:41 AM - edited 26-10-2018 10:44 AM
Morning everyone, just wanted to say that I too have found the whole wig thing really traumatic. The wig provider at my hospital had the most awful selection with nothing in a mid length. I completely freak out at my first appointment.
Friends then recommend a local business and I went to see them, what a difference, massive of choice and in fact the first one I tried on I ended up buying. They even had a hairdresser on site who then cut it properly to my style. Back to the hospital to have another go. I realised just how terrible the NHS ones were compared to private. I ended up getting a completely different style to my own on the basis it didn’t make me look like a witch, instead it is more bagpuss! I really feel for those who have no option but to take the free one.
The only positive to come from the day was meeting everyone at the Maggie’s centre. They grabbed me as I came out of the fitting, sat me down with a cup of tea and were really really lovely to me. I just felt so much better after my chat with them. Goodness, this journey is hard isn’t it!
Good luck to to everyone who is having chemo today,
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25-10-2018 08:06 PM - edited 25-10-2018 08:45 PM
Hi 💜Fiona... Good luck for tomorrow, will be thinking of you x 💗💪🏼
Hi ElliesMum... Thank you for thinking of me x 💗💪🏼
Hi MurphyC... Yes, I ended up in hospital too! My hair is starting to fall out, it's been okay until the last couple of days but my scalp has gone tender and I seem to be losing more when I wash it! I haven't been brave enough to shave it off as yet! I went for a wig today and when I got home I was so upset it I actually cried! Can't actually get my head around me getting a wig!!
Any way...sorry, I'm waffling... Good luck for tomorrow! 💗💪🏼
25-10-2018 07:56 PM
25-10-2018 04:58 PM
It’s been an interesting first cycle - felt great, then in hospital with high temperature, hair has all fallen out and started to feel OK again...like a number of you, cycle 2 tomorrow!!!
Good luck everyone with your treatment, hope it goes well. xxx
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24-10-2018 07:24 PM - edited 24-10-2018 07:25 PM
Hello ladies, sorry to just pop in, im from the June chemo thread and was just having a thought about the nasty tongues and lack of taste buds due to chemo and remembered this tip. Get the vitamin c tables (the ones jn a tube which you disolve jn water) and let half a tablet dissolve on your tongue, it helpa cut through the sliminess, yoh ccan do a whole one but they are quite sharp. Juat a tip to pass on.
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