The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126555   Message #2830776
Posted By: LilyFestre
05-Feb-10 - 01:13 PM
Thread Name: on to Life!
Subject: RE: BS: LilyFestre -UPDATE - she's home, resting:-)
:) Thanks Tam!!!

I just got off the phone with the local American Cancer Society and they are going to send me some wigs to try and to take to a Look Good Feel Better program later this month. The woman who runs it is a beautician and she will be able to trim the wig to fit my face or whatever. They are also sending me some turbans for sleeping in (as many people get cold not being used to having no hair).

I know it's stupid but this really bothers me. I KNOW it's a very VERY small price to pay in turn for wiping out any residual cancer cells. But I watched a video about the woman from Good Morning America who lost her hair during chemo for breast cancer and it just breaks my heart. I know it's superficial and my hair will grow back but it makes me so sad. :(

On that same video, they talked about women who refused chemo in order to keep their hair. I think that's ridiculous....and I will do the chemo with my chin up as best I can...but right now, I feel almost like I'm in mourning.

I wrapped up my hair last night to try and get an idea of what I will look like.

It's NOT pretty.