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Nov 18, 2021 10:54AM
Nov 18, 2021 10:57AM
Mary, there are all-in-one brush-dryer combos. The best are from Drybar (Single Shot for short-to-medium hair, Double Shot for long hair), but the much cheaper (drugstore) Revlon styler has had great reviews. I bought a Conair rotating version back in 2018 when I had only one usable hand for six weeks post-op, but it rotated too quickly and my hair often got caught. I got a Dyson Air Wrap a few years ago, but it's too fussy--too many attachments and a pain to fit it back into its case. I've come to accept the labor-intensiveness of sectioning my hair and using a blow-dryer & brush--then following up with a flatiron. It's a good thing my stylist is on board with my washing & styling my hair no oftener than every 5-7 days. (It's fine, thinning and wavy/frizz-prone).
Jackie, you might want to try a curling iron, or a flatiron with curved edges that can give you some curl or bend. (If you want tight curls, drugstores also have small-barrel irons). Perm solutions contain lye to soften the polymers in the hair shaft and then a "fixer" to lock in the curls before you take the curlers out. It can't be good for your hair or scalp (and the fumes aren't such a good idea either). You are likely to find a curling iron for pennies on the dollar in resale shops like Goodwill, Sally Ann, or Value Village.
My scanxiety was unwarranted: my eye tumor has shrunk a little; and the L post-cataract-surgery capsular clouding hasn't intruded on my field of vision yet. The tech was impressed with my new glasses Rx, which has brought me to 20/20 in both eyes. Longer appt. than usual, as the clinic was heavily booked today and it seemed as if the Ophthalmology fellows were coming out of the woodwork. Usually, I get my vision checked & pupils dilated by a tech or nurse, then retinal photos & ultrasound, and finally see my ocular oncologist. Today it was all bass-ackwards: had the imaging first, and then the vision test & dilation. Not just that, but UIC now requires patients double-mask (two surgicals or surgical under cloth) when interacting with the doctors, unless you have a KN95, KF94, or N95 mask. I recently bought some really good KN95s in several colors, and they fit very well (they have a flat front panel that gives a bit more breathing room inside). So they let me use my KN95. One upside of lousy rainy weather was that on the drive home, it wasn't so sunny that I needed those cataract over-shades--but oncoming headlights were still a challenge. Was able to pick up my re-made computer progressives at Warby Parker on the way home. But it took about 6 hrs. before my pupils began to react normally again.
Tomorrow is part 3 of this week's "doctor trifecta:" Happy's vet appt.
Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters....
9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast
12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)