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Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years Old With Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Feb 6, 2012 10:00PM

jap62 wrote:

So where does one go and get those pretty scarves and cool hats to cover up ones baldness?

even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me Dx 1/9/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 6, 2012 10:08PM 1vamom wrote:

french luxe will let you pick one for free.  go on their website and somewhere it will give you directions.  they sent me a beautiful headwrap, free, and a super nice card.

I bought oversized scarves at a place in springfield, va, a wig shop, forget the name now, but could dig it up.  Right off mixing bowl by about 45 seconds.  Not "bandanna" size, but slightly bigger.  Folded them corner to corner and wore them "pirate style."

I was very happy with this, as chemo for me was march to june, and i was bald through the summer.

I had a free wig thru ins., I wore it once, and hated it, it was hot and scratchy.

But my wig lady, in Warrenton, I think, paid very little attention to style, and much attention to charging my ins. co. big bucks.

If you think someone isn't really paying attention, they're probably not!

Try somewhere until you feel good! 

what a long, strange trip it's been... Dx 12/18/2009, IDC, 3cm, Grade 2, 2/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2010 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/14/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left
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Feb 6, 2012 10:10PM jap62 wrote:

did you have something under your wig?  I saw on line where you can get a protective thing

even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me Dx 1/9/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 6, 2012 10:11PM Elizabeth1889 wrote:

jap62, I liked the American Cancer Sociey's website tlcdirect.org for hats and scarves.  The monofilament wigs from them are all right, but the other ones are not so good.  Good luck during your journey.  Sending hugs to you.

Dx 1/31/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 6, 2012 10:12PM jap62 wrote:

thanks

even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me Dx 1/9/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 6, 2012 10:20PM 1vamom wrote:

yes you can get a cap to wear underneath.

I was mainly home, and would go bald, as it was hot.

Really and truly, I got to ENJOY the ease of showering and towelling off, and dressing!

And then the hair WILL COME BACK!  BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!

Much luck to you, The place in springfield trims, styles wigs, etc if you find one you "almost" like.

what a long, strange trip it's been... Dx 12/18/2009, IDC, 3cm, Grade 2, 2/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2010 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/14/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left
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Feb 6, 2012 10:22PM jap62 wrote:

thanks, I just want hair when I go out, well at least to church

even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me Dx 1/9/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 6, 2012 10:23PM 1vamom wrote:

jesus loves you no matter what your hair looks like!!!Smile
what a long, strange trip it's been... Dx 12/18/2009, IDC, 3cm, Grade 2, 2/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2010 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/14/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left
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Feb 6, 2012 10:35PM bak94 wrote:

I got a couple of the Raquel wigs from wigs.com and really like them. I got the lace front ones. You can return them if you don't like them.

For more casual things like running to the store I bought a coule of buffs, like the ones on the show survivor and I love them! So comfortable and they come in many colors. I think it is buffs.com or you can google them. REI carries a few styles and they are 20$

Not really sure what stage I am-Some docs say 3C, others say stage 4. I had no auxillary nodes positive but had internal mammary nodes positive and possibly mediastinal node positive. It's just a number anyways, right? Dx 12/15/2002, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/40 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/2/2003 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 2/5/2003 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 7/8/2003 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 4/5/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/27/2011 AC Targeted Therapy 5/14/2011 Avastin (bevacizumab) Chemotherapy 7/29/2011 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Surgery 11/30/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/11/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2012 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 8/2/2012
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Feb 7, 2012 07:26AM jap62 wrote:

vamom, yes he does,but wouldn't want to scare the kids! lol

even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me Dx 1/9/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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May 23, 2013 06:59AM Hope1953 wrote:

Yes, the Cancer Center at the hospitol where you are getting treated. You get wigs, hats, scarfs,they might even have a class called Look Good Feel Better. That class is great. Let me know what you find out,please

Hope1953

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