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Jul 26, 2018 10:09PM
OCDAmy...Thanks for stopping in & helping to calm my fears about this ordeal. Sounds like you breezed through it with no issues. Yay ! I'm on same trearment as you..
SunnyBear...So glad to hear first treatment went very well. Im going to be given Neulesta shot the day after my treatment. I was told insurance doesn't always cover entire cost, and it is ridiculously expensive. Social worker at Karmanos has applied for card that will cover any co pay that I may have. I am more worried bout hair loss then anything at the moment. Sounds so silly in the scheme of things I know. I have to keep telling myself, this is temporary and one day I can look back & be grateful for getting through it all. Hope you are still doing good, and wig fitting helps with hair loss fears.. I soooo get it. Funny thing, I have no fear about eyelash/eyebrow loss. I have had blonde skimpy eyelashes & eyebrows my entire life. I have always told my DH, I feel so sickly looking without makeup.
Moonrabbit5...Sending you positive vibes for your big day tomorrow! I'm actually getting excited about starting Tues. I went to chemo class today, and also the monthly support group. The stories I heard made me feel like I can conquer anything.
LivM...You start day after me I see. My MO is starting me with TC (x4) but may change it to 6..Then 2-3 week break before 5 weeks rads.. I was also very worried about SEs, until going to chemo class today. Onc RN went over EVERYTHING I was so worried about. We will be OK.
Maybe we should post before & after pics of our Hair ...I plan to take pics of my long, unruly hair that I have battled with my whole life, and pics of my first short haircut in 40 years! It will someday be a distant memory that I will never forget, and can tell my (future) grandkids about..Blessings to you all, Cyn
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