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Nov 11, 2019 04:27PM
I'm also "hot-natured" but I was surprised how much colder my head was with no hair! I did go through chemo in the winter though. I actually found that the wig was not a problem in that sense.
One word of advice about choosing a wig though - depending on the cap construction and length of the wig, some wigs are much cooler than others. A mono-top or mono-part wig with open wefting is cooler than a double monofilament wig, for example. Also, above-shoulder wigs are cooler than long wigs, just because your neck and shoulders are free. Some wig brands make lighter, cooler options too, so that might be a possibility. It might help to talk to a wig professional - either online or in person. There really are a lot of options in wigs these days.
I hope that helps, best wishes!
Initial diagnosis at 32 years old. Chest wall resection 18 months later due to skin metastasis, probably from needle seeding during initial biopsy. Skin graft from right thigh!
8/2016, IDC, Right, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
9/30/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
10/31/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
4/30/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
9/2017, IDC, Right, Grade 3, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
10/31/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
1/2018, IDC, Right, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
4/30/2018 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy
5/9/2018 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
6/30/2018 Zoladex (goserelin)
6/30/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine)
1/14/2019 Aromasin (exemestane)