One thing I would like to focus on in this blog is feeling beautiful throughout this process. I am only two weeks into my diagnosis but keeping up appearances has been on my mind. One thing I know for sure is that I will be losing my hair 15 days into my chemotherapy treatment (they know the exact day!). I will have to decide whether I want to get a wig, use scarves or both. I know just going bald is an option but I do not think that is something I’m comfortable with. I’m nervous about having a nice head. I’m not sure I do, but I guess that’s one thing we’ll find out.
I don’t know the first thing about looking into wigs. I have not had time to do that research yet. But I was referred to an organization called, Look Good, Feel Better http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/. It is an organization that deals specifically with cancer related beauty issues and they have seminars in hospitals all over the United States. Has anyone used them or know someone who has?
I will be looking into an introductory event for myself soon but am not sure I will get to do it before my surgery. I will have 4-6 weeks post surgery before I start my chemo so I have some time. I just thought I’d share this link.
Do any of you have organizations, salons, stores, people who deal with this that you can share? Let’s build some resources for our community.