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Julie Gorczyca Profile
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Learning About Breast Cancer about 8 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Julie.... first.... I love your dog, what a cutie and a fashion-iesta! My hair was already short when it started to drop out so I just shaved my head with my horse clippers! I did buy a couple of wigs that were cute but as Wendy said, they were uncomfortable. They slipped on my head and maybe if I would have had a rubber-ish head band it would have helped. The fact remained, it bugged me too much. I am proud to say I went "commando" most of the time except for a soft polar fleece hat which got to be my favorite. I also wore an even softer hat someone made from yarn you use for a baby. I agree with the Jaclyn Smith wigs, they are nice. I got one of my wigs from "Paula Young." They have really nice wigs for very affordable prices... under $50. I would not go out and spend a pile of money on a wig just in case you can't bare to wear it. I just truly thought I would feel like a "plucked chicken." I DID but it was one of the many things cancer actually helped.... I got a boatload of courage! You just have to go with what is most comfortable for you. Remember... it is all only temporary! I just approached the entire thing with humor.... my photo is of me wearing reindeer antlers at my "Christmas-Chemo." Hang in there, gal.... There are many women out here who have walked your path and are alive to share our experiences with others. Blessings, Sharon
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    • deb s Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Thanks, to both of you for the information regarding wigs. I am preparing to begin chemo in a few weeks and am also shopping for a wig. I have also heard others say they are very uncomfortable. Prior to losing my hair, I find it hard to imagine...

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      Thanks, to both of you for the information regarding wigs. I am preparing to begin chemo in a few weeks and am also shopping for a wig. I have also heard others say they are very uncomfortable. Prior to losing my hair, I find it hard to imagine that I could look into the mirror, much less go out of the house, hairless. However, I believe this is probably just one more thing that I will be able to deal well with as time goes on.

      about 8 years Flag
    • Lynn H Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Try to find a good wig shop. Alot of insurances will cover at least half the cost. I bought two- the shop had a stylist who would cut and style them. It really made me feel go

      about 8 years Flag
  • Wendy DeLong Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I purchased 2 prior to losing my hair. I was so sure I would wear one every time I left the house despite being told differently. After 2 days 8 hours each at work I couldn't do it anymore. Ironically enough I work in a hospital in the surgery and opted to wear scrub caps at work. I break out the wigs for short shopping trips or dinner out, and sometimes just a ball cap even then. I had really long hair and ears get cold so at home usually a toboggan. The wigs I have I ordered online each about 100.00 each. They are long hair wigs close to my own style and quite pretty at that. They are adjustable somewhat but they just hurt my head. one is a monofilament part and one I think looks a little more natural. I wanted a lace front one but all my styles/price ranges were not available. Jaclyn smith has a line you might look at. Good luck! Losing my hair was tough but I'm totally ok with now that it's gone. Prayers to you!
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I wore a wig twice I couldn't stand it, it was hot, itchy, and it gave me a headache. I had a favorite ball cap. It was pink camo amd said "chemoflage"and I had an assortment of scarves diring the summer I went bald.
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Nikol Vega Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I purchased some wigs and got some for free.
    about 8 years Flag
    • Nikol Vega Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Your local American cancer society offers free wigs.

      about 8 years Flag
  • Jan Yamada Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I only wore my wig when I went out. It was easy to put on and I wore a stretchy headband under it so it wouldn't slip around. I received compliments on my "hair style" which helped me feel "normal". But I had hot flashes from hormone blockers & couldn't wait to get home & take it off.
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Rhonda Thaut Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Do you have a local wig shop in your area? I noticed that a few of the people commented on the wigs being hot or itchy. If you are concerned about this then look for a wig that is "capless" and light weight. Open wefted caps are going to give you the most air ventilation and prevent heat from being trapped inside.
    about 8 years Comment Flag

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