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    I have a few gray wigs, several scarves, and several hats that I would be happy to give away free to any woman in the USA that is getting ready to experience the hair loss part of her cancer journey from chemo treatments. I will mail them free. I just ask that these items be passed along to another woman going through breast cancer when you don't need them anymore.
    I also have several tube tops with the Velcro binder that are given to woman to wear immediately after a double mastectomy surgery.

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      If you don't find someone here that wants them, call your local American Cancer Society office. They have a program Look good, feel better. They will use them and pass them along to other women needing them. Thanks for giving back to others!

      almost 4 years ago
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    Milestones: I was diagnosed with 2 different breast cancers/stage 2 July 2012. I went through double mastectomy, expanders, chemo and reconstruction. I lost my hair and got a major strep/staph infection from my immune system being suppressed from chemo. Had to go on IV antibiotics for 2 months. The infection almost took my life going toward my heart. Was told not to do chemo again so started on Tamoxefen. After 2 months the side effects were too unbearable to continue. I'm leaving the rest of my journey in trusting in God, that His joy and peace will give me the wisdom and direction to move forward with diet, exercise, quality life style, and passion for life now.

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    HI Berl, It seems like you have been recently diagnosed and right now your in overload. It is such a personal journey and sometimes it is helpful to search out information, but for others it is too overwhelming. I was diagnosed with 2 different breast cancers last summer. I'm now on the survival side with my health an optimistic future before me. Went through the surgeries, chemo, drugs, etc. I'm 55. As a pastor, it was my faith in God that gave me the ability to find joy throughout the journey. If you need to chat I will be happy to share and listen. Blessings to you!

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    Hi, I was browsing through the website and came across your input which is similar to my journey. How are you doing now.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Double Mastectomy): I had expanders placed at the same time as my surgery. I know for many women the filling of the expanders was not a major ordeal. I am pretty good with pain, so I was surprised that a few hours after each filling, and then for about 48 hours, I was very, very sore. With this last filling experience my back muscles and the muscles between my ribs went into spasms making every movement very difficult, even to take deep breaths. If this is your experience, just wanted to let you know your not alone. Pain meds help, but taking muscle relaxer and wearing a back brace helped the most.