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    BaldEagle asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    How can I deal with losing my hair and going through treatment alone? How can I tell my parents about it cuz I can't hide it anymore?

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      BaldEagle

      Thank you everyone for your supportive words and advice. I appreciate it very much.

      about 4 years ago
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      joyringland

      tell every one.
      just do it, when you get any chance to.
      have someone cut all your hair to the scalp and get rid of it.
      then do scarfs....wrapped around ..all sorts of long scarfs wrapped around, twisted and wrapped and twisted again and then tucked in.
      do hats/caps/wigs.........ACS has one free wig..............
      go to classes to learn how to appy eyebrows.............
      wear earrings.......I think they are very important without hair....particularly.......
      and line your eyes if your eylashes fall out as mine did.......
      at age 23 you should look lovely!
      now put on the smile............particularly when you look at your self in the mirror!

      about 4 years ago
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      gwendolyn

      I'm sorry you feel your mother won't be supportive. I can imagine scenarios where you might be right. It might take a while for your parents to come up to speed and actually give you more help than grief. Still, I suspect you will be ultimately relieved to get your situation out in the open. Keeping a big secret is a huge burden even without trying to conceal conspicuous physical signs like hair loss. I hope you find that having them know is less stressful than trying to keep this burdensome secret.

      about 4 years ago