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    Wig Donation

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      Evonn

      I live in Akron, Ohio. Stewart's Caring Place would love to have it. They provide wigs at no cost.

      over 1 year ago
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      msesq

      I donated mine to the local American Cancer Society, they make the wigs available to women who cannot afford one. My onc RN took it for me as it is in the hospital.

      over 1 year ago
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      DoreenLouise

      Hi. I also live in Akron, Ohio and have received many free holistic treatments, yoga, attend a support group etcetera, as help with my will and 401 K at Stewart's. They have a wig bank and will accept it. I use a donated wig from Stewart's. I suggest looking on-line at their website and signing up for a free massage or Reiki if you should bring the wig to Akron. It is a wonderful non-profit facility started by an awesome woman, Mimi, whose husband died of cancer. I am so grateful for how Mimi and her friends who started Stewart's have helped save my life.

      over 1 year ago
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    Celebration (Finished treatment): On July 19, 2012, I received my last Herceptin treatment. Now, I only see my oncologist twice a year. It is now 4 years later and I only take 1 pill every day (letrozole) generic for femara. The only side effect I have from anything is a small amount of neuropothy (numbness) in my feet but that is a small price to pay.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): I am in my 19th day of radiation (30 days total). This is a breeze after chemotherapy! I've been very lucky to not have major side effects. My skin is starting to "sun tan" but is not peeling. I had a couple of weeks where my breast was very tender, but it seems fine now. I know that everyone experiences something different and that I have been very fortunate. My oncologist says I am doing great as well as the radiologist. Perhaps I have a very strong body, but I really think my good fortune is due to great support from my husband and friends, and a positive attitude. When I was diagnosed, I did not pray to be cured, or get angry. I prayed for strength to handle whatever was coming my way and I truly believe my prayers were answered.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port): Having the port implanted was very easy. I had no pain or side effects and it does help when time for chemo. It does hurt when they access it, but only for a second and then there are no other side effects.