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    najzell asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Hair Loss and Regrowth

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      lilymadeline

      I went with my natural hair about 5 or 6 months after treatments, I guess when it was long enough to color because it came back about half white! not even grey, but white! ugh! Also you are supposed to wait 6 months after treatment to color it anyway. People gave me lots of compliments with the short hair, but who knows if they really meant it. ;-) good luck! xoxoxo

      over 3 years ago
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      HOBO

      My head is so tiny I could never find a wig that fit..I wore kids baseball caps as that was the only thing that did not totally engulf my head. Even scarves were too much. I am about twelve weeks out of chemo. My hair is coming back dark and curly with grey at the temples. I used to color my hair and it was wavy but it now feels so.soft and so curly it is almost fuzz. I have started just rocking it.. It.is so obvious even with ball caps that I do not have hair, I might as well just go with its. I started rocking it about a month ago while i was still doing radiation. Somehow it just feels more honest. As people stare they come to the conclusion much quicker so actually.quit looking sooner. Accepting this disease and treatment gave me permission to live it. It makes me feel.better, but everyone is different and in the beginning I thought I would never have done this.

      over 3 years ago
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      ddkk3

      I personally never wore wigs. I was never completely bald so when my hair was super short and very patchy, I just wore hats daily. Once it filled in totally, I trimmed it and ditched the hats! My hair is now in that awkward phase between pixie and bob and it's not looking good but I'm not sure if I want to trim it because I want to grow it out!

      Feel free to be comfortable with what hair you have! I say don't bother with those wigs anymore.

      over 3 years ago
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    najzell asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Avoiding Illness

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      Marci

      As others have said, I use lots of handwashing and hand sanitizer. When I was doing chemo, I really was cautious about going around people but now that I am done, I have not done anything special but I exercise caution when I am around a hacking or sneezing person. Practice really diligent hygine. You will get sick at some point and take care of yourself when you do. The flu season is in full swing so be careful. I wish you lots of health!

      over 3 years ago
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      glam

      It has a directly relation to your immune system....if it is still low you should take more care than usual....in case your immune system has already gone back to normal levels, I guess (and you had better ask your doctor) that keeping a very good hygiene habit, especially with hands would be ok.....I always have in my purse, alcohol in gel and hand lotion for my hands and I also have a pocket sunblock and a pocket germicide in spray.....that has been enough for my case, but I have to be honest that my immunity was not a big problem during treatment.....my biggest problem has ever been skin damages and reactions....God luck and God continue blessing all of us

      over 3 years ago
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      karen1956

      I worked through chemo (in an elementary school) so I really didn't do anything to avoid crowds...I say live life!!!

      over 3 years ago
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    Radiation (External radiation )

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    Procedure or Surgery (Double Mastectomy)