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    I'm on an emotional roller coaster.... everyone saying how strong and brave I am,... but I'm crying all the time inside. The hair loss is very hard because it's external... people can see the cancer and know that I have it. I can't stop crying inside.

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      Littlehouse

      I know how you feel. I was diagnosed last August 2011 with Breast Cancer. And I too am a Triple Negative. It is TRULY an emotional roller coaster as you stated. Without God , my family and friends I couldn't have made it thru that difficult time. But I did and you will too. I was scared to death when I first starting taking Chemo. Wondered what effects it would have on my body. All went well. My blood count went down once but they got it back up. I had chemo and radiation and will have another mammogram next month. My hair is now coming back and I'm not wearing a wig. Its just so hot for one. Everyone one says they like my new look. Its kinda nice. Not having to dry and style it. Makes life alittle easier. I know when you heard the words "You have Cancer" it was the last thing that you thought would ever happen to you. I know I did. When I found out I just melted in my husbands arms and cried seems like forever. I know that I'm stonger now after going thru all of this. My priorities changed and what was important to me. My walk with God became closer and I'm greatful for that. You WILL make it thru this. Some days will be worse than others but just keep your faith and let friends be there for you. Don't shut them out. THey were a big encouragement for me. If you ever want to talk or want to email me that will be OK. I will keep you in my prayers.

      over 4 years ago
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      KarenG_WN

      You are now alone, so many people are going through the same thing. And people here on WhatNext do get it. Here is a link to a conversation about dealing with hair loss. I thought it might help to see how others are dealing with it: https://www.whatnext.com/questions/how-did-you-deal-with-hair-loss

      over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects (Hair loss (alopecia)): This hit 2 days after I got out of the hospital... 1 week to the day from the 1st chemo treatment. should be all gone in the next 2-3 days. Scalp itches/hurts then hair just falls out if you touch it.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Other than the White Blood Cell count dropping to 0, 7 days after the chemo wasn't as bad as I feared.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Sentinel lymph node biopsy): Wound became infected but was not treated before chemo 1 week later. White Blood count dropped after chemo... 6 days in hospital had to have wound lanced and infection sucked out and now have to 'pack' the wound daily until it closes from inside.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Breast Biopsy)

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    Oh No (Diagnosed)