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    Decision Point (to help someone else): I decided when I was nearing the end of this journey that I would try to help the next person who needed encouragement. I got lots of help and support from women who had gone through it ahead of me. I want to do the same. Writing this, however, has made me realize that I'm not really over the emotional side of this battle. I need help too.

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    Celebration (Other): I never really had a celebration. I feel like I should have.
    My hair is coming back, however.

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    Side Effects (Pain): Your whole body is a soldier against the disease. It hurts as it fights. It gets better. Really it does.

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    Side Effects (Hair loss (alopecia)): I hated losing my hair. I missed it terribly. Losing it was pretty horrible. I was bald! Bald! Bald! I got good at wearing wigs and faking how much it really bothered me. You can get cheap wigs at local wig shops. Don't buy the expensive ones. I had a wig for every mood--short, long, curly, straight. Wigs kept me sane. My hair is growing back now. It's not like it was before, but it's all mine.

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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): I was tired, depressed, moody, weepy, and I guess angry. On the outside to strangers and even to friends I acted like I was okay.