Posts Tagged ‘hair loss’

LIFE HAS NEVER LOOKED SEXIER POST-MASTECTOMY

Shortly after my prophylactic mastectomies and then my hair loss, my husband’s job was relocated from Philadelphia to Florida.  Moving to a strange state with no hair AND no breasts, not knowing anyone for emotional support, was difficult at best.  Adjusting to the physical changes in my appearance...
June 2nd, 2011 | 4women.com | Read More

CANCER BRINGS A ‘GOLD LINING’.

“Every cloud has a silver lining” is an idiom I’ve often heard but never really associated with any specific experience in my life.  I’ve probably used the expression in an effort to comfort someone else.  The expression has been used repeatedly in response to my story of hair loss and...
June 2nd, 2011 | 4women.com | Read More

HAIR FOLLICLES ON ICE

The phone lines at Penguin Cold Caps are ringing off the hook, or in business speak, “we are currently experiencing a high volume of calls due to our appearance on Good Morning America”.  While the producer/supplier of the cold caps was not named in the GMA story, the idea that an icy head cap...
November 21st, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

CANCER CANNOT HAVE MY HAIR

It’s as if cancer aims to take everything from us – our organs, our body parts, our health, our energy, our confidence, but some women are determined NOT to let cancer take their hair.  Women often feel a need to assert some control over their bodies and the many unwelcome changes that come...
October 29th, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

KNOWLEDGE -IS IT POWER OR PARANOIA?

In my two years and counting researching and writing for 4Women.com, I have learned more than I maybe ever wanted to know about hair loss and cancer.  Along the way, a question has been repeated to me by new employees – “don’t you start feeling paranoid thinking about this stuff all the...
October 22nd, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

Bad Hair Days. . . Do You Complain About It?

We all have bad hair days don’t we? I know I do. But when I faced the loss of my hair during chemotherapy I swore to myself that when my hair grew back I would never complain about bad hair days again. Losing my hair was the hardest part of my cancer experience. Yes, even more difficult than...
March 11th, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

MEDICAL HAIR LOSS IN HOLLYWOOD – GET REAL!

Hollywood has a unique way of portraying real life drama with their robust budgets, effective editing, and massive make-up sessions. Marriage, divorce, birth, and death are all common elements found in today’s sitcom world. One significant life drama we don’t often see, however, is cancer. Nevertheless,...
December 15th, 2009 | News, Opinion | Read More

The Hair Thing

On  SATC when Samantha was diagnosed with breast cancer and faced losing her hair she went wig shopping. As she sat in the chair trying on a few wigs, disliking most of them, she told the wig guy “my hair is my thing”  And isn’t that so true.  I know it was for me. I had a harder...
June 23rd, 2009 | Life After Cancer | Read More