Chaffinch, I was having that exact same thought. I'm due to go into the office next week, worried about it suddenly all leaving my head whilst I'm sat in a meeting!
Dizzybrummie, you could ask your bcn if they can recommend where to get your wig. Some of us have been referred by the hospital to wig consultants. That's what happened to me and then they arranged for my free wig. otherwise would not have had a clue!
I was told to wash mine with fabric conditioner! Apparently m&s do a fragrance free one, she said in case the chemo makes me sensitive to smells but it's probably so I don't go around smelling like a pile of freshly laundered washing! Lucky you getting shampoo and a stand! Yes it's synthetic they're the only ones they do for free.
The cat was eyeing it up earlier and I did think that it's good it's synthetic otherwise it might end up with fleas! Definitely need to get a wig stand.
dizzybrummie, mine was long and curly too before I had it chopped off.
Glad you ladies seem to have got on ok today without too many problems!!
im still burping now and I'm on day 10!
When I picked my wig up I also got shampoo, conditioner, anti static spray and a plastic stand thing for the wig to sit on...haven't put it on that yet as think my dog will be scared by it lol!!!
Off out to a Tropics party tonite...just had a bit of a wobble about going in case I don't feel well while I'm there, my confidence seems to have disappeared somewhere!!!!
Runnerbean, glad you liked your wig! I also can collected mine today.
I've got a question for all those with wigs, what do you do with it when you're not wearing it? Mine is on the table next to the sofa and I'm finding it a bit disconcerting, it looks like a new curly pet! Just don't know what to do with it! Keep expecting to find the cat sitting on it!
Hi SueW, sounds like you're doing well. I didn't fancy anything else to drink but water either and I also had the burping. I figured it was better to be burping than get heartburn!
Ha ha Cassie, I better definitely not go anywhere near a zoo at the moment!
Well done Dizzybrummie and Jellytot, nice to see some fellow cold capers, not as bad you expect is it? Jellytot I also felt a bit woozyheaded after, not sure if that's the chemo or the frozen head! Rest up now and take your meds as instructed!
Just got back from picking my wig up. It doesn't look too bad, my friend was really impressed. It just looks a bit bouffy on top so hoping it might calm down a bit. One of the curly ones did make me look like a little old lady with a dodgy perm! The one I've chosen whilst not completely perfect looks as near to my real hair as I'm going to get (still looks like a wig to me though). I wore it to come home as my hair and underneath looked atrocious and I didn't have a hat. So at least that's something else I've got out of the way! Sent a picture to my mum and she didn't realise it was my wig, just said I needed a haircut! OH just thought I'd done something different with my hair.
Well done SueW, yes I was surprised at how quickly I had the red wee, but it does go fairly quickly too, especially if you drink loads. I hope you are at the cherry end of the scales too for the SEs. Take it easy now the worst is over hopefully!
Just wanted to wish you all the best ladies on your chemo journey. I'm from the May 2017 starters and had my last of 8 FEC-Ts a week ago. It feels very daunting at the start but just keep looking after yourselves and it will all be behind you in no time at all. I did it and so can you. Feel free to pop over to our thread if you want to ask any questions. We're a lovely, friendly bunch and we all have a lot of chemo experience now. Best wishes and enjoy the weekend. Xxx
Hi Cassie, I've not had any afternoon naps at all either, although I have expect that'll change as I get further into the treatment. I'm also working from home this week and planning to go into the office next week. I was on steroids for the first 3 days after chemo but was told to take them all first thing in the morning (probably why no naps during the day)!
Hi chaffinch, you're probably right with the doing more on the good days. I've been lucky as I seem to have good days all this week and am more or less back to normal apart from my sleep. I don't normally have a problem with that but I either can't get to sleep or I wake up at 3-4 and then can't back to sleep again. Last night I probably nodded off at about 12 but I did manage to sleep until 6.
Runnerbean, I know the DVT must've been a big blow especially with thought of the daily injections but at least you're not too apart from that so that's something good to focus on!
Karana, I know what you mean about not wanting to look like a cancer patient. I have a crocheted slouchy hat I made last winter and plan to make some more I think, as I'm not really happy with the ones I've bought. I've been wearing it already as with the cold capping I'm only washing my hair once a week and by the end of the week it looks pretty rough!
let us know how you go today ladies!