Thank you for the info re heather's hair, I have just emailed them to enquire further.
Sounds a great alternative especially now winter is coming and they can be worn with hats etc.
I had a NHS wig as well as brought a cheap one on the internet just through doing a google search. Then I found out about www.heathershair.co.uk which is a charity that has weaves on hair bands to wear under your hat or scarf. I got a full weave and hardly wore my wig at all. It's all done by donation and there is a choice of colours and styles, however as they are made from human hair they can be dyed, cut etc. Worth checking them out.
All the best for your treatment. It's not easy but on the plus side my hair is now growing back nicely.
Take care and rest as much as possible.
A hairdresser who came to the hospital sorted my wig out. I chose 4 from a catalogue, she brought them for me to try and the one I chose was lovely and completely free.
I know the Nottingham hospital gave me a voucher for a wig and a list of local - ish suppliers. Mine were all in Nottingham, which I have problems getting to due to mobility problems. But there are lots of pretty hats/scarves available. You could maybe make a game of 'choosing mummy's hat' or 'helping mummy tie her scarf' before you lose your hair. As it starts to fall out (it doesn't happen all at once) they will get used to seeing you with less and less hair until it has all gone.
Hi Helen, speak to your bcn she should be able to point you in right direction for your area. You are entitled to a free prescription for a wig or certainly a big chunk of money towards it and depending on your local provision this can be done at the hospital or there will be links with a professional wig shop in your town. You could even contact the wig shops yourself and ask there advice, they often just need a fax referral from the hospital, but am sure they'll be more than happy to advise and guide you in the meantime. They can often give advice on things like headscarves etc too. I can understand that you want to get one sorted before you actually lose your hair,
Good luck xxx