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Re: [MOL] Another note from Annie



>Jean, I began chemo in Aug. 1995 and 2 weeks later began losing my hair.
>I found it to be so depressing to wake up with hands full of hair on my
>pillow, that I went to my hairdresser one evening after everyone had left
>and had her shave my head.  Then she fit me with a wig, styled it and sent
>me home.  That may sound drastic, but once I got it over with I found the
>whole process to be less depressing.  One thing for sure, you can get
>ready for work a lot faster in the morning when you don't have to mess
>with washing and styling your own hair.  I would wash my wig every week or
>so before I went to bed and then it would be ready the next morning.  I
>bought some pretty turbans and wore those around the house because I got
>tired of the wig by the end of the day.  I wish that Annie could have been
>with me at my support group meeting last week.  One of the ladies there
>has just started wearing turbans and brought in a pattern and showed us
>how to make them for about $1.  She gave one to each of the people in the
>group who are now wearing wigs. She was really cleaver in adding bands and
>clips and things like that to them to make them look a little fancier.
>Tell Annie to hang in there!  Mary Ann








Annie sounds less up in this message.  I imagine losing your hair is very
>depressing, as she says.  Is anyone familar with those humor books about
>cancer?  I think a woman writes them.  I saw them and wondered how anyone
>who is experiencing cancer could find them to be funny.  And I've
>wondered if maybe they are funny to some cancer patients and I should
>send a copy to Annie.  Has anyone read them and enjoyed them?  What can I
>do to cheer her up?  Any ideas?
>
>-Jean
>
>Hi Everyone!
>
>I went to the American Cancer Society today and ordered a wig - it's
>free.  It will probably arrive on Friday.  I'm not sure it's my style,
>but it was the best I could find in the ZsaZsa Gabor catalog.  I will
>probably still get another wig at the local wig store or somewhere in
>Columbus.
>
>Lost a lot more hair this morning.  Every time I touch my hair, I lose
>some more.  I used a lot of hair spray this morning to see if that helps.
> And I'm doing my best not to touch my hair so that the loss might be
>slowed down.
>
>>From the beginning I've accepted the fact that I would lose my hair.
>But once it really starts falling out, it's kinda depressing.  But I'll
>get through this!
>
>I've bought several magazines for my hospital stay.  My appointment with
>Dr. Fowler is at 10:30 tomorrow.  Then I go over to the hospital for my
>next treatment.  We should get out earlier on Wednesday than last time.
>I think it was 5 or 7 o'clock before they started the chemo last time.
>This time we might be able to go home by mid-afternoon.
>
>Jean - I mailed a package to Michael today for his birthday - keep an eye
>open for it.  When it arrives, he can open ONE present, and Shannon can
>open the one I sent for her.  I'd like you to wait until his birthday to
>open the other presents.  This might teach him a little restraint.
>
>Mom - the iris's that you planted behind my garage are starting to bloom
>- pretty purple!
>
>While I was at the post office today, I discovered that they have a
>Sylvester and Tweety stamp out.  Of course, I bought some!
>
>Love,
>        Annie
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