Tuesday, 14 July 2020

My new look

I wore my new wig for the first time today to visit the hospital for round three of my chemo. I was pleased to be sat opposite a lady who is at the same stage of the same regime as I am, I don't know how we haven't met before but we've obviously been placed in different wards of the day centre. We compared notes as it were and she agreed that it took her until the third week following the second round of chemo to start feeling better.

It was interesting to learn she has kept her hair so far but has now decided to abandon the cold cap otherwise known as scalp cooling for all the reasons I decided not to go for it in the first place. She has yet to choose her wig and she was genuinely surprised that I was wearing a wig, she really thought that it was my natural hair. The wig is comfortable to wear and I'm pleased with how it looks. I'll show you the back view as I asked hubby to take some photos for my online diary.  As nobody visits me at home apart from the district nurses I'm comfortable walking around with what little hair that's left on my head. Hubby loves me no matter what I look like :)


My sister who lives in England was finally able to visit her static caravan in mid Wales at the weekend as lockdown restrictions were lifted and she phoned to ask if she should make the journey to visit me but as I am shielding at home I told her it wouldn't be wise as I couldn't invite her inside for a coffee and a good old natter. Same applies to my children who both live in England and my in-laws and friends, I'm taking no chances. I may go for an outing in the car tomorrow before the side effects of round three take a hold of me. I have a break now before I start on weekly chemo sessions which my nurse told me are not as harsh as these first three rounds. I really, really do hope that is the case.

12 comments:

  1. Lovely to see a post from you Eileen, knowing you'll probably feel rough after today I didn't expect one for a while. It's nice to see your new head of hair, the back view looks good and it certainly looks quite natural :)

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    1. It feels more important than ever to stay in touch with family and friends especially as I'm shielding and not seeing many people. These last few months have been unreal and I'm longing to get back to normal which I will. I'm now loving my new computer and will be online as much as I possibly can.
      I'm very pleased with the wig and considering it's synthetic hair it does look real and is comfortable to wear. I have shampoo and a brush for it so it'll feel like my own detachable hair :)

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  2. Your wig looks so real, I'd never have known if you'd not told us. Hopefully the weekly chemo won't have the same effect & you'll be able to potter around the garden & maybe for a few more local walks in the fresh air. Pity about family, but we know what it is like too. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

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    1. The lady in the ward was genuinely surprised it was a wig, in fact she'd asked me if I was having the cold cap as I'd kept my own hair. I'm really hoping to feel better on the weekly sessions, the side effects of chemo are not pleasant. I'm looking forward to getting out and about but staying safe, we definitely need some exercise too. Yes, mot seeing family and friends is definitely the hardest part of being in lockdown. Take care.

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  3. From Ann via Bloglovin'

    Must say, the wig is excellent, it really does look like your own hair. That must give you a boost, which is very much needed I am sure. As always, thinking of you ♡

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    1. The wig looks very similar to how I had my natural hair styled. I'm happy that it's comfortable to wear and I don't feel self conscious wearing it. Thank you for your kind thoughts Ann I really appreciate them, I have lovely blogging friends.

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  4. I do feel for you, it's hard enough going through what you are without having to distance yourself from family right at the time when you could do with their support. I'm sure they're only on the end of the phone if you fancy a chat, though it really isn't the same, is it. How wigs have come on, you used to be able to tell when someone was wearing one but not any more, they do look just like your own hair these days. Yours looks great. I wonder what your hair will be like when it grows back, I've heard of people having curly hair grow back when it was straight before and vice versa.

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    1. We do keep in touch with family and friends either by email, phone or Facetime with our daughter but no, it's not the same as being in physical contact. I surprised myself by being comfortable wearing the wig. I lost most of my hair, all the brown hair has gone and though not totally bald what I have left has no colour I'd say it's white. I'm wondering how my hair will grow back and I wouldn't mind curly as mine has always been straight. Now that will be something else to look forward to.

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  5. Wow! You look amazing, Eileen. If you hadn't said you were wearing a wig I would never have guessed.
    I really hope this round of chemo is more gentle on you. X

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    1. I think I made a good choice with the wig as there were so many to choose from. I start a week of daily injections today and it seems to be those that have made me feel rough the last couple of times so I'm hoping my body will be getting used to them but if not I know what to expect. Thank you x

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  6. Hi Eileen, Thinking about you, I am hoping that you are feeling ok with your treatments.🙂 Your wig looks very natural. I am thinking I would look better with one since my hair is very unruly. In other words, a mess most of the time.😐

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    1. Sorry for the late reply Susan. I've only worn the wig the once as I don't mind having a bald looking head being stuck at home during lockdown. I dread to think what mess my hair would have looked like being unable to visit the hairdressers for so long.

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