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Off Topic Forum / Re: Dating and cancer recovery
« on: November 12, 2018, 03:26:32 pm »
Youre stronger than you know!!You just survived the toughest fight someone can go through, so remember that! Good luck and i hope you find the right one soon, but dont sell yourself short!

Off Topic Forum / Re: Dating and cancer recovery
« on: November 09, 2018, 02:16:53 pm »
If a guy doesnt accept you for your physical appearance then the heck with him! You are being brave by puting yourself out there, and you should continue to do so. If he is really meant to be then he will like you no matter what. Anyone that invested in looks is not worth any time. Just keep doing you and be strong. Good things will come!

Off Topic Forum / Re: Hair loss help!
« on: October 25, 2018, 03:51:45 pm »
Losing your hair during chemo is certainly difficult for many women. i’ve been through it all and can definitely attest to what your feeling in terms of hair loss. not sure if you’ve heard of scalp cooling methods, but these can surely help with minimizing hair loss. Essentially, cold caps are helmet-like hats with gel-coolant that you wear during chemo treatments. The cap will be chilled between -15 and -40 degrees fahrenheit. this is a little scalp cooling as the cold caps are kept in the freezer and replicate an ice pack. scalp cooling, on the other hand, is attached to a small refrigeration machine and circulates cold air every 30 min. Cold caps would need to be replaced every 30 minutes during treatment. i personally used cold scalping as it required a lot less effort on my end. do keep in mind that these scalping methods don’t guarantee that you won’t lose any hair - they work to minimize the amount of hair you lose. in my case, i only experienced some hair loss. it was defiitely a lot better than losing all my hair. it’s a shame that more women don’t know about these methods as they can really help boost your self-esteem during difficult times. hope this helps and that these methods convince you to undergo chemo.

Living with Breast Cancer / Re: Do I tell my kids?
« on: September 12, 2018, 05:04:21 pm »
I am sorry about your recent diagnoses, I know how hard it is. I recently just went into remission after being treated for breast cancer. I did not want to tell people about my cancer becuase I did not want their pity, but eventually I came around. A strong support system is crucial when fighting cancer, and sharing the news with my family took a huge load of stress off.

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