I have been asked by people what one does after the cancer diagnoses and during the long wait for treatment. No two people are alike, but I will share what I did, and give you a few important resources to help on the journey.
I knew I would lose my hair. I was told I would be sick and unable to shop during chemo. Thus, I wanted a wig and knowledge about how to wear makeup and create my eyebrows. Someone told me about a program with The American Cancer Society called, 'Look Good Feel Better'. I contacted my local office and was given an appointment for a two hour workshop. They taught me how to do makeup, wear hats, scarves, and sent me home with a bag of makeup.
www.americancancersociety.org and https://www.headcovers.com/blog/american-cancer-society-wig are two valuable resources. The later has closets in many places and will give you a free wig. The Cure magazine is free and full of information on all kinds of cancers and new treatments.
In short, being prepared ahead of treatment lessens the stress of the journey. I memorized the following :
Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are they works and that my soul knoweth right well.
your friend, Rosa Leigh
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