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Jean 0609
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Thanks to everyone for all the useful web-sites that supply gifts & support to cancer patients. Let's share some of the ones that we have found. I can't take credit, for the following sites, however, I did find them here. If you find a new one, make sure you add it to the list. Thanks to everyone. Hugs!

www.chemoangels.net - Assigns "angels" to chemo patients.

www.heavenlyhats.org - Free hats to chemo patients

www.cancer.org - American Cancer Society, some local offices have wig closets where chemo patients can pick a wig and/or hats and scarves

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chenheart
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Thanks! It truly is good to know of these generous souls who are so willing to give to others during this stressful time in so many of our lives!

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Ritzy
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Free Sewing, Knit and Crochet Patterns

deofsf.com Free sewing pattern for caps provided by Design Enterprises of San Francisco.
ProudMommy.tripod.com Free sewing pattern for a scarf called a Snood.
BevsCountryCottage.com Free pattern for knit beanies.
BevsCountryCottage2.com Knit cap.
CancerCant.com Knit hat.
Elann.com Knit hat.
MarnieMaclean.com Knit hat.
Berroco.com Knit cap.
KnitList.com Loose knit cap.
MoreHouseFarm.com Knit mushroom cap.
MarnieMaclean.com Knit cap.
Web.Archive.org Knit cap.
KnitList.com Loose fitting cap.
Smariek.BlogSpot.com
TiaJudy.com Knit ribbed cap.
MielkesFarm.com Crocheted hats
YarnCat.com Crochet cap.
ThinkingKnitter.com Knit pattern for a Do-Rag.

Sue :)

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DianeBC
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Thought someone just starting chemo might like this websites posted again. I know many have used a lot of these sites and loved what they received.

Hugs, Diane

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DebbyM
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Bumping for newbies starting chemo.

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Ritzy
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I didn't take chemo, but, here are some websites that I found that might help!

FranceLuxe.com Beautiful silk head wraps but expensive. If you are a woman or girl experiencing a loss or thinning of hair as a result of illness or treatment, they will send you a scarf in the pattern and color of your choosing. Free. Click on the "Good Wishes" logo in the upper right hand corner of the page for more information.

OrgSites.com Wiggs for Love is a organization in memory of Mary (Spagnoli) Cron who lost her battle with breast cancer. Her family and friends have formed Wigs for Love, enabling breast cancer patients who have lost their hair due to chemo or radiation to receive a wig at no charge to them.

TheRainbowShop.com If you're looking for a headwrap with a tie dye look, this is good option. 100% cotton and several style options.

al-muminat.com Square cotton scarves. Small selection but good prices.

StarScarves.com 42"x42" square. Small selection good prices.

RadWrapz.com Solid color head wraps. only a hand full to choose from but cheap. Buy two, get one free.

CowboyWildRags.com Generous size, square, silk scarves. Like most silk fabric, they are moderately expensive.

Anokhiusa.com 100% cotton scarves and comes in several sizes. Decent prices for the 30"x30".

Everyone that got a scarf thru FranceLuxe.com absolutely loved them. They were beautiful and free.

Sue :)

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TraciInLA
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Sue, where were you when I was doing chemo? :-) I would have put you in charge of shopping for me -- these sites are great!

I just want to echo that I was one of many women here who ordered my free headwrap from FranceLuxe -- the company is owned and run by a kind, generous group of women who truly just want to make life a little brighter for women going through treatment.

Awhile back, someone here also recommended the headwraps at The Hat Cottage (http://www.etsy.com/shop/thehatcottage). Just the brightest, most fun prints I've ever seen -- ALMOST makes me wish I was still bald!

:-) Traci

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Ritzy
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Well Traci, I think I was around. Maybe, you just ignored me. LOL

Glad you like the sites I posted. I hope they help someone.

Sue :)

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susie09
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I am impressed too Sue! These sites will really help so many!

♠♣ Susie ♠♣

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smalldoggroomer
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thank you so much Sue you are a angel!!

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Kylez
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This should be helpful to anyone going through chemo now.

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Ritzy
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Just bumping this for anyone starting chemo!

Sue :)

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DebbyM
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bumping

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Alexis F
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Thought some sisters could use the information in this post.

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DianeBC
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Your swinging tail makes me smile when I see it too Ritzy!

Hugs, Diane

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heidijez
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Here's the link.

http://www.cleaningforareason.org/

They only take 50 applications a day, Monday through Thursday, and you have to log in at 12:00 noon, central time.,

It took me five weeks to get through, but I had my third cleaning today. What a blessing!!!

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carkris
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I went to a cancer survivorship doc today. for concerns post chemo./cancer. she gave me some websites I will post soon

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DebbyM
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Really great sites that I am sure will help so many! Thanks all!

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Kimosabe
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Try headcovers.com
They have a large selection - so many it was hard to make choices. I got some beautiful scarves. They also have headwraps, turbans, hats, and wigs.

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Double Whammy
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I found this site the other day:
www.hatsforyou.com

I don't start chemo for a few weeks, and am on the fence about getting a wig. I don't think I'm going to. What have others done? How long did it take to get enough hair back that you felt comfortable with your head uncovered in public again?

Suzanne

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dyaneb123
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Hey Suzanne
I really enjoyed my wigs. It's so easy to throw on your hair in the morning and go!lol!not like having to wash and blowdry and style your real hair...It took me about 8 months to get mine to a length that I'm comfortable with but I could have gone wigless sooner...I just got to like them too much and I didn't want to fool with the real stuff...As soon as you have about an inch and a half you can get it styled pretty cute....

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Snowkitty
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I just ordered 6 hats/turbans from headcovers.com. They really have a wide selection; can't wait till they come. Got my wig ready.

Haven't liked my real hairstyle/color for quite a while and this is a great opportunity to try something new. Hell of a way to go about it though.

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Hi, Suzanne. I'll be the devil's advocate here and say that I did not purchase a wig. I live in Florida and was going through chemo last year August through October. I went to a shop here that specializes in breast cancer supplies and products and actually tried on a couple of wigs. The owner ordered 2 wigs for me to try one was a Raquel Welch and another brand. When they came in, I wasn't impressed in me in a wig. So, I basically wore head wraps and ball caps. I ordered some beautiful headwraps from www.4women.com. I finished my radiation on Christmas Eve 2009 and got rid of the head coverings Mid February. Good luck to you.

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Kylez
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Lots of great posts here, helpful to so many!

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Heatherbelle
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Hi Suzanne,
I'm not sure about wearing a wig, either. I did get a free one last week from a great cancer program in my town, but i just don't know if i'll get much use out of it...they're hot, if they're itchy on my head now while i still have hair i can't imagine how itchy they will be on my bald head! I have been stocking up on hats & caps, i ordered a head scarf from the website posted on here that gives the free ones also. I haven't even had my surgery yet but do know that I'll start chemo about 3 weeks after it.
:) Heather

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Angie2U
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Bumping for the newbies!

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CAchick
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Hi Suzanne,
I worked all through my chemo, and I had three wigs. I sort of had fun with them. My fav was a Raquel Welch wig, you can just google her name and wigs and get the website. I ordered one from tlc but didn't like it. I started chemo in Sept of 2009, with radiation following in the spring of 2010. I didn't "come out" of my head covers until late April 2010 (lost hair after second chemo in Oct 2009). So, I guess in head covers for about 7 mo...Best wishes to you as you begin your chemo!
Sybil

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Angie2U
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Bumping up for anyone new and that are starting chemo.

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dianebraun
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www.thelydiaproject.org sent me a free tote bag with lotion, note pads, etc. My netbook fits in the bag perfectly and my hospital for chemo is wifi ready. It makes the 4 hours go by much quicker.

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Ritzy
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I am going to have to add these to my list! LOL Great websites!

Sue :)

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sea60
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I just have to tell you your cat cracks me up everytime :D

Can always use the laugh!

Blessings to ya!

Syl

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Ritzy
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LOL Syl! I am glad if it makes you laugh! That is why I keep it up and don't change it!

Sue :)

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Jean 0609
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Thanks for the website. I got my tote bag today. You can choose a FAITH, HOPE or LOVE tote bag. You were right, it is the perfect size for a netbook. Hugs, Jean

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Heatherbelle
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I received a very pretty tote bag from Thelydiaproject.org a few weeks back. You can just go to their website & request a tote, it's handmade by a volunteer. Very pretty & so thoughtful. There are some great organizations out there!
:) Heather

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Kylez
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So many good websites posted here! Thanks all!

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Hubby
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We just ordered hats, bangs and some other stuff from tlcdirect.org ; which is the American Cancer Society site. Similar items and prices as headcovers.com (we also ordered a couple of items from them also).

Bob

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Megan M
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I am adding this post to my favorites. Lots of good sites. Thanks!

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Jean 0609
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Hi Megan, I'm just learning my way around this site. I didn't know that you could add posts to your favorites. I was just trying to figure out how to keep track of everything. Thanks again. Hugs, Jean

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MNLynn
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I have also been on tlcdirect and have ordered things from there that I like. Other websites that I have been on a lot are:

breastcancer.org

makemeheal.com

cancerlegalline.com

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m-star
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breastcancer.org is one of my favourites too. I use that every day.

Also www.mycrazysexylife.com (its a well being/cancer site-nothing to do with sex!) lol

and www.courageismystrength.com. This is my friend Michele's site.

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VickiSam
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Thanks for posting .. and including your favorites. I have used many of these sites -- they are wonderful!

I wish I had a few more to add to our listing, but I don't. Sorry.

VickiSam

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susie09
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For tulsamom and others that are starting chemo. They might find these helpful!

survivorbc09
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For those of you starting chemo this month, this post might help you.

Hugs, Jan

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Angie2U
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I haven't seen you on here in so long m-star. How are you doing?

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DebbyM
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Jumping this up incase someone on chemo might need this info.

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Angie2U
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I think this post would be great for someone starting chemo. Lots of great sites and free stuff.

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susie09
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Bumping up for clara68sam

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MNLynn
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http://studio.survivorstraining.org/

I have the DVD from this site - have dropped it off with my nurse coordinator who is going to have my physical therapist & surgeon look at it.

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MNLynn
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caring4cancer.com

and

www.curetoday.com (can sign up for free subscription to the magazine if you have been diagnosed with cancer)

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Angie2U
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For those just starting chemo, these are some great websites here for you to look into.

Hugs, Angie

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Ritzy
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Hey, thanks MNLynn! I will check that site out!

Sue :)

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