My fellow female Colorectal Cancer survivors who have lost hair

khl8
khl8 Member Posts: 807
Ladies,
I purchased a wig when I first found out that I had cancer. I was very fortunate not to have had to use it, not once. I have never worn it. I would like to give it to one of you, to someone that needs it, maybe someone who cannot afford to buy a wig. I have posted a picture of it on my expressions page. It is brand new. It is a light brown synthetic wig that grazes the top of the shoulders with long layers and has wispy bangs. It is a good wig, not the $29.99 Zsa Zsa Gabor special. I paid over $300.00 dollars for it and to have it sit in a box when I know one of you needs it or wants it to feel good would make me so happy! I have a brand new wig brush, shampoo and conditioner that comes with it. I DO NOT WANT MONEY FOR IT! I would like to make someone happy and to give someone the opportunity to smile at themselves in the mirror! I will send it to the first person who would be able to use it!
I have been so lucky to be healthy again, scans and colonoscopys have been clear, and the doctors truly beleive I have beat this!

Love and hugs to all,

Kathy

Comments

  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111 Member
    Kathy:
    How very generous of you. If by chance you do not get any takers, ask the nurses at your chemo lab. When George gets chemo sometimes there are 1 or 2 wigs there and the nurses said they fly out of there, lots of people simply can't afford them.

    You have been fortunate to be clear and that is wonderful now you are playing it forward with your wig. Good job.

    Continued good health to you -

    Tina
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    geotina said:

    Kathy:
    How very generous of you. If by chance you do not get any takers, ask the nurses at your chemo lab. When George gets chemo sometimes there are 1 or 2 wigs there and the nurses said they fly out of there, lots of people simply can't afford them.

    You have been fortunate to be clear and that is wonderful now you are playing it forward with your wig. Good job.

    Continued good health to you -

    Tina

    Thank you foryour kind
    Thank you foryour kind words. I would love to see it go to one of my semi-colons, but if not I will contact my cancer center!

    Kathy
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787 Member
    khl8 said:

    Thank you foryour kind
    Thank you foryour kind words. I would love to see it go to one of my semi-colons, but if not I will contact my cancer center!

    Kathy

    Awwwwe Kathy!.....
    You are so sweet.....really...that is so kind of you. I don't need it but I am sure one of our "family" does. Great idea and good lookin out for the fam! Take care

    Jennie
  • Love2Cats
    Love2Cats Member Posts: 127
    That's great news!
    So happy to hear that you are cancer free!

    That's so nice of you to offer your wig to someone who needs it. My hair is thinning, but my hair was thick to begin with, so I believe I am gonna have enough to make it through.

    Again, congratulations on your good health.

    Sandy
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
    Love2Cats said:

    That's great news!
    So happy to hear that you are cancer free!

    That's so nice of you to offer your wig to someone who needs it. My hair is thinning, but my hair was thick to begin with, so I believe I am gonna have enough to make it through.

    Again, congratulations on your good health.

    Sandy

    Beautiful Gesture Kathy.................
    Im sure that someone in here can use it....Its a great thought and thank you for helping others........Love to you...........buzz
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
    Lovely Gesture
    What a lovely gesture Kathy. I'm not in need, but it's quite wonderful that someone that does need it will be able to have one.
    So glad your healthy!!!!!!
    Winter Marie
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    Wonderful generous offer, Kathy :)
    Kathy... that is so sweet of you to be thinking of your fellow female semi-colons. As one who has just lost all her hair during the first three weeks of the first infusion of Irinotecan, I can speak first hand for how hard it hits us females. No matter how much one prepares oneself for the possibility that this will happen to you, no matter how much your intellect tells you, "It's only hair! A small price to pay temporarily for saving your life!"... still, it is a shock to us females when it does happen. Society, through advertising, commercialism, and expectations puts such a high priority on "looks" and what it "Looks" like to be a healthy, attractive female. Every single one has beautiful, healthy hair. Even those with bad haircuts are shown with healthy thick hair ;)

    And yes... wigs are not cheap. Oh sure, you can get the off the shelf, 24.95 Halloween specials and sometimes it's fun to dress up in the neon orange, pink or green wigs... but then everyone knows you are doing that for fun. But what about the times you just want to go out in the evening with your hubby or a friend, for dinner and you just want to blend in with everyone else. You aren't embarrassed that you are fighting cancer (you are actually very proud of how far you've come), you aren't even embarrassed that you have no hair.... but you just want to know you can dress up and look totally normal for one night. Or go out shopping with girlfriends and no one at the mall takes a second look at you because you look every bit as healthy as everyone else. These are really important moments in all of us gals' lives.

    So thank you for giving someone this opportunity! I have just purchased two beautiful wigs myself (well, I really like the one light brown with copper highlights, and am ok with the ash blonde, sort of) :D But I know, when I want one of those evenings or days... I can have them ... and that's important to me :)

    Cheryl
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807

    Awwwwe Kathy!.....
    You are so sweet.....really...that is so kind of you. I don't need it but I am sure one of our "family" does. Great idea and good lookin out for the fam! Take care

    Jennie

    Thank you Jeannie!

    Thank you Jeannie!
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    Love2Cats said:

    That's great news!
    So happy to hear that you are cancer free!

    That's so nice of you to offer your wig to someone who needs it. My hair is thinning, but my hair was thick to begin with, so I believe I am gonna have enough to make it through.

    Again, congratulations on your good health.

    Sandy

    Sandy,
    Thank you as

    Sandy,
    Thank you as well!
    Kathy
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807

    Lovely Gesture
    What a lovely gesture Kathy. I'm not in need, but it's quite wonderful that someone that does need it will be able to have one.
    So glad your healthy!!!!!!
    Winter Marie

    Thank you for yourkind
    Thank you for yourkind words!
    Kathy
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807

    Wonderful generous offer, Kathy :)
    Kathy... that is so sweet of you to be thinking of your fellow female semi-colons. As one who has just lost all her hair during the first three weeks of the first infusion of Irinotecan, I can speak first hand for how hard it hits us females. No matter how much one prepares oneself for the possibility that this will happen to you, no matter how much your intellect tells you, "It's only hair! A small price to pay temporarily for saving your life!"... still, it is a shock to us females when it does happen. Society, through advertising, commercialism, and expectations puts such a high priority on "looks" and what it "Looks" like to be a healthy, attractive female. Every single one has beautiful, healthy hair. Even those with bad haircuts are shown with healthy thick hair ;)

    And yes... wigs are not cheap. Oh sure, you can get the off the shelf, 24.95 Halloween specials and sometimes it's fun to dress up in the neon orange, pink or green wigs... but then everyone knows you are doing that for fun. But what about the times you just want to go out in the evening with your hubby or a friend, for dinner and you just want to blend in with everyone else. You aren't embarrassed that you are fighting cancer (you are actually very proud of how far you've come), you aren't even embarrassed that you have no hair.... but you just want to know you can dress up and look totally normal for one night. Or go out shopping with girlfriends and no one at the mall takes a second look at you because you look every bit as healthy as everyone else. These are really important moments in all of us gals' lives.

    So thank you for giving someone this opportunity! I have just purchased two beautiful wigs myself (well, I really like the one light brown with copper highlights, and am ok with the ash blonde, sort of) :D But I know, when I want one of those evenings or days... I can have them ... and that's important to me :)

    Cheryl

    Cheryl,
    You were able to

    Cheryl,
    You were able to express exactly what I was thinking. I bought this wig to match my hair and the cut right before I started chemo. I did not know if I was going to need it or not, but to me it was like an insurance policy to have it in the house waiting just in case. I am vain, I can admit it, the thought of not having hair was horrific for me. I wish I was not that way, but I am.
    So, now that I am done, I want someone else who is facing this to feel beautiful!
    Thank you for your kind words,

    Kathy
  • khl8 said:

    Cheryl,
    You were able to

    Cheryl,
    You were able to express exactly what I was thinking. I bought this wig to match my hair and the cut right before I started chemo. I did not know if I was going to need it or not, but to me it was like an insurance policy to have it in the house waiting just in case. I am vain, I can admit it, the thought of not having hair was horrific for me. I wish I was not that way, but I am.
    So, now that I am done, I want someone else who is facing this to feel beautiful!
    Thank you for your kind words,

    Kathy

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