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Successfully Swimming With a Wig

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Joined: Jul 2001

Hi everybody it's lilmermaid (Sylvia. I went to the Y today to siwm for the first time with my head shaved and swimming with a wig. I belong to an aquatics class in the Y for people how are physically challenged, I have bone mets so that allows me to be in the class. The instructors are wonderful and give us a lot of TLC. First of all my wig is very short. The instructors ordered me a special flotation belt that keeps me floating high in the water and they fixed me up with a noodle that cut for me special and I swim with it between my legs which keeps me up high in the water. I never swim horizontsally I always swam vertically in the water so all of this is possible. I did not get my wig wet at all, and everyone loves my wig, they tell me it's very becoming and it doesn't look like a wig at all. I have to admit I like it too. I just want everyone to know that it's possible to swim with a wig and not get it wet or have it flip off. God bless Love and Prayers Sylvia from New York

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Joined: Feb 2001

Hi Sylvia,

I smiled as I read your latest message - see what a few days can do!

On Sunday you thought you'd never do anything except sleep and now you are swimming. Congrats!

Continue to enjoy your good days - there will be more despite the chemo.


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Joined: Nov 2000

You go girl and yes, we are all very proud of you. It sounds like you are doing quite well and that itself is good for the soul. My prayers are with you.
God Bless - Lucy

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Joined: Apr 2001

Dear Sylvia, How wonderful it is that you are back swimming and the whole wig thing is amazing too! WOW! I'm so happy for you that you are back in the pool and have found a supportive community to keep you exercising. Keep on keeping on. Love, Luckyj

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