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EZLiving66
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For the first time I went to work and out to lunch with no wig or no scarf.  It was a little hard but I pushed through.  We went to our usual place for lunch and several of the waitresses who I've known for almost 20 years came over to tell me how cute it looked.  That really helped!!  I had to use some goopy gel to get it to lay down flat but it worked.

We have an engagement party for our son and his finacee and I'm debating whether to go natural or put on my wig.  We haven't met a lot of her extended family so maybe I'll put the wig on - LOL!  Don't want to scare the new family!! 

Love,

Eldri

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ConnieSW
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What a beautiful white,  Eldri.  Who knew!  Looks like there's a bit of a wave in the front.  Own it, girl.

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Lou Ann M
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your new hair is just beautiful.  Hugs and prayers, Lou Ann

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debrajo
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That is the new, beautiful, and "improved you"....go with it, the family will never know what the old you looked like!  You own it girl!  Debra

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TeddyandBears_Mom
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Eldri,

I love the color! I wish mine had come in like that. Congrats on getting up the nerve to go coverless. I posted my first experience on that the beginning of this week. It was hard but quite freeing. I don't plan to cover up ever again. I have to believe it will get easier as we go along.

So glad to see you are getting better too! You look healthy.

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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Abbycat2
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Your hair is gorgeous! It was difficult for me, too, the first time I went without my wig.     This is really quite a journey but we have the strength to carry on. I love reading your posts, Eldri- your stories and wonderful sense of humor make me laugh and always brighten my days! I admire anyone who could laugh at herself.

Hugs,

Cathy

 

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CheeseQueen57
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Your picture made my day. Bless you, my dear. 

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giggs100
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You look gorgeous Eldri.  Go with it as is.

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SandyD
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That's a real milestone Eldri! I'm waiting for the day that I'm able to do the same. You and your white hair are lovely!

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EZLiving66
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I cried when I read all your encouragement.  You guys are the best!!!!  For months I hated to look in the mirror when I didn't have my wig or scarf on but I forced myself to view my new reality.  At least, for the moment anyway, I'm alive and healthy!  

And....I have a new plan to wear sandals.  I'm going to GLUE some toenails on!!  Brilliant or WHAT???  I wanted to wear a dress and sandals to that engagement party this afternoon but really hesitated to since my toenails haven't grown back yet.  Michele, our son's fiancee, said just glue acrylic nails to what is there, paint them and no one will know the difference.  I will let you know how it goes.....I can just see myself walking around, smiling and talking to people and it falls off!  "Hey lady, is this your toenail?"  My grandma once told me when she was young, the elastic broke in her undies.  She said she just kicked them aside and kept walking.  THAT'S my toenail plan!!

Love,

 

Eldri

 

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CheeseQueen57
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Eldri:

I heard about this while watching Kelly and Michael.  Maybe you should check it out:

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/news/a57595/japanese-pedicure-stockings/

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Kvdyson
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Eldri, you look radiant! It is tough to go without something covering your head at first but you will get used to all the wonderful compliments - I promise! :)

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Soup52
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Fabulous Eldri! You look beautiful! I can't wait to hear about how the engagement party went!

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Abbycat2
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You crack me up!! Losing your toenail, OMG!

Love,

Cathy

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Sandy3185
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Your hair is lovely and seems to be coming in thick and strong. Yeah!! Can't wait to hear about your toenails!  Love and ((hugs)), Sandy

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EZLiving66
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I ended up wear slacks and loafers yesterday because the wind was kind of cold but we're heading over to the future daughter-in-law's house for a Mother's Day dinner later this after noon and I'm wear a dress, sandals AND my new toenails!!  I have a plan if they fall off:  ("Hey lady, is this your toenail?") to just keep walking and pretend I have NO idea what they're talking about ("Do I look like the kind of woman who would wear FAKE toenails???") LOLOLOL!!!!

Love,

Eldri

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BabyCoach
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NATURAL!!  Definitely.  The hair is gorgeous - and YOU ARE A NATURAL!!!

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BabyCoach
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And you are also ONE OF A KIND!

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Double Whammy
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And I love it short!  So happy that you did not become one of the Taxotere victims.  Now you must learn how to use gel and spike that hair, girl!  Have fun with it because you deserve it.

Suzanne

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txtrisha55
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Love your hair.  I am still pepper to the salt.  I want all the salt and yours is absolutely beautiful.  trish

 

PS.  Love the toenails too.

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Editgrl
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I love your hair, Eldri!  It's so cute!  And those toenails!  I am jealous...  they look better than my real ones.  Own it, girlfriend.

Chris

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CheeseQueen57
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i was so disappointed when my surgeon told me yesterday that I might not lose my leg hair. WTF!!!!

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EZLiving66
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I was completely hairless from the chemo but when the hair grew back on my legs - OMG, it's black gorilla hair!!!  It's crazy!!  The hair on my arms is back what it was like before - soft, almost colorless and very little.....but there's ONE long black hair on my right arm.  I'm going to let it grow to see how long it gets (do I have a boring life or WHAT??).  

Did your surgeon tell you why she thinks you might not lose your leg hair??

Love,

Eldri

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Editgrl
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Well, dang, that was the best part of chemo! (I used the sarcasm font there.)  No leg or underarm hair.  I only wish I had been doing chemo in the summertime when I could take full advantage of that particular SE.

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joannewtta
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Losing chin whiskers was the best but the came back strong. Lol

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Soup52
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Yes, chin hair loss is the best! Now my eyebrows and lashes are getting sparse:(

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Lou Ann M
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When I first lost my hair after the very firsts chemo, I lost it all. Eyebrows and lashes were the last to go. The hair on my head has come back 3 different times depending on what kind of chemo I was on and is actually coming back now although this time it seems to be thinker and redder but only on the sides and back. My front is still as bald as,can be.  My leg, arm, and pubic hair,have never,returned even once.  The long thick aggravating hair on my chin is always the,first to return and the last to leave.  Lou Ann 

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