I received Taxol as part of my chemotherapy treatment. My oncologist recommended that I soaked my nails in vinegar and water daily. I used equal parts vinegar and water. I also was not allowed to get a manicure or pedicure due to possible infection of my nails. I did not have any problems with my fingernails falling off from Taxol. Continue reading “Chemotherapy Recommended Item: Nail Time”
When I traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the summer of 2017 for my cousin’s bridal shower, my oncologist suggested that I wear a mask on the plane to prevent germs. I really didn’t mind wearing the mask and it did work because I didn’t get sick from my travels.
I was very nervous going through security wearing my wig (garment, as my wigmaker calls it). I saw horror stories on the news about TSA workers making cancer patients take off their wigs when they were going through security. I was glad that I didn’t have any problems going trough security and TSA did not ask me any questions. When traveling with a wig, I recommend this wig stand to maintain the shape of your wig. The wig stand and is easy to travel with because it folds. At home I used this styrofoam wig head for my wig and put it on a wig stand clamp I also used this headbandto help my wig fit better even though it was custom made to fit my head. I also used regular shampoo and conditioner for real hair when caring for my wig since it was made with human hair. I always felt that the salon did a better job at styling my wig though.
Continue reading “Chemotherapy Recommended Item: Wiggin’ Out While Traveling”
I received Nuelasta after my AC chemotherapy sessions. Nuelasta can often time cause muscle soreness. I took bubble baths with Epsom Salt to help alleviate my muscle soreness.
After I recovered from my surgery, I had another surgery to have my port put in. One item I recommend post port surgery is a seatbelt cushion. This cushion attaches to your seat belt and serves as a pillow between your port and the seat belt. It prevents the seat belt from rubbing your port site.
I surrounded myself in blankets post surgery. I had several comfortable and soft blankets that I slept with. I liked the way they felt against my skin. The blanket I am using in this picture is very special and I will tell that story in a later post. Macy, also liked the blankets too. See if you can spot Macy in this picture! Many people also gave me blankets as gifts, so I always had many blankets to choose from.