Hand sanitizer became my new best friend while receiving chemotherapy. I carried my hand sanitizer everywhere I went. As a patient receiving chemotherapy, it is vital to stay germ-free, as much as possible. I used hand sanitizer before every meal and when my hands felt “dirty”.
As a chemotherapy patient, you never realize how important your eyebrows are until they are gone. To be honest, I was surprised that I missed my eyebrows more than my eyelashes. I tried fake lashes a few times for major events, but not for everyday wear. I was not allowed to go to a Lash Bar to have fake lashes put on due to the risk of germs and infection.
As for my eyebrows, there was something I could do, dray my own! I went to Sephora with my mom and one of the makeup artists showed me how to use an eyebrow pencil correctly. I had never used an eyebrow pencil before, so I was a little anxious. She recommended that I use a slanted eyebrow pencil. She recommended Benefit. This product is easy to use. If you do make a mistake, you can use the Benefit highlighting pencil to “clean up” your mistake. A piece of advice is to use your hands to feel where your eyebrow bone is and use the eyebrow pencil in that area. Continue reading “Chemotherapy Recommended Items: It’s ALL about the BROWS!”
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.