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  • Blog Post: My first session of Chemotherapy and hair loss

    I had my first chemotherapy session towards the end of Oct 2012 and because it was my first one my mum was able to come with me. We went to the Beatson together and I signed into say I was there. When the nurse came to speak with us to go through she spoke to my mum and we had to have that awkward moment...
  • Blog Post: Sessions 12,13,14 - 16 remaining

    I haven't written for a few days ... mainly because I have developed double vision and I don't really enjoy reading or writing as much. I apologise in advance, because this post is really, really long! It came as a bit of a shock when I awoke on Tuesday morning with double vision. It can be...
  • Blog Post: Make-up and beauty advice during cancer treatment

    One of cancer’s cruellest blows for many people is the impact that treatment can have on looks. At a time when you’re already feeling really low, changes to your appearance can seem like the last straw. Hair loss, brittle nails and dry skin are just some of the unpleasant side effects people...
  • Blog Post: hair today....

    (12 Dec, 2012) yay….highly original [not] title for the long awaited hair loss blog. The chemo I’m on is R CHOP and hair loss is pretty much definite…. its something I’ve been quite excited about as I spent chunks of my youth with a number 1 or number 2…. sometimes...
  • Blog Post: Coping with hair loss

    Bengu says that her first reaction to finding out that she had cancer was: “Am I going lose my hair?” It’s a question a lot of people ask – losing your hair is one of the most well-known side effects of cancer treatment . But how much and for how long varies from person...
  • Blog Post: BALD. BALD. BALD.

    Well, it's been an interesting morning. Working in the art field and being an artist myself, I have many, many artist friends. They have been wonderful during my illness. If there is an upside to getting cancer, it's realizing how many incredible, caring people one has in one's life. They...
  • Blog Post: Strength in Style web chat - transcript

    On 16 March we hosted a webchat with TONI&GUY Strength in Style consultant Katie McCardle, who specialises in hair care, advice and support for people affected by cancer. Katie answered questions on hair care, hair loss and wig fittings. Thanks very much to Katie and to everyone who asked a question...
  • Blog Post: Strength in style web chat - Friday 16th March

    Are you suffering from hair loss due to your treatment? Are you worried about losing your hair? Do you need advice on the best type of wigs to wear? Or simply want to ask more questions about how your hair may grow back or change? We launched the Strength in Style programme with TONI&GUY, which...
  • Blog Post: Regrowth

    There's enough hair there now that I can go out without a hat. Not that I was wearing the hat for anyone's benefit but my own; nevertheless.
  • Blog Post: God tempers all the winds to the new-shorn lamb/The Devil knows the Bible like the back of his hand

    - which is merely my way of saying that I got fed up of the stupid fluffy bits that were left on my scalp and I got Judy to razor them off, going for the full Magwitch. It looks a bit bizarre, but at least I am now in no danger of being pulled in by the fuzz. (A painful procedure, at best.) So. Anyway...
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