I had my doctors appointment yesterday...it was basically a consultation about everything I already know. A review if you will. For me, it was an appointment to see if I liked this new-to-me Joplin doctor. I have had so many of you email me stressing the importance of 'clicking' with the oncologist (and staff) (thank you! :) and he wasn't too bad. Between you and me though, after seeing Dr. F at NIH, I doubt I'll find anyone that remarkably affable as he is here or anywhere.
After my appointment at NIH (you can read about it here), Dr. F told me it was a good idea to go wig shopping BEFORE I start chemotherapy and before I start losing my hair. I thought that was pretty strange at the time, but after thinking about it, it made sense. Going wig shopping now while I feel good and not because I have to. So my MIL and I went to the Pink Boutique which is a shop in town that carries hats, scarves, wigs even handbags and jewelry for people fighting cancer. The women there are so nice and caring, we spent quite a bit of time there trying on wigs. I tried on a really short one and a long one but I really liked the mid length the best. I couldn't believe how real they seemed. These are crappy phone pictures, but you see how realistic it is. The color was even almost identical to mine. This is a wig!:
I'm no stranger to wigs...I remembered this picture of me (and my dad rockin' a moustache and a broken hand) circa 1978 and I'm wearing one of mom's 'fashion' wigs. No wonder I had fun yesterday, it was like playing dress-up!