I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Sept 2015. After decisions had been made; lump removal, chemo and radiation, my only thought was to save my hair. I have worn it the same way forever, and did not want to attract the attention/concern of my professional community by a change of style. I explored umpteen places about having a wig made, and researched hair weaving. Each was likely to be quite noticeable. And then a friend told me about Cold Caps, and though they were not yet well known, they seemed to offer the most hope. Through the advice of the niece of my BFF, I found Claudia. And my mind was made up. She made all the arrangements for the deliveries to the hospital, she found me the most caring, interesting, comforting Cold Cap Helpers to keep my head freezing for the requisite hours. They kept me hydrated and fed, and comfortably tucked into my electric blanket.
It was very expensive,but worth every penny. It is not a job to be done by anyone without the training. Yes, a lot of my hair did fall out, but a lot didn’t, and for a while I had to make some adjustments to the way I wear it. But I never had to change my total look, and now, 4 years later, I wear it the way I always have, albeit it with some slightly thin spots. Throughout the process whenever I had a question about hair care, or being scared by hair loss I could reach out to Claudia for her support, knowledge and wise coaching. She was always there. Made all the difference.
NB, Class of 2015 – December 2019