Stephanie update

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Stephanie update
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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 7:55am

  Talked to her last night.

   She never did get nauseas from the chem, just extremely tired.

   She went wig shopping over the weekend.  She picked out two, one long hair one short,  that they are holding for her. Because of the hours of the wig place and her work hours she has to go back on Sat to get them.   She got a script for a wig from the doctor, her insurance will not pay for it but having the script means she will not have to pay tax.

  She got her hair cut really short to help with fitting the wigs.  She normally wears her hair shoulder length, has not had it short since she was about 8.  She describes her hair as "like the bowl cut AJ and I used to have when we were little minus the bangs".  She will be coming over on Sun for DD2's birthday so we will see it then.

  She is back at work and feeling good. 

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Wed, 02-27-2013 - 11:43am
So glad Stephanie missed out on being nauseas as I'm sure that helps keep her positive. Congrats to her on taking such a positive step as picking out a wig. Some times it's easier to just ignore the changes until they are in your face. I think it's neat that she is looking at something different than she normally wears. It will give her variety when this is all over. Also, lets her have some fun now. Dee
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Wed, 02-27-2013 - 12:33pm

Add my congrats to Stephanie for being pro-active when you talk to her again! She is definitely making very mature decisions about the life she's been handed lately. As her mother, you must be very proud. I'm sure you are worried for her-but also proud.

Nora

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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 10:12am

Glad to hear some good news.  Just wanted to mention if Stephanie watches "Good Morning America" (ABC News), she can get some courage from the co-host Robin Roberts.  For someone like her to have gone thru a lot recently & now is back on television every morning, it can give Stephanie some needed boost to realize she's not alone.  By the way, as for the wigs, just cuirious if it's the same color as her natural hair or did she choose some other color that she dreamed of having but wasn't born with?

Kathy