Tag Archives: DigniCap

Sad, sad, sad

One of my Mom’s caregivers comes down to the kitchen in the morning, looking grave. In our household, we’re trying to re-enact the 1970s TV show, “The Waltons,” (if you don’t know the show, just think: big house, many generations, … Continue reading

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Seeing through the white

Why do I always feel sad when I meet charming people in the infusion center? I go in for my Herceptin infusion Tuesday, pick a chair at random. I end up next to a woman with a paisley scarf tied … Continue reading

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Triple-whammy

Thursday, I go in for a Herceptin infusion and it’s like old home week in the infusion center that used to be so terrifying. I recognize at least half a dozen nurses and wave hello to them. Crystal, my favorite … Continue reading

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Is it really about the hair?

Lately, I’ve found myself in the strange position of being a bit of an “eminence gris” among those of us who have agreed to participate in the DigniCap “cold cap” trial that succeeded in preserving my hair through chemo. I … Continue reading

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Infusion No. 5 – What to say?

Like the low-grade nausea and fatigue that keep up their drumbeat as I write this, infusion number 5 is wearyingly familiar. We make some progress during the “is she healthy enough for poison?” checkup. The shoulder pain that I had … Continue reading

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Not all penguins live in the antartic

Last week, during one of the good days, I took half my usual hike. I don’t have the energy to make it to the top of the ridge anymore. The panoramic bay views will have to wait. As I picked … Continue reading

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Huh?

While searching for a link to “Dignitana,” the company that make the cold cap I’m using to keep my hair, I got lost in a queue of stories piggy-backing on last month’s MSNBC piece: The New York Post, Chatelaine, the … Continue reading

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