Haircut story

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Haircut story

Postby mymom » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:50 pm

Mom's normal haircut 'person' is out of town. She does not pay a lot for her haircuts. But I told her go to the girl I just went to for the first time to get cut and color. I said they are so nice. She made an appt. She told them her hair is thin from chemo so don't pull on it when she made appt. She got a great cut. At the end of the appt they told her they all discussed it and they decided her first cut was on them. How nice and sweet. I only went to this place ONCE last week because I figured it was time to start doing something with my hair and its not like they have known me for a long time. They knew she was my mother because she mentioned me to the girl that did my hair. They basically gave this treatment to my mother out of the goodness of their heart. She did not even tell them her normal hairdresser doesn't charge her much. They had my business after they did my hair last week but now they definitely have my business for life. What makes it even more special is that this place is in Greenwich, CT. Where I live. Greenwich is known for its 'uppety' attitude with some although there are many nice people here. Its a high end salon as well. Just a fabulous story.
Stage 4 CC DX 5/11
colon/livr rsct 5/11(1 met)
Folfox July-11/11
NED to 5/12
New Primry BC-4/12,Stage 1
2 livermet 5/2012
Liver rsct,HAI 6/12,Folfiri
NED to 10/13,1 liver met,ablation, Folfiri
NED to 12/14, another spot
3/15 NED
Ablation 1 liver met 10/15
1/16-current NED

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Re: Haircut story

Postby trbiggins » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:56 pm

Great story. Nice people exist and it's great when we run into them.

42 male at DX
Husband, father (girls 13 and 16)
Stage IV mets to liver Oct 2013
Xelox Dec 13-Apr 14
Avastin, Xeloda Apr-July 2014
Vectibix July
Vectibix/Irinotecan Dec 2014
Colon resect/ HAI pump Jan 2015
Folfiri/Vectibix/FUDR ongoing

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Re: Haircut story

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:56 pm

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story! So very thoughtful of them!
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

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Re: Haircut story

Postby cathy123 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:06 pm

I would of course much rather not be dealing at all with this horrible disease, but the one bright spot is that I have really seen how good and caring people are. I felt really alone (except for my husband who is great but pretty much the if we don't talk about it we can pretend it doesn't exist type) when I was diagnosed because I have no family nearby and only had lived in the area for a year, but so many people (even those who I don't know very well) have been so nice and supportive. Including those on this board of course.

Diagnosed 10/14 low rectal cancer age 43
Clinical T2NXMX
Radiation/xeloda 12/14-1/15
LAR with temp Ileo 3/15
pT2N0M0, lymphatic invasion 0/37 nodes
4 xelox, 1 xeloda only
Reversal 9/15
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Re: Haircut story

Postby nitebreez » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:10 pm

I love this story! Thanks for sharing. Actually, when I started chemo,...they all said "Don't worry,...your hair may thin a bit, but not all come out". They lied. It all fell out in handfulls. I cried awhile,...then said (@@%&***&&%%@@@@) and stuff like that,...and got a razor. Off all that scraggly "baby-bird" stuff came. Then I got a fantastic little blonde wig from my chemo clinic (for absolutely nothing!). They also,..(like your story) were so very helpful and understanding. Now my hair has all come back in even thicker and fuller than it ever was before! So yes,..having your hair (or wig) done nicely,..really does help your self-esteem while your'e doing chemo and after. Understanding and helpful people are just so wonderful.
T4a-Nx-M0 cc (perforated colon) Septic shock
2/19/13 emergency surgery/colostomy
4/13/13 colostomy reversed (reconnected!)
1/22/14 folfox completed
3/3/14 CT Scan NED
4/15/16 CEAs still low

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Re: Haircut story

Postby skypup » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:50 pm

such a good story! people really do want to help... :)

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Re: Haircut story

Postby mymom » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:58 pm

When she was on folfox several years ago she lost all her hair and wore a scarf. Folfori rounds her hair just thins but doesn't come all out which is good for her. Now that she is off chemo as of Monday her hair should rejunvenate a bit.
Stage 4 CC DX 5/11
colon/livr rsct 5/11(1 met)
Folfox July-11/11
NED to 5/12
New Primry BC-4/12,Stage 1
2 livermet 5/2012
Liver rsct,HAI 6/12,Folfiri
NED to 10/13,1 liver met,ablation, Folfiri
NED to 12/14, another spot
3/15 NED
Ablation 1 liver met 10/15
1/16-current NED

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Re: Haircut story

Postby Nik Colon » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:01 pm

How nice! Great to hear :)

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Re: Haircut story

Postby mstults » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:24 pm

Proof that even the smallest of kind deeds can have a lifelong impact on someone.
Male Age 53. Dx CC with numerous liver mets 6/23/12. Colon res 6/24/12. Started folfox 7/24/12. Added avastin 8/27/12. CT 12/27/12 still showing shrink. Took 17 rounds of FOLFOX. Then 5-FU + Avastin. Switched to Irinotecan for 1 yr. CEA rose to >400. Switched to Vectibix 2/18/15. CEA decreasing. Scans show some growth in liver mets. Lung Mets stable to shrinking.

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Re: Haircut story

Postby drebay » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:53 pm

Before all this hit the fan, I had hair down to my derriere. When it starting falling out, it was in random hairs. Lonely long pieces everywhere. So, I went in and had it cut to my shoulders. She only charged me for a bang trim, which I didn't expect.
6/13 Age 45 mom of 11 and 13 yr old DX Stage IV liver mets
7/13 colon surgery
9/13 Folfox
11/13 Xeliri
3/14 more liver mets
4/14 Lung Met
4/14 Liver resect delayed;lung resect done
5/14 Surg not an option
9/14 Stivarga
3/15 Back to IV Chemo
6/15 Avastin
9/15 In Clinical Trial

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Re: Haircut story

Postby sjring » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:13 am

The world needs more senseless acts of random kindness like this.
50 YO Husband & father of 2 teenagers.
DX 9/9/13 Stage 4 cc (at age 48)
16 Rounds FOLFOX + Avastin (Oct-13 to May-14)
Maintenance chemo - Avastin & 5-FU infusions (Jun-14 to Jul-15)
Jul-15: Mets to lymph nodes, resuming FOLFOX
Sep-15: MRI showed stability, back to maintenance chemo.

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