So you've been diagnosed with cancer... Where do you go from there? That first initial shock doesn't wear off for a few days maybe even weeks- for me I had a major surgery and was literally recovering for 6 weeks before I started chemo. Which felt like forever especially with a 2 year old running around. I made a lot of phone calls, did a ton of research online, and lots of overthinking and overplanning. My initial worry was losing my hair because I planned on teaching while receiving chemo and I had this amazing thick, curly brown hair that I selfishly didn't want to give up- so we started looking at these "cold-caps" that you can wear when you get chemo, that basically freezes the hair follicles so you don't lose as much hair- that wasn't a good enough guarantee esp for the amount of money as they cost. My doctor said its almost inevitable that you're going to lose your hair so I had to embrace that. I started hunting for wigs - you have to really have an open mind these days- and a sense of humor- it is a real shock to see yourself with a completely different look- make sure to reach out for different resources- American cancer society provides a free wig which you just have to check which salons/centers that are a licensed ACS wig provider. I also called around to other local salons to see if they had wigs and one woman was so kind that she sat with me, styled the wigs, showed me how to make them work, and even offered to cut my hair when it started coming out. It's amazing the support that people can provide when they understand what you are going through so don't be afraid to ask. Another option is to just go bald and beautiful! If it's in the summer, I don't blame you one bit! Some parts of me wishes I just went without a wig in public but I never made it to that point- I'm also the girl that can't go in public without mascara, so go figure! Whatever your comfort level is more power to you!! Just know the hair doesn't define you and it's one thing that you shouldn't let consume you throughout this process because let's be honest you have more than enough to face than to worry about what is sitting on your head or the lack there of... What were your experiences of when you first learned you were going to lose your hair- scared, nervous, anxious?