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Title:
Bald is better with earrings : a survivor's guide to getting through breast cancer
Author:
Hutton, Andrea, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
xiv, 205 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
The breast cancer guide every woman needs for herself, her best friend, and her sister--a warm, practical, relatable handbook, that dispels the terror, taking you step-by-step through the process, from diagnosis to post-treatment. When Andrea Hutton was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wanted to know everything. She voraciously read books, articles, and websites and talked to everyone she knew. But nothing prepared her for what the surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation would feel like. Were there tricks that could ease her pain and discomfort? What was "fatigue" and how would it affect her? At what exact moment would her hair fall out and how? Hutton wanted what she could not find: a clear how-to guide for the cancer girl she had become.

Bald Is Better with Earrings is Hutton's answer for women diagnosed with breast cancer: a straightforward handbook, leavened with humor and inspiration, to shepherd them though the experience. Warm and down-to-earth, Hutton explains what to expect and walks you through this intense and emotional process: tests, surgery, chemo, losing your hair and shaving your head, being bald, radiation treatments. Hutton offers a wealth of invaluable advice-- from tricks for surviving chemo, to treating your skin during radiation, to keeping track of meds-- and includes a practical list of tips for each stage of the process at the end of every chapter. Compassionate, friendly, and shaped by Hutton's first-hand knowledge, Bald Is Better with Earrings is the comprehensive, essential companion for anyone dealing with breast cancer.
Language:
English
Contents:
My story. The lumps ; Top 5 tips for when you are diagnosed -- Tests. MRI ; Top 5 tips for your first MRI ; PET scan ; Top 5 tips for PET/CT scans ; Bone scan ; Top 5 tips for a bone scan -- Results. Telling your family and friends ; Sharing the news ; Choosing a surgeon ; Top 5 tips for choosing a surgeon -- Surgery. One lump or two? and other agonizing choices ; Reconstruction ; Top 5 tips for choosing your surgery ; Before ; During ; The drain ; After ; Getting dressed ; Postsurgical follow-up ; Top 5 tips for before and after a mastectomy ; Bra shopping ; Lymph nodes and your arm ; Top 5 tips for preventing lymphedema ; The port ; Accessing the port/lab work ; Port whines ; Top 5 tips for dealing with a port -- Chemotherapy. Day one ; What to bring ; Top 5 tips during chemo ; The chemo room ; Top 5 tips after chemo ; The side effects ; Top 5 tips for handling chemo ; Complications-- and more side effects ; Hot flashes ; Top 5 tips for dealing with side effects ; Steroids ; Top tip for steroid side effects ; Drug allergies and adverse reactions ; Top 5 tips for understanding your treatments -- Bald is better with earrings.To shave or not to shave ; Hair today, gone tomorrow ; Top 5 tips for when you are going bald ; Getting wiggy and the art of scarf typing ; Top 5 tips for wig wearers ; Growing back ; Top 5 tips when your hair starts growing back ; Scarves and hats ; Top 5 tips for wearing scarves and hats ; More hair ; Top 5 tips for the growing-out stage -- Radiation. Planning and plotting ; Top 5 tips for the first radiation appointment ; Preheat ; Bake ; The afterburn ; Top 5 tips for protecting your skin during radiation -- How "normal" is the new normal? Top 5 tips for dealing with people ; Dealing with your self-image ; Top 5 tips for dealing with your self-image ; Dealing with others' images of you -- Sex, drugs, and no more rock and roll. Top 5 tips for handling all the medications ; Sex ; Top 5 tips for sex and the new you ; Partners and caregivers ; Top 5 tips for helping your caregiver ; No more rock and roll ; Top 1 tip for dealing with cancer girl -- The end of treatment. Chemo brain ; Continuing treatments ; scar tissue ; Why doesn't he call? ; Looking forward ; October ; Fear of dying ; Top 5 tips for getting on with your life.
ISBN:
9780062375650
Format :
Book

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