Bald Is Better with Earrings: A Survivor's Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer

Bald Is Better with Earrings: A Survivor's Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer

by Andrea Hutton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062375650
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 489,912
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

A graduate of Duke University and an interior designer, Andrea Hutton was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 at the age of forty-one. Andrea is now five years out and cancer-free. In addition to continuing her interior design career for select clients, Andrea is a marketing and management consultant. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband and two children.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 My Story 1

The Lumps

Top 5 Tips for When You Are Diagnosed

2 Tests 8

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

3 Results 21

Telling Your Family and Friends

Sharing the News

Choosing a Surgeon

Top 5 Tips for Choosing a Surgeon

4 Surgery 34

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

5 Chemotherapy 73

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

6 Bald Is Better With Earrings 114

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 Tying

Top J 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

7 Radiation 143

Planning and Plotting

Top 5 Tips for the First Radiation Appointment

Preheat

Bake

The Afterburn

Top 5 Tips for Protecting Your Skin During Radiation

8 How "Normal" Is the New Normal? 157

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

9 Sex, Drugs, and No More Rock and Roll 171

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 I Tip for Dealing with Cancer Girl

10 The End of Treatment 183

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

Acknowledgments 205

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Bald Is Better with Earrings: A Survivor's Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. I'd also recommend When God Stopped Keeping Score. Another outstanding book that Barnes and Nobles offers.