My former neighbour in the UK did so and said it was not too bad after the first ten minutes and that it is working a treat.
Who's right? I start chemo on Thursday and am still humming and hah-ing. I'm tempted to give it a go as the hair thing is really freaking me out (my hair is very long - or is for the next 24 hours when I get it chopped off)! Anybody else got anything positive to say about them?
More problematic was when to take the wig OFF after my hair grew back!
So good luck, you'll get through but expect a couple of wobbly moments
My erstwhile neighbour and I are on the same chemo so in the end I rang the hospital and said I would give it a go. If it's really cr*p then I can always stop the thing.
Today's hair cut was far less hideous than I had imagined it would be except now I look like my late sister so the view in the mirror is a bit spooky. And blimey, it's chilly - there's a real autumnal gale whipping up in the Sarthe to boot. I pick up the wig tomorrow (the colour is being sorted). As between my top-up and CMU it's as good as free I thought: "Why not?" and opted for one.
One more step is behind me. Onwards and .... well, we shall see.
All covered by CPAM and my top-up. It really is worth asking your top-up insurer what they can cover as then you can afford a decent syrup.
Very impressed!! Like Biggles, I went the wig route too and didn't regret it. My mutuelle paid a hefty contribution but not the whole amount. As you point out, people might not realise that the top-up can cover quite a lot of what seems like "extras".
Perhaps we should start a "mugs" gallery for photos? Anyone any views on that?
Keep smiling, you look great!
In the end I did go for the cold cap. It was very easy to put up with but as I have got really used to ice packs on my legs since I use them on a regular basis, maybe it wasn't such a shock to my system as it is to some. At any rate it did not give me a headache. Whether it helps with the hair remains to be seen but I'll keep you informed! The critical thing if anybody else goes this route is, apparently, to make sure that it is replaced the moment it begins to warm up, or it's useless. The staff at Le Mans were very good at this but I understand that that's not true everywhere.
So far no side-effects from the chemo so the bucket is poised ready for the onslaught which may begin any moment.