How to navigate medical decisions when diagnosed with cancer

Posted by Jonathan on 1/27/2018 to News

There are so many beliefs out there and everyone has a personal decision to make When first diagnosed with Cancer and believe me, after going thru it in my family many times, I find that everyone's reactions and decision processes are totally different.

My Brother Steve was an active wonderful father of 5 energetic girls and grandfather to 9 at the time(Now 20 grandchildren), intelligent and a man strong in his faith. Steve decided to do treatments but at first after a time it seemed the treatments were almost making...

Should you Get a Second Opinion when Diagnosed with Cancer?

Posted by Jonathan on 11/10/2017 to News
So many times, I’ve read stories about needless operations, treatments, and scary diagnoses only to find out that a radiologist read a report wrong or saw a shadow on an x-ray that actually turned out to be nothing. But the opposite can happen, such as...

The Monofilament top

Posted by Jonathan on 4/11/2017 to News
The Monofilament top

This cap features monofilament in the top area and a 100% hand tied base, resulting in the most natural looking hair movement for the entire wig and the versatility of amazing off-the-face styling. In (Figure #2) are three examples of a monofilament top.

From left to right...

The Ins and Outs of Lung Cancer - pt. 1

Posted by jonathan on 3/4/2017 to News
The Ins and Outs of Lung Cancer - pt. 1

March… (Lung cancer awareness month)  

I want to start with a story of a beautiful women named Janie Proia who lived with us for almost 6 years. She came to our home and rented a room from us, after a series of broken promises from her ex husband. She had left him 15 years prior, and he never honored the conditions of the divorce court. He changed his name, moved every 6 months and avoided the law. She left him due to his drug use because she wanted to become clean and sober and he didn't. Because of her drug use 15 years prior, she was put on a list, you know, that list where hospitals and doctors use as a warning of drug abuser’s(even though she had been clean and sober for 15 years).She had no family to speak of, so we became her family...

How Do You Make Medical Decisions?

Posted by jonathan on 2/7/2017 to News
How Do You Make Medical Decisions?

As patients and caregivers, we have more sources of medical information available to us than ever before to help us make the best decisions possible for our health.

Advice from our doctors is sometimes not the same as the information we learn from the experiences of our peers, and there are often other sources of information available as well. Some of our decisions feel like big or serious decisions, while others do not. And sometimes, medical decisions have to be made quickly or under pressure. When the stakes are high – life and death, even – it could be scary to think you might make the wrong decision even if there is no clear ‘right’ one.

Recently, I was in a horrific car accident. It was 3 days before Christmas and I was on my way up to Lebanon NH(about an hour drive) to see the Lyme specialist. It was snowing lightly at home and with 4-wheel drive, I decided I would make an attempt to keep my appointment. The further north I went the worse it got...

Funny wig stories

Posted by jonathan on 1/26/2017 to News

I thought id start the year’s blogs off on a light note. Last year, we did 35 blogs, some of which were picked up nationally but were of a serious subject’s. So let’s start off on a light note this year.

Story #1).. Client comes in with her husband for a “play” wig. When we asked if she was going through treatments, her husband answered, No, she isn’t, but I have always wanted to be with a blond and she doesn’t want to color her long hair. Well, her eye went to one of our more expensive wig’s in the salon and we told her that the wig was...

What Not to Say to Someone with Cancer

Posted by Jonathan on 12/23/2016 to News
What Not to Say to Someone with Cancer

Let me start by saying to all you family and friends out there who find out that your loved one has cancer.... your not alone!!! 45 million new cases of cancer pop up every year. That's right, 45 million, which is a lot of people who don't know what to say to their loved one. The most important thing you can do is mention the situation in some way that feels comfortable for you. You can show interest and concern, you can express encouragement, and/or you can offer support. Sometimes the simplest expressions of concern is the most meaningful. And sometimes just listening is the most helpful thing you can do. Remember the old saying “big ears small mouth” When in doubt, respond to the news from your heart.

How is a Wig Made?

Posted by Jonathan on 12/9/2016 to News
As we have talked before in a previous blog (history of wigs),A wig is a head covering made from human, animal or synthetic fiber. The word wig is short for periwig and first appeared in the English language around 1675. Some people wear wigs to disguise baldness; a wig may be used as a less intrusive and less expensive alternative to medical therapies for restoring hair. Wigs may also be used as an article of apparel, or to fulfill a religious obligation. Actors often wear costume wigs in order to portray characters. There are two methods of attaching hair to wigs. The first and

Medical Cannibus and Cancer

Posted by Jonathan on 11/30/2016 to News
Medical Cannibus and Cancer

Most Smokin' Lyric: "You ignite me and I'll ignite you / And once all the sheets burn, baby / I've got some more bamboo / And when the smoke clears / Lady, still my eyes focus on you / Huff and puff some of my funk stuff / Prove my point that I am the joint"

Clearly, the song lyrics above are talking about pot, or cannibus, the official name for pot (or marijuana). I don't think I need to go into why pot has been so popular over the years, except to say, that people use it to get “high” or a euphoric feeling. An escape from reality. It has been heavily used in the (party) scene. During the 60's and 70's when drugs flooded our country in the “age of Aquarius”, or free love period, people used drugs like children eat candy. From wall street to main street. Being illegal all these years,, our society was so flooded with Pot, it became big business to sell it. Ever wonder what happens to all the pot they take off the streets? I don't mean to indicate any illegal activities on any community, but pot has put many people in jail for a very long time and has been politically controlled and regulated. Before we go into what medical Cannibus is, here are a few reasons a lot of people feel it should be legalized.

Reduce harm

The criminalization of...

How Sex Can Inspire your Cancer Journey

Posted by Jonathan on 11/15/2016 to News
How Sex Can Inspire your Cancer Journey

(DISCLAIMER.. If you are under the age of 16, please do not read this)

Sex is as old as time. In biblical times, God said”be fruitful and multiply”So men in those days took many wives. Although times have changed since then, and we have populated the world, the way sex plays a roll in our lives have not changed.

The human body is on fire during sex. Every nerve ending during sex is alive, the heart beats to the rhythm and the sexual organs react with explosive energy. We react to touch, such as a finger running down our backs, the smell of perfume or a freshly clean body, the sight of our lovers body shapes and curves and how we can please or be pleased by this wonderful Animalistic desire.

But when your going through cancer, the last thing on your mind is sex as with most chemotherapy treatment, radiation treatments or cell placement's, you are more likely to get sick yet the lack of energy or sexual intimacy is a
More results: 1 2 3