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Articles by JC Chessell

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What makes a good chemo buddy?

One thing you need during chemo is a buddy. Your chemo buddy is someone who will not only drive you to the hospital, but will provide snacks, laughs and sometimes silence… a very important role.
If you are ever in the market for a chemo buddy, here are some tips you may want to keep in mind.

Dec. 17, 2018 | by JC Chessell

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Hair today, Gone Tomorrow

I really didn’t expect to be so upset by my hair loss. I’d had short hair for as long as I could remember, thought it would be no big deal. My hair had been every colour under the rainbow, even, I think, my own. I had grown it out the year before my diagnosis, and kept it a pretty “grown up” blonde.

Dec. 17, 2018 | by JC Chessell

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My love affair with hats and scarves after cancer

I still find myself wearing hats and head coverings A LOT. And I love it! Today, I wear them out of personal freedom and choice but wearing hats during my treatment is forever a memory...

Feb. 9, 2017 | by JC Chessell

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Henna crowns: Embracing the bald

I have always associated henna with the big, glamorous Bollywood style weddings and parties and with Indian tradition and culture. Never did imagine that this very same dye could be used to create a tattoo design for a bald head

Jan. 21, 2017 | by JC Chessell

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'My safe place:' Cancer at work

Everything in Chessell’s life was upside down. Nothing was as it was supposed to be. Except her work. For eight hours every day that she wasn’t in treatment, she could act as if nothing was wrong...

Jan. 21, 2017 | by JC Chessell

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