Pancreas Cancer Discussion Page:
An Unmoderated Forum
*
 
Support pancreas research*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER

Pancreas Cancer

YES Appearance! was posted 06/30/1998 05:26 pm by Jane
E-mail Address: JaneisHppy@aol.com

Message Text
Well hell, I am THRILLED to be alive but I like to look good doing it. While "vanity" may not be at the top of the list of worries, it is important for a patient's mental health to look good. It isn't easy to look good when your body is wracked with weight loss and feeling like crap. Good hygiene and grooming, possibly a new outfit, can help with the patient's self-esteem. With a man, it is harder for them to get comfortable; they can't wear a loose fitting dress to hide the tubes or add makeup to a sallow complection..(well I guess they could :) My treatments were during the winter months and everyday I wore pants (to stay warm) down around my hips so the waistband wasn't catching on the tubes. I am extrememly thin and try to hide my weight as much as possible. It isn't easy to do that now with the hot and humid weather. When I was recovering and weighing barely 70 pounds, my son was receiving his "First Holy Communion". I wanted to look the best I could be, knowing my neighbors and community would be curious as to "how I looked" --- It is human nature for people to say "you look good" ...whatever a person can do to enhance their appearance can only help the patient to feel better. and someday I might have a special man in my life who won't even notice the scars. Great for Jerry if this doesn't bother him, but not everyone is the same.

Reply to this message | Return to Main Message List
Responses

No replies on file.


*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER


Pancreas Home | Surgical | Medical | Basic Sci | Docs | Registry | FAQ | Appts | Chat

Feedback | Pathology Home | Oncology Center Home | Search
Copyright © 2020 The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Last Modified: 11/11/2002 10:50 am