Breast Cancer Survivor Blog Series: Life After Cancer Treatment

Writer, business woman, passionate traveler, and breast cancer survivor, Melanie Young is an advocate for the empowerment of women through education, peer support and mentoring… and now she’s offering her words of wisdom to Paula Young customers via a 10-part blog series.

This Q&A interview-style blogs series offers insight on Melanie, her book – Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor’s Guide To Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer – and her battle with breast cancer.

I hope you enjoy the fifth installment of this series which captures what Melanie experienced once her cancer treatment was complete.

PAULA: How did you adapt to life after treatment?

MELANIE: Life after treatment was in three stages for me: First, the initial euphoria of finishing treatment combined with a careful re-entry. I took the summer to undergo physical therapy for my very weak arms. I continued to monitor my diet and exercise. And I wrote a lot to vent my emotions.

About a year after treatment I had a sudden and sharp bout of post-traumatic stress that took me by surprise. It was my “what the heck just happened to me?” period. I no longer enjoyed my work and wanted to make dramatic changes in my life and career. But, I also needed to pay down a lot of debt, so I had to just deal with it by dialing down my work schedule a bit so I could reflect on where I wanted to go next in my life.

Today, I feel like I have achieved more balance and have simplified my life more. I also “came out of the cancer closet” publicly the end of 2011 and continued writing my book. It was a defining moment being able to say publicly and confidently: “I had cancer. I finished treatment. I am healthy.”

For more about Melanie or to order her book, please visit http://www.melanieyoung.com/

Paula

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Even GLAMOUR Loves Us…

So you think you’re not the clip-in ponytail type of girl? (You know, someone who’s fairly adventurous in the beauty department and/or confident when it comes to hair styling.) Well, you might reconsider that stance when you see Kate Hudson‘s pony from yesterday, which she wore for her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Read the full article featured on Glamour.com here.

Shop the look by purchasing The Braided Pony by Hothair!

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Paula

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Top 3 Best Summer Hairstyles of 2014

1. Sleek Pixie

Closely shorn at the nape, and a bit longer on top with tempting texture. Get the look with the short and sleek Honesty Wig by Gabor Basics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Layered Bob

A modern jaw-level cut with voluminous layers. Get the look with the chic, sophisticated Harper Wig by Paula Young®.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Modern Pageboy

Chin-grazing pageboy offers cool confidence. Get the look with the heat-resistant Heather Wig by Paula Young®

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know?

Many wig styles, especially shorter ones like these, need only a good shake and they’re ready to wear. Welcome to carefree summertime style!

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Paula

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Cool Summer Wig Styles

Many people worry that wigs will be hot and uncomfortable in the summer, but you’ll actually be surprised out how comfortable some wigs are to wear!

To ensure the most lightweight, comfortable feel, look for wigs that feature a lightweight fiber and an open cap for greater air circulation and a cooler feel.

COOLCAP® are the most comfortable wigs we offer, with WhisperLite® fiber and a lightweight, breathable cap that allows heat and moisture to escape.

Stay cool all day, in any weather, with one of these COOLCAP styles or any of our 100 WhisperLite styles!

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Paula

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The Perfect Wigs to Pair with Sunglasses

Summer is here, the sun is shining and – if you didn’t already know – today is National Sunglasses Day. Celebrate by wearing your favorite sunglasses to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun or to simply make a fashion statement!

Looking for a great new hairstyle to pair with your stylish sunglasses? Make sure you choose an open ear tab wig – they are ideal for eye glass wearers and we have more than 150 open ear tab wig styles to choose from!

Here are a few of my favorite styles… maybe they’ll be your favorites too!

Breezy WhisperLite® Wig by Paula Young®

Abby WhisperLite® Wig by Paula Young®

Chantal WhisperLite® Wig by Paula Young®

Stay Sunny!
Paula

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Breast Cancer Survivor Blog Series: Challenges of Cancer Treatment

Writer, business woman, passionate traveler, and breast cancer survivor, Melanie Young is an advocate for the empowerment of women through education, peer support and mentoring… and now she’s offering her words of wisdom to Paula Young customers via a 10-part blog series.

This Q&A interview-style blogs series offers insight on Melanie, her book – Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor’s Guide To Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer – and her battle with breast cancer.

I hope you enjoy the fourth installment of this series which touches upon common challenges faced during cancer treatment.

PAULA: What were your biggest challenges during treatment?

MELANIE: Like many cancer patients, the emotional impact of the diagnosis was simply devastating – like a sharp punch in the chest. On top of that my father was put in hospice for advanced prostate cancer shortly after my diagnosis. He died after my second surgery and before I started treatment. I was extremely close to him, and he was also my company’s C.P.A., so we were tied together in business as well. Losing him and not being able to take the time to mourn or deal with the fallout from his death was very hard.

I also chose to keep my diagnosis quiet in my professional arena. I was afraid my clients would walk away, and I would lose my business and face financial ruin. It was like living two lives: business professional by day; cancer patient at rest by night.

Finally, no one really explained “chemo brain” to me and how it plays with your head. By the end of the day it was hard to remember words or focus on anything. My head felt like it was sliced in two and put back on off kilter. I address this fully in my book. Many women are impacted by chemo brain for years studies have shown.

PAULA: How did you handle chemo brain?

MELANIE: I played word games, like Scrabble. I prioritized activities to tackle more demanding ones in the morning after my workout when my mind was sharper. And when the chemo brain kicked in hard, I turned off the electronics and tuned into music. Or I would take a walk or hit the reclining stationary bike. I also cleaned out closets and drawers; organizing and tossing out clutter was soothing.

For more about Melanie or to order her book, please visit http://www.melanieyoung.com/

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Jesse Mueller wins at 2014 Tony Awards

Jesse Mueller won Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the 2014 Tony Awards for her portrayal of the young Carole King in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.

Her long, wavy locks channel the bohemian beauty of Carol King herself! Get the look with the Darryl Wig by Jaclyn Smith.

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Paula

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Choose Your Wig Color

Choose your color…

BLONDE AMBITION

● The fairer your skin, the more blonde (even platinum) you can boldly go

● Strawberry blonde loves warm skin tones and plays up peach complexions

RED ALERT

● Women with cool, pinkish skin tones and a lot of confidence wear it best

● Haute red and bright copper hues look fabulous on those with fair skin

BOLD BRUNETTE

● Honey-brown hues are flattering to most skin tones and eye colors

● Golden caramel and copper shades work best with warm skin tones

GRAY MATTERS

● Lighter silvers add shimmer and shine; deep tones create drama

● Women today embrace going gray and consider it to be liberating

We’re not satisfied until you absolutely love your color!

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Paula

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Dare to Compare!

Comparison beauty shopping…it’s what we all love to do. And, it’s such a great feeling when you know you’re getting the finest quality at the best price! Every time you shop at Paula Young® that’s just what you’ll get…MORE for your money!

Dare to compare? It’s really simple – we’ve done all the research for you! Check out Paula’s Prices and our Sale Prices against other wig retailers’ prices. You’ll see for yourself that our prices unsurpassed!

As the world’s #1 wig retailer, our selection and quality are unmatched…our low prices unbeatable. Plus, your 100% Satisfaction is GUARANTEED. As a matter of fact, WE DARE YOU to find better styles, quality and values elsewhere! That’s just how confident we are.

So start shopping…start comparing…and SAVE!

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Paula

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Sparkling Deals Too Good To Pass Up!

 

Paula Young specializes in making women look their best, for less… and that doesn’t stop at wigs and apparel! Our collection of stunning jewelry offers a great way to accessorize and style every outfit. Try a string of Genuine Cream Fresh Water Pearls or Genuine Pink Amethyst to add a touch of style to your wardrobe. Shop today!

All the best!

Patricia

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