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Happy Birthday to Lotte & Happy 'Chemoversary' to me...

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Happy Birthday to Lotte & Happy 'Chemoversary' to me...

October 5th not only marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month but my Daughter's Birthday... and the day I had my second Chemotherapy for Stage 4 advanced Breast Cancer. I was aged 31 and my eldest daughter had just turned 4 a few weeks previously and had started school. 

Shortly after these blurry photos were taken, doing my best to smile (and make sure they didn't realise anything was wrong), the nurse arrived to give me my second course of chemotherapy. This led to me losing my hair and eventually deciding to make Bold Beanies when and if I ever felt better... to make fellow Cancer Hair Loss sufferers treatment just a little bit more bearable. 

I'd had a lot of surgery and found it difficult to lift my arms so therefore couldn't really tie a scarf or keep one in place. I hated my wig as it was just so uncomfortable and made me feel even more self conscious than my bald head. This was the days before the great big internet shopping world and I struggled to find headwear that wasn't targeted at older ladies... to fussy and outdated for me. I wore woollen hats which were often too hot and itchy.

Comfy, soft and stylish cancer headwear for younger women diagnosed with Breast Cancer and others who just need to cover up for their family and get on with their day. 

I had my chemotherapy at home. Something I didn't consider very much and just thought practical because my children were so young, but with hindsight I regret as I never had the chance to bond and talk to other chemo patients. I was left to make conversation with a not too sociable nurse for hours on my own and found it a very hard, cold (probably due to the cold drip) and isolating experience... especially knowing the sickness which was about to follow. 

I've made up for the lack of birthday party every year since btw... I make a point of it :) and the highlight of my year! Well apart from Christmas and Halloween and any other holiday in between that I use as an excuse to decorate our home and have fun with my girls :)  

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The Website For Soft Comfy Cancer Surgery Hats Chemo Headwear & Alopecia Hair Loss

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The Website For Soft Comfy Cancer Surgery Hats Chemo Headwear & Alopecia Hair Loss

Bold Beanies were designed by Emilienne many years ago whilst undergoing chemotherapy treatment for Stage 4 Breast Cancer when she wanted something super soft and comfortable to stay covered up in front on the family, keep warm but also stylish and pretty for a younger person going through cancer. 

These award winning cancer hats are made to exceptional high standards using the best quality cotton based stretchy fabric from Liberty Art Fabrics which is famous all over the world for quality and the best designs. Minimal seams and not irritating labels make for a comfortable beanie. The stretchy fabric allows the cap to fit snuggly but not tightly onto a bald sensitive scalp and stay put whilst you get on with your day or get a good nights rest. Not too hot or cold, the breathable fabric wicks away sweat and keeps the head at an even temperature. 

Will you go for a plain hat or get one customised with a name or slogan of your choice? Or choose from the wide range of beautiful pattered Liberty prints? 

Designed to be worn day or night, on their own or layered up under another beanie or head scarf... show us how you wear yours. Matching scarves and PICC line covers available now. 

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Too Young to Go Bald : Alopecia UK say NHS should provide 1 wig a year!

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Too Young to Go Bald : Alopecia UK say NHS should provide 1 wig a year!

Radio 1s Newsbeat offered a great article yesterday about Alopecia and the young and that the charity Alopecia UK is reaching out to the NHS to provide one human hair wig per year to anyone effected by the condition.

"At the moment, local health bosses decide how many wigs patients are entitled to in their area.

Alopecia UK says its data suggests in some areas patients are offered two wigs a year, while in others they aren't offered any.

NHS England said there is no nationally set limit and "all patients' needs and circumstances are different".

"Some people literally will not leave their house without hair on their head.  So if we want people with alopecia to contribute to society then there should be help there for all those who need it."

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Chemo hair loss? Bald head cold? Want Comfort? Scarves hard to tie & slip around? Wig too uncomfortable?

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Chemo hair loss? Bald head cold? Want Comfort? Scarves hard to tie & slip around? Wig too uncomfortable?

Wear a Bold Beanie... Simple, soft, comfy thin stretchy cotton hats for hair loss.

Wether you've lost your hair from Cancer related chemotherapy treatments or bald from Alopecia or other hair thinning condition, Bold Beanies thin breathable snug hats are the answer. 

These head covers have no additional seams and labels to irritate a sore scalp and the stretchy, breathable material fits snuggly onto the head, but not tight, so the wearer can feel comfortable whilst covering up day or night. 

Perfect to line under another hat or scarf during the winter cold months or on their own during the day or as a sleep cap.

Bold Beanies cancer are made in the UK using the finest Liberty Fabrics and made to the highest quality. We can ship worldwide, no order too big or small and we even offer free delivery in the UK for all orders over £30 and free shipping worldwide for all orders over £55 to the rest of the world. 

Different sizes and styles to fit Men, Women and kids and come in a wide array of patterned fabric styles and plain colours to suit all taste. Feeling Bold? Why not add your own logo or text to a plain hat.

Made in the UK by a Breast Cancer survivor who understands what its like to lose your hair suddenly, feel cold and just want to cover up easily for friends and family... and who simply wants to make others journey through chemotherapy more bearable.  

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Chemo Beanies, Scarves and Wigs

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Chemo Beanies, Scarves and Wigs

Bold Beanies cancer headwear are a staple of your chemo wardrobe in order to keep your head at a comfortable even temperature. Made to fit snugly on the head, they are so comfortable you should be able to forget you are wearing it. Layer one under a scarf to stop it slipping and make sure your head is covered should the scarf come loose and fall off. Wear one of these thin soft breathable beanies under any type of other hat (wooly, knitted, fleece) to provide a natural barrier for a sensitive scalp.  Everyone will be offered a wig (on the NHS...

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