Hey Nikki, Helen - and other fighters, winners, hard to find the right adjectives - today is my birthday and I am sad - the Topotecan is making my hair thin - I just bought and used my first shampoo and conditioner since October on Sunday -- this morning it is noticeably thinner. Trying to buoy my spirits but no denying it I am sad. What do you do when it just seems a little overwhelming? I of course was happy to have hair b/c I am back to school - I am at a new school so didn't want to share about my cancer. It is hard to blend with little to no hair. The school where I worked Oct-Dec - those colleagues were not very nice so best to just not share about personal matters. So I turn to you b/c you guys are all I have right now as a support system. A thin line but better than nothing I can tell you that - only other ovarian cancer women know - like Alcoholics Anonymous, or Narcotics Anonymous - why those groups are so successful - one o.v. c.a. woman talking with another. xo H.N.