Chantry: Big Hugs to you! I know exactly how you feel. I don't think that there is anyone that has lost their hair or gained weight from chemo that doesn't understand your feelings. I tried the wig...too hot. I tried the hats that had the "fake bangs" and the "fack side and back hair"...to dorky! Since I am NOT one of those lucky peeps that looks good in hats, I decided that I was going to wear a baseball cap. If it made others uncomfortable, so be it. If they wanted to stare, I stared right back. I remember when my dd's and I went to WalMart the day after Thanksgiving. We were standing in line for over an hr to get to layaway and hadn't moved one cart length. I saw a manager and decided that my bald head was going to help me. I stopped him, took off my ball cap, told him that I would appreciate his putting this merchandise back as I was going thru chemo and was just to tired to stand in line any longer. Would you believe that he took us and our merchandise to a register and we were out of there in 5 mins. lol So, use it to your advantage. You don't have to hide or be ashamed. When someone says, "Oh, you have gained weight". Well, aren't they smart????? I usually agree and tell them that it is about the only thing that I have that is bought and paid for at this point in my life. Hang in there. Keep your bald head held high. After all, it is part of your being a SURVIVOR!