I agree w/ everything that MK said. When I was first diagnoised, I thought that I would lose weight when I began chemo but just the opposite happened. It depends on the type of chemo that an individual is given plus the type of premeds. For example, I was given steriods as premeds before the chemo and this is one cause of weight gain.
If you doubt your friend, ask for some facts. Did she have a mastectomy? Reconstruction? What stage was it? Who is her oncologist at MD Anderson? Ask for some info about MD Anderson...where does she receive chemo? Does she see her onco before her treatment? Offer to take her to one of her appts. You could also use the excuse that you have a friend or acquaintance that is facing breast cancer and wanted the info to give to her.
I too have people telling me how well I look (I'm one third of the way through my chemo) and they often compliment me on my hairdo (my wig).
Here in the UK I recently watched a TV programme about a woman who ended up in prison for fraud. She had had relationships with several men who she had defrauded out of quite a large amount of money by telling the most amazing lies over a period of several years. At one point during this saga she pretended to have an inoperable brain tumour and actually shaved off her hair and eyebrows ! I found this pretty incredible but there are people out there who do this sort of thing.
Let's hope that all turns out well for your friend and for you.
Post Edited (Cathi) : 2/25/2007 6:40:25 AM (GMT-7)