Breast cancer awareness, one woman's reality

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 02:56 PM.

"I don't remember feeling that bad, but it was not a great time in my life," she says now, as she was also going through a divorce at the time. "The worst, though, was losing my hair, my eyelashes, and my eyebrows."

She bought a wig but only wore it once.

"It was cute, but didn't look like me," she said.

Instead, Rowan ordered a bunch of scarves and wore them.

"I got a lot of compliments on my scarves and that made me feel good."

Even though radiation did not make her tired, Rowan stayed in bed and slept a lot.

"My mind wouldn't allow me to believe I looked great, and I couldn't seem to get the happy, perky me back," she said.

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