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SUSAN'S SPECIAL NEEDS ... A Survivor's Passion to Help. Wigs. Mastectomy. Turbans.
Susan's Special Needs provides education and compassion in a secure environment ensuring client privacy while gaining knowledge of their new needs. It is our mission to help women to find solutions.
I am an oncology nurse and breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in 1992 and experienced a mastectomy and chemotherapy. It was a strange experience finding myself on the other side of the fence. Now I help other women in their journey.
- Wigs: Custom Tailored uniquely at Susan's. Hair loss due to chemo, alopecia, medical treatment. Human Hair, Synthetic Blend. Wonderful selection in stock. Licensed cosmetologist
- Mastectomy: Wide variety of Breast Forms, supportive and comfortable Post-Mastectomy Camisoles and Fashionable Bras
- Lymphedema: Compression sleeves and gloves
- Skin Care: Oncology specific for dry, cracked skin
- Swimwear: Mastectomy one piece, two piece, sarongs and swim caps
- New York Hattery Fashion Bazaar: Fashionable Hats, Turbans, Scarves, Bangs, Baseball Caps with Hair and more.
Established in 1994.
I founded Susan's Special Needs to service the needs of women who have experienced chemotherapy, radiation treatment or menopause after mastectomy. During chemotherapy I was disappointed with the products that were available. I now combine my nursing skills with my breast cancer experience to give back and provide support for other women with special needs.Our store is designed to feel like a street in Paris and to provide an entirely unique retail experience. Our private fitting rooms offer a secure setting to meet with your certified mastectomy fitter or wig stylist. I wanted to offer an environment of warmth and understanding to our clients. Magical things happen here.Board Certified Mastectomy Fitters
American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Accredited 2009 – 2015
Published Author: Managing Breast Cancer – A Guide to Living Well Through Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/ Chapter 17 Appearance
Or visit our BLOG that always being updated with new helpful information http://susansspecialneeds.com/blog.html
CANCER DIAGNOSIS: TALK TO SUSAN’S SPECIAL NEEDS WHEN FIRST DIAGNOSED
1. What side effects can I expect from chemotherapy?
2. If I lose my hair how soon will it fall out and what are my options
3. Skin care is extremely important due to changes in your body chemistry
4. What happens after my mastectomy/Are there products for me?
5. Cancer is an individual experience. There is only one way to handle all of the choices presented to you – Your Way.
Susan is an oncology nurse and breast cancer survivor and author. She was diagnosed in 1992 and elected to have a mastectomy and full course of chemotherapy. She had been working with cancer patients her entire career. She quickly discovered the trials experienced with the initial diagnosis and ensuing treatment. She lost her hair and went into menopause. She was surprised to find how few products were available. She now has a business helping women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Susan's Special Needs carries over a beautiful selection of human hair, synthetic and blended wigs custom tailored to fit your head in comfort, mastectomy bras and breast forms, all natural skin care products, fashionable headwear and scarves.
We address the emotional issue of appearance with our clients all the time. Our own individual impression of who we are and how we present ourselves to the world influences the choices we make to accommodate changes during treatment. In my experience as an oncology nurse, breast cancer survivor, and what I have learned in my own practice, there is no right way or wrong way to address the changes that occur in our appearance. There is only “your” way. Women should be given options and then choose what is best for them, their comfort, their lifestyle and budget.
- Managing Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living Well Through Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Contributing Author/Chapter 17 Appearance
- American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics in Mastectomy
To attain and maintain accreditation, a mastectomy boutique has to have policies and procedures in place that protect the patient. These range from record keeping and HIPAA compliance to patient assessment and education. Accreditation is a mark of excellence in patient care and business practices.
- Certified Mastectomy Fitters
- Licensed Cosmetologist
- I am a breast cancer patient and I went to see Susan for a wig because the one I bought elsewhere was awful! It didn't look like me, didn't fit right and I was afraid to be seen in it. Losing your hair is a very traumatic and emotional experience. Susan and her staff were absolutely wonderful! They took their time with me finding the right wig that made me feel like "me" again. God bless you all! You are heaven sent! Thank you for helping me through this very difficult time in my life.
- I have to tell you I love my new hair and people come up to me and want to know where I have my hair done.
- I know your kind loving spirit has touched and made a difference in many lives, and now your heart has touched mine. Thank you for the gracious personalized service shown to my sister and to me.
- It was a pleasure and a real treat to meet you today. Thank you for being so generous with your time and explaining so much about mastectomies and the various bras and products available.
- I am grateful to you for your store and your knowledgeable staff. I am overwhelmed with your concern, warmth and hospitality. You have so much TLC and insight. I know it came at great cost to you. Thanks for making me feel whole again. You are a blessing to me.
- Thanks so much for spending time with me - teaching me about the different wigs and helping me select one. It really meant alot to me. I felt so much better afterwards despite the tears. I am happy that some of my other options will help with the hair loss but if not, you'll be receiving the call. You're a doll.
- Each year at my birthday I stop and reflect on the people who have had an impact on my life - people who have made this journey we call life, a better one, a more pleasant one, a more meaningful one. You are those people. So as I celebrate me - I must also celebrate you and thank you with all my heart for all that you do - for all you are.
- Thank you for your kindness, your patience, your understanding, and most of all, giving us back our "DIGNITY." God Bless you.
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