Crimson I send you an enormous (((HUG))). No wonder you are frustrated and exasperated. Damn diseases
I have a small suggestion regarding the Rogaine, because I use it also. It's available for men in a foam (like a mousse) which is much, much easier to apply. My dermatologist told me since it is twice as powerful as the women's Rogaine, just apply it once a day. It's a cinch to use and it works. One less PITA thing to deal with.
My heart goes out to you and I truly hope you start feeling better today! PM me if I can ever help with anything, and keep posting. We're listening and we hear you!
By the way, I love your screen name.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Experimenting with cones & sulfates while the dews are high. Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift