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.
I'm going to finish the liquid that I have then change to the foam. Once a day is so much better than twice a day.
By the way, I love your screen name.