Featured Blog Posts – March 2009 Archive (69)

Don't look down!!!

I sent out a few resumes yesterday and already today I got a call for an interview which I also had today. I have to say the interview went quite well, my resume apparently indicates that I'm an interesting person and I was in his top 25 out of hundreds which he chose. At the end of the interview he told me he was impressed and all in all I'm quite confidant that I will hear from him again.



I did wear my wig to the interview and was somewhat self conscious about it before and after… Continue

Added by Carol on March 31, 2009 at 10:05pm — 3 Comments

I am BLESSED!! All thats wrong with me is that I am losing my hair.

I have been reading a lot of posts with people who are having a really hard time lately with low mood and dealing with people questioning them and stuff. I want to tell you all about recent experiences in my life.



One month ago, my boss had a beautiful baby girl. She was born, perfect, happy healthy baby girl. Within 24 hours the nurses discovered something was wrong. They did blood work and discovered her blood sugars were Dangerously high. After further investigation, they realized… Continue

Added by Tenille Gee on March 31, 2009 at 9:41pm — 5 Comments

Stop the Insanity...ARGHH

Alright hair...do what you must.

I'm tired of the burning, the itching and the amount of hair I'm losing all over. I just want it to end. Either stop shedding or grow...this is getting frustrating. I'm going to be shopping for wigs this week and some hats and scarves. I'm ready to buzz it off although everyone keeps telling me to wait a bit longer and enjoy what I have. I get that...just stop coming out then.

I'm prepared for God's plan with or without hair...it's the process that's… Continue

Added by Jennifer Krahn on March 31, 2009 at 6:14pm — 6 Comments

Ok, now on to wigs

Has anyone tried the vaccum wigs and are they any good? Has anyone ordered human hair wigs over the internet and been pleased with there hairpiece? Can you recommend any sites that have great human hair at reasonable prices. I have gotten 2 wigs from a specialty hair salon and they are very pricey. Ordering wigs over the internet is a little bewildering. Suggestions please! Thanks!

Added by Andrea Wasserman on March 31, 2009 at 3:52pm — 3 Comments

Just getting started

Within the last two weeks I have finally started to wear the wig that I bought a year ago to work, my thought was once I start wearing it I can never go back. Most of the people at work didn't even notice that it was a wig, I finally decided because I was getting so many wonderful comments to tell people that it was a wig because they were wondering how I had straightened my hair and a few saying they wanted their hair to look like that... I laughed and said, well, I bought it at The Bay...… Continue

Added by Tenille Gee on March 30, 2009 at 10:52pm — 9 Comments

How it all started...

On Feburary 21, 2009, I woked up that day and started brushing my hair and a clump of hair came out. I realized that something must be very wrong, but didn't think much of it. Then I shampooed my hair, after I was done, my whole bath tub was filled with my hair. I ran down to my kitchen, and started to cry infront of my parents. It was such a scary experience, because since I was very little, I was very conscious about my hair. Like brushing my hair 100 times a day to make it silky and… Continue

Added by Carol Yuen on March 30, 2009 at 8:45pm — 7 Comments

Concealers

Anyone used a skin concealer on a shaved head to mask up the dreaded circles with any success.
Please let me know cos i'm getting so desperate.
Kenny

Added by Kenny j on March 30, 2009 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Alopecia grrrrs

Although I have bad hair days, my bad hair days consist of me wishing people were more accepting and tolerant rather than wishing my hair would grow back. As some of you may be aware of, I am looking for another job at the time and everyday that I go into my current job I hate it more and more. Everyday the balony grows and discrimination becomes more and more evident. I didn't get the sales job I was meant to have - everything I've done in my past, careerwise, has led me to that job. Their… Continue

Added by Carol on March 29, 2009 at 6:31pm — 10 Comments

Shaving your head

Had alopecia for about a year now not allover just large circles, Now tried shaving my head but all the circles i thought would blend in still show up, Been using headblade and traditional blades against the hair and with the hair.
any tips would be appreciated
Kennyj

Added by Kenny j on March 29, 2009 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

Just a little update

I haven't been back to the derm. I got 2 rounds of injections in my 2nd spot, which is on the back of my head, and was putting the cream on daily, but then I got sick of it.



Both times I went to the derm it's not covered with my insurance, so I had to pay $115 bucks each time. Then I ran out of the cream sample she gave me, and just never went to fill the script.



It's growing, which I suppose is good, but I feel like I gave it a good enough head start, and I'm sick of… Continue

Added by Amy on March 29, 2009 at 11:59am — 3 Comments

Alternative Therapies?

I recently heard of Helminthic therapy for other autoimmune issues. I am wondering if anyone else has heard of it, and especially if anyone else has tried it specifically for hair loss. I am considering it more as a way to reduce chances of other related immune issues (no diagnosed issues besides Alopecia and Vitiligo). I wonder what if anything it will do regarding hairloss, as I am finally in the realm of Totalis, and I don't want spotty regrowth. I actually don't mind the scalp hair loss now… Continue

Added by J.B. on March 29, 2009 at 11:44am — 6 Comments

I am having a bad day.

Make that a bad few days. I dont know why, but this past week, it's really been a downer, and i just hate alopecia, and hate having it. and i hate that i'm bald and rapidly losing hair everywhere else. Hate it. I think before, i was ok about it, but now that i'm losing my lashes and brows, it's really hit home. I'd be ok just losing my head hair, but not my eyelashes adn brows. I just hate it.



So does everyone else have shitty days, and how do we get past it? I want to have more good… Continue

Added by SportyAusGirl on March 28, 2009 at 8:14pm — 19 Comments

Positive Alopecia Story (Small World)

My sister was out last night having dinner and drinks with her boss and other coworkers. (My sister works selling laser hair removal.) When a guy came over to their table to talk to them. She said someone brought up the conversation about laser hair removal and asked the guy if he was interested in having any hair removed. The guy responded by telling them he has AA and didn't have a need for hair removal. As he began to tell them what alopecia was my sister interupted him and said she knew… Continue

Added by Jill on March 28, 2009 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

guess what i did today

today i decieded agianst the extensions and went out in the world with my bald back head. it was challenging and exciting. exciting because this is a big step for me in my decision in shaving my head. to be comfortable with me. to show the world this is me. i have alopecia, and feel free to stare, i would be curious too.



challenging because first i was unsure i kept playing with the little hair i had. than i stopped. took a deep breath and walked around being comfortable with who i… Continue

Added by lauren on March 28, 2009 at 1:12am — 4 Comments

I would like a little advice from others

Hi, I am Kayla

I have been taking the Cortisone shots going on 4 years that means alot of shots for actually no

purpose what so ever. I have had alot of new growth I just get frustrated because as soon as

I see the new growth it just all falls back out! Most of you knowin the area's where you take the shots

you get dents in your head or I do anyways. My head looks like I dont know what ..and



What I would like a little advice on is .. Should I continue the shots or… Continue

Added by Kayla Adkins on March 27, 2009 at 1:51pm — 9 Comments

GOOD DAY!!!

today is such a good day for me. its good because it was cloudy and almost raining, i love the rain. its good because i kept my hair down today in a small headband, and even though i looked like i lost a ton of hair, i was glad i had the hair i did. i didnt loose my self today. i read awesome comments and i saw how good a wig can look. i decided if this cream im using doesnt help and i loose even more hair. i will go bald and beautiful.



no this deccison was not something i just made… Continue

Added by lauren on March 26, 2009 at 9:45pm — 2 Comments

the significant other

So my boyfriend of 5 months asked me if I want him to monitor my patches. I didn't know what to say. I don't understand my hesitation, but I haven't shown him the patches yet. I had no problems showing my parents, and I don't think I'd have a problem showing someone if they asked to see them....but him. It scares me. It scares me that it'll make him think less of me somehow. It scares me that it might scare him away, that it will make it more of a 'reality' for him and that seeing it as opposed… Continue

Added by Michelle on March 26, 2009 at 12:03pm — 4 Comments

One step forward, two steps backward...the cycle continues

Just when I thought I was making great progress (can we say, 75% growth on my head!!), I have been reminded once again of just how unpredictable AA really is -- and it gets more devastating each time. Yesterday, my beloved asked me what I was doing to my eyebrows. I went and looked in the mirror, only to see that my eyebrows are falling out again! Even as I type this, I feel my eyes getting irritated around my lash line (a sure signal that I'm about to lose them again too), and this time the… Continue

Added by kastababy on March 26, 2009 at 7:26am — 3 Comments

i'm tired of being upset by this already

it's been two weeks-ish since finding the patch. i've stopped making my husband photograph it everyday (how manic was that) and i am trying really hard to focus on the fact that i am very lucky to be otherwise healthy and able bodied. i've ramped up my yoga and meditation, making them daily practices rather than sporadic as they were...but everytime my head itches i feel a tinge of panic... is it a new patch? every time that i run my fingers through my hair and get more than a couple strands my… Continue

Added by Jodi on March 26, 2009 at 2:22am — 6 Comments

story

i really dont know what to write. its late...so my brain is all fuzzy.



ill start here:



i went on a little vacation with my family. it was good. i went with my mom, dad, sisters, and grandparents.

while i was getting ready my grandmother(nonna; in italian) saw my hair loss .lets just say it was evident that she was affected by it. she got rly quite. than she asked me how it was doing? i told her i was losing more. she said " thats okay, if i have to sell my house to… Continue

Added by lauren on March 26, 2009 at 1:17am — 4 Comments

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