Nurses with AA

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Nurses with AA

Just wanted to get a little collection of RN's together who had this weird problem!

Location: Michigan
Members: 54
Latest Activity: Aug 14, 2017

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Started by Alena Jarůšková. Last reply by Monkeyjen Aug 14, 2017. 3 Replies

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Comment by Magdalene on April 9, 2014 at 12:42pm

Hello.

i´m a 34 year old nurse-to-be (I have a year of school left) from Finland.I hope it makes me qualified for this Group. Been AU/AT half of my Life. I usually wear scarves at work and go bald in school and in private. I have wanted to become a nurse for a long time but haven´t had the guts to apply, now I´ve studied for two years and I so love it. I get comments sometimes from patients and co-workers but most of them are nice. Sometimes patients have asked me directly if I have Alopecia, and the told me that they have a relative with it.

I hope my baldness wont be a disadvantage in my work, I just cant wear wigs, tried for a couple of years, but it just wasn´t my thing.

Comment by Darlene on February 7, 2013 at 8:51pm
Hi, I'm a ER nurse in the Los Angeles area. I've had AU for most of my life, I'm 41.
Comment by Cindy on December 31, 2012 at 12:33am

Hi, I am a nurse in the cath lab, so it is pretty simple for me, I just wear my wigs to work, then put on my cute scrub caps when I get there. I have become so comfortable with it that it doesn't really bother me anymore. Everyone I work with knows I wear a wig and I have just gotten to the point that I don't mind telling people. I enjoy wearing wigs and love changing my styles! Great to meet other nurses with this issue also. Love hearing from you guys!

Comment by Anne on December 3, 2012 at 9:48pm
Hi just joined group a few days ago. I have been an L&D nurse for 30 years . Just diagnosed with AA this fall after a run in with thyroid failure. Scrub caps are awesome
Comment by Lesley on November 3, 2012 at 11:26pm

I am a RN and recently left AL to go back to working in the hospital. After day two I don't think wearing a wig to work is the best option. Any ideas? I thought about a surgical cap??? Nice to meet you all!

Comment by Delphine Spain on July 23, 2012 at 11:41pm

I just joined today and I am glad to know that there are other nurses. I don't know how many went to the NAAF conference this weekend but it was awesome. This was my first time and I really felt supported by everyone I met. Thanks.

Comment by pammyann on April 30, 2012 at 1:34pm

Hi
I just joined this site 2 days ago and started a new job today as RN on an orthopaedic ward!
Both are good things. Had to go and get my wig cut so it was short enough for work !! Keeping it a secret so far.....

Comment by Diane on February 19, 2012 at 12:23pm

I have been an RN for 25 years-on a progressive cardiac unit now in NC

Comment by Elizabeth on November 12, 2011 at 2:10pm

Hello, I am a visiting RN in the Toronto area. I specialize in hospice palliative care but also branch out in other areas. My chemo patients and I have a special bond since I have had AU...Oct 2010. I am currently getting Treatment at the Sunnybrook Alopecia clinic and feel very hopeful.

Comment by Fingers_Crossed on October 16, 2011 at 9:12pm
Hello!! I'm an RN in Toronto, Canada. I'm a wound care nurse in the community but just quit my job.... My hair just started falling out again and its falling out FAST! I couldn't go through the transition from my own hair to a wig with co-workers... so just gonna take some time off for this transition.
 

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