Laura Adams
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  • Jacksonville, FL
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What type of men are manly enough to have a girlfriend/spouse with AU but not mind or cringe OR run away, or try to walk all over you because they think you can't get anyone else

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fulvio982 Aug 31, 2011. 3 Replies

This man is: highly intelligent- not vain about it- a great singer:Dave GarrettAny man must be compassionate and not shallow to…Continue

Tags: acceptance, shallow, judging, critical, judgement

Other conditions related to alopecia?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Gee Dec 30, 2010. 2 Replies

Found this article which articulates what I've known for a decade, that alopecia can lead into other, worse autoimmune diseases. Here's the key quote:Alopecia areata is sometimes associated with…Continue

New treatment must be just around the corner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Adams May 9, 2011. 27 Replies

With new drugs developed recently for other autoimmune diseases such as RA and psoriasis (though suppressing the immune system is dangerous in and of itself, I know) shouldn't this move them closer…Continue

Ideas for preserving eyelashes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jill Feb 3, 2011. 2 Replies

I lost my eyelashes in '04 and they have been growing back the past two months, thank the good Lord!  Has anyone ever tried Latisse to keep them from falling back out?  Any other ideas for preserving…Continue

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Simahrya replied to Laura Adams's discussion Stronger immune systems? in the group Alopecia Universalis
"You sound a lot like me! "
Apr 7
Simahrya replied to Laura Adams's discussion Stronger immune systems? in the group Alopecia Universalis
"That is an awesome benefit for you if so. I have had AU for 43 years. I have always gotten sick easily and have a hard time getting well. Skin problems, allergies to everything outside, dust, molds, animals and many foods, Allergic and general…"
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About Me:
I have had alopecia since 1995. It took a FEW years to get over it, but I was 16 when I lost my hair. It went rather suddenly, from January to March of '95 I went from almost waist-length hair to being completely bare. I luckily didn't lose my eyelashes until about five years ago.
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Hi, Laura here and a brief history thereof

Here's my story. I developed my first bare patches in mid January many years ago and three months later was completely hairless. Lost eyelashes and all, so I have truly physiological repercussions to my hairloss (danger of getting debris on/in eyeball). Of course sun exposure on the scalp is also something I have always been careful about. But because of the lack of lashes, I have had to request that fans be turned off, and cannot aim the air conditioning vents toward my face--instead I aim them at my neck, where I guess the cold air cool the main arteries.Anyway, as for my progression of alopecia acceptance, it was slow. I had a year and a half to go in high school when I went bald, so wearing wigs back then somehow seemed to be mandatory. Looking back, I don't know why. I think it was just so sudden and too soon. Within one year of graduation, I was going to just hats, and within two I was going au natural :) I still wear hair sometimes, just for fun or when I am going to a major event like a wedding. Just because I don't want to be a distraction...if that make sense.Also, until three years ago I was a regular horseback rider...keeping a hairpiece on at a gallop is really tough! Two-sided Tape loses adhesive properties when exposed to sweat.

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I believe (alopecia can...)

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:00pm 2 Comments

I believe that Alopecia can kill us on the inside and leave us a physical shell with a defeated spirit. It almost did that to me. We MUST nurture and pamper our emotional selves (well, too much pampering is bad of course, but go easy on yourself for at least three years) during the transition from possessing hair (and, no, I don't mean owning a wig lol) to not anymore - of course, that is, if we don't come up with a no-side-effects cure - which would be totally kick ass. Then, being bald…

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An Alopecia Poem by Laura

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 6:00pm 1 Comment

I, myself, have just no time to spare,
To fret, mope, or worry over hair.
But WHY are some compelled to stare? -
It's JUST a scalp! So what, it's bare?

 

- Laura Adams 6-8-14

Another spontaneous Laura poem

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 6:00pm 1 Comment

The year was 1995
I had long hair;
I felt alive.
The hair was lost-
I ceased to thrive.
To accept the loss
First failed but strived.
And in the end 
Well, I survived!

 

- Laura Adams, July 9, 2014

Breaking through the fear: my story

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 9:30am 2 Comments

How I "broke through" the fear of going out bald: I just got angry about it, basically. I have freckles, and kept comparing hiding my bare scalp because others didn't like looking at it to hiding my face because others did not like my freckles. It just felt wrong for me to bend to others' will that way, to stifle my own happiness and FREEDOM for others' ...psychological comfort? I decided that they would just have to be uncomfortable - they would also have to get over it. Besides, their…

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At 5:24pm on May 19, 2011, Devin said…
Happy Birthday Laura, I hope your having a good time today!
At 10:57am on September 6, 2010, Mary said…
Hi Laura,

How are you doing?

Mary
At 4:09pm on February 25, 2010, JeffreySF said…
Hi Laura,

Welcome to Alopecia World.

Jeffrey
At 12:37am on January 28, 2010, LeslieAnn Butler said…
Hello and welcome, Laura!
How are you today?
LeslieAnn
 
 
 

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