Hi, I have had AT since the summer before my senior year of high school. Great timing! I was so embarrassed, and wore a wig to school and never told anyone. I made my mother tell the moms of a couple of my close friends and thats it. I always felt that people were staring at me. I went off to college and dealt with it, but only told my roommates and then it was never spoken of. It has been 20 years and I am just so tired of "dealing with it". I thought I accepted it but don't know if deep down… Continue
Thanks for adding me as a friend. We do indeed have a lot of similarities. I think hiding it becomes a habit and it's a hard on to break even when you have accepted your AT status. I've had it most of my life but only close family know about it and only my children see me without my wig. My husband of 7 years knows i wear a wig but i've never showed him my baldness. When i'm not in a wig, I wear a scarf around him. I know this is ridiculous and he accepts and loves me but I still have a hard time revealing. I look forward to getting to know you!
Leslee...it´s Karina from Argentina...Can you suggest me any brand of wigs to feel comfortable to work..how many hours do you wear it? Summer,winter? Sorry I´m very anxious cause I don´t want to be depressed.
Hello Leslee, Thanks for the compliment. My wig is just a synthetic from Wilshire wigs. It is multiple colors and I really like it. I would like to look into vacuum prosthesis too. I manually put on my brows for 30 years, I used a brow powder from Clinique and then dabbed hairspray over the top to keep the brows on all day. I since gave all that up with permanent tatoo brows. I am so happy. Would love to chat more!! :)
Yes..day to day i'm going fine..then pass by the mirror and think..how my life would have been otherwise, if i wasn't perceived as lesser.
Indirectly people & family..i mean close family...don't want to admit they have a perception issue whith judging.
After all ...these are people who have no idea what it's like to be bald as a woman.
If they were to lose their hair..they wouldn't know what to do"Naturally"
I had an issue this weekend..where I was insulted/ordered, and told to put on the wig.
I''ll wear it when it suits me....right!
That thing in this heat..is too hot.
It's a vacume/suction...silicone freedomwig prosthesis.
I did wear it..out in the Intense Heat and It wasn't "COOL"
Neither Cool..or Cool!
I am going to get to a position in my life..where nobody or no one will ever tell me to wear a wig.. nor even think they have the right to discuss my hair loss.
I am dealing with it in my own way..and I should say..I'm so STRONG and BRAVE...that I don't need ignorance to bring me down.
I am on a MISSION!
No, you're no freak. You're a totally normal woman just like the rest of us. Secrecy is debilitating. Every woman deserves to live a life of freedom, ease and confidence.
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