Leslee
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Fran Smith Jun 11, 2010. 4 Replies

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I am 36 years old,married, with a 9 year old son, I work at home as a pharmacist. I have had AT since I was 17 years old. I have always been secretive about this as I feel like a freak!
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia totalis
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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This is wearing me down

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 6:30am 15 Comments

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

Brow help

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 7:02pm 10 Comments

HI everyone
I have had AT since I was 17. My lashes are my own, and my brows come and go, right now I have them on 1 side. I'm not very good at "doing " my brows. Any tips or good products to use?

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At 2:40pm on November 2, 2011, Just Ask said…
hang in there. nothing freaky about you. you look like a normal everyday american woman.
At 9:13am on September 18, 2010, Valerie Hutcherson said…
Hi Leslee!
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!
At 7:09am on June 5, 2010, Jocelyn said…
Hey Leslee! Thanks for the add! I hope you are having a great morning! How far is Vernon from NYC?
At 2:59pm on October 27, 2009, Karina said…
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.
At 7:52pm on July 7, 2009, Angela Varnum said…
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!! :)
At 5:45pm on July 6, 2009, Karina said…
Thanks Leslee...here in Argentina I bought a natural hair wig but it hurts me a bit..
At 4:01pm on July 6, 2009, Karina said…
Leslie...What type of wig do you use? Is it comfortable?
At 2:44pm on July 6, 2009, MiNAH said…
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!
Mina
At 1:21am on June 17, 2009, BaldGirlsDoLunch.org said…
Hi Leslee-

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.

I love helping women find each other through our BGDL network. Hope to meet up. If you join our Bald Girls Do Lunch group here on AW, you can receive my blast emails of up to the minute info like when our Today Show segment will air or when research meds used for alopecia are recalled by the FDA -

or, stop by our main site and you'll be added to alerts for our events in the NY/NJ areas.

Thea
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At 8:07am on June 16, 2009, Rose said…
Thanks for the message, you are very pretty so I'm sure if you think people are stareing at you they are thinking nice things! Hope your having a good day
 
 
 

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