Natasha Gehrke
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  • Stratford, WI
  • United States
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Bad white cell count

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christine Jun 14, 2012. 1 Reply

I've had Alopecia since I was five. It started in small patches but fell completely out when I was about 13. My health was normal for a long time but once my hair fell out completely my immune system…Continue

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I have had Alopecia since I can remember. When I first got it it started in little spots and got worse. I moved from Chicago to Wisconsin when I was 14 and completely lost my hair. I have learned its not something to be upset about but something to be proud of because it makes you stronger. I have friends and family that love me regaurdless of how I look. I think the best people in the world are the people who love you for who you are on the inside and adore you for who you are on the outside.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia totalis
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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Not alone

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 11:30am 4 Comments

A girl stares into her bathroom mirror and doesn't recognize the face she sees. Putting up her hood she hopes that the covering will bring back some form of recognition. Next she tries a hat followed by jewelry, make-up, a scarf. Nothing she places in the reflection can help her to give the girl in the mirror a name. Who is this girl? When did she lose the ability to recognize herself? Is that girl in the mirror really her? She watched tears slowly run the the cheeks of that girl, the one in…

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Sometimes I feel like a fake

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 2:00am 4 Comments

Sometimes I feel like a fake. I try to present myself to other people as someone who is strong and in control of the situation. I see hundreds of people each day who I know has their own struggles to deal with and sometimes I forget my own. I do not realize that my spots might be showing or that someone could be staring. I come onto this site and I look at all the pictures and think to myself that everyone is so beautiful. I saw a girl with Alopecia and I cried at her beauty and strength.…

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Great month!

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 11:49pm 1 Comment

I am super excited! I started treatment for my Alopecia about a week ago. There isn't a gaurntee that it will work but just thinking about having braids again makes me so happy I have tears in my eyes. There are many friends that tell me they like what I look like without my hair but I I had thick red curls and looked like I was actually my grandmothers child because she has the same red hair. The shots are somewhat bothersome but I hope in the end it is worth it.



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Love

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 1:52am 10 Comments

I have been in several realtinships since my alopecia took all my hair. I was always worried that no one would love me because of how I looked. Many of the relationships I was in left me feeling less than confident. No man ever really made me feel beautiful. For the longest time I thought that my alopecia would stop me from finding true love, a man I could stay with and who would make me feel beautiful when he looked at me. My mother was in the hospital and her nurse has alopecia. I never met… Continue

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At 2:22pm on June 5, 2014, Harish said…

i guys i am from india and i am having AA, i would like to taking with new people here,

if you like plz share ur chat id with me

thank you

guys

At 11:02am on December 3, 2011, Susan Innes said…

Hello Natasha - A Wisconsin group "Alopecians in Wisconsin" has been created on AW; we'd love to have you join us. I hope that life is being kind to you...with or without the new growth of hair. Susan

At 5:04pm on September 18, 2009, Natalie said…
Hi Natasha! I just wanted to give a shout-out to my fellow Wisconsin-ite! I grew up in Milwaukee but now live and work in DC. I still love going back to WI to visit my family- I definitely miss the beautiful autumns. GO BREWERS!! :D
At 3:13pm on August 29, 2009, LeslieAnn Butler said…
Hey Natasha,
My book is called "If Your Hair Falls Out, Keep Dancing!" and it just won two national awards, one Book of the Year. There's a lot of info on it on my page if you scroll down further. It's a good read, lots of information, pretty funny and upbeat. You can get it on Amazon.
Hugs!
At 1:29am on August 29, 2009, Cheryl, Co-founder said…
Hi Natasha, I wanted to welcome you to Alopecia World. I can honestly say that we are a great community here and I hope you enjoy the time you spend with us.

Cheryl
co-founder
At 5:52pm on August 28, 2009, LeslieAnn Butler said…
Hello and welcome, Natasha!
You have a wonderful attitude.
How are you doing today?
LeslieAnn
At 4:00pm on August 28, 2009, Tracy and Amanda said…
Hi Natasha,
How are you? I have a 7 yr old with alopecia. You will find alot of support here.
Tracy
At 10:30am on August 28, 2009, John M. said…
Welcome to Alopecia World Natasha! I have to say, for someone who's not yet 18, you are VERY well written. Bravo!
At 4:12am on August 28, 2009, Roger said…
Welcome.

Roger.
 
 
 

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