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Hi My name is Victoria. I am a 25 yr old Social worker from Edmonton, AB. I first joined this site when I was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata in June 2008. My hair has always been my thing and I was always over the top with it. When my hair loss began I absolutely lost it thinking that I would never be attractive again and that my whole life was going to end. With a little acceptance, love for myself, living life and a few trips to my bitchy dermatologist my hair started to grow. It still falls out in other spots, but you can't have it all can you. I do not use wigs. Hair in my photos is my real hair that just covers my bald spots.
I am 25 years old and a social worker for the inner city community. I work in mental health and I love my job. i am also a student. I love yoga, music, the outdoors, sports, and anything fun.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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At 7:02am on September 1, 2009, emma said…
hey sorry to hear that, my hair has start to grow back still have odd small patches i do advise sea kelp if has helped my regrowth really well. hope u ok speak soon chick xxx
At 10:44pm on March 7, 2009, Wendy said…
Hi Victoria
I am new to the site and have had alopecia areata for 3 years. Most of my hair grew back, then thinned out on one side and now the old famliar burn of the patches started again 2 weeks ago and so it begins again.
I wanted to ask where you get your wigs, online or in store. I am from Ottawa,ON and have two short wigs for when the patches get too big to cover but would like a shoulder length one.

I too work in the health field, first as a psw for twenty years, now as a secretary in mental health in a hospital, and occasionly in records. I too love my job.
Hope to hear from you soon and that you are doing ok. I still feel like screaming sometimes especially when I started loosing my eyebrows. Funny story that is.
At 6:11pm on February 19, 2009, emma said…
hey hun thanks for comments .. it feels weird but nice if that makes sence.. my first patch has regrown and new ones have came even on old one lol.. im just leaving it to it let it do as it please lol.. im glad yours is ok.. hope school and work ok .. ive gave up woth treament half the time they dont know what they on about plus in my arse they have closed any derm clinics down as they not needed so they say so its too far for me to travel just gonna let nature do whats she doing .. hope u ok speak soon take care hun xxx
At 3:50pm on December 11, 2008, emma said…
hey chick, long time no hear .. hope you ok and things looking up.. mines got bit worse so had mad idea to raise money and shave my head he he ( pic's on profile) got few more patches so thought sod it lol.. must admit do enjoy the wigs he he .. hows things with you ..

take care emma xx
At 7:30pm on November 14, 2008, JeffreySF said…
Hi Victoria,

Try not to be too hard on yourself.
All is good here with me. Any big plans for the weekend?

At 9:39pm on November 13, 2008, brian kirchman said…
hey yea i was working the rigs as a ruff neck but almost dies like twice and was tierd of being away from home all the time so changed jobs. im still in the oil field just doing dif safer work
At 8:18am on November 13, 2008, Roger said…

Yes, I know Edmonton gets very cold during the winters. Stockholm was colder before. Now the winters are no winters no more =( to bad.
At 9:50pm on November 12, 2008, JeffreySF said…
Hi Victoria,

How did I ever miss your page???
Glad you are living a happy life with alopecia.

At 11:34am on November 12, 2008, Roger said…
Hi Vic!

Hows life over in Edmonton?

At 1:47am on November 11, 2008, Karina Louise said…
Hi Victoria,

I also have alopecia areata (almost universalis now) and PCOS. They both appeared around the same time and it caused some confusion with diagnosis. I'm pretty convinced the PCOS has nothing to with my hair, although it can for some people.

How are you holding up? I'm well into the alopecia journey now but know how hard it was at the beginning - felt like my whole world was crashing in.



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