brenda kay
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i am a 58 year old hairdresser who had ben known for my long flowing mane of hair. this year it all fell out.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia universalis
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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A happy new year and 4 eyelashes!

Posted on January 3, 2010 at 11:27am 1 Comment

a very happy and prosperous new year to all my friends here!!!!!!! may 2010 be fantabulous for all of you!!!!! this morning i awoke putting on my 'face'....and lo and behold!!!!!! 4 eyelashes on my lower right eye lid!!!!! i know it may be a fluke.....i know my AU might never reverse.......but to find a hair....any hair on my shiny bald body is just plain exhilerating! it gives me a shred of is to HOPE!!!!!!!!!! and to ALL of you for the new year!

Please, your prayers...please

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 10:00pm 4 Comments

i have been out of site for a few months, I guess when my son's girlfriend developed some horrific neurological problems due to a malfunctioning shunt, I totally forgot about my own issues (AU). Right now, sweet Jenae is spending her fourth week in the hospital; she is having complication after complication due to a replacement of a shunt she has had since childhood. Just when things start looking up, the shunt clogs and she is rushed into surgery. The last surgery has really knocked her bad. I… Continue

Skin feels weird, like a plucked chicken

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 5:49pm 2 Comments

as our chicago weather is starting to cool off, i am wearing a bit more clothes that i have during summer. I guess since my molting in the spring had progressed to full blown AU, i realize that my skin has gotten soooo terribly sensitive as fabric rubs against it. has anybody else felt this strange sensation? It is almost like my body down layed a cushion between my skin and my clothes and now it is all gone!!!!!!!! EGADSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! I really feel like a plucked chicken!

Now according to Dr. Oz.....I have a brain tumor?????????

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 11:08am 16 Comments

I know today's Oprah show was a rerun, God knows I had several people tell me months ago the revelation that my hair loss was caused by a brain tumor!!!!!!! I finally caught the episode where the infamous Dr. Oz scared the livin' crap outta this poor lady, telling her that her hairloss (oh, by the way, I'd give the world to have what she had) that she could possibly have a brain tumor causing it...........NOW....anything is possible in this crazy world, but he highly recommended her having a… Continue

I AM NOT SICK... I AM BALD!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on June 17, 2009 at 9:58pm 1 Comment

Once again, being a hairdresser who hasn't any hair....just wearing a variety of cute wigs. I have an issue with people who think I am totally devastated by this disorder, devastated or hiding a terminal disease. I really think some of my clients would rather me be telling them that I lost my hair from cancer treatment, than to accept the fact that I, with hardly an explanation, just lost all my body hair. Today, a dear client of mine who hasnt seen me for a couple months, proceeded to sadly… Continue

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At 10:16pm on March 30, 2010, Heather L said…
Hey BK!

Hope you are feeling better!! HA- knuckle hair... looks like AA has found a sense of humor! oh great... Happy to hear the eyelashes are still slowly filling in!

YES it was an insane winter... over 80 inches for the season! We had a couple of blizzards with 25+ inches! Almost lost my little white dog! yikes!

Good to hear from you!
At 3:34pm on March 25, 2010, Heather L said…
Hey stranger!
Just thinking about you! Hoping you still are having some eyelash growth!!!!
At 7:32pm on November 26, 2009, Heather L said…

So happy to hear Jenae is improving! She is lucky to have you in her corner!

OMG! I cannot believe the manners of that woman at the wedding! How rude! You are very kind to assume she had too much sauce! Sounds more like she needs a bottle of sauce to hit her upside the head!

so how do you like your wig? is it comfortable? hope so!

Enjoy the rest of today!!
At 7:51pm on November 22, 2009, Heather L said…
Hey Beautiful-

Odd- I received an email that I had a message from you- logged on to see it but there is nothing on my page??? No clue!

anyway- when you have the time I'd love to hear how everything is going.
At 11:08pm on November 21, 2009, Heather L said…
Hello Brenda!

Just thinking about you. Hoping all is ok! How is Jenae doing??

At 12:15pm on September 1, 2009, Diana Hastings said…
Thanx for that - I've already looked at the Paula Young wigs web site, they look great. You say you hate wigs although you wear them - me too - the first thing I do when I get home is take off my wig & my shoes!!!
Keep in touch, all the best, Diana x
At 6:42am on September 1, 2009, Diana Hastings said…
Thanks for your comments. Coming to terms with our hair loss in the beginnning is definitely the hardest bit is'nt it. I'll definitely look into the Paula Young wigs - they sound great. My wig in the photo is a lovely chestnut colour and I also have a shorter one which is called 'dark blonde with hazel highlights' so people definitely know its not mine. I think wigs look 'wiggy' on me and since the obviously choice for me was a grey one (my own hair had always been very dark brown but had developed into 'pepper and salt' prior to going) I thought I'd try something different. Shame I can't get a new face to go with them (lol) Keep in touch, Diana x
At 11:04pm on July 15, 2009, Heather L said…
Hello Brenda!

OMG!! Talk about stress overload! I can't imagine how horrible that was to find your ex dead! Clear to see your trigger. I am so very sorry you had to go through that!! It's amazing what stress does to our bodies....

Hope you are doing OK. You seem to have such a great sense of humor-- I'm sure that plays a huge part in pulling you through it all!! :)
At 7:20pm on July 13, 2009, Karina said…
Thanks a million!! The thing that my white hairs are quite difficult...the semi permanent doesn´t stay in my hair..yes I agree with you,Brenda,I tried not to touch my hair so much because of the falling. Two more questions...can
a person bear a wig in Summer? Did people know about your wig? I´m a very insecure and sensitive person and I dont want to tell people my problem and face awful situations because of stupid people.
At 4:22pm on July 13, 2009, Karina said…
Brenda it´s me again!! I want to ask U as an expert hairdresser...Is it convinient to dye my hair if I have telogen effluvium?


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