May 2010 Blog Posts (70)

I looking for members on the east coast of florida

I would love to have a celebration(july17) somewhere in my neighborhood. Anyone that lives in fla please let me know and we can set something up.

Added by linda carraway on May 6, 2010 at 7:13am — No Comments

Coincidence? I Think Not! :)

Hello My fellow Smooth Friends :)



I enjoy reading all of your post and checking out the great pictures. I thought I would share what happened to me today. I am a full time graduate student studying to become a Nurse Anesthestist. I needed to get an MMR before I could start a new clinical site and the Health Department was just the most convient option (Glad I vote for the levy :). A mother and her daughter (age 5-6) came in an sat next to me. I could tell they were checking me out… Continue

Added by Marianne on May 5, 2010 at 6:19pm — 5 Comments

INTERNATIONAL ALOPECIA DAY is Saturday, July 17, 2010!

In April 2009, Alopecia World member Mary Marshall proposed the idea of a National Bald Out day.

Mary's idea quickly evolved into an international celebration three months later to raise public awareness of alopecia and express our pride in our bald heads.

However, due to a "National Bald Out" trademark claim filed by another member of Alopecia World (see www.uspto.gov for details), the popular National Bald Out discussion group on Alopecia…

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Added by Alopecia World on May 5, 2010 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Coping

Signe is 11 and on her third, and most aggressive AA loss. The first two times she was young enough that it didn't really affect her, it was much easier to cover and we just rolled with it. However, "rolling with it" has become much more difficult because of advancing age and meaner kids. It doesn't help that Signe suffers anxiety and is a perfectionist.



A few weeks ago, after months of "creative hairstyling", adjusting to hats in school and finally, a wig, Signe said she was ready… Continue

Added by Maria Jeremiason _ Signe's Mom on May 5, 2010 at 12:31pm — 3 Comments

Dotty's Inspirational/Motivational Reflection

"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them."

Added by Dotty on May 5, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Really odd question about ringing in the ears

I have been suffering with ringing in my ears for a couple years now. I started reading up on it in preparation to go to the doctor, and I found that tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is caused when the tiny hairs in your inner ears, which sent auditory signals to your brain, are damaged or killed. For some reason, when something happens to those hair cells, the brain perceives it as sound, and your ears ring.



Well, since I have alopecia pretty much everywhere, including inside my nose,… Continue

Added by Kari M on May 4, 2010 at 1:32am — 13 Comments

Some more progress

well the last time i wrote i was havin regrowth and i still have hair comin in, but the other day i cut the bits that are longer down so all the hair i have was about 1cm long, which then i noticed i have dark hairs comin in with the white, i was so excited to see this and hopin that its the start of my real hair comin bak :)

i now have most of my eyelashes bak and my left eyebrow which is now mostly dark hairs and my right brow is tryin to catch up altho a little slower,

i thot id… Continue

Added by lynne on May 3, 2010 at 5:51pm — 2 Comments

Too many hair options...same old decision

I believe i wrote on my page a few weeks ago about getting a topper. Well, I opted for a different set of extensions again. I think I decided to hold off on a topper out of pure fear. Deep down I feel that getting a topper or wig means that I will be giving up on hope that my hair will just decide to grow back healthy and strong. I don't know why I just can't take the plunge and do it. I see so many woman on this wonderful site with their pieces and they all look gorgeous; like they are having… Continue

Added by Krissie on May 2, 2010 at 3:48pm — 7 Comments

Dotty's Inspirational/Motivational Reflection

"Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul."

Added by Dotty on May 2, 2010 at 2:22pm — 2 Comments

Happy Birthday to Me!

In a way, this whole experience feels like a re-birth. I know that I'm the same person on the inside, but it's such an outward condition. That makes me feel like a different person. I've recently started to reconnect with my friends as "Bald Brandy". They have been sooo accepting and loving. I'm lucky to have them.



The only thing that I'm worried about is my career. Before I got diagnosed with Alopecia, I was an advertising account supervisor. Since all of this has happened, my… Continue

Added by Brandy P. on May 2, 2010 at 4:46am — 1 Comment

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