December 2009 Blog Posts (67)

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Added by Alopecia World on December 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Bullying - for girls and women

I found an article that hits right on the nose for me about female bullying and how it is different than the way boys or even men bully each other. I thought it was very interesting because of everything I am going through right now and if any other women or girls are having a problem with another female pushing you around or out of your social circle or treating you unfairly then you may want to read this article yourself. It may just apply!

The results of female bullying can be… Continue

Added by Carol on December 3, 2009 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Polyana Positive gets Punched!

This stuff sucks. There, I said it. That's how I feel today.

My whole life I've been a self-proclaimed Polyana Positive. I'm pretty much CHOOSE to put positive spin on everything. It's my nature but it's also a choice. This ability has carried me through many challenges growing up. You know, really hard stuff that takes years of counseling to clear up. And I still look on the bright side. I am a mentally and emotionally healthy, stable, strong person. I've done lots of healing work… Continue

Added by Alicia Duncan on December 2, 2009 at 8:01pm — 14 Comments

A nice experience at the gym - Rock the bald look, get jewelry from strangers

I had a really nice experience today at the gym that I want to share. I was wearing my tank top that I had made on Cafe Press. On the front it says: "Yes, I'm bald...get over it." On the back it says: "No hair. No problem." As usual, my bald head was uncovered. I was most of the way through my weight training.

A woman I don't know came up to me and took off her necklace and handed it to me. It's a beautiful, delicate silver piece. She told me that her sister is a jewelry designer,… Continue

Added by Mary on December 2, 2009 at 7:09pm — 21 Comments

As obvious as the sun

Although my hairloss is as obvious as the sun my family will not discuss it. I find that when I bring up the subject they just stare at me with loving eyes and quickly change the subject. When an aquaintance asks or mentions the change they quickly jump in to divert the conversation. I guess they are protecting me from what they feel is uncomfortable and humiliating. In my hairloss journey I'm at the point that I do want to talk about it. There really is no use in secretly crying and suffering… Continue

Added by Angela on December 2, 2009 at 6:17pm — 2 Comments

I've been prescirbed Lansoprazole and Prednisolone

Does anyone have any experience taking these?

I went to my dermatologist today. I have a history of traction alopecia, but he wants me to take these. I think he wants to rule out areata.

My hair was pulled too tightly as a child, so I started losing my hair. But I think he wants to rule out aa, are there other ways he can do this? As I don't like to take medication in case of side affects.

Kind regards.

Added by Undiscovered on December 1, 2009 at 2:25pm — 3 Comments

Accepting or not accepting

At the moment I'm not really sure where I am!

Sometimes I say I've accepted my hair loss and other times I feel inexplicably sad and sorry its all gone. My friends say they don't know how I have cope so well, and I can honestly say, I think I have coped well but sometimes, just sometimes, I wonder whether I have truly accepted my hairloss...sounds wierd maybe...just don't really know where I am at the moment.

Its definitely like an unexpected voyage of self-discovery. As a… Continue

Added by Sarah on December 1, 2009 at 6:42am — 8 Comments

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