1 year anniversary of my daughter's alopecia

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of when my daughter's hair started falling out. She told me this yesterday and wanted to contact some of the friends that helped her the most last year. She lost all of her beautiful waist lenth hair in 2 weeks. She was a highschool senior. She continued to cheer, party, do well in school and live a normal life. I shed alot of tears and have bought 8 wigs from all different makers and spent hours researching the disease. This site helped so much. Her boyfriend that was a lifeline last year broke up with her just before college. She again picked herself up and is trying to move on. She is on sulfasalazine and is experiencing a small amount of regrowth, we will see. The point that I want to make is that you have to accept what you cannot change and move on. Don't let this condition control your life. She inspires me.

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Comment by Tallgirl on October 9, 2010 at 10:39am
How wonderful to hear about a girl with strength and spunk! She is doing more for herself than I EVER did or could have done (no internet then, only listened to parents and local doctor in the '60s) about our mysterious condition. I sooooooo love to hear about women who try, decide, accept, accomplish. She will be surprised at all the things that will happen this year with learning, friends and adventures...one never know what a year will bring. Surely, one must get out of the house and look beyond hair to find all that life offers! Give her a BIG hug from me, because I also need to hear positive stories for my own growth...even at my age! :)

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