Hi all, well a bald woman sat down with her daughter at the next table in a cafe this week and I went over and asked if she had alopecia...no she didn't, she had been treated for breast cancer. I always find when I do this the person has cancer! Anyway I explained that I thought she had alopecia as I did and she said oh my hair will grow back soon. I said fantastic, I've been bald for over 20 years and wigs don't bother me anymore. Her eyes opened wide. We chatted some more and she's tossing up whether to have radiation therapy after the chemo and it really brought home to me how lucky I am that I don't have to make a decision like that. The radiation therapy will give her an extra 10% chance the cancer won't return and she has a month to think it over. I have a real sense of gratitude today that whether my hair regrows or not, all the decision I have to make is whether I go bald in public or plop on my wig. Problem solved.