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.

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Comment by Me on December 23, 2013 at 5:50pm
I recently had the same situation, met someone who as no hair and they didn't have alopecia but breast cancer, and said it was such a relief as I wanted to know about her situation and she felt like she wasn't burdening me!!! Made me feel it's only bloody hair!!!! My hairs growing back try Biotin!!!
Comment by Pat on December 26, 2013 at 7:33pm

glad to hear your hair is growing back, unfortunately biotin didn't work for me :-(

Comment by Alliegator on December 30, 2013 at 12:07pm

Great story!  I've only seen one bald person.  She was a young girl, and she had alopecia.  I am feeling gratitude as well... it is such an easier decision to go bald or plop on a wig!  I am thankful to be healthy, and not sick!

Comment by Cheryl, Co-founder on December 30, 2013 at 7:33pm

Hi Pat, Since I do not wear a wig I too find that I speak to a lot of women who are struggling with cancer.  I walk away glad that my alopecia was used as a bridge to connect someone.  It also help me put my alopecia into perspective.

Comment by Pat on December 30, 2013 at 10:29pm

Absolutely Cheryl. Although I dislike being bald it is something I can live with whereas with a potentially fatal illness like cancer my life would be on the line. I'm very grateful.

Comment by Cindie on January 4, 2014 at 2:05pm

Amen, Alliegator!


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