We'll, I made it through my first day! 90% of my hair had fallen out so I shaved the rest off over the holidays. I went back to work yesterday. I was full of anxiety. I decided to send an email to the people I worked with most often so they wouldn't be shocked or think I had cancer. The response was uplifting and I even ate lunch in the cafeteria with two of my close friends. I never thought I could do it. But I did! Onto day two!

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Comment by michelle on January 3, 2014 at 5:51pm

Good for you!!!!  I am sorry that you felt you had to 'explain' yourself.  It does take a lot of courage to go 'naked'. I go bald for the most part.   I do remember going bald for the first time last summer....lots of stares in the grocery store.  I barely notice the stares at this point.

Again, good for you:)

Comment by Hope on January 3, 2014 at 8:37pm

Good for you!!! Experiences like yours are very uplifting and I love sharing them with my 13 year old daughter with Alopecia. 

Comment by Barbara on January 4, 2014 at 7:26am

Good for you!!!!!  I wish I could do that.  I am a hairstylist and I work for a big hair and cosmetics company and I feel uncomfortable even talking about my situation.  It seems they mostly ignore it.  At times I wish I could find another line of work where it would not matter as much!!!!!  I have no problem with family and friends though, which is good!!!!!!  I am glad for you that you are strong to be able to walk proudly at work!!!!!

Comment by Vicki on January 4, 2014 at 8:42am
Thanks everyone. I think this forum is a great place for people to share. I feel comfortable at work now which is great. Haven't been to the grocery store or the mall without my hat, it's winter right now so i'm just leaving my coat and hat on. It'll come, little by little.
Comment by Cindie on January 4, 2014 at 1:59pm

I am so happy that your coworkers are so understanding!

 

Peace and Blessings.

Comment by Vanessa on January 5, 2014 at 1:45am

Wow! Good for you. Your courage is uplifting.

Lots of luck to you on day 2 an on!!

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