Went to a new dermatologist yesterday. She was great. A good listener, and was able to answer questions...much better experience than the first derm. She looked at my many(yes there are several patches in my head now ...AWESOME!!!) patches and saw hair growing back in a few of them...yeay!!! She suggested that she inject steroid around the newer patches and some that were just starting sprouts. I agreed to it, and about 30 (maybe more) needle pokes later, done. Here's how it felt;
1) Not as bad as I thought. Some spots were more sensitive than others (like around the ear area) but for the most part, I have had mosquitos that have poked me and created more pain.
2) I felt like I was taking the bull by the horns and kicking some alopecia butt!! Although I totally know this isn't the reality of the situation, I was envisioning the steroid giving those white blood cells a "BLAM" followed by a "KABOOM". Crazy...but it made me feel in control for that one day...I'll take it.
3) So far, no side effects. A bit of stinging where the needles poked into the skin in the evening...and this morning nothing.
I figured nothing ventured, nothing gained (literally in the hair sense) so here I am, another day with AA and feeling pretty good. I would have felt this way regardless of getting the shots or not. The story continues...may end with a fairytale ending, or a hot looking hairpiece. Either way I still hope to feel like the belle at the ball! (unless I get covered in kid slobber, dog slobber or anything else miscellaneous)