Freedom! ...due to circumstances beyond my control.

I went to get a haircut today which is usually a depressing experience. I have a wonderful snd supportive women who cuts my hair and she always tries to do the best she can with what little I have. Well, in the process of cutting, a good-sized chunk of hair fell out. I thought my barber was going to faint! She is aware that I have problem hair but this she was just not expecting. Anyway, after her recovery, we had a long and nurturing talk. She was just so sweet. We agreed that the best thing to do was just shave off the rest of the hair, totally. We both got a bit teary in the process. I am now as bald as an egg and as smooth as silk. I feel that I look honest. However, I feel so much better to be off the cycle of hair loss and the tease of regrowth. I'm sure that I will remain bald. It is my hair and my alopecia and others are just going to have to deal with how I look! Now, to go out and buy some sunscreen.

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Comment by Carol on September 8, 2008 at 5:23pm
LOL good job Jamie! I'm happy you found freedom in shaving your head and that you had support along the way. Keep up the positive attitude too! :)
Comment by Diane on September 8, 2008 at 5:36pm
Way to go!
I'm happy for you.
Diane :)
Comment by Cheryl, Co-founder on September 8, 2008 at 7:12pm
Jamie! Welcome to the bald side ;) And kudos to your hairdresser. Do you find you keep rubbing your head? I did when I first shaved it and I still do when I shave.
Comment by jamie1 on September 8, 2008 at 11:45pm
Thank you Carol, Diane, Angela and Cheryl for your support. You guys are great. Jamie
Comment by Diane on September 9, 2008 at 8:27am
of course we are great.... we are alopecian !! :)
Comment by Cheryl, Co-founder on September 9, 2008 at 10:03am
Jamie! Looking good my friend!
Comment by Sarah McIntosh on September 9, 2008 at 6:19pm
Personally shaving my head was the best thing I could have ever done for myself,and I highly recommend to anyone else who is dealing with situations such as ours.Good for you!!
Comment by jamie1 on September 9, 2008 at 6:39pm
Thank you Sarah for your support. You're right; baldness is so much better. My hair looked as if I dried in the mircowave. I hope I look better but now you look way cute!
Comment by kastababy on September 9, 2008 at 6:49pm
Rock on Jamie!!! I love the look, it looks just like you're making a fashion statement!!! And kudos to your hairdresser; she sounds like a wonderful woman!!!
Comment by jamie1 on September 10, 2008 at 10:34am
Hey, what a nice way of looking at things Bogie!


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