My hair began to patch during my first year of high school. Not alot was known about it then, but I do remember that funny word the doctor used......alopecia. It's been so long I don't recall if he narrowed the specific type down. I thought if I could only graduate from school maybe grown ups would be different. Not so! I decided about 10 years ago to shave my head bald. What a relief I thought, I had never felt better. I just didn't want to hide it anymore, and the weaves were costing more than a cool hat. It was the most freeing thing I'd ever done for myself! Now in need of a job, what to do? I've been a driver for the past 15 years and I didn't know that it ever required me to have hair. Clearly I have the skills. It took me along time to get over my lack of hair and yet it remains a problem for others. I only wish there was an alopecia world where we could show people how it's done with love. My only wish now is to find my lovely alopecians in columbus ohio. Where are you? signed, still facing it alone.