I got up this morning to the usual routine,coffee,getting kids off to school, went upstairs and showered, fixed up my extensions I have added in to hide my many spots.
Things were good, I had to take my son to the dr's this morning, and as I was waiting my turn in line ,a pretty girl walks by with her long hair waving everywhere and all of a sudden I found myself fighting to keep the tears back so no one would see ,especially my son.
I stand there thinking to myself , God please tell me I wont feel like this forever!

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Comment by Tiffany P on May 27, 2010 at 1:10pm
Its perfectly natural, i usually dont pay too much attention because i dont want other peoples hair i wanted my own. but yea sitting at a bible meeting or just waiting at a restaurant and see a girl with great hair and i get irritated. One day and i hope soon it wont effect us as much anymore and even better not at all.
Comment by Rose Marie' on May 27, 2010 at 6:00pm
Hi

I think your reaction is very normal and totally understandable. It's never easy to loose anything, including your hair. I remember having a similar experience watching 'Lord of the rings' in my local picture theatre with my children. I can't remember the characters name but her hair was waist length blonde and down to her bottom. It looked exactly as my daughters hair use to look before she lost it. It took all my time for me to not tear up. I think the irony of my story is that all the people in LOTR were wearing wigs!!

I get how you feel and I would say it does get a little better with time.

Rosy
Comment by Andrea on May 27, 2010 at 7:54pm
When I was losing my hair what really bothered me was seeing girls with gorgeous hair who were abusing it. I was in Joann Fabrics, buying fabric for a hat (before my first wig). The cashier had beautiful long red hair that was obviously naturally curly but she'd been trying to iron it flat, so it looked frizzed and unhealthy. I told her to just wear it natural and not to try to straighten it. I also told her never to take it for granted because you're not guaranteed to have it. I didn't feel the need to take off my hat and show her what I meant.
Comment by Norm on May 28, 2010 at 4:59am
Hi L-L, sorry this "seeing others' hair" thing is getting to you... it's only natural. Once, in the dim and distant past, I used to have long, wavy, thick auburn hair, which I'd get jealous comments about from women (really!). When I went bald, I used to get the odd pang when I saw long hair... some of it was envy, some of it nostalgia, but I always used to think that I'd been there, done that, got the split ends, and there was no way they'd look as good as me without hair. And what's more, they'd never know or experience how fab they might be bald. :)
So try not to let it get you down too much - that was you then, this is you now, and in the future, you'll be different again. You're still ace and a great Ma. xx

Soo - this thing about Rob liking you with short wigs cos he finds your neck alluring.... are you sure he's not a vampire?? Do you wake in the morning looking pale and feeling tired and drained?? Does he give you a big, big toothy smile??? Eek...!! :)
Comment by Michelle L on May 28, 2010 at 9:59am
Hi Lisa-Lynn

I completely get how you feel. I feel the same way sometimes. My sister has the most amazing (think Pocahontas) head of hair and she covers it for religious reasons and my brother has the same hair, thick, straight, glossy...aaaaahhhhhh and he cuts it short. I am the only sibling who could actually do with great hair. How ironic is that? I live in a community where many women cover their hair for religious reasons and it just KILLS me. I want to say (no, scream!)to them "G-d gave you incredible hair! WHY are you hising it? Surely He wants you to show appreciation?!!" But then I realise that's THEIR life and I am projecting my own frustration/longing/fear/anger onto them. My baggage is mine...

Slowly I am coming to grips with this, and mostly I am ok. But yeah - long flowing locks sometimes flip my sad switch too.

xoxo
PS - Norm - you are FUNNY!
have a good weekend, and remember, you are beautiful.
Comment by Lisa-Lynn Marini on May 28, 2010 at 5:26pm
AIMEE: your hair looks awesome :) at the moment I wear extensions to cover the back of my head,It looks ok however just not mine so it dont feel right unfortunatly.
SUSAN:My daughter's grade 8 grad is next month instead of being thrilled well I am for her but at the same time I am so worried,hoping she doesn't feel I embarrass her because I dont have my own head of hair.I really hope I get through that night. Your are lucky to have a good husband to stand by you, I also ama lucky in that sense!
TO ALL who commented, you are all wonderful people, it's so nice to know that I am not alone in this world.
NORM: you made me laugh,,thanx for that!!!

Wishing you all a safe and happy week-end!!

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