Thank goodness for this website. I have met one other person who suffers from alopecia in my area, and she has been lucky enough to regrow almost all of her hair. She gave me a lot of hope. In the last few weeks I have continuously found new spots on my head of fresh bald patches. It has been absolutely devastating because I have tried to be so patient in the last year and a half. I know it could be so much worse, but it is so hard coping with holding out hope for something that does not pan out. I was probably a month away from being able to pull off a cutesy pixie cut and now I have to tell myself that that will not be happening. Yes, I have my health. Yes, I have my family and a roof over my head. But I want to be able to walk out of my house without a damn wig or bandana on my head. I want to look in the mirror and see myself again. Not this bald shell of a being that used to have me in it. Overly dramatic.... maybe? I am just so tired of not feeling myself. Do you guys have any tips on acceptance of this? I have dealt alright with it in the past but I am having such a problem with frustration right now. 

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Comment by Epo on February 7, 2014 at 11:30pm

Aww I feel like this right now too. Have had my AA for a year, and I just found some thinning spots which might turn into patches. I feel the same about yeah I have the rest of my health, my family, love, support etc but I miss things that some people think are silly so I feel dramatic at times. I used to love tossing my hair up into one of those hipster top buns, it was my favorite thing... and I miss it! I feel silly but it made me feel like myself.

I go to a therapist... I don't know if she's helped me accept it, but she definitely has kept me sane.

Comment by Sierra D on February 16, 2014 at 11:18am

I don't think that is silly at all! I browse Pinterest and see all this cute hair stuff, and I'm like man... I really used to take advantage of what I had before. There are so many things I would do now. Stuff we all took for granted! Anyway, good news (hopefully) is that the spots have not grown in size so far. So... hopefully they will just stay spots and not spread again. 

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