The following column (Dr. Donahue) appeared in the Monday, July 2, 2012 edition of the Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Patriot-News:DEAR DR. DONAHUE:After shampooing my hair, I looked in the mirror and…Continue
"My God, Cupcakes....you shouldn't have to go through this. He is an abuser -- what if something happened with one of your children that he didn't like? He would verbally abuse them, too. This relationship is not healthy for you…"
"I am 64 and have had AA for 25 years. My hair was always, as you say, "poor quality", too, and I struggled with it. Wearing wigs isn't so bad....it oftentimes takes a few "tries" to find out what is…"
"Twenty years ago, Pennsylvania insurers (at least mine at the time) covered wigs. Then they stopped. We had a state legislator introduce a bill in the House of Representatives that would force them to do so, but that legislation went…"
"Have you ever tried wig caps? What I do is wear a wig cap, and I have purchased stretch headbands the same color as my skin....and I wear them around my head, but pushed back somewhat, and then put my wig on, and it is nice and secure....no…"
"If it were my daughter, I would cyber school or homeschool her. I understand what you are saying about "withdrawing her from social interaction", but this is negative social interaction, and is not good for her mental health, even…"
"Shave it off....you'll look better, and feel better, too. And there's nothing wrong with wearing a "beanie" cap when you are inside. I wear them all the time. Bought a few in dark brown to match my skin tone,…"
thank you. I am still amazed at the number of people with alopecia. when I was 7 , I thought there was no one else like me anywhere. I am now almost 60 and still no hair. it tried a few times but always fell out. I get silly peach fuzz that defies the law of gravity, I am an, all or nothing person so ....shave it off....better to be shiney than silly.
I have given up trying to have hair, but still think it would be great if they could come up with something to help....
Thanks. I only wish I had access to others in my area (Milwaukee WI.) who had this condition. There are no more suuport groups around here. But thats alright. I did not go to many anyways when there were. My (life long) quest is to try to inform people (on a rare occassion) (who dont have this) here in my real world, what it's about.
I hope you received my last comment. Last time I tried to send a private message to someone on here the website wouldn't let me. I had written so much and didn't want to write it over so I posted it where everyone could see. I never heard back from her. Maybe you would rather communicate through my private e-mail?
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