Melinda
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Joan Gundersen commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Please don’t give up what you love due to this condition... I have AU, and decided that it can’t change my life- it’s just an obstacle to work around.... I found a water wig... on the alopecia site. One is a swim cap with some hair…"
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Iwishitwasjusthair commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Hey I was 32 years old when I started losing my hair, too. I cant afford the expensive swimming wigs. I have wore the swimming caps to water parks. I feel like Im wearing a condom and look horrible. I had to change positions cause I was working as a…"
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Sue commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Hi, I am glad that you feel well and you are happy. Not am I. My whole life is in ruins, I am 56 years old, cannt find any job or work anymore, my husband left his previous mate 35 years ago as she was bold so I do not dare to show myself without…"
May 17
gldean1988 commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Btw, I wear wigs, hats, bandsnas, and occasionally go all natural. It's whatever I feel like. And when I get a new wig, I go to my students and everyone and am like, look at my cute hair.  When you are comfortable with you, you give…"
May 16
gldean1988 commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Alopecia is NOT a state of ugliness.  Ugly is an opinion and not everyone agrees. There are beautiful women with alopecia, in my opinion. You can find wigs that are pretty convincing. But, I don't feel committed to making people believe…"
May 16
Sue commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Hi Friends, the problem is that to my opinion alopecia  is NOT an illness. Illnesses can be cured or else they are lethal. But alopecia is none of htem. It is just a state of uglyness. I have almost AU, for 36 years I used to have AA, it went…"
May 16
Nana commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"I am sorry to hear that.  The only thing I can hear when I read your post is: don't quit. As our one of the lady wrote in one of the above post: alopecia has taken so much out of our lives, don't let it take the job you like :)"
May 11
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Bald Woman Problems

I have lived with alopecia universalis for 9 years now. Yikes! All of my thirties were bald! In this video, I share some of the challenges that being bald can have that most people don't know about or even think about. First and foremost, let's talk about wigs. If you have more than one, people will notice, especially if they are different colors and styles. I can't seem to stick with one style or color. (I buy inexpensive wigs.) The next thing is that wigs get itchy and I can't wait to take…See More
May 10
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Bald Woman Problems

This video goes over some of the challenges that happen when you are a bald woman. I have had alopecia universalis for almost 9 years now. In this video, I t...
May 10
Sorodmom commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"I understand how you feel but you have a gift and a passion don’t give it up because of fear what others will say,you are beautiful either way wig or no wig.I am 55 and  my hair started thinning at 16 it was hard,teens can be cruel and…"
May 9
Lesley commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Hi Melinda, I have had similar feelings as you.  I never thought I would be able to be active, including swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, etc. until five years ago.   I am including a link with a picture of me on the water wearing a…"
May 8
Sandy commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"I swim 3 days a week, and I love it so much I can't imagine giving it up. But I am also not swimming bald. I too have Alopecia Universalis, I'm 62 and lost all my hair about 11 years ago. I started going to the pool and just treading water…"
May 8
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About Me:
I have alopecia universalis and epilepsy. I am a huge fan of holistic healing, which hasn't really done anything for my alopecia.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia universalis
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Yes - I am 18 or older
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Bald Woman Problems

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 9:30am 0 Comments

I have lived with alopecia universalis for 9 years now. Yikes! All of my thirties were bald! In this video, I share some of the challenges that being bald can have that most people don't know about or even think about. 

First and foremost, let's talk about wigs. If you have more than one, people will notice,…

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I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 5:00am 23 Comments

I loved swimming. I was a swimmer and as an adult, I taught swimming classes. I was great at it. Then I started losing my hair. I went bald really quickly. I have Alopecia Universalis. For about a year, I taught swimming with a wig on. Most of the instruction was simple enough that I didn't have to demonstrate for the kids. I chose a stellar student and had him demonstrate.

I wore a really cheap artificial wig. It fooled everyone. I didn't have to deal with comments on my health. I…

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I've got some hairs!

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 2:21pm 4 Comments

I'm going on my 9th year with Alopecia Universalis. I struggled with this for years. I decided that I was going to heal it naturally with diet and exercise because the medications that were being prescribed for me were interacting with my epilepsy medication. 

I started out with a raw vegan diet and lots of juicing. It really didn't do much for me. I loved fresh juices and they tasted great, but I lost weight. That was about it. I also looked a bit too thin. 

The next diet I…

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At 10:25pm on May 7, 2018, JeffreySF said…

Hello All.

I too quit my job after 17 years with my employer once my alopecia started.

I didn't know what was happening to me. I thought it might be stress or a chemical in the environment or anything else for that mater.

Anyway, It's been nearly 11 years since that happened. I'll never know what  my trigger was so I just keep moving forward in this journey called Alopecia...

Best to All!!!

 
 
 

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