Hi I am Nicky and I have had Alopecia since 2005- well it all grew back and then all fell out again so now I am totally bald , no eyelashes or eyebrows. Sometimes it really gets to me - sometimes I don't think about it- but I do wear a wig during the day and a bandana at home.My husband is supportive but I am sure he would prefer if I had hair and my kids jsut know that mummy's hair fell out.
But hey - life could be worse !
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Hi Nicky how're you going, haven't heard from you in a while. I met Ivonna from Buddina last week, bald since she was 4. So now there are 3 of us that I know of on the Sunshine Coast. Maybe the 3 of us could meet at some stage...cheers
Hey Nicky how your going? Did you have a good xmas? We had our grandson and his mum with us for 3 weeks...mostly did the beach, John took him to movieworld and they had a great time. At 10 he's growing up very fast. How did that wig turn out, did it fit and if so did you get it cut in? Just wondering. I've had a new wig made up, darker than my last one but I'm getting used to it now. It was so long I had heaps cut off it but still kept it to just shoulder length. I think you'd look great in a blonde wig...what was your natural colour? I'd love to go blonde but it looks ridiculous on me...shame...
Nicky, no problems....hope you had a great time while she was here. We're off to Cairns in a couple of weeks...I'm really looking forward to it. We may end up staying in Pt. Douglas or somewhere outside Cairns as it's not a 'doing' holiday but a relaxing one..we're only gone for a few days. Maybe we can catch up after that. Like you say, time goes by so fast. I'd really like to know if there are more people with aa in this area - don't you think it would be good to start a support group? I'd be all for it.
Hi Nicky, how've the school holidays been for ya? Hope you are doing well. Did your sister end up coming for a holiday? I've been to Adelaide to see my grandson who's 10, and also visited my parents - lots of issues with them. Stayed with friends to de-stress!! Glad to be home, but I wish my grandson lived closer to us.
Yes best not to use a hairdryer on synthetic wigs. Do you have a hairdresser who will cut in the other wig? It is Remy hair [human but processed] so you can use a hairdryer on it but in my experience its better to let it dry overnight. I find wigs dry pretty quickly once you put it on - must be the heat from the head.
Hi Nicky, I forgot to say just put a little smear of the glue around the wig edge from ear to ear. I wouldn't worry about the back. The wig I'm wearing in this pic is the same, just wavy, and you'll be surprised when it's cut in [assuming it fits your head]. Anyway let me know how it works out or not as the case may be.
Hi Nicky, yep that'll be great. John has had the flu since coming home from BKK - he ended up with bronchial pneumonia and was flat on his back for days. I'm normally never sick since I've had alopecia but this time I got a head cold which I know won't last long. Having him out of action has put us back workwise though, so we have some catching up to do. Suddenly everyone wants their windows cleaned! See you in a few weeks.
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