I'm a wife and mother of 2. I was diagnosed with Alopecia in 2006. Going bald has been a pretty traumatic experience for me. I was also diagnosed with multiple sclerosis two years prior to my Alopecia, which didn't upset me half as much as going bald. I look back and think how silly is that, hair vs. my body functioning properly. I was wearing wigs for many years until I realized that for others to accept me, I must accept myself first. I feel much more comfortable just being me. No more hiding.
Hi T! Thank you for the add and the warm welcome. I hope today meets you in great spirits. Just read your profile. "I realized that for others to accept me, I must accept myself first." Powerful words. I have alopecia areata and have spent over 15 yrs hiding it. Until recently i've really been contemplating going bald. I think those words are just what i needed to hear. Hopefully i find the courage soon. I feel like a prisoner in my own body. Its time for a radical change! :)
Hey T! Thanks for the welcome! Just looked through your photos - you are really beautiful, with AND without hair! Can I ask how your kids handle it? My kids are 4, 3 and 1. The two girls (4 & 1) are okay with it, but my 3-year-old son is pretty traumatized by my hair-loss. He keeps saying, "I don't like your bald, Mommy." and "When are you going to be a lady again?" I know it's hard on little kids to accept any kind of change, but it's hard to hear him say stuff like that!
Hi T. That is so wonderful to hear that you live so close. Did you know that there is a Edmonton Alopecia Support Group?(which im a member, but dont run) Also Im working on creating the second annual alopecia awareness event. If you are on facebook, check out my page Bald and Fabulous. Im always posting updates of what is going on around town
u look pretty young yourself to have kids that age:) that is very brave of u to make the decision to go without a wig. Me I have thought about shaving and using a wig, but have never my hairloss is underneath so its been fairly easy to hide akward to go to hairdresser, or when the its windy out though. I have just finally started to wear no eyebrow pencil around the house!, which believe me is a big stepl 4 me no1 has ever seen me without my eyebrows. Good luck on the weekend!!,look forward to getting to know you :)
T, I haven't had hair for 6yrs now myself, and I only have 2ppl that truly understand my sorrow. I 2 have yet 2b seen without my "unit" (wig) ) on and I am just as scared....now since September my eyebrows have been gone and I do believe they aren't coming back (that in itself is scary also)...so like I said b4 I do understand ):
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