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The coolest thing happened!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rhoda Mar 22, 2013. 9 Replies

I am a high school teacher and I have been completely bald for just over a year. All of my students watched as I lost may hair last year. First I put on hats but when it all fell out and I had to…Continue

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I am a high school teacher. I have been teaching art for 20 years and I love my job. I started loosing my hair in December (2011). By the end of January, it was all gone. It has been a very difficult time. My students have been very supportive and I am so grateful for that. I have been wearing head wraps most of the time. I prefer to be up front about what is happening to me. People can wonder or they can ask me what is going on. Some days are so hard that I can't stand to look at myself. I wake up most mornings forgetting that my hair is gone until I touch my head. My husband is my rock. He has been there 100%. Thank God for him.
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Alopecia universalis
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The coolest thing happened to me the other day!

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 9:43pm 11 Comments

I have had AU since January of this year. I was wearing a wig or wraps most of the time because I felt self concious but I recently decided to go around everywhere without anything. It was scary but I am so glad I did. I was out with my husband, who is also bald. We make a funny pair. A woman that worked/owned the restaraunt came over to us and asked me very nicely if I had alopecia or cancer. I said I had alopecia and she says, "Me too," and pulled off her wig right there!! I was shocked…


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At 8:28pm on March 14, 2012, BTB (John) said…

Welcome to AW I hope you get as much from here as we have. It really does make things easier if not better.

At 7:02pm on January 30, 2012, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Hello and welcome, Kathie!
How are you today?
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