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To Women dealing with Alopecia…

To whom this may concern,

This is just to let you know that you are not alone in the battle against “Alopecia” of any kind. My first experience of major hair loss was in 2007, I have been a victim of “Alopecia areata” ever since. Can’t say its been easy.  I initially  had to battle with a self-esteem problem.

It was one thing when I finally decided to own up to the problem and totally shave my hair
off in late 2008, but making a topic of the issue and writing about it REALLY made the difference.

In “An Ode to My Hair” , which I wrote in early 2011, I was able to make fun of myself for the first time, while simultaneously educating people on what it was that had brought me to the point of my shaven head.

I just recently made some more noise about this hair of mine, Its more on the positive side though. The growth of my hair seems to be improving and so I have written “Hey Alopecia Sister!” as a sort of celebration (lol!).

I am aware that these posts have been and will be viewed, but what do I hope is for some Alopecia Sister to actually see these posts, and be left with a smile across her face.
… you are not alone.


4 thoughts on “To Women dealing with Alopecia…

  1. I just did my own blog post about my alopecia experience and stumbled upon yours. I went through this in high school and it was not easy. It was humiliating and painful and scarring. I cried myself to sleep a lot and there were several days I felt I would rather die than have no hair. I just wanted to be normal and pretty like all my classmates. The worst part is that the disease is quite unheard of, so no one really knows about it. They shrug it off like no big deal, but it IS a big deal and it changes your life forever. My hair has grown back, but it will never be as thick and beautiful as it used to be. I still get envious when I see girls with long, thick luscious locks. I tried the wig thing once, but it was very impractical and just made people stare even more. Eventually, it sort of became my life so I learnt to live with it as it grew back over the years. I applaud you so much for having the courage to shave your head – something I could not do. I was only 12 when it started. Anyway, thanks for posting this, and stay strong. I’m not going to tell you it’s “just hair” because I heard that for years and you lose so much more than “just hair”. It has taken me almost a decade to completely move past that phase of my life. You seem much more positive though, and I admire your courage. Xx Lily

    • Thank you Lily!…responses like yours are my encouragement.
      I do hope that my blog set out to do as I had hoped.
      Always appreciate those few strands u have up there… Its not so easy but we have to try 🙂

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