Over the past few days I have received a couple of replies from a query I posted in AlopeciaWorld.com. The query was about the most difficult things women newly diagnosed with hair loss have to work through.
These women focused on the anxiety of not knowing how much hair would be lost and whether or not their hair would regrow and stay put.
I addressed their concerns with the following registered copyright excerpt from Boldly Bald Women:
Yes, I Have No Hair Today…Maybe
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt
“This morning I made a cup of coffee, padded to the bathroom to shower, and sang happily as the water bounced off my bald head. When I’d finished showering, while brushing my teeth, I noticed a few blemishes on my face.
Looking closer, the front lighting of the mirror and the back lighting of the sun through the outside window merger, catching patches of colorless strands on my face where the breakouts were. HAIR! Not the fine, short downy hair that used to cover my face, but straggly goat beard hairs – the ones that had you grabbing for the tweezers back when hair was not a novelty. But these hairs looked confused. They were the non-color of clear fishing line and had no sense of uniformity at all!
The more I looked the more astounded I became. Nope, no nose hair, but there were ridges growing along the outside edges of my ears like transparent pine trees storming the heights of a barren mountainside. No eyebrows, but a patch of hair wannabes at the nape of my neck.
This has happened before. In the past all the new hair quickly fell out again leaving me once more smooth as a baby’s but and blemish free. What will happen this time?Continue Reading