Let my personality, my ambitions, my words, and my heart determine who I am-not my hair; for if that were the case, I'd be nothing. I wouldn't be here. -me
I have had Alopecia for about 10 months now, since like February. It's been quite a struggle not only for me, but my family, friends, and community as well. It's proven that I'm not the only one effected by this.
I don't have eyebrows, I basically have no hair, and am in the process of losing my eyelashes again and arm hair. I am pretty much always losing or regrowing my hair, and it's really tough because it's so unpredictable. I'm getting through it day by day, though. Things are getting easier for me. I am finally at that point where I care what people think about me being bald, but my life doesn't revolve around it.
I want to raise awareness for Alopecia especially in my community because no one here has a clue. This disease isn't rare, but so many people don't even know what it is. I can honestly say that this disease has benefited me and if I could take it back, I WOULDN'T because it's presented me with the opportunity to meet great people, determine my true friends, realize my family, and see life from a new perspective. It's not so bad after all, but who doesn't have their bad days???
I enjoyed reading about you. I think you could really be an inspiration to many children. My daughter is 12 and has had AU for 3 years. Maybe we could stay in touch. Do you mind me asking why you are home bound?
Urgh, yeah I used to have bad panic attacks in exams, so I had to take all my exams in the library, I'm better with it now though, and I've taken 4 exams with everyone else so far, so it's looking good :D
Ooh! Happy birthday for June 20th!!
Hope the exams went ok :)
I've got about 9 days off at the moment due to the school holidays so I'm just trying to relax :D
Ah, thats quite ironic, I was thinking about learning German :)
Do you know any good sites that teach the basics or anything? :)
I'm going to Austria next year so I'm trying to learn a bit of it, I think its just polite to learn the language when you're in another country. I guess because I wouldn't expect to speak another language in England, they shouldn't in their country :)
I speak English, French and Arabic, I used to speak Swahili, but Ive forgotton most of it since I got back from Kenya, I speak enough Polish to get by in Poland and I'm learning Swedish :D I think languages are facinating :D
Gosh, theres a huge difference between the accents :)
Theres difference in the mannerisms too. Americans are much more open and friendly, English people are very reserved and private, you'll see us rolling our eyes at loud Americans cos we're all miserable really :D
Ah, and if you came to England we love American accents so you'd get a ton of attention (especially from the guys ;). I met a guy from Chicago last week and could talk to him for hours because of his accent :D
Anyway, I hope you can relax more now you're finals are over!
Have a good rest-of-the-week!!
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you! I think you are beautiful with hair or without. Of course you can still have boyfriends and get maried and have kids?! You still have your womanly parts now don't you? Har har. Believe me, anyone who cares more about your hair or lack of than you as a person is not worth marrying anyways right? Of course theres hope. There are sooo many people on this site who are in fulfulling marriages or relationships and lots of them have children too. I know it can be really tough. Especially when you're still in highschool and everyone is so caught up in looks and everything is materialisic and shallow. I was fifteen when i first lost my hair too. I was devastated, but things certainly have gotten easier since then. I've learnt so much about myself and lots about what's important in life. My boyfriend is amazing. He always tells me that i'm beautiful and assures me that he loves me for who i am and not what i look like. As long as you act yourself and continue doing the things you love, then you will definitely attract people into your life. And most importantly, make sure that you love yourself. Tell yourself everyday in the mirror that you love yourself just the way you are! Because you are great just the way you are:) And don't worry if you dont feel confident and optimistic about your alopecia. Believe me, i haven't always been this welcoming towards it. The first couple of times that i lost my hair i was a MESSSSSS. But time heals everything and as time goes on you'll learn how to deal with it becuase you have to. And things will get easier.
Well. We're all here for you Kaitlyn! Take care of yoruself.
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