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I dig anything artsy. I'm a student at NGCSU for a degree in Studio Art with a Concentration in Photography. Vegetarian for 3 years.

Started losing my hair 7 months ago. I'm really scared with how thin it's gotten. I've been through a battery of bloodwork tests and scalp biopsies with no result. I don't have androgenetic, AA, AU, AT and my dermatologist is kind of at a loss. Also, I get this burning sensation and my hair texture's changing. I'm waiting for my recent biopsy to come back.... I'm just really scared.


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2 years in to hair loss now. It's definitely taken a toll on my self esteem. I thought I was doing fine for awhile, but the past month has been really hard trying to hide it. I want to be strong, but it's difficult not to know why this happening and if I'm going to be happy, healthy, and okay in the future. Nothing definitive came back from the doctor's about what was causing my hair loss, so I'm kind of trudging around in the dark for a medical excuse.

I'm getting to the point now where I don't like looking at my reflection in the mirror after I get out of the shower; I'd rather my hair go at once than drag me along like this. Thinking about taking a semester off from college, shaving it off, and getting a Freedom/PKS system.

I have a lot of coming to terms with myself to do. I have to find acceptance within myself so that I can have the courage to live my life how I've always wanted to live it, hair or no hair.
Do you have alopecia?
Other type of alopecia
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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At 11:27pm on October 26, 2011, Ladybird Gish said…
Hey there, I know how this feels. 1 year and 9 months into this and I still feel like I only have answers to what is NOT wrong with me. If you venture down to Atlanta get in touch! Ms. Gish
At 5:14pm on May 16, 2011, Megan said…
thanks for adding me as a friend! you added me ages ago but i've just come back online today. How are you? Hows your hair? x
At 4:44am on April 2, 2011, Maya :) said…
Hey how are you? i havent been online for a while, but now i am
hope we talk soon, ur really cute :)
At 12:59am on March 3, 2011, Robbi said…
Hi, Kelly, thanks for the friend request. :)
At 7:09pm on March 2, 2011, prince said…
Hi Kelly
thanks for the request
At 9:11am on March 1, 2011, Nicole said…
You are gorgeous Kelly! Please know that with or without hair you will always be a "looker." I know this alopecia can really get the best of you at times, but you have to keep your head up! Things really could be so much worse. I'm working on the whole self esteem thing myself. It took a beating this past year for a number of reasons; but being the gal I am it's only a matter of time before I'm on top of the world again. I'm here if ya ever need a friend : )
At 4:05pm on February 27, 2011, Rhonda Kelley said…
Hi Kelly,
I am an NGC alum. I love Dahlonega. Hope youre doing well. I know how frustrated you must be. Just know you are a beautiful young woman. Its people like you who will be role models for my little 9 yr old granddaughter. I often have questioned WHY??? but maybe its so that she can be a role model to little ones when she gets older. Hold your pretty head high and enjoy your life. Rhonda
At 11:00pm on February 26, 2011, Lee said…
Hi Kelly!
At 2:42pm on February 26, 2011, Angie said…
I'm sorry today is not a good day for you. We are here for you, please remember that. You can talk out loud or you can talk in private. This is just a wonderful place.! Freedom Wig! I heard so many great things about them. Check it out! Did you join the group for wigs?
At 11:05am on February 26, 2011, Jessica said…
kelly sorry i had forgot to press the accept button sorry
hope your having a great weekend


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