Maruf Hussain
  • Male
  • Kent, OH
  • United States

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Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
About Me:
I'm 29 years old and live in Kent, OH. I have an American mother and an Indian father. I was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and have only been to India once back when I was 5. I don't remember much unfortunately :-P I'm currently pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science while working in an IT tech support position at Kent State University. My Bachelors was in Management and Information Systems.

I started out with Alopecia when I was 7 years old. It started as areata, but then progressed to totalis in my pre teen years. It eventually became universalis not long after that. I have had patchy hair regrowth at times, but nothing real substantial. Whatever regrows usually doesn't last very long anyway, heh!

I've never really given a community like this a serious try before. I've known two others in my personal life here who also have alopecia, but I'm interested in getting to know others too. I'd like to hear their stories and how they have learned to cope/grow with it. Sadly, my self esteem was impacted more than i like admitting by this illness as a teenager due to the way kids and some adults reacted towards me. Some of it I still work through at times, but overall I have a much better opinion of myself. I don't let it affect me the way i used to. I've also had wonderful support from friends, family, and my church.

Feel free to message me if i sound interesting to you. I'm a very laid back, genuine person. I look forward to getting to know other members on this site :-)
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia universalis
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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At 8:30pm on October 16, 2010, soniamarry said…
I am ok thanks for asking. I am so glad to hear that you are better! Alop is so hard for anyone to deal with alone. If you ever need to vent just drop me a line. Take care and keep your spirits up!:-)
At 3:54pm on October 14, 2010, soniamarry said…
Hi Maruf,
Thank you for adding me as a friend. I like the post it pic! I will have to try that myself! lol How are you today?
At 11:16am on October 14, 2010, Sarah Eisenhardt gave Maruf Hussain a gift
we will always be here for you
At 10:59pm on August 27, 2010, Tuesday said…
Curious if you did take biotin and find it helped your nails?!
At 3:42pm on March 20, 2010, Hilary said…
i like to stand out in the crowd you know but it is hard sometimes. hope your having a great day too.

At 3:05pm on March 20, 2010, Hilary said…
hey thanks for the add :)
At 1:28pm on March 16, 2010, Megan Willmott said…
hellloooo :) you should definitely consider getting a wig.. they are amazing! i get my wigs from mandeville in London, and i've been going there since i was 5. i am their youngest and longest customer! they are absolutely wonderful people and have there own specialised hairdresser who is able to do pretty much whatever hairstyle you'd like... they have plenty of choice for colour and lengths. They are made from real hair therefore look just like i have a full head of hair, except i dont ;)
feel free to check the website out and if you go on the gallery there'll be pictures of some wigs and im the youngest one in all the pictures (of course that was from when i was younger ha)
hope this all helps Megan xxx
At 4:27pm on January 5, 2010, Pamela Rosse said…
Hello Maruf & Welcome to AW. I too have AAU, this site has been my saving grace. I have met so many wonderful people, I see you have met Jeffery & Roger both are great guys.
We are all here for each other the support is great making friends is even better.

At 9:53pm on January 4, 2010, JeffreySF said…
I like your page!
You put it together really quick.

At 1:29pm on January 4, 2010, Roger said…


Maruf Hussain's Blog

Feeling discouraged :-(

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 11:03am 8 Comments

I don't really know what all I want to say. I just hope I articulate myself well enough. Lately I feel like I say all sorts of things, but its all jumbled up in my head. It makes sense to me when I say it, but not necessarily to others around me who hear it.

I only have one other blog post on here and its about my fingernails. I tried biotin for a few months and I didn't see a change so I stopped it. I actually had one thumbnail reverse itself on its own, but within 2 months it was… Continue

Fingernails are frustrating me :-/

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 10:37am 8 Comments

I used to journal/blog all the time a few years ago. I always found it therapeutic, so hopefully this will be the first of many on here :-)

For the last 15 years I've reluctantly gotten used to having no hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, etc. However, in the last year my fingernails decided to join the party. They used to get white spots on them every so often, but last year the nails started separating. Now I have sections of my nails that are gone and wont grow back. Whenever something… Continue


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