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New to this. How do I know if I'm AA or AU?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Santer Feb 2, 2014. 5 Replies

I've had mild vitiligo for years and about a year ago started losing my facial hair....Spots on the chin and under my lip slowly grew and took over the entire lower half of my face and neck - they…Continue

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Dad, actor, tennis player, lawyer....
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Waiving the white flag - my surrender to AU

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

I've been through so many stages of this disease in the past 12 months.  And each has been harder to accept and deal with than the one before.

First, last summer, I watched my little soul patch be whittled away to nothing.  But it still seemed to be locally confined to my face.  I hated the random patches where whiskers still persisted, and explored permanent removal of lingering hairs and endured hundreds of shots, but the fight was a losing one.

Then, this January, I was…



Posted on January 28, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

I've always hated my head.

It is a giant pumpkin head.  Hats don't fit.  My football helmet had to be specially ordered.  I learned how to sense when topics were getting close to something about heads or head size and developed the coping mechanism of how to make jokes about myself quickly before anyone else could.

In 1988 I started cutting my own hair - learning styles that seemed melon-head friendly.  Ultimately tight sides and a flat or spikey top…


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At 5:23pm on January 29, 2014, Pat said…

Hi, glad you found us. It's a struggle with alopecia but good to know there are so many of us around the world.

At 8:27pm on January 27, 2014, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Hello and welcome!

How are you today?

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