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I woke up one morning with a bald spot the size of a softball above my left temple, and my life has never been the same. That was almost 18 years ago. Now I live in Independence Missouri with my husband Joe and all our pets. I work as the news editor for a daily newspaper and can't believe how fast 30 has crept up on me.
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I've been neglecting you all

Posted on November 11, 2009 at 11:39pm 5 Comments

I know it's been months, literally, since I've even logged on to Alopecia World, and I'm so ashamed of myself.

I switched to the night shift at work, which has been crazy.

As soon as I got adjusted to that, I found out I am pregnant. I'm due in January, and spend most of my free computer time researching baby-related stuff.

My hair grew back this summer, likely from the hormones and prenatal vitamins. I really thought I'd be wearing a wig for the rest of my… Continue

Today I cried

Posted on February 21, 2009 at 3:14pm 2 Comments

I read a story about a little girl in Mass. with Alopecia. Her cheerleading team and all the pop warner football team wore bandanas on their heads or a T on their helmets to support her during a fundraiser. One of the parents (a coach) and a player shaved their heads to support her.

I read this in the latest NAAF newsletter, and got teary-eyed. Then, I read it out loud to my husband and started sobbing. What an amazing group of people. It made me wish I had that kind of community… Continue

A lot going on

Posted on January 31, 2009 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

I don't know if it's a blessing or a bad thing, but over the last several months, I've kinda' put my alopecia in the back of my mind (as much as I could) to focus on the holidays and work... And a bout of stomach flu.

I just haven't had much time to sit and do anything but work.

I got a new wig from Revlon, and I LOVE. It. I'll post pictures soon, I promise.

In my dream...

Posted on December 20, 2008 at 4:29pm 1 Comment

For someone who portrays the world that she's OK with wearing a wig, I still finding myself having the same dream.

I wake up one morning, just like any other morning and start getting ready for work. I go through the routine of taking out the dog, showering, brushing my teeth, doing my makeup (all with the towel on my head) and them situating my wig before I leave for the office...

But this particular day is different because I have time to kill and notice my hair has… Continue

I found a new bald spot

Posted on November 21, 2008 at 8:35pm 3 Comments

I've been keeping my real hair really short lately... my wig doesn't seem to move on my head so much if my hair is short.

And I noticed the places where I do have hair don't seem to be growing as quickly, and the bald spots that showed up last spring seem to be taking a much longer time to grow back. One is almost completely grown in, and I can feel peach fuzz on the other, but it's taking a long time.

But yesterday, I noticed another bald spot on top, a little to the… Continue

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At 5:33pm on November 27, 2008, CSue said…
At 8:32pm on November 8, 2008, May said…
hope your having a blessed have goregous eyes.
At 2:28pm on October 26, 2008, JeffreySF said…
Hi Stephanie,

Stopped in to say hello.
Hope you are having a nice weekend and all is well with you.

At 4:21pm on October 1, 2008, LeslieAnn Butler said…
Hi Stephanie,
Like you, I'm a writer and have universalis, too. How are you today?
I wanted to say hello and welcome.
At 1:48pm on September 30, 2008, Candace said…
Welcome Stephanie! I must admit...I shedded some tears while reading your story! I'm really glad I read it and hope to chat with you soon! Take Care!
At 12:02pm on September 29, 2008, Cheryl, Co-founder said…
Hi stephanie, I wanted to welcome you to Alopecia World. I can honestly say that we are a great community here and I hope you enjoy the time you spend with us and we look forward to your input. Cheryl, co-founder
At 11:50am on September 29, 2008, Dylan said…
soooooo do you have msnÉÉ
At 8:15am on September 29, 2008, Amber Lounder said…
I love your story Your husband seems like a super sweet guy Great pics You are a very lucky and beautiful lady :)
At 9:30pm on September 28, 2008, Dawn said…
Hi and welcome Stephanie
At 8:43pm on September 28, 2008, Dylan said…
heyy wats up :D nice to meet you


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