Tina
  • 38, Female
  • Santa Clarita, CA
  • United States
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About Me:
My name is Tina and I was diagnosed with Alopecia in May of 2007. I have gone through various treatments including creams, shampoos, natural pills, steriods, and injections. Here I am a little over a year after being diagnosed, and I have finally decided to stop all treatment. Although my hair has grown back a couple times, it's fallen out each time, and it seems like each time it happens, it's just as hard to deal with as the first. I am trying to keep my hope and faith alive through this entire life changing experience, and finding a place like this helps so much. It's very comforting to know that I'm not alone in this and that everyone here feels the sadness, pain, and strength that I do. My hair was everything to me and this has been the most difficult and emotional experience of my life. However, I have learned a lot about myself, life, and the blessings I have because of my family, friends, and boyfriend who love me and have been by my side through it all.

So, even though I sound like I'm this totally depressed person, I'm not, and I don't let Alopecia run my life. Plus, I have a great wig! lol! I love going out, hanging out with my friends & boyfriend, spending time with my family, going to the gym, and just having a good time. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies, and am currently getting my teaching credential.

I look forward to meeting people who can share their stories, provide inspiration, be a shoulder to lean on, give advice, and just be a friend. =)
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At 8:40pm on May 12, 2009, Natalie said…
Hi Tina- Thanks for the add! I saw in your pictures that you ran a marathon- that is awesome! I just ran my second half-marathon this past weekend with my dad, and we had a really fun time. How many have you run? I would love to run a full marathon someday, but my knees are messed up from years of basketball in high school, so I think I might be sticking with the half marathon. I just shaved my head and my favorite part of it has been that it is so easy to run now without having to worry about a ponytail, or my hair getting sweaty, or having to wash my hair in the shower afterwards. I love being bald haha! Talk to you soon.
-Natalie
At 7:10pm on September 21, 2008, Terri said…
Hey Trina:
Good to hear from you. That's good that you have not lost your eyebrows and eyelashes. Sometimes I think that is the hardest for my 12 year old. She uses eyeliner, but of course would not think about false eyelashes. I know when she is about 16 she can get her eyebrows tatooed on so of course we will do that. We have wonderful support through our family and friends. This is going to be tough with this age because alot of her friends are in to boys. I don't think she is because she has lost her confidence in her self. That breaks my heart. She was a very confident person before AU. So I am trying to do things to help restore that!
Terri
At 5:31pm on September 18, 2008, Terri said…
Hey Tina:
I was just reading your story and looking at your pictures. You look great! Your wigs are awesome. That is great that you did not loose your eyelashes and eyebrows. My daughter who is 12 has AU. She has good days and bad days. Where do you get your wigs? I also put in a friend request. Have a great day.
Terri
At 9:05am on July 10, 2008, Mandy said…

At 11:33pm on July 7, 2008, Lee said…
no prob! anf you have anymore questions...feel free to ask ; )
At 1:54am on July 7, 2008, Lee said…
by the way...I like the short hair on you...esp. the graduation pic! ; )
At 1:53am on July 7, 2008, Lee said…
o.k....vacuum wigs dont seem to knot at all. Ive been putting mine up and it looks natural. You just need to have your stylist cut baby hairs all around the hairline so you cant see the line. They are so comfortable. In fact, Ive had mine on for 3 straight days (which your not really supposed to do cause its not great for the wig), but I slept in it and everything...and its comfy!! I take it off somtimes to clean the inside of it...and my head...then Im good to go ; )
At 3:31am on July 4, 2008, Lee said…
Hi Tina!
I have had it for two weeks now and I love it!! Mine is 12 inches. I think the longest they do is 14 depending on long you can wait....not sure about that though, What questions do you have? Have you ordered it yet?
At 12:14pm on June 20, 2008, Mandy said…
Tina,
Thanks so much for your blog comment. It really spoke to me and helped me very much. I have decided to shave the rest (well buzz it...probably not bic it yet) and reading your comment made me feel much more confident about my decision. I'll post a blog later today or maybe tomorrow and let everyone know how it goes.

Hugs,
Mandy
At 6:03pm on June 12, 2008, Gina said…
That is the Full Lace from denovohair.com. Yes, I've heard about Godiva's Secret before but I've never been at the store, I'll have to check it out. I live in Burbank, not far from you at all, maybe you wanna go "hair shopping" one day :-)
 
 
 

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