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I'm 37 and just discovered I have Alopecia Areata going for Totalis
I'm a professional artist ,I paint large portraits of women Hmm perhaps the look of my paintings will change to Bald Beauties. I'm married and I have 4 children.
At first loosing my hair was very difficult ,traumatic really
I've learned to like myself regardless Wigs can be fun and those bad days come around a lot less
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia totalis
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Posted on September 21, 2009 at 12:29pm 3 Comments

Since my last post I have regrown most of my hair, as you can see on my profile pic. There is only some missing above my ears and on the back of my neck. Even though I thought my dificult time was over, I had not really recovered emotionally yet.

The last few days have been quite stressful for me.. and one morning I woke with part of my upper left eyelashes missing. I'm not sure what this means. Will my hair fall out again? Will I lose my lashes? I've read many personal accounts… Continue

Oh My God!

Posted on February 3, 2009 at 1:24pm 3 Comments

I've been altering my life bit by bit since I got alopecia. First, it was no meat or dairy ,then no gluten or eggs, excercising everday too.

Just recently I went off the birth control pill the doctor prescribed to regulate some girl troubles. I went through some terrible withdrawl from having virtually no hormones, and now things have gotten better. So good infact I've gotten some regrowth, Small patches of sparse hair. That hair wasn't there before, I'm sure of it.

I'm not getting… Continue

What a feelin!

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 11:00pm 16 Comments

I'm an artist, and twice a week I give charcoal classes. I begin with a still life subject , then I get in the spotlight and pose for 40 min or so. Yesterday, as I sat in a yoga pose on the floor in front of my students,I told them I was almost ready to go out bald. One lady suggested I take off my wig and pose for them like that. I wanted to very badly just to see how I would feel. So I checked if that was ok with everyone, and got a "Go for it" response.

Oop there it is .The… Continue

Gluten Intolerance

Posted on November 28, 2008 at 10:30pm 9 Comments

Not sure if I've got this blog thing figured ,but here it goes...

I was curious about AU and AT I've lost almost all my hair and my brows were falling out. The story behind that, is advice from an allergy specialist. I have intestinal problems so on my last visit to my gastro Doc he says "Have you changed your hair." I smiled and told him whats been happening. He immediately refered me to an allergy specialist.

On my visit with this Doctor, she explained that 40% of alopecia… Continue

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At 9:00pm on September 18, 2011, Ali said…
hey friend how's all ya famly
sorry i've been so long awy of internet because os kaddaffe if u knw
it waz 6 month of war
and cost us lots of blood am glad am a life and so sorry 4 da deads
i smell freedom now wooooo
At 11:26pm on April 20, 2011, Pat said…
Hey Amber congrats on your regrowth!! Absolutely fantastic. I used to go to your blog site where you posted your latest creations but I've lost the link...any chance you can send it to me?
At 1:34am on July 9, 2010, Vinichuk Oksana said…
Hi ... I am pleased to hear compliment from artist ...:)) You are very beautiful ... especially without the wig ... I think you need more to please his students learned without hair
At 6:52am on January 29, 2010, Salmezan said…
Hiya Amber! Thanks for the lovely you left on my page! You've got a beautiful family! How are things there in Canada?

At 2:26pm on January 27, 2010, Erin said…
aw thanks so much! you do too, i LOVE your eyebrows, awsome shape. I am in Manitoba. you?
At 5:14am on January 11, 2010, Esther Ryu said…
thank you so much for your comment!
I hope that your new years is going well!
its feels so good to know that I am not alone!
take cares :)
At 3:43am on January 9, 2010, Susan - Jon's Mum said…
Thanks for the comment. You are right - you are special and unique.
Looked at your photos. Your family is beautiful. How old are your other children?
I love your paintings. You have alot of talent. Having your art would be very good for you to help express your feelings I guess. My daughter, now 21, used to draw alot when she was in high school. It helped her to relieve stress.
At 10:37am on January 5, 2010, Jessica said…
Hi amber,

I know I fiugred it was a long shot, however I have only been gluten free for a few days and have noticed and I'm not sure if it's just in my head but I'm not baloted after eating. I could literally feel my tummy fill up with gas, it was very uncomfortable. I am pregnant right now so I plan on gong in for any extra test that can be done after I have my last little bumpkin to see if there is anything else that can be found out. I right now have Hashimoto's disease which is hypothyroidism and almost AU so who know what else I may have lol... Anyway thank you for all your posting your right it may not help but it's cool to see what everyone has tried. Good luck to you.
I am going to check out ebay for some wigs tonight, I paid alot for the vacc wig I have now and with 4 kids I can't get more then one. I think it would be fun trying to styles and colors

At 5:13pm on January 4, 2010, Jessica said…
Hey Amber,

Thanks for getting back to me... I wanted to look into the shoter blond one, I have to send my hair in for repair in the next few weeks so i need to find another to wear and that one is really cute. I also wanted to ask you about your diet. I am thinking about taking gluten out of my diet for a while to see what happens I figure what can it hurt. Then if I can do that I'll cut out the dairy and so on. How long after taking these things out did you see regrowth.
well thank you for your help

At 1:15am on January 2, 2010, Jessica said…
hey amber,

i know you hair has grown back, Congrat;s on that... i just wanted to know if you remember the information on where you got your short bob wig and what it was called? thank you



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