Today marks 12 years from the day that I found my first bald spot. I distinctly remember being 14 and my mother was blowdrying my hair when she found the dime sized patch.

A year followed of doctor's dismissals, then creams, then cortisone injections before I quit all treatments. By Nov 27 the following year I was nearly bald and began wearing a wig within a month. I was completely bald all over within the new year.

I have never had regrowth beyond maybe a tiny patch that lasts a month. It is amazing how used to my baldness I have gotten. I do wear a wig daily, but at home my reflection no longer brings the tears that it did as a young teenager. I am who I am, hair or no hair.

For anyone who is new to this disease, I hope you can find peace as well. It DOES get easier if you make the choice to love yourself.

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Comment by Jennifer Krahn on November 27, 2012 at 10:07pm

Well said....and I love your profile pic!

Comment by Alliegator on November 29, 2012 at 10:38am

Great post! I am thankful to be in the same place as you when it comes to hair loss. I completely agree that it DOES get easier. Everyone has the chance to overcome it and find their own place of acceptance.

Comment by Anne on November 30, 2012 at 8:19am
Thanks Casey for your post. I am newly diagnosed and working through this. Everyday gets better. :)
Comment by Laura Adams on December 9, 2012 at 3:09am

Great, open, and honest post. Thank you. If there had been this resource with people like you posting things like this I'd have had a lot easier time my first few years (was diagnosed in 1995)

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