It's been awhile. September 17th marks 4 years since I found my first bald spot on my head. My hair has fallen out 4 times now. Currently I have almost a head full of hair (again) and it's curly and fun, but no hair on my temples and my hair line is way back from where it used to be. I don't feel comfortable going without a wig on the daily. Now in the last week I noticed fresh spots and losing more in the shower. So here we go again. I found the best way to cope for myself is to push it out of my mind. I have my hissy fits here and there when I see old pictures. It makes me sad. But I have no hope that I will ever have that back again. I have learned after these last few years not to hold hope in any of it. This post seems super down and depressing, but it's not- I've grown comfortable with where I'm at with it, and I've accepted it. It is what it is. I get to buy fun wigs and it only takes me 5 seconds to do my hair in the morning, so that's great. The only time I get frustrated is the dead heat of the summer when I spend a lot of time outside at work. Holy cow, I sweat buckets. Or when I want to ride a roller coaster with my son. That's not really an option. My family will try and talk to me about it, and give me hope that I'm going to get over it all. I've tried googling success stories of people getting all their hair back after alopecia.... not too much out there. Anywho- I can only continue to hope that we will find some sort of medicine that is going to help it all. Or try and alter my diet.... but GF is a hard one for me to follow!!! Who knows?? Good luck everyone on your journey.