I know I haven't posted anything on here in a while but I just wanted to share this encounter with you all.
This past weekend my boyfriend and I drove to Tampa to go visit my mom. While there we also drove to Venice, FL to go see my boyfriend's grandparents, who he doesn't get to see very often and I had never met. They had taken us out to dinner at this place called The Italian Club. Members of the club prepare dinner every Friday night. While they have a small selection of dishes, the food was pretty good. When we got there we had told them how many of us there was and we were waiting for my bf's grandma to pay upfront for the meal. This man came up to me and grabbed both my arms. My first thought was whatever he says my response will be "No, I don't have cancer, I have alopecia." Currently I am working in retail and I swear I have to explain it to at least one person every day I work. To my surprise, he had asked me if I have alopecia. I just kind of smiled and said, "yes, I do." He explained that his daughter has alopeica and told me a little about her. After that I didn't see him for the rest of the night.
I was just so happy that someone actually knew what alopecia was and I didn't have to explain that I don't have cancer and I am healthy. This man is one of the few people in the 7 years I've had alopecia that actually knew what it was and confronted me about it. Its so nice to know there are people out there that understand.