Wow. Yesterday I found out that a friend of ours that we haven't seen since Christmas has been diagnosed with breast cancer, had a double mastectomy, and is going through chemo. Her husband shaved her head for her and her little boy shaved his too. What great souls kids have. Anyway, when I said my prayers last night, I prayed especially long for her, and then asked forgiveness for me being such a selfish person worrying about my own hair falling out while this woman is fighting for her life. I guess sometimes we don't realize how good we have it and how grateful we should be that there aren't more things wrong with us. With the family and friends I have that I know will love me bald or not, I am blessed. I'm not saying that it will not be hard at times for me if I should lose all of my hair, but I surely got a wake up call on how much easier it is to overcome and to not be a whiner.

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Comment by panuelo girl on June 20, 2009 at 7:01am
Ain't that the truth. Though I have my struggles, I am thankful for what I do have. Unfortunately, I have to be reminded every now and then too. Good luck to your friend and to you.
Comment by Mary on June 21, 2009 at 5:05pm
You said it! I lost a friend to cancer last year, and have another who's very sick right now. ALL I have is no hair. I don't like it, I'm sometimes angry or depressed about my baldness, but then I ask myself:

What would a woman with cancer give to ONLY have alopecia areata?
Comment by Tony on June 23, 2009 at 7:03am
I have an Aunt who is struggling with lung cancer and an Uncle with prostate cancer. I fear neither is long for this world. Problems in life are relative...issues like alopecia come into focus when you look at the big picture. Sending prayers for you, your friend and her family...

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