My daughter Vanessa has had some form at AA (AT or AU) since the age of two. About 8 years ago she lost all of her hair with only eyebrows and eyelashes growing back about 2 years ago. She has hair growing back on her scalp for the first time in 8 years. It looks like about 75% of ther scalp has dark fine hair growing that is getting thicker and longer as it grows. I am more afraid then excited. This has been a devastating condition for her. She has never found any type of comfort level with having AA and she has missed out on so much because of her feelings. Nothing we have ever done, counseling, NAAF conferences, our support as a family have ever helped her. Well at least from what I can tell. She is so excited to see some hair and I'm sure that she is hoping this is the answer to her prayers. I'm so afraid of how it will set her back if it grows and then falls out again.
There is nothing new we have done to spur this hair growth. No new medications, no more or less stress, no unusual activity, nothing. We still live in the same house we have for 11 years, it seems her hair literally turned back on. I will say I have started praying more again for regrowth, but I know that Gods been listening all of these year even when it didn't grow back. Maybe he has a purpose as to why its growing back right now or maybe it's just part of the journey with having AA. I know Gods love and care for her is not dependent on whether she has hair or not.
I'm not sure what to say to her. I don't want to lesson her excitement just in case her hair does stick around, but I don't want her to be devastated if it doesn't. She can have some pretty dark periods when her AA is really bothering her. I'm just not sure what to do.But, it does go to show that hair can grow back at any moment. It's nice to see her hair follicles are still capable of producing hair. It would be wonderful for her, if her hair stuck around.