On July 7th I shaved my head. I waited until my husband and son left the house to go fishing and I did it. I dont know what made me finally decide to do it. I thought it was going to be very emotional for me but it wasnt. I didnt shed one tear. I didnt even feel sad. I actually felt relief and freedom. I was glad what was left was gone. I looked at my bald self and smiled. I bundled up my hair and told it "I loved you." I placed it under the bathroom sink. I just could not throw it away, I guess I just wanted some physical evidence that at one time I did have hair. I want to able to see it , smell it, touch it and remember.
I like my head, I like how it feels. I took a shower and the water felt so good hitting my bald head.When my family came home, my son said " ma, you can wear that!" and my husband kissed my head told me I look cute and said we can now get our heads shaved together! (he is bald too by choice,I was always attracted to bald men!) I am feeling free and good about my decision.I dont think I would have ever had the courage to do it if it wasnt for Aw. THANKS TO ALL OF THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ON THIS SITE AND ESPECIALLY TO CHERYL AND RJ!

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Comment by JeffreySF on July 8, 2009 at 11:41pm
Hi Pat,

I'm happy you are feeling relief and freedom and I think acceptance.
Bravo to You, Cheryl, RJ and all of Alopecia World.

Where acceptance is all there is.


Comment by MiNAH on July 9, 2009 at 4:58am
good on you...brave woman.
You must feel proud and free as you said.
Comment by Mary on July 9, 2009 at 9:36am
Congratulations, Pat! Please join the Sisterhood of Women Who Shaved Group on AW if you haven't already. You'll find many women there who love having a smooth head, and many inspiring posts.
Comment by rj, Co-founder on July 9, 2009 at 7:36pm
Pat, I applaud you, your husband, and your son! I'm also "happy-glad" that Alopecia World is an inspiration to you. Thanks for sharing your experience. :-)
Comment by Galvin on August 14, 2009 at 11:05am
Congratulations! So did your husband and son catch anything? :) Seriously
I think that it was a great story and a wonderful idea of saving your hair.
Maybe you could ask for an analysis of it.
Comment by Nicole O'Brien-Dupye on August 18, 2009 at 10:02am
Congratulations it was depressing for me to walk past the mirror and see bald spots....Good for u!!!!!


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