I joined this site about 6 months ago, and I was not sure what the group was about. I became AA when I was 15. That was 17 years ago.
I can see now that the members here are kind of broken into 2 groups; Those whom are seeking a remedy for there gift, and those who embrace it. I am of the ladder. Oh.. and there is a very small bunch attending simply to try to make money off of all of us, offering a quick simple solution.. for a price.
Alopecea is a greek word, it means "Baldness" and so it can be used to cover many different conditions. My aunt went through treatment for her breast cancer and developed alopecea temoraraly, Yet for others, like me, it seems pretty permenent.
So anyway I am happy to be back and I am looking forward to meeting others like myself...Bald.

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Comment by Natasha on July 25, 2009 at 4:18am
Hi Thomas! Welcome back :-)
Comment by Dominique Cleopatra on July 25, 2009 at 11:23pm
Why do you consider alopecia a gift? I understand when life gives you lemons make lemonade, but a gift, really? I guess I still believe there is hope for a cure, be it spiritual, medicinal, or a combination of both.
Comment by Joshua on July 26, 2009 at 1:16pm
Thomas, welcome back!
Comment by Mary on July 27, 2009 at 1:27pm
Welcome back, Thomas. As fully as I've embraced this new, bald me - I don't view it as a "gift". Yes, the experience of losing my hair has made me grow as a person, has opened my life to many new friends on AW, and has freed me from having to shave my legs. ( ;-)

I have made lemonade, BUT for me, it's still a lemon. I'm firmly in the bunch who has given up on treatments- I choose to embrace my baldness because I don't see that I have any other choice. It's what it is. I'm concentrating on being healthy and having a great life - without hair. Life is good.
Comment by Thomas on August 12, 2009 at 2:17am
When I meet people and shake hands..I seem to forget their name the second we break our handshake, Yet almost everyone i meet will remember me! I would like to tell you that its because of my carizma and fabulous interaction skills but more than likeley, its because of my shiny head.This sets me apart from others and Im easy to pick out of a croud.
I realize that this could be used to my advantage, at least in a professinal way, because .."who does not want to be noticed at the office" right? Even when someone does not remember my name, they can say " It was the BALD guy" and thats just fine with me!
Comment by Mary on August 12, 2009 at 10:45am
I feel the same way, Thomas. Who is NOT going to remember a bald woman? Lately, I feel special in a good way, most of the time.
Comment by Thomas on August 20, 2009 at 8:09am
Although I have known some, I still search for the one whom will make me whole.

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