So I am still not really sure how I feel about this condition. Most of the time I feel positive and happy that, honestly, just my hair is falling out. The thing is, when I first started to notice that my hair was starting to fall out I was worried that there was something seriously wrong with me. After two doctors not being able to tell me what was wrong, the third looked and told me right away. Third times the charm, right? Well for a while I only told those closest to me what was happening because I did not want to draw attention to it if my hair was going to grow back. It has reached the point where I have to start to tell people because I do not want people to we shocked when I walk into class or work with a bald head. 

Overall, I forget that this is an issue. Mainly because it could have been worse. And I am so grateful that it is just hair. I have an amazing support group that helps me though the days where I do not understand why I am 21 and used to have hair down to my butt that was extremely healthy and now I have hair that is a little past my shoulders and there is hardly any left of it. I hope  that I can continue to remember that it is only hair.

Best,

JuneB

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Comment by Jade Smith on November 19, 2015 at 3:51pm
Things do get easier as the days go on. Once my hair had all fallen out i kinda felt relieved that i didnt have to see it constaly fall out day in day out. Just keep reminding your self its only hair and theres plently of styish wigs out there. People love you for who you are not what you look like stay strong x
Comment by Kristie "IronDoll" Howard on November 20, 2015 at 7:03am

Hello June,

You are starting in a MUCH better mental space than most of us did.  The fact that you were relieved when you found out it was just your hair that you would lose made me smile, because that is how I feel.  

I have watched a lot of people slip away from this world do to other illnesses; so I really did feel a since of relief that I wasn't going to be fighting for my life.

And still on the other hand we are woman and we will face challenges because of alopecia and they are real and relevant.  It sounds like you have good people in your life that help you through it.

Thanks for sharing your post, you are amazing-- I don't know that I would have coped as well as you have at 21, I was 30 when it first happened and it took me a while to emerge where I am today.  :-)  

Comment by GardenJess on November 29, 2015 at 8:06pm

It's nice to read on here of someone keeping a big perspective. I know it can't be and won't be easy all the time, but sometimes I feel like shouting out, "It's just hair!" I realize that a support site such as this attracts people who still have alopecia near the forefront of their minds, and I certainly still struggle with it, but if losing my hair is the end of the world, um...I think I could benefit from some perspective. In my best life, I don't have time or energy to waste on worrying about hair. I suppose I was fortunate to lose my hair after I was married, but the guys who were attracted to me and who I dated in grad school were attracted to my sense of humor, my smile, and our common interests--none of which are dependent on hair.

Comment by sammy on December 10, 2015 at 12:28pm

Love the positive outlook. Your strength and confidence is what will always define you, not whether you have hair or not. Keep it up! 

Comment by Sharalexis on December 12, 2015 at 7:44am

 I have had alopecia 30 yrs as a black middle aged woman all I can say is KEEP THE FAITH, stay close to ur support and true friends ur r correct  it is only hair...

Comment by cathy on January 18, 2016 at 11:56am

You are stronger then I am. I have been dealing with Alopecia for just about 5 months and its hard every day on me. I cry the most in the shower due to seeing it fall even more and then to feel how thin it is when its wet is even more hard. I dont talk to anyone about it, I vent on here. no one understands me.

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