I was diagnosed with Alopecia about a month ago. I noticed a small spot when on the left side of my head when my hair was up. With further investigation many more spots were found.
When the spots were discovered, I was concerned and went immediately to a clinic where I was told it was not a serious medical issue, simply (yup simply) a cosmetic one. Of course upon hearing that there was no serious medical issue I, along with my family, were relieved but the more I thought about it the more I realized that its my hair. It is a big deal. There is no cure, nothing is known. I could continue losing my hair; I could have my hair grow back and never have this happen again; or I could have my hair grow back and in another year find my hair is falling out again.
This to me is a big deal, but I feel as though I am alone in this. It's cosmetic, it's just hair, I should be happy it is nothing more "serious" and like I said I am...but this is still a big deal.
I was so happy to find information and a community on the internet that is full of stories and support. I look forward to learning more about Alopecia, and the people it affects.