'Seems it might be easier to tell the world that I've lost my hair battling cancer than it is to say that I have some immune disorder that attacks hair follicles deeming me bald indefinitely. #justsayin'

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Comment by Erika on November 9, 2011 at 7:56pm

You know... it does sound horrible saying it but sometimes i use it as a coping method... i know its horrible but people think it anyway, and sometimes my friends joke to me about it and its sad but t really does sometimes make me feel better... but its kind of in the way that i know that i dont have it and im lucky in that way but no one seeing me on the street is going to know that, random people seeing me bald, first thought will be cancer. when i posted my first ppicture of myself half bald on facebook (mistakenly i must add) i had tons of friends msging me askingg if i was ok...

Comment by Jackie on November 9, 2011 at 8:42pm

Damned alopecia. Lol. Oh wellsky. At least we're not alone Erika.

Comment by Erika on November 9, 2011 at 8:48pm

LOL i was nervous to say that we joke about it because it realy is bad, but then again you know if its a coping method and you only do it privately i dont think its that bad!

Comment by BTB (John) on November 9, 2011 at 10:53pm

I would use the cancer thing but I am male and we do have a gene that makes us sicker than women no matter what the illness even colds in men are way worse than in women, and child birth what a breeze that must be. Just saying John

Comment by peachfuzz on November 9, 2011 at 11:39pm

Hahaha I know it can be annoying to keep explaining over and over again. You know what explanation I use that's easier than either alopecia or cancer? I felt like it! I'm a total badass and you wish you were as cool as me.

Comment by Pat on November 10, 2011 at 12:05am

Cancer people understand, they're used to it, we're faced with it everyday. Alopecia? What the heck is that? Must be my diet, my vegetarianism, my stress, you name it I've heard it and sick of it. Nowadays I say I have alopecia, if they ask what's that I tell them if they don't ask I leave it at that and keep them wondering...that way they may even look up what it is and have the full story :)

Comment by Eliza alisa abgail on November 10, 2011 at 3:07am

I feel like recording myself saying it then press replay.... Because it gets tiring explaining it at times.Sometimes I skip the explanations and just let people think I am a hairy werewolf...

Comment by Jackie on November 10, 2011 at 10:10am
thanks to u all. I'm really glad I don't have to deal with this alone anymore . People are just so insensitive or unaware of the error in their ways....I gotta tell you-- sometimes it makes me wanna spit..

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