Relationship and Financial Challenges of Alopecia Areata

I address some of those challenges by having conversations with them. I ask them, “Why would you say this to me? Why do you feel like you have to make these comments or gestures knowing that I’m dealing with something that I can’t help having?" A lot of times people don’t like to be confronted. They don’t like being put on the spot. But these are important, healthy conversations that need to be had so that we can all be on the same page, or at least so I can get a better understanding of why they feel the way they do. At the end of the day, you shouldn’t mistreat someone just because of their difference or appearance. It was challenging, but after having the conversations, we’re able to resolve everything.

The financial challenges that alopecia has had especially concern my mom. I grew up in a single-parent home. When I started losing my hair for the final time, I was 9 years old. That’s when she created my first headband wig. These weren’t available in stores in the early 2000s. Back then we had to go to a hair store at least 35 to 40 minutes from home to find a wig that was suitable for me when it comes to the style, the fitting, and everything. My mom and I together have spent hundreds to thousands of dollars on cranial prosthetics. This was going on for at least 15 years without any financial or medical coverage."

SOURCE:  AJMC.com

You can read this article as well as watch the video here.

Views: 18

Comment

You need to be a member of Alopecia World to add comments!

Join Alopecia World

Disclaimer

Any mention of products and services on Alopecia World is for informational purposes only; it does not imply a recommendation or endorsement by Alopecia World. Nor should any statement or representation on this site be construed as professional, medical or expert advice, or as pre-screened or endorsed by Alopecia World. Alopecia World is not responsible or liable for any of the views, opinions or conduct, online or offline, of any user or member of Alopecia World.

© 2022   Created by Alopecia World.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service