I will never be okay losing my hair again. I refuse to accept it. Some days are better than others, but this is not me. I feel like a weird version of my real self. I am just so angry. Life is funny. You wake up one day and your hair is gone, but it takes months or years to grow back. Funny, funny, funny. I just booked a trip to LA and I dread going because I don't think I'll have a good time as I would if I didnt have to deal with this. I'm just so overwelmingly sad right now.

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Comment by Tallgirl on June 30, 2012 at 5:02pm

Is there any way you can override part of the sadness by buying something that you love to wear before you go, or make an appointment for a specialty shop and consultation while there? Then you might be mentally prepared or look forward to something (wig-maker for the stars?) larger than sorrow. Who are you meeting there? Sightseeing?

I, too, am planning a trip, and am in the process of shopping for hats (Wallaroo and Gore-tex), fanny packs, jewelry, comfy shoes, etc. for the beach and beach cafes. Making plans to go somewhere casual and artsy, with people in laid-back attire/no pretense helped me solve part of the bald-head dilemma. Obviously, it may be windy by the ocean, so I have to consider several options if I do not want to be chasing a wig down the beach or among the waves. I may even get a shave before going or while there, especially in front of girlfriends, then let them facepaint my head to make it memorable. No, this won't be the same way I had fun when I was there in 1975, but I can make my own fun out of absurdness now. Think of how you could make this trip memorable in a good way.

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