My experience with the Gripper has been WONDERFUL! I am just bummed that I didn't find it sooner, haha. I am getting some regrowth in the back and on top, and I haven't noticed any problems. My favorite part is that I can go to crowded places without worrying if it's going to get caught on someone and keep going with them! haha :) Good luck! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me!
Let's see...Here is what my hair piece is...But, it's not human hair it's synthetic...I can't afford Human Hair right now...Estetica Designs Classic Collection "ELLEN" R32F....I hope this helps you...I am sure you can get it online anywhere...I found it on some of the websites but I never bought a hair piece from a website before....So that is all new to me...I hope you are doing well...Talk to you soon....=)
I had to end that message...I had to give my son a bottle and put him in his crib for a nap....I was diagnosed with AA in the beginning of 2001...(Senior year of High school)..I went through it all...My senior year of high school sucked...it was the worst year of my life...Or so I thought..then 6 months later Everything started falling out....I haven't shaved my legs in over 10 years...I guess that's the only good thing about this condition I guess you could say....Everything I tried didn't work...I tried it all...Now I went back to my dermatologist and she says that there isn't anything to do any more because it's so exstensive....I never had the support when I first was diagnosed I think that's why I am still in Denial about it...Even my own parents...My mom kept on saying that she was hurting and no one gave HER support...(it's a really long story about my mother)...I am so glad that I have actually found people that have this...Wish they were closer but thank God for the internet...=)
Thanks Christine about the comments...I have been getting some of my hair pieces in FL at one of their Flea Markets(they have everything there)in New Smyrna Beach,FL..its by Daytona Beach....The only reason I have been getting them there is because my Mother and Father in Law live in FL during the winter months and then they have a cottage in NY during the summer months..Plus, my husband and I got married on the the beach in FL...Thank you on the comment of my wedding pictures...They turned out wonderful....I am sure if you would like the address I could find it and I am sure she can mail you out information.....
I am very great full for my life and that I have a husband who loves me and 2 adorable children...I can't ask for anything more in that department....I just want to be happy with myself some day soon...I know I will get there...I just need some support along the way...Thank you so much for finding me...=)
That is a major praise to the Almighty God! A good friend of mine suffers from extreme dry eyes and what helps her is an agressive regiment of fish oil. There are so many benefits to fish oil and it certainly can't hurt. I take one a day, but she takes 3 or more. I don't get it from GNC because that is vastly overpriced, in my opinion. Walmart has one that doesn't even cause fishy burps if you make sure it says "Enteric coated."
Be blessed and know that you have been lifted up to our Father today :-)
Oh yes, my ANA was high, but what was really off the charts was my sed rate. It was 100! I do have dry eyes, but have always had them as long as I can remember, so I guess I don't know any different, LOL! I've also been limited in my perspiration. Chances are that I have a mild form of sjogren's. Some of these can manifest on a spectrum. With my Lupus, I thought I was going to die. Now, I'm much more functional than not functional. My hair grew back...curly! I lost about 95% of it when it was all said and done. I did develop psoriasis this year so that's fun. Basically, once you have one autoimmune, you're at risk for any number of them.
I'm sure you will enjoy your son's wedding, regardless of hair :-)
And yes, the hair sacrifices in India is so deeply wrong. From a human rights standpoint to a Christian standpoint. Only one of my wigs had human hair and I don't know where it came from. If I lose my hair again and have to wear wigs again, you can bet I will be very aware of where it comes from. No Indian hair for me!
Hi Christine...just stopping by to tell you I am lifting you up in prayer. I was tested for sjogren's in Dec 2009. It was negative but I did test positively for Lupus (severely so) which was the root cause of my hair loss. Since autoimmunes go hand in hand, it would not be unheard of. Fortunately, with fish oil and restasis many people have had significant relief. Blessings!
Wanted to let you know there will be a Alopecia Support Group meeting on January 21st at 7pm. Guess what? Good news, it's going to be in Kent this time. No drive to Seattle! :) Let me know if you would like more info. Hope all is well. :) Take care, Diana
Hey Christine, Just wanted to say hi because we haven't talked for a while. I'm currently wearing a stupid wig now, I hate it, terrible pimples all over my head now and I feel like I was cursed! Hope things are better for you, I'm just hanging on by a thread..take care! Melissa
The last time I went to Sequim was about 20 years ago....I'm sure it changed a lot. Do you guys take the dogs with you when you go? We have 2 dogs too and it's always hard planning a vacation with them. They are our kids so I really hate the idea of putting them in a kennel. Have you been to Leavenworth? It's a small bavarian town in Eastern WA, there are a couple of camp sites within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants.
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