|Race Against time (standard:non fiction, 322 words)|
|Author: Abby||Added: Jan 04 2005||Views/Reads: 2430/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Read about one woman' quest for an uncurable disease.|
My Struggle with Alopecia Do you have thinning hair or hair that sheds? If so, I would like to hear from you. It started with one strand of hair. An innocent strand that lay casually my bathroom sink. The strands multiplied. The strands turned into clumps, and the clumps turned into handfuls of hair. In a few weeks my hair brush was a tangled mass of black hair. In the beginning of my alopecia –hair loss, the hair loss wasn't noticeable. But gradually my scalp became visible. . After several months of steady hair loss I became worried. I tried hair loss products. And the shedding continued. My hair brush, my furniture, my clothes, all my breakfasts, lunches and dinners were all blanketed by my hair. One day I looked in the mirror and could hardly recognize my self. Instead of looking at a woman with thick black hair a pathetic woman with patches of hair looked back at me. I began to feel like the most cursed the ugliest person on earth. And my wispy tresses proved the point. I began to search the internet to find out why I was losing my hair. It was possible that the medication I was taking, Lithium, was the source of my losing all of my hair. I begged my doctor to take me off the drug. They all said “no.” So and I became accustomed to the loss of hair. I convinced myself that everyone lost hair, and that it would somehow stop falling out. To this day I continue to lose hair. I have coped with alopecia by getting a flattering hair cut. By not being afraid to brush my hair with vigor. I did get a hairpiece but feel more comfortable with my own thinning locks. Do you have alopecia? How have you coped? Have you educated yourself about the causes? Have you purchased hats or wigs? Let me know. KiraPirofski@aol.com Tweet
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