Friday, 2 July 2010

It's Back

Remember my last post about My battle with Alopecia Areata? ( My Alopecia Post)

Well, it's back. 3-4 locks wide, 2 rows high. (My niece measured it with a ruler, 3 cm wide, 2.5 cm high)

can you spell 'DEVASTATED'?

I am trying to stay positive, I can only posit that the trauma of the early delivery, plus week in NICU plus another week on the Children's Ward and ongoing family and work issues have taken their toll on my body.

To readers who may be experiencing post partum hairloss or any form of alopecia  - take heart in the words of others, knowing you are not alone:

"Sister you are not alone, due to the baby hormones, I'm starting to lose my hair in the front and other areas on my head. I just noticed it like 3 days ago. I really hope that both of our hair grows back, because I'm really not happy with my hair line. Due to the last pregnancy and hair loss I already have short locks in the front, I'm wondering if I will lose more locks, I really hope not, if so I might have to consider using extensions in the front until my hair grows back. Sigh.. heres to hair growing back really fast, If I so happen to come upon something that helps with hair growth I'll be sure to let you know." - Brown Buttahfly

and Denise blogged on how a woman of faith should react: ( Denise will not be moved!)

"However, I am in good spirits, because I know that by the stripes of Jesus Christ I am healed!  (Isaiah 53:5) He is my cure, and I speak life (the Word) and healing to every hair follicle! I am not worried. I declare that I am healed, it is only hair, and it will grow back!"

How brave is she? Her patch isn't as bald as mine but check out her attitude!

I'll keep you guys posted but if you never hear me mention it again then it hasn't grown back.


The Woman Inside said...

Oh sweetie I feel you and I am so sorry about all the stress that you have gone through. But try to remain strong and not stress about this bc it will just lead to more issues.

I have been going through a really hard valley experience plus I am 5 months pregnant and so I ended up getting a bald spot a few months ago. My consultant worked her magic to cover it up but I just can't talk about it because I am in some sort of denial. Thank you for sharing this you have helped to bring me some peace.

Bajan Lily said...

You know what? I am so glad you commented.
First of all: CONGRATULATIONS! I really am super happy for you :)

Secondly - I know exactly EXACTLY how you feel. This spot appeared last Tuesday and it has taken a lot of tears and debate for me to post it here - and honestly I'm still finding it difficult to talk about it. so painful!

All I can say is - take comfort in knowing you're not alone - someone understands what you're going through. (I don't have peace yet!)

Titus 2 Thandi said...

I went through a mino fom of this with my son. I'm sorry that it's continuing and I hope both you and Brown Buttahfly get the progress we all so desire for you.i know it may seem trivial to others,but you're on my prayer list.

Rockin Robin said...

My sister, stay calm, stay focused, and know that GOD has power over all things. I already know you are strong so you will be fine. We are all dealing with some kind of stress in our lives but prayer and good energy around us will take us thru. Be Blessed!

JUST Euphoria said...

this is such an inspiration to me because I too have & still is battling lichen planopilaris which causes scarring and alopecia of the scalp, even though my Derm. doesn't give much hope to my hair growing back, God has showed me total restoration so I am waiting on Him to move in my total healing, my prayers go out to you!! & I never thought to measure mine all I know that it is huge.

Bajan Lily said...

Thank you Thandi, LN and Euphoria - your words are both precious and comforting. I appreciate you taking the time to comment (and to pray).

Euphoria - I remember reading one of your posts about the condition and at the time I thought you were one of the bravest women I had come across - because it couldn't have been easy to show those pictures. Now I am in a similar position. I'll believe for your healing and restoration as well.

V @ Locks-N-Motion said...

Stay Strong and Positive we will make it through this, we have before and I 'm sure we will do it again. We are strong by nature we have no choice but to make it through, just a matter of when. Keep your head up and I will do the same.

Bajan Lily said...

Thanks V - that means a lot to me.

anthia-ofo said...

Bajan, you are not alone. I've fought thinness on the top of my head for years. Drs cant find any reason and I suspect it was hormonal. Initially I was devastated(I used to have very thick soft coily hair)...but GOD showed me something! I found from the bible that God gave me(woman) my hair for my covering. That coupled with healing scriptures esp 'by the stripes that wounded Jesus, I am healed' gave me what I needed to stand in faith. I am standing. I'll join my faith with yours, that your hair grows back soon. I believe I am healed and it's only a matter of time before I see the full manifestation. God is faithful. I'm so glad to see all the positive comments. God bless you ladies.
Also, google white iodine and alopoecia and it's a simple treatment that may help.


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