Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Then and Now - Progressive Images

Today is not a good day for me so I'm not going to say that much.
I just wanted to share these images. I took them to document the advance of this 'condition' whatever it is.
When I started charting this, I never for one moment truly believed that I would lose all my hair. Not all of it.
Oh well.

If you need to catch up, here's a list of related posts:
1st patch, June 23rd
July 2nd

Another week later
2 weeks after the above photo



Extensive thinning at the front






2 months after the 1st patch appeared - this was the hardest period 

 crown/top
back (diffuse thinning)


 Original patch significantly larger
I really struggled through this period of my life. It all happened so fast. The feeling of helplessness and frustration were so overwhelming. Through it all I thank God for my husband and my children who gave me reasons to keep getting outta bed every morning and who never once laughed at me despite how horrific I looked.


And this is me now four months after the first patch appeared.
I did not need to shave my head - my hair left of its own accord.
(If you are reading this on facebook you may need to click through to the actual blog site to see all of the images)



I feel fragile and vulnerable but I am STILL alive.
The game isn't over yet.
"And still like air... I rise!



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24 comments:

bajanpoet said...

I got one thing to say:

I love you.

(HUGS)

Nai said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLwQFea32EM&feature=related

You are as STRONG as you are BEAUTIFUL ... JOY cometh ... x

Thank you sooo much for sharing ...

LOVE and HUGS xx

Kittylocks said...

You are one beautiful lady. Thank you so much for sharing this.Where there is life there is hope. God bless xx

anthia-ofo said...

You've been through a lot...but still standing, still beautiful, selfless,courageous, and a very generous spirit, to still do others' locs even while struggling with your own loss..

Kreyola said...

You are such courageous woman. It still amazes me that you have gone through this yet you still carry a bright smile. God bless you and your family.

Gigglz said...

Thank you for sharing this. You are a VERY strong woman, and you are beautiful with and without your locks. Stay strong, as this too shall pass.

Yahvinah said...

You are so awesome, you inspire me so much! And you look beautiful!

Nubian1 said...

S E X YYYYYYY, EVERY THING ABOUT IS SO S E X YYYYYYY.

You look good and healthy and confident!

Are you going to for go the wig thang then?

You wear it well sistah!!!!

CaribSun said...

Thank you for sharing your story. You are so beautiful and so courageous. I understand how distressing that this hair loss must have been for you at times. But despite it all your inner light is still shining through your beautiful smile.

msfullroller said...

You are a beautiful sista all the way 'round! Keep that gorgeous smile and hold ya head up high! (((HUGS)))

Madame Hercules Microlocs said...

You are truly beautiful. Hold on to that strength, which is your family and God. Praying for you. Thank you for sharing.

Euphoria's Sisterlocks said...

thanks for sharing your journey, I admire your strength & courage & my prayers go out to you I am curious to know have you consulted with a dermatologist? I know how discouraging it is to one day have hair then the next day gone, BUT GIRL you are FIERCE!! in your new skin, God bless & keep that head up

V @ Locks-N-Motion said...

I don't know where to begin. I thought me and you were going through the same situation... but I was wrong. I TRULY admire you for YOUR strength, YOUR spirit, and YOUR courage. God will only give us so much we can bear. XXXX & OOOOOO's to you Sis, like I always say. This Too Shall Pass,

Love V

Mrs Mac's Corner... said...

Bajan, thank you so much for sharing your story, you might not feel it now, but your beauty and your personality radient from your smile. I can't imagine the courage it took to share this with others. Lean on those you love for strength and may you be continually blessed and as always...even when the rain pours...smile for the sunshine is on its way

nuff love x

The Woman Inside said...

Bajan,

You look fly no matter what you do because not only are you beautiful on the outside but your beauty within shines for all of us to see.

Stay strong!

Denise said...

I agree with the other ladies, you are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Now, shoulders back, head up...

Shari's Sisterlocks said...

I'm a continent away, but yet your courage and strength has touched my heart. You smile so strongly and beautifully. You are an icon of courage to women around the world.

KristinaHH said...

Rock that bald head girl...you know you can do it! Keep strong and and brave...know that I am thinking of you and sending you positive vibes.

Thandi said...

You know, in one of your posts, you mentioned that you were now bald.But watching the PROGRESSION and how QUICK it was is what made it that much more shocking.I don't know how you handled it with such aplomb. Thank you so much for sharing it. Like you said, 'still you rise' and we'll be here cheering you on no matter what. Your inner glow cannot be hidden, it overshadows the outer dimension.And your family is awesome too!

Anonymous said...

My sister - you are beautiful

i'm sure your dr has tried cortisone (didn't work for me ) but I higly encourage you to find a trichologists. My alopecia has reversed itself once I learned what I was deficient in and understood the importance of proper supplements. The top of the head 'spot' been then, bald mostly all over - that too.

suggest your dr run blood test for vitamin D, iron, feratin and protein.

i'm at if you need to talk
Trinita

Spicylocks said...

Stay strong! You are soo beautiful. You have a husband and children that love you and blog followers that look up to you for you courage and truthfulness. God bless you now and always.

Ms. KS said...

You are absolutely beautiful. OMG...And to put what you are going through out in cyberspace for everyone to see. AMAZING.

Bajan Lily said...

Hey everyone,

It has taken me an awfully long time to comment on this post - because it was soooooooooooo painful yet cathartic for me. So here I am to say Thank you all for your very kind words and your continued support.

Thank you

Anonymous said...

You are amazing.....

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