Aria’s Alopecia – Hair Loss Update October 2015.
Alopecia (aka Sudden Hairloss) has been in the media heaps lately thanks to a young lady named Katie Hale that has embraced her new look and powered on in her life. She has been a fabulous inspiration for our 11 year old daughter Aria, who randomly developed Alopecia at the end of August 2015. You can read about her here!
Whilst we have been told that Aria’s case is anxiety induced, we’ll never know the actual reason her hair is falling out because medically it has something to do with the immune system attacking the follicles….. or something like that.
Needless to say, we’re doing all we can to make life ‘easier’ on her so she can hopefully recover and grow her hair back again.
It’s been a rough month or so, you can imagine how edgy an 11year old, hormone infused girl is when it comes to hair and so forth.
I have cried and cried several times. Not for the hair loss, but for the anxiety this situation has created in a young girl, who should otherwise be getting ready to plan world wide domination…. or you know, just enjoying her childhood.
The guilt then comes and overwhelms me. I worry that her anxiety is hereditary and has been passed on from my depression and anxiety. I worry that if her mood is this low at 11, what will she go through as a teen, will she ever get better??
I also get guilty that I am so affected by her having Alopecia. At the end of the day it’s just hair and it will most likely grow back. She could have a whole plethora of other horrendous things wrong that I can’t bare to even imagine, and I feel that I should be thankful it’s only hair, yet I still cry for her, and the loss of my happy-go-lucky little girl.
Over the space of a month her balding went from an enlarged part on her head to a full patch. I can’t get over how fast it happened.
One day there I vacuumed the lounge room floor and filled the Dyson 3 times with hair. In the one room! Crazy!
Anyway, we’ve had some short growth coming back on the top bald spot which is promising. We’ve expanded the beanie collection and only time will tell the rest of the story.