Thursday, 26 March 2015

Hair loss & Wigs

After my bath one night Mum noticed more hair than usual stuck to my shoulders and arms. She had a look at my hair and found more bald patches. They were at the sides and at the top, I was upset because it's spreading and going to more places (not just the back!). One of my eyebrows is getting really thin too.

these were taken at the beginning of March they are bigger now

Mum talked to me about it and about that maybe if more falls out we might have to get a wig. She said I didn't have to wear one, I might like to just cut it all off. She showed me photos of girls with shaved heads and we looked at wigs on the internet.

I actually got excited looking at the wigs! We also visited a friend called Amy with alopecia, she wears wigs all the time except at home. I got to look at her wigs and try them on. Amy gave me a wig she doesn't wear to have a play with at home and get used to having a wig around. I was really surprised that she was wearing wigs because you couldn't even tell!!

The wig Amy gave me
Since this I've also had to stop eating CHOCOLATE! it has been making me sick, the doctor says I have a periodic syndrome called cyclical vomiting. I was gutted as it's so close to Easter. Mum bought me a purple wig to cheer me up. I LOVE IT!!! It's my rock-chick-chicky-rock wig for at home. Purple is my favourite colour and I've said right since I had alopecia I wanted a purple wig!!


If all my hair does fall out, I will get a proper human hair wig but wear my purple one for parties and whenever (except at school!).

So even though I am scared about maybe being bald, I am excited about how much fun and how many hairstyles I'll be able to have with wigs.

14 comments:

  1. LOVE your purple wig Erin, looks amazing - you are so beautiful inside and out and your mummy must be so proud of you x x

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  2. Great purple wig Erin! Really nice :) Just ike my bright hair and your mums! haha

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    1. all the cool kids are doing it ha! ;)

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  3. She is an absolute star, much braver than so many adults. The purple wig is fab, not many people could get away with that but it suits her perfectly x

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  4. I love reading your blogs because they show me what a courageous girl you are. It must be hard sometimes but you have a great family who help you. I read these posts with tears in my eyes because I know how I would feel and they are tears of pure adoration to a truly rock chicky chick neice

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  5. O wow, you look so coooool Erin! Like the lead singer in a cool rock band!

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    1. She's totally going to be a rockstar drummer Mia!! she plays the drums :D

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  6. Rocking the wig and shades Erin! Looking very cool little lady x

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  7. I think you might be the coolest 8 year old I've ever seen. Rocking that purple wig little miss, you look amazing and are a very inspirational young lady! x

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  8. Victoria Boxall26 March 2015 at 19:17

    She looks fab, she's ace x x x

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  9. Erin, you truly are a inspiration to all. Despite all you are going through, your positive outlook on life shines through. Love the purple wig! Xxx

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  10. Erin I know you don't know me but I just wanted to say what an amazing and incredible little girl you are! What an inspiration you are to others! While most of us moan at the small things in life you're being brave and facing this head on - good for you! Well done for looking at this positively - you can get a collection of amazing wigs and have a different hair style to suit your mood every day - fantastic! Mummy must be so proud of you! Xxx

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  11. You have a lot to cope with Erin, (not least of which is no chocolate at Easter), and I am so proud of how smile through it all. You will always be my beautiful, brave Granddaughter and I love you sooooo much.x

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  12. Thanks for all of your comments!!!;););)

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