I had to write this blog because I know there are a lot of you out there with RA that are having problems with your hair. I have seen so many other post about this. Well we know the meds we’re on does not help at all and we have to take one thing to counter act another thing so it’s like a vicious cycle and we have to deal with the blow that RA has given us.
Do you look in the mirror and you just stare at yourself because that full head of hair that you had once is not there anymore. I get it. It seems short, maybe stringy, unhealthy looking and you’re wondering what should I do. You look on the floor and there it seems to be more there than on your head. So we try different things to try to get it back the way it use to be but maybe it’s just not happening. I know because I see it happening to me.
Well it’s not too bad yet but I noticed it in the front, so I brushed my hair forward and that works okay but then I look in the mirror at the back and there in the top I see more of my scalp than ever before. The funny thing is I really don’t see much hair falling on the floor but I know it’s gone because it’s not like it use to be. I use to get sad about it and I still do sometimes but I try to make the best of it,
So you see, there is so much more that we have to deal with, not just the pain and the meds but the loss of our hair. So look in the mirror and say to yourself I am still as beautiful as I was with a head full of hair because you are. This disease will not defeat us because we are strong and we are more than just HAIR.
Update: I see that’s the meds are making it turn gray faster and I thought I wanted to be gray all over because I saw a lady with all gray and it was gorgeous but the reality is I’m just not ready for that. So here’s another chapter to my story!
H – HOPE
A – ADMIRABLE
I – INSPIRING
R – REMARKABLE