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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Looking good!


Some of you will know that I have had a major health battle for the last six years, some of you will have no idea ! As the years have gone by I have been a little more open telling people what's going on, but I am still fairly carefull with who I share information with....

so when I started losing my hair 6 months ago, and it was starting to look like I couldn't hide it anymore, I totally freaked out.

You probably wonder why it has taken so long to share on my blog about my health. There are so many reasons. The main ones being that people just don't understand Rhematoid Arthritis, they assume it is an old person disease, they assume it only affects joints, they assume I have "sore knees".....blah blah blah.... they also have plenty of wonderful ways to cure me... *sigh* I get really really over it all.

ANYWAY.... six months ago I started losing my hair, and managed to lose over half of it, including a very very large bare spot on the crown of my head. EEEEEKKKKKKKK. Thankfully it is growing back and I have lots of lovely fluffy re-growth going on.

But everytime I looked in the mirror, because I was forced to cut my hair I saw a sick women, I saw an old women, I saw someone who wasn't me. So with encouragement and support from my hubby I had extensions put in my hair.

I can't even explain how wonderful it feels. I just see me now, not the disease and it is wonderful!!!

Onward and Upward!!

12 comments:

mel said...

Proud of you sweetie - it takes guts to share and you look great,Melxx

Sandra D said...

WOW - you look gorgeous! And I love your whole outlook too - good on you :)

Julie said...

You look gorgeous Missy.

Allie said...

Good for you! You look wonderful:-)

Sandie said...

Gidday Lisa, I think its great that you are able to talk about it now and share it with us. I'm sure it helps sometimes to share something like this to help you get through those bad days.

You look fabulous. It must be uplifting.

Take care of YOU.

(oh by the way - those bags you made are stunning - you may need some shoes to match now....LOL)

Luv Sandie

kerry said...

Look at you stunning i think onwards and upwards you go.Take care Kerry xx

AnItA mArIe said...

you GO ..girl.. you look awesome
Best wishes ...

Janelle said...

I feel for you, my mum had osteo psoriasis her entire life ( rhematoid arthritis and psoriasis together) and what worked for one condition upset the other. I TOTALLY understand what you have to endure everyday and I admire you for being so brave. Rock on you can do it! Even though you dont know me, If you ever feel like a chat e-mail me Cheers JanelleXX

cathduffy said...

I lost a four inch circle of hair to alopecia when I was 18, so I know hair loss is quite embarrassing!! Your hair extensions look lovely Lisa, a much better method than the old comb-over I used.

tammytempleton said...

Wow you look fabulous hun!
Bravo for sharing such intimate feelings.
Some times it can be uplifting to "spill it' LOL
hugs & xx
Tam

quiltygal said...

Just found your blog through Janelles blog......sorry to hear that you have been having health difficulties it can be hard when people dont understand....love the bag you made & your hair extensions looking good....

clare said...

You are looking beautiful Lisa!!!

You made me LOL when you said that people always have a cure for RA. Ain't that just true!!! my latest comment was "oh, have you tried cod liver oil" derrr! if cancer treatment isn't working, don't think cod liver will luv.

Seriously though Lisa, you hang in there hun, there are a few of us out there you are not on your own.

Love you loads honey, Clare Bear x