EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of 2016’s Alopecia Awareness Month, we are publishing every few days a new installment of Anita B’s very personal story, from the shock of first discovering she had Alopecia, through the life changes and mental journey to Acceptance & rediscovered Happiness. Anita B. wears, by choice, a Joli Dancer™ by Joli Caméléon™. After wearing many other well-known wigs designed for Alopecians, and actually being a sales rep for one of those companies for a while, she tried a Joli Dancer™ hair creation and liked it so much that she purchased another one 6 months later, all with her own money. Only after this did Anita take on the independent role of a Joli Caméléon Brand Champion. If this story resonates with you, we welcome guest bloggers and would love to hear your thoughts on the 10 phases Anita went through.
All the Best. Michael.
I get upset about even the smallest things.I had lost control of the situation, but I had to control my emotions at the least when I was in public. I couldn’t go around
lashing out at everyone and everything, so I suppressed my anger. The problem is that suppressing anger leads to depression. In time, I began to feel hopeless and apathetic. It was increasingly difficult to leave the house, and eventually I shied away from friends and family. Throughout my workday I would fight back tears, but somehow I managed to hold it all in until I got home. For several months I’d come home and cry until I became numb. My self-esteem plummeted. Despite his unending support, I couldn’t understand why my husband still found me attractive. I wondered if I would ever be happy again.