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Old 03-18-2012, 02:17 PM
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Nice write up Spex!!
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:27 PM
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After my HT, I now just look in the mirror and think, "Whew. This is what I'm supposed to look like. I'm restored." I saw it as a necessary procedure to restore things to the way they're supposed to be, like using laser surgery to remove an ugly scar.

Now granted, if I hadn't started losing my hair until I was 55 or 60, I would not care near as much, as that's a natural, expected age for this to happen; it just hits so much harder when you're in the 19-22 age range, just barely out of high school... Especially in our appearance-obsessed, post-MTV generation, extreme-makeover society. Being young is really a bitch these days, unless you're born rich and beautiful.

I liked the part about the Amygdala though; I just learned that term recently, as I've been obsessively researching psychopathy at this site: The Psychopath: The Mask of Sanity
Do a page search for the word "amygdala" and it elaborates a bit on it; I didn't think to link it to hair loss though, that's certainly an interesting connection. Spex's point about the Amygdala causing an extreme reaction when you mentally link your appearance with your survival is outlined in a video here as well, with the term "Amygdala Hijack..."

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An amygdala hijack occurs when the neuron between the amygdala and thalamus recognizes a feeling as an emergency. The signs of an amygdala hijack are a quick and sudden reaction, strong emotion, and a sense of regret after the fact.
...Sounds like what happens when someone freaks out and buys a bunch of gimmicky, useless fake hair-restoration products and then feels remorse afterwards.

Great post though, it made some neurons light up in my head.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:07 AM
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I just wanted to bump this post as feel it can help many readers new to hair loss who are trying to understand the anxiety associated with it
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Well said Spex, love this statement!
You are NOT your Hair.

wish all the "hair police" out there would get a life
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:12 PM
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Good read and I identified with a lot of it.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:13 PM
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Great post Spex!
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:39 PM
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oh so true....
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:31 PM
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Well said. Now can I find a time machine so I can go back in time and read this before I jumped into the HT world while eating every single lie that my clinic fed me?

I am still bouncing back and forth between anger and depression after my confidence was destroyed by an unethical clinic. I hope I can someday reach acceptance and move on. I think Joe Rogan is a great example of this. He fought for awhile and ultimately tapped out, shaved his head, and can confidently live life even with his scar on the back of his head. He is open about his mistake. He was clearly not a candidate that was operated on anyway. Read about his case, it is very candid.

Don't get me wrong, a HT can drastically improve some lives. But I would guess that a large portion of those who are operated on should never of been a candidate. For example, my clinic worked great as salesmen, but didn't know the first thing about treating hairless. Don't be made to feel that you NEED a HT or any type of cosmetic surgery.

Very nice post Spex.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:48 AM
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Appreciate the comments - Many will identify with it indeed - and i felt it important to get it out there in order to try help others.

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Old 08-07-2013, 11:51 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hsrp10 View Post
You are NOT your Hair.
Typo?
You ARE your hair,

and hence, you are here.

It shouldn't be so, but it is.
Nothing you tell yourself can change the brutal competitiveness of life. It has no feelings, no remorse, no sorrow no sympathy.

So what's the point in stating the obvious?
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