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Old 08-19-2012, 01:43 AM
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I dropped by my office today after having a 4300 graft surgery 3 days ago. wore sunglasses but no hat. Basically I just decided "F-it" I dont really care what people think because I am on the road to looking better. Yeah i sort of look like hell now, but doesn't a butterfly start as caterpillar? One wise-guy made some smart remark and acting dead serious I said "wow dude you're really going to make fun of someone with a brain tumor"? I let him squirm a few moments, then I laughed and said "ah you idiot I don't have a brain tumor I had a hair transplant". Once the initial shock wears off people go back to their own little world with their own worries/insecurities and have better things to do than worry about someone else's scalp.
You definitely "get it", that is perhaps the best post HT approach one can take, but it takes balls and confidence to pull it off. Kudos to you sir for doing it.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:33 AM
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Women find the hairloss issue not a big deal and are a little insensitive so when she puts weight on make sure you tell her.

I actually had a moment like this 2 months after my latest op I was working for a new company while I was going through the ugly duckling phase to hide from my usual work friends and a guy said to me have you done a Rooney obviously he'd seen me go from a shaved down thin head to a affro in 2 months lol I said as if we could afford something like that then a few days later I pointed out the fact that he had some weird skin disease on his nose infront of everyone at dinner! Good times!
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:51 PM
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I was ay work today, in a middle of a busy office, when a girl said to me " Your hair looks different, your hair line is better, have you had some of those implants"

Just as I could feel myslef getting hot a sweaty and a little bit red, someone called for me in the next offfice and I got away with it. Later when I regained my composure I went back to tell her that I have been on Propecia and Minoxidil for the last year.

It was actually the result of my HT coming through. Itshould of been a great moment in theory, but it made me feel uneasy and I was shaking like mad.

I thought I would share that with everyone.
Hey Mate!

Yes, unfortunately the stigma still remains regarding Baldness and doing something about it. People make fun of you for being bald and at times chastise a person for resolving the issue. Maybe it's just time for HT survivors (LOL) to be proud and say " Yeah, I got tired of the bald jokes." and give a caviler smile. Resolving a medical condition is nothing to be embarrassed about. So, the public attitude change needed may well rest in the minds and words of HT patients. All the Best, Michael
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:26 PM
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I agree with Michael but still hope that when I get my HT it will be 100% undetectable (after the ugly duckling stage of course) or am I being unrealistic?
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:07 PM
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Wow, I wasnt expecting a response like this.

To be honest the manner in which is was said shows she was impressed with my hair and that she didnt really believe that I would of had surgery. It was a compliment. Never the less still an awkaward moment for me!

Although you want and expect a ht to be completely undectable. It cant be really if you want a great result. Otherwise it wouldnt be a great result.

The people I see day to day regularly, havent really noticed because they dont see a sudden change, its a slow process. I guess its the people you see once in a while that could possibly notice (and this one did)
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I mean if you were balding before, and now suddenly you have hair growing there. It's normal to ask.....on the bright side she said it looked good....why the worry??
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She did say it looked better. That is a good thing!
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Leave a bottle of 'FemFresh' on her desk when she's not there and look at the horror on her face when she returns to her seat.

I'm joking. Just ignore her and take it as a compliment, that's what i do. I also take it as a compliment when people are amazed and need convincing that the hairs have been transplanted!
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