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Old 03-31-2017, 08:31 AM
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You are far from the only one to have these feelings prior to your procedure. I felt the same way before mine but realized these feeling were very misplaced.
Dr. Bloxham and I made a video about this very issue a few weeks ago. I think you'll feel a bit better about your decision after watching it.

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Old 04-18-2017, 01:34 AM
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I view an effort to improve one's look as not self-indulgence but rather as proactive self-improvement. It is psychologically damaging to be self-conscious, especially to the point of low self-esteem. If a hair transplant, or any other physical self-improvement be it plastic surgery or weight loss, leads to increased confidence and positive well-being, I think that is psychologically healthy.
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:35 PM
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Hey Walter! Just curious how you're feeling almost a month after your procedure? Hopefully your guilt subsided and you're making the most of the recovery process. (Remember that patience is your friend!)
Hey pkipling! So, following the advice of yours and other forum members I went ahead with the HT,the guilt subsided once the surgery was done ,as I was more worried about the post operative period ( precautions,head wash,getting the scabs removed ).
Now, it has been about six weeks just trying to be patient ( which is the tougher part ) and hoping things turn out well for me.

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Old 04-20-2017, 01:51 PM
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You are far from the only one to have these feelings prior to your procedure. I felt the same way before mine but realized these feeling were very misplaced.
Dr. Bloxham and I made a video about this very issue a few weeks ago. I think you'll feel a bit better about your decision after watching it.

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Hello Dr. Feller,
This video aptly describes what I was going through just before the HT,what was troubling me was that I am usually not a person who spends on the supposedly superficial things in life,you hit the nail on its head with -"managing hair loss is not vanity but its protecting your own identity".These are such reassuring words to hear , i hope this video is seen by many others who go through similar turmoil before going for a HT
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:06 PM
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First of all, congratulations on going ahead with the HT. I hope you don't feel guilty over spending money on this. Did I have this same feeling about HT? Well, I didn't really bother much over my look for years.
Hey Rochers!,
Sorry for the late reply ,I was trying to be off the forum since my HT was done ,so that I dont obsess about my progress as I understand that the initial months would be really slow.Thankfully ,I got over my guilt before the HT ,since then I have ben trying to focus my mind on anything except hair ( which is really tough).

BTW how is your HT progressing,the work looks really neat , I hope you get a great result!
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:13 PM
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I view an effort to improve one's look as not self-indulgence but rather as proactive self-improvement. It is psychologically damaging to be self-conscious, especially to the point of low self-esteem. If a hair transplant, or any other physical self-improvement be it plastic surgery or weight loss, leads to increased confidence and positive well-being, I think that is psychologically healthy.
True,if hair loss is bothering you ,then the best thing is to address it,thankfully when I was about to back off from the HT , I realized that I was doing nothing but trying to address a problem which I have
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Hey pkipling! So, following the advice of yours and other forum members I went ahead with the HT,the guilt subsided once the surgery was done ,as I was more worried about the post operative period ( precautions,head wash,getting the scabs removed ).
Now, it has been about six weeks just trying to be patient ( which is the tougher part ) and hoping things turn out well for me.

Thanks you again for your kind words
VERY good to hear! Yes, in a lot of ways, the waiting game you're experiencing now can be the most challenging part of the whole process. You seem to be handling it well by avoiding the forum for a bit so that you don't get sucked into the obsessive vortex of constant examination. keep it up and hopefully you can give us a good report several more months down the line. Happy growing!
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