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Limbo

Well I'm midway through week 4 post op. I really should get off my arse and do a good write up of the procedure but busy days have come since getting back into my old routine. So how's it been? Well good and bad I guess. Good in the fact that I have somethig to look forward to I can't wait until it starts growing in and I can really play with the comb. SO many different styles I want to try out that I just wasnt brave enough to when I had a strong hairline whe I was younger. The bad is

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Day 11

Not a great deal to share but I might as well. Still waitig on the op day pics from BHR and then I'll do a full report! Last week ws MURDER!!!! I was unlucky enough to get nerve pain in the back of my head (1 in 6 chance) and little did i know that occipatal nerve pain can simulate the exact symptoms of a migrane so not only did I have a very nippy back of my head but screaming headaches as well. Add to this the fact I was on edge all week for fear of bumping the grafts and being all scabby d

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Time stands still.......

Well I'm day 5 post op and honestly....it feels like 3 months!!! Time is passing so slowly it's horrible, especially as I'm bored out of my skull with no excercise to do and a month off of work. I think I just want this week to be over as I'm constantly on edge for fear of bumping or accidentaly touching or scratching the grafts. On day 8 I'm allowed to go under the shower and gently massage the recipient area with special shampoo so not only will I be somewhat out of the danger zonebut it wi

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3 weeks away

Well I'm having to write this blog from Firefox again as something seems to be blocking it on google chrome but doesn't matter! So, I'm just over three weeks away from my procedure and the emotional pace is beginning to gather. It hasn't helped that I've not been well at all the last few weeks. I started to suffer from panic attacks (at least that was the best diagnisis the doctors gave) last year but they went away after a few months but recently I've had similar symptoms and am feeling a li

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Now booked with BHR

Well that's it, I'm booked in for my surgery with BHR on the 18th and 19th of June! I'm still quite surprised at how soon it is I thought the clinic would have been booked up for months in advance but I'm very happy about it becasue the sooner the better in my view and if all goes to plan and I get a good yeild and good growth then I could possibly.....and I emphasise the word possibly, have a decent enough growth by Christmas to maybe venture out again. A big thanks to Stephen the UK BHR

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My consultation

Well it's Thursday Morning, I'm still half aslep from my day to belgium yesterday but what an all round experience it was, I thoroughly enjoyed it! First off the flying! The fligt over was an absolute breeze. I'm so surprised at myself to the pojnt of stunned as I've never been like that on a plane before. I was even gawking out the window for most of it when previously that would have made me bring up my breakfast! To be fair the 5 diazapam I swallowed may have had something to do with it an

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Consultation with BHR on Wednesday

Well it's Monday and I jet off to Belgium on Wednesday for my consultation appointment with Dr Bisanga at BHR. I'm starting to get a little nervous but not as much as I expected, probably becasue I have had other things to occupy my mind but I know my whole system will probably go apeshit when I'm at the airport or waiting to get on that flight. Did I mention I hate flying? Yes, well I'll maybe just mention it again! Add to the fact that when researching taxi companies to take me there

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Phase 2

Well it's been about a month since I deleted facebook, set myself some goals and made an effort to reinvent myself. It feel like a million years!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I've been locked away in my flat with zero contact besides familyat the weekend. No booze, strict diet and ust myself to talk to is hard going but I am allowing myself a night in the pub in my home town in the country at the end of the month so looking forward to that. Not that I know anyone from there any more but a social s

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Complete social suicide and reinvention starts here!

Well, two days ago I took my first steps into total character reinvention. The goal being to eliminate all that is negative and neurotioc while retaining all the things I actually like about myself. The first step I took was to delete my facebook page. I don't need the distraction or the hurtful drama that unfolds there and even within 48 hours my mood has improved and I'm being creative again. I also started back on my workout routine. I've always ate healthily and I lost nearly 20lb las

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It could finally be happening!

After quite an emotional few weeks I retreated back to my hometown for a break and ended up telling everything to my family, all the pain, all the lack of confidence and all the desires. They have agreed to help me fund my hair transplant (even though they are not rich in any way) and the relief I am feeling is somewhat overwelming. There is light at the end of the tunnel and although my hair is only one of my issues right now I'd say its one if the biggest ones and to have it sorted would lit

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Decision time, too depressed to go on like this.

This year saw the complete destruction of the best relationship I ever had with a woman and it was all my own fault due to my crippling neurosis. I always thought she would leave me becasue I wasn't good enough or handsome enough and at least 75% of this neurosis came from my receding hairline. I used to be a confident, outgoingl ife of the party person and I realise now what a change my receding hairline has made in me psychologically and although losing this fantastic, kind and wonderful wo

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If it was juts a bit broader.....

Every day I look at my hairline and every day I see no change as to what it was 4 or 5 years ago. I hit my mid 30's last year so it's all downhill from here, which I don't mind at all but it is frustrating. I'm still using the derma roller, taking zinc and vitamin D pills and drinking green tea every day and I'm guessing it has helped a lot in maintenence but still. I've been experimenting with different harstyles and no matter what I do I just can't get away with anything other than my usual

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At peace but still hopeful.

Well it's been a good while since I posted anything on here. Not much has changed since my last post and this is both a good and bad thing. I still have my receding hairline which drives me crazy every day, I still cannot afford to do anything about it becasue of overpriced treatments and surgeries plus rising living costs here in the UK. On the other side of the coin it has not gotten any worse and I am strangely at peace with where I am in my hair loss journey because of it. It's been ne

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It's not vanity, I actually don't want to think about my hair!

Well it's late on a Friday night and I felt like writing something down so here we go. It's not an update (much) or my usual moan but just some thoughts. I've come around to the fact that hair has become an obsession with me. Not that it's anything new, I've always had a thing about hair since the days of watching He-Man as a child in the early 80's and I've always had long hair. I just like the way it feels and it suits my head and face. Seriously! I wouldn't suit short or no hair. With th

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Derma Roller update

Well it's been a couple of months now since I started using the derma roller on my receding hairline and so far.......I'm really impressed! There is definate new growth happening and every day I seem to be finding new hairs and they are getting quite long and thicker by the day, and this is just with derma roller 0.5mm, no creams or minox or anything like that. Make no mistake though, it's slow...slow and drawn out but the progress is there and noticable. The hairs are still quite thin and i

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Derma roller.

I thought I'd do a short post as an update. Well after the less than encouraging appointment with Vinci I decided to give the derma roler a go. TBH I didn't hold much hope for it. I'd seen gimicks before and I thought it would just be one of them but I decided to give it a shot based on the reccomendation of the person who derma rollers my skin. Well I'm one month in and I have to say.......I'm quite impressed. I'm definetely seeing growth of new hairs and this is without any other chemical

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Greed!

Well I have just come back from my consultation with the Vinci hair clinic, and I must say I am disappointed. My appointment was at 2pm and I met my consultant (a nice gentleman who has had many experiences of hair transplants since the 70's) and the first thing I realised that it was not a Surgery I was in, but a hired confrence room in an office building. I then found out that the clinic actually had no surgerys in Glasgow at all and the main ones that I would need to travel to for the proce

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So close!!!

It's been a while since I've posted a blog on here. been concerned with other stuff right now. My hair loss journey continues and I'm close to actually booking a consultation with the Vinci clinic here in Glasgow. I didn't know much about them at first but I've seen their results and for what I need (which isn't much) it will be ideal for me. As I've said before, I'm lucky! I'm 34 years old and I have a good head of hair with no real signs that it's getting any worse. I've been off propeci

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A rant!

Some folk suit being bald. They really do and they look both stylish and distinctive. Some people choose to be bald by shaving their head right down to the scalp and all power to them. To have the choice must be wonderful. I however absolutely know that I would not suit being bald or losing my hair. It really is amazing how much of your personality and character lives on the top of your head and how it can change the way you look by framing your face. I look at balding actors on the TV and

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The Continuing story (1 week into 3rd month of Propecia))

I'm reading a lot about other people Propecia stories, particularly if anyone has had regrowth in the temple region because, obviously that's where my problem is. The overwhelming opinion is that it's rare to see any regrowth at all and it is simply a stabalizer for teh loss. I find that interesting becasue I am still finding new tufts of regrowth almost every time I look in the mirror. As I've mentioned before it's not thick and it's quite sporadic but it's starting to become noticable now. I

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2 months down!

It's been a while since I've been on here. Been busy, busy with work so here's my update. I'm just about to complete my 2nd month of being on Propecia. I'm definately getting some growth back in the form of some small thin baby tufts around the receding parts of my temples. It's nothing I can style obviously and under a light you can hardly see it but it's nice to know that soemthing is happening. One thing I have noticed about Propecia is that Chemists seem to be vert poorly stocked. I vis

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A not so bitter pill!

Well yesterday I took my first Propecia pill. I had visited the local doctors on Friday to see about getting a prescription and low and behold i got one. I must say, it is amazing the stress and embarrasment I felt sitting in that waiting room, especially as it was really busy and the receptionist stated that it was 'choc-a-bloc' today. I began to doubt that it was a good idea coming here, because I wasn't sick or in dire need of anything and I felt sure that the doctor would give me 'the look'

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Coin inserted, beginning Level 1

Well this is my first blog and first real day of being a part of this network of wonderful people. I've been thinking and dreaming about doing something with my hairline for years now and all of a sudden the wheels seem to be moving. My girlfriend has been extremely supportive of my decision to get a hair transplant, although she keeps telling me I don't need one hehe but she understands it's not what I need, it's about lifting a constant thought from my mind that would be put to better use if

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