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  1. That looks good Merlin! I think the crown shows great growth in particular. Exciting times for sure, been a patient few months to get here and well worth it.
  2. That sounds really good Merlin, exciting times! Are you seeing growth from the transplanted hair in the front or your native hair growing back? I notice and feel a lot of shorter hairs along the front that I assume are revived by the Propecia, not sure though. Very glad you're doing well, wish you good growing ahead 🙂
  3. Hey Merlin - how are things progressing for you? I believe you're at the 12 week mark now. I too noticed some tiny hairs growing which I also assume is from the Propecia. I have some hairs starting to grow in the shock loss area around the scar line, but it's still pretty bare. Hope you are doing well - we're getting close!
  4. Your shock loss looks much better Merlin, and the scar line looks very faint. Mine was only in the back middle which is interesting. Hard to see good native hair go missing, even if it's temporary! Makes it hard to try and style right now for us, but the native hairs should start growing soon I'd assume. I believe you're at about 9 weeks and I'm at 8 so it shouldn't be long.
  5. Thanks Guys - I also have the itching and occasional tightness on my scalp. Your assessment of why makes sense to me. No growth for me yet either along the incision, but the scar does seem to be healing well. I'm going to try and get a haircut and hope the lady can leave enough around the spot so it doesn't show too bad. It helps knowing all this is temporary, and really helps being able to talk to you guys about your experiences!
  6. How are you doing Merlin? You should be only a few months away from some sprouts! I wanted to ask if your bare spot along the incision had started filling in any? My wife said mine still looks bare. Hope you are doing well!
  7. Glad to hear you're progressing well Merlin. I met with Dr Cooley and Brandi yesterday and they confirmed everything looks good, and I have "minor" shockloss. The lost native hair from both the recipient and donor areas will start to regrow soon, and then be followed by the transplanted hair. It was alarming to have a bare spot along the incision as you've indicated but was assured this will all grow back. I'll start a thread with some photos to track my experience, and look forward to seeing our progress - doing my best to be patient. To be honest even the small impact the tiny transplanted hairs have created to my hairline is very exciting, and I can't even imagine how we'll look once the hair comes in and grows up! Thanks again for your feedback and good wishes!
  8. Thanks Merlin. I'm glad yours is good and also lost a spot along the scar line. I'm going in Monday for a followup but suspect this is just "normal" shockloss from the surgery. I found a good post on this site about it and shared it below. I predict more hat wearing in my future for the next few months 😉. Brandi indicated via email this is almost certainly temporary and the native hairs should grow back more quickly than the transplanted hairs. It was alarming to see and did make the crown loss larger, but I feel a bit better now understanding what the likely cause and effect are. I'll update after the visit and hope your recovery keeps going well!
  9. Hey Merlin, hope your recovery is going well. I've noticed a lot of shock loss in the recipient area of my native hair over the 3-4 week period. Have you had any of this? I've read this can happen but is temporary - I'm hoping that's the case and emailed Brandi to get her thoughts. Best of luck, thanks for your feedback.
  10. Looks good Merlin. I had a FUT with Dr Cooley on December 18th, with very similar loss to yours. Like you I was very pleased with the Dr and staff, and am trying to be patient while I wait for the grafts to grow! I had 4140 grafts spread between the crown and the front. Look forward to seeing how we do, and hopeful we're both pleased 😀