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From booking your first transplant, how long did you have to wait before the operation?

 

And during that waiting period, were you able to keep your mind off the operation or were you counting down the days (like me)?

 

Was anyone else in the position where they felt their life could not move forwards the way they wanted to until the transplant?

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I had to wait 40-50 days. Other consultations I did had 5 months queue, up to 10 months. Many times doctors are able to give you an uncertain earlier date due to cancellations too, so these 10 months are worst-case. I think it varies by season as well. I probably should have done it in the winter to avoid the whole sunburn drama now.

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6-7 months, yeah was sort of counting down the days. Afterwards I cover the area with native hair and barely think about it now. I'm OK waiting for growth :)

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Wow. I waited less than 2 weeks because they told me it was an emergency and I had to have surgery right away. Every procedure after that was a simple phone call and schedule me in within a week or 2. Of course that was years ago, so perhaps the wait time was different in those days.

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Wow. I waited less than 2 weeks because they told me it was an emergency and I had to have surgery right away. Every procedure after that was a simple phone call and schedule me in within a week or 2. Of course that was years ago, so perhaps the wait time was different in those days.

 

A cosmetic procedure doesn't follow an emergency lol. Who did you go with by the way?

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LOL. An emergency. That bad? Norwood 10?
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A cosmetic procedure doesn't follow an emergency lol.

 

Well I don't think it was very funny. I started losing my hair at around 14 or 15. I went to a dermatologist who didn't know what was wrong. I eventually ended up seeing a hairloss specialist who said I had a scalp disease which was causing my hair to fall out and that I was already an extreme case and should have seen him much earlier as I was in danger of not having enough hair left to ever get any coverage. I think I had 5 scalp reductions to try to cut it all out. When there was no laxity left for scalp reductions I had a few hundred of 2.5mm to 4mm punches cored out and sewn closed. While that was going on I had HT grafts to cover any other areas and the scars.

 

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Well I don't think it was very funny. I started losing my hair at around 14 or 15. I went to a dermatologist who didn't know what was wrong. I eventually ended up seeing a hairloss specialist who said I had a scalp disease which was causing my hair to fall out and that I was already an extreme case and should have seen him much earlier as I was in danger of not having enough hair left to ever get any coverage. I think I had 5 scalp reductions to try to cut it all out. When there was no laxity left for scalp reductions I had a few hundred of 2.5mm to 4mm punches cored out and sewn closed. While that was going on I had HT grafts to cover any other areas and the scars.

 

AL

 

I didn't mean to downplay what you went through. Whether you're losing hair from genetics, disease, or some other condition it's a rough experience either way.

 

You had scalp reductions to cut out the disease on your head and then hair transplants on top of those scars? Never heard of that before. What was the name of the disease if you don't mind me asking.

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