Hello to everyone. I am Shelly Arora from INDIA. I am suffering from alopecia totalis for last 20 years. I am now a 30 year old using a hair wig. I have tried plenty of treatments - both myths and non myths. Nothing has proved fruitful.
Every day I think one day my hair will come back and people will accept me but its just a sweet nightmare and nothing else.
I’m not getting married just because I don’t have hairs on my scalp, or me put in simpler words – because I am bald. All my friends of my age are married. My family and relatives are behind me that I should get married now but no one is ready to marry me; everyone rejects me and what ever the proposal is, it’s just ridiculous. Either the guy is divorced or not educated or something or the other. Everyone says, “Since I am defected so I will get someone else defected.”
I am from a middle class family. I have worked really hard to achieve what I am today. I have done my Bachelors Degree in Dentistry & my Masters Degree in Oral Pathology.
I always keep on seeing about a new treatment for alopecia. Iss there no cure for us? What to do? I don’t have any family support. In developing countries like India people are so conservative I can’t tell you. So what’s next in my life even I don’t know. I have learned to live like this but people around me are not allowing me to live my life in my own style..
I don’t know whether I will get married in this life or not but its not the end of my life. I will move from here and no wonder I may be standing next to you in coming time.
Let’s all alopecians unite together all across the world and educate non-alopecians about alopecia areata.
Dr Shelly Arora