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I just had to share, a couple weeks ago I pulled the trigger on a Serious Hairpiece (something prepared by a pro, not a $20 amazon thing) and my follow up for final fitting/adjustment/etc. is scheduled for February 5th!  It'll be a custom topper to augment the hair I have and the theme was "What would my hair be doing right now if it hadn't run away 20 years ago?"  I am SOOOOOOOO  excited! My hair is a huge thing for me and this is a really big step, I feel like I'm going to explode!  I have been telling myself that it will be OK to cry if I need to, I don't have to hold it in.  That's going to be my mantra for the next 9 days. ;)

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Yay!  I can see why you're so excited.  The only thing I hate when I get that way, personally, is the way time seems to dilate and it feels like weeks have already passed you by with no item to show for it.  You'll totally have to let us see when it's all said and done!  Also, I see nothing wrong with the tears when they're of joy.  Those are good tears.  They even have the Lynn seal of approval.

 

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Pardon the pun, but this is the top of the world to you, isn't it?

 

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@LennethI totally get that time thing!  I pulled the trigger 2 weeks ago and every day felt like an eternity!  When I got the call this morning to schedule the follow-up it was like a huge load off my shoulders!  9 days!  I will totally share a picture!

 

@VickySGVAbsolutely! My hair is my Big Thing, as no amount of GAHT or surgeries would mean much to me without it (that's the part I regularly see in the mirror).  To have a solution on the way, even if it's not my perfect scenario (would have loved to go bonded), is just the best feeling in the world.

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@Kelly2509  I'm right on the cusp of getting a professional topper. I use the cheap Amazon. My HRT NP said I might be able to get Medicare to cover a "cranial prosthesis" - I think that's just a fancy way to say wig. What types of things did you ask for and get advice on. I'm really tired of the top of my thin haired head. The sides and length are good but much too much T damage on top.

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That is great Kelly!  I kinda wish i could do the same thing but with the loss i suffered i just shave and wear a wig.  Like you it may not be perfect but looking in the mirror looks good.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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Joking aside, I did need a top piece when I was first full time and the one in my Gallery here was on the upper price side, but it did work well.  A year later HRT had done the job I had hoped for and I did have new hair in female type but I did put this picture of me in the gallery with the Top Piece that did the best job, as said it was upper end prices.

 

 

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Honestly, I legitimately have zero experience with wigs and top pieces.  I’ll just follow everyone else’s lead there.  But I feel like it doesn’t particularly matter what it is, anything that brings you closer to yourself is always a positive.  Hands down, no contest.  🥳

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@Heather Shaymy gal actually suggested asking about insurance but I am kind of convinced mine wouldn't cover it so I paid cash.

 

I held off as long as I could, it's been 13 months on GAHT, 8 months on minoxidil and almost 3 months on finasteride.  There has been a little bit of progress, but not enough to convince me that I'm not too far gone.  The doc said to give the meds a year, so this piece is a bit of a stopgap solution while I wait.

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@VickySGV thank you for the photo journey with your hair/top piece.  That was helpful.

@Kelly2509 I am the same with needing help on top.  I did start using finasteride about 8-9 months ago (with minoxidil too) and I am really happy with the results, which I could definitely see at the 3-4 month point but it continued to improve.  I have probably recovered about 50-60% of what I'd lost over the last 10-15 years.  Its not 100% recovery but it feels and looks much better.  The front hairline is not as good though, so in the end I might still need a top-piece to help.

Happy you have something to look forward to.  Excited for you, and would to see, if you can share some pics❣️

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@KayCwell that gives me some hope for the fall! :) as I'm just approaching the 3 month point with both meds maybe there is hope for me yet!

 

I'll definitely be sharing pictures :)

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18 minutes ago, Kelly2509 said:

@KayCwell that gives me some hope for the fall! :) as I'm just approaching the 3 month point with both meds maybe there is hope for me yet!

 

I'll definitely be sharing pictures :)

Kelly

The pro you went to were they a local or is it a online company? I to am in need of a serious hair piece

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30 minutes ago, Billie75B said:

Kelly

The pro you went to were they a local or is it a online company? I to am in need of a serious hair piece

semi local.  They were about a 2 hour drive from my house.

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Heres the update!  I'm so happy with the results!  Please ignore the "too much eyeliner" in the one though, I was in a hurry when i took that one haha!

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Cute!

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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thanks @Katie Mand @Charlize!  Out of sheer coincidence it turns out it looks very much like my mom's hair, though she keeps hers a bit shorter.  makes sense since I was trying to match my hair (a decent portion of that is mine woven through the piece) ;)

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Cute! I love it!

 

Hugs!

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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL

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5 hours ago, Kelly2509 said:

Heres the update!  I'm so happy with the results!  Please ignore the "too much eyeliner" in the one though, I was in a hurry when i took that one haha!

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You know that GIF of the girl doing the little “yay” clap.  That’s my reaction.  Very nice!  I’ll have to get your hair to coach mine.  Maybe then it will look respectable at least!  

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today I went to the dentist and was really nervous things would slip out of place while in the chair and thankfully everything stayed put and still looked great on my way out.  I have gotten nothing but compliments on how the color and style suit me and how well everything blended together.  It's only Day 3/4 so I still have some getting used to it and figuring out what I can do with it, but so far this has been a gamechanger for me.

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