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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #47)

Mon Mar 28, 2022, 02:09 AM

66. Whether or not Chris knew about the

reason for the baldness, it was a stupid, humorless remark.

The first thing I think about when I see a bald woman, or a woman with very short peach fuzz hair is cancer and chemo, or surgery that required head shaving. Not something to publicly ridicule someone for.

When I was a child, my great aunt who was in her 70s, stumbled and fell down our stairs. She needed several stitches in her scalp and all of her long, past shoulder length snow white hair was shaved off in the hospital. She had other injuries as well from the fall and was diabetic. It was several weeks before she was able to come home.

Before my parents went to pick her up, my siblings and I got a lecture on how to behave when we saw her with very short, white peach fuzz hair. Prior to the fall, it was straight and she wore it wrapped in a bun during the day. At night, she took it down and my sister and I enjoyed brushing it. So my mother warned us that it was growing in curly, due to damage to the hair follicles from the fall.

We were warned NOT to stare at her. Above all, we were NEVER to say a word about it because she was so distressed and embarrassed about her appearance. And she knew that, at her age, it would never grow back to the length before the accident.

Whenever she went out in public, she wore a hat. In winter, it was for warmth since she lacked hair protection. In summer, it was for appearances and protection of her scalp from the sun because it was not only short, but thin from damage to hair follicles, so that her scalp scar was visible.

It is psychologically and emotionally traumatic for women to become bald.

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