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Oct. 25th, 2016 08:36 am
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Things are going well with the new job, I enjoy the people I'm training with, and the job's not too tough. I'm looking forward to getting into the second round of training next week--we started out training for the "first contact" and now are spending two weeks taking the calls--mostly delivery issues, stock checks, etc. Nothing horrible. (Though, damn. There are some entitled people out there.) Next week we go in for a week of training in our real job, which is resolving cases for the delivery issues, product problems, etc. I'm looking forward to it. I like being able to solve problems for people, and that's the whole job. Thus why I'm going into resolutions.

I wasn't sure how I'd like being out of medicine, since that's what I've done my whole life, but it's kind of freeing. No matter how badly I screw up, I'm not going to affect anyone's health. I can't cause them to miss a problem if I misread a test result, can't put them in withdrawal if my doctor doesn't call in a script. It's nice. No matter how badly I fuck up, it's just furniture.

(I'm having a flashback to Santino Rice singing "lighten up it's just fashion" on Project Runway now...)

In more annoying news, did you know that after a major illness, up to a third of women have a bout of major hair loss? And, it is reported more often in people who have taken Levaquin for that illness? Guess who was on Levaquin for her pneumonia? I'm not vain about that much. I'm a fat, short chick with bad teeth. I like my green eyes and my wavy, thick hair. I'm really fucking vain about my hair, okay? And it is falling out, a lot. It's not to the point that I can see scalp, but it's obvious to me. My ponytail is about 1/2 the thickness it was. According to the internet, it's probably temporary, but damn. It's freaking me out, and I HATE it.

I'm trying not to let it bother me, but everytime I run my fingers through a section of hair, I'm pulling between 5-10 strands every time. Even if I've brushed. It seems silly that I'm so upset. Things are so much better than they were. I'm not sick, I can breathe enough that I don't panic when I cat sits on my chest, I've got a good job that I'm enjoying, everyone in my family are healthy, and we're financially solvent at the moment. I just can't stop worrying about it.

Date: 2016-10-28 03:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] realpestilence
It's natural to be upset about your hair. Nice hair, attractively cut or arranged, makes a huge difference to our appearance; and it's one of the first things anyone notices when something like a bad dye job/hair loss happens.

Hopefully, it's only temporary.


I'm glad things are going well otherwise.

Date: 2016-10-25 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dine.livejournal.com
did you know that after a major illness, up to a third of women have a bout of major hair loss?
well, dang - I wish my doctor had told me that when I complained about my hair thinning. also not to the point of seeing scalp, but I've been losing much more when I brush and there seem to be more stray hairs around. I'm hopeful that reverses now that I'm (hopefully) done with health issues, because my hair has always been baby-fine, and this isn't helping any.

Date: 2016-10-25 05:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fufaraw
I may have been a plain-looking short, fat woman, but I had hand-model pretty hands and feet. Always polished, always well-kept, lots of sandals to show off my feet. I was vain about my hands and feet.

And then I got palmar-plantar psoriasis--on my hands and feet. Aside from being somewhat crippling (hard to type, file, or, you know, *walk* when your hands and feet are bleeding. Plus, not really attractive in the workplace), the itch and the pain felt like biblical punishment for vanity.

I can't help some lingering guilt about that, still. So much so that even when I'm in remission, I don't flaunt my hands and feet.

This will be temporary, the symptoms will abate, and you'll have your mane back, but I do sympathize. I'm glad you're feeling better, and I'm thrilled for you that the job is working out.

Date: 2016-10-25 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] briel-morrigan.livejournal.com
Half my hair was falling out due to medication and I flipped. I probably spent more time patting my thinning bald spot than all other activities combined. I tried literally every "thinning hair" serum, shampoo, oil etc. But there's this vitamin I bought at CVS.

http://www.cvs.com/shop/vitamins/health-goals/beauty-from-within/cvs-hair-nourishing-supplement-tablets-60ct-prodid-982053?skuId=982053#

It actually works, three days after taking it twice a day my hair stopped falling out. Now it's eight months later and I have thicker hair than I've ever had in my life. And I have a sort of fluffy crown of new growth. So, highly recommend this.

Date: 2016-10-25 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] briel-morrigan.livejournal.com
I got thrown back as spam because I included a link. But here's a second try...

I had massive hairloss due to medication and I think I spent more time on the couch patting my balding scalp than any other activities combined. I tried all the products, but a CVS hair vitamin that I can't link to really worked. After three days my hair stopped falling out and eight months later I have the thickest hair of my life. As well as a fluffly crown of new growth. Highly recommended.

Date: 2016-11-17 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lydia93285.livejournal.com
I'm trying not to let it bother me but everytime I run my fingers through a section of hair I'm pull

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