Baldilocks

Recently, Alyssa Milano’s ghost (it had to be her ghost, right? I mean if you catch covid, you automatically die) put out a YouTube video showing her hair falling out in clumps after she had contracted the virus.

Ew, my hair is falling out in clumps! Is it mange? I bet it's mange. But Rapunzel, how will we now climb your tower?

My hair has been falling out by the handful since late last summer. Turns out, hair loss is not a side effect of the virus but of trauma. It could be an emotional or physical injury, but it is natural for hair to stop growing and fall out for several months after an extremely stressful incident.

It looks like my Homicidal Boots have found out yet another way to haunt me. Not only did they make my knees swell up and compound my neck injury (the Bell’s Palsy might be in part because of the head trauma I experienced) they have now made me nearly bald.

Pair of boots sitting on grass.

A friend made me laugh. She said that she had no idea about my hair loss – that my hair always looked so full when she saw pictures of me. The only pictures anyone sees of me are the ones I draw, so yes, I have Disney hair!

Cover of the book Dream Our World

To see more of my emotionally supportive pups’ adventures, pick up a copy of Dream Our World. Inside the boys visit the museum of their dreams and view the world of art from a canine perspective. Really, it is a seriously cute book.

Dream Our World is available from my shop and from Amazon.

18 Comments

  1. DONT WOEY SWEETIE.

    2 YEARS AGO THE NIGHT OF THE STROKE THEY SHAVED MY HEAD. I LOST MY LONG RED HAIR.
    YOURS WILL GROW BACK.. AND YEAS.. STRESS CAN CAUSE HIR LOSS. YOU HAVE HAD A LOT TO DEAL WITH AND WHEN THE STRESS SLOWS DOWN YOUR HAIR WILL REGROW

    HUGSSSSS

  2. My Maverick watched his best friend, another Golden Retriever, have a seizure. A week later, I had him at the vet because his fur was falling out. He had thyroid issues, and I thought that was acting up. No, it wasn’t his thyroid. It was the stress and grief.

    I’m sorry you’re going through this. Sending hugs

  3. Hair is over rated. Take it from me. No, don’t take it from me because I have so little to give you. If Toby starts making remarks about cue balls and his affection for Vin Diesel movies, remind him that we agreed he could be shipped over here for punishment. Otherwise I don’t have any advice except “own the look” and be a bald badass until the human fur returns.

  4. Aw. Hope this rights itself VERY soon and you get your flowing locks back.
    In the meantime, there are some cute hats to wear…and Toby can clean up Human-bean hair since you’ve probably vacuumed up dog hair once in awhile. 😉 😀
    BTW: Disney hair made me snort-laugh! 🙂
    HUGS and PATS and RUBS and wishing you the bestest! Time you had a break from all of this un-fun stuff, and could enjoy some fun fun FUN stuff.

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