If I’m being honest, there are several things about having alopecia that I don’t particularly enjoy. Like the whole going bald thing. But there’s one thing that’s especially annoying – the extra cleaning jobs it makes.
It looks as though I’m at the start of another flare-up now, where hair will slowly shed and give rise to some more bald patches. In a couple more weeks I’ll have a better idea of what I’m dealing with.
But in the meantime, there is hair everywhere. On my pillows, blocking the shower drain, in my food, and offering a new layer of padding across the carpet in rooms I don’t even use. I can tie my hair up during the day to stop the crazy hair-spazz across my (and everyone else’s) desk – but it just means clumps of the stuff fall from my hair pins and ties when I let everything down at home.
Is it weird that I’m more annoyed at the extra cleaning than the actual hair loss? I guess it’s got a lot to do with the fact that I’ve accepted that hair loss will be part of my life for the foreseeable future - if not forever.
And it probably has a bit to do with the fact that it’s just hair.
But cleaning takes up time, and that is precious.