I have to thank you for your kind words. It's nice to hear advice from someone who's going threw the same thing. I have to take it day by day and wait to hear what the doctors have to say. The dermatologists around here where I live basically told they had no clue what's going on. So I realized it's time to visit the doctors who deal with hair loss. So I'm just waiting for my appt. February 13th. I had to laugh when you mentioned how much you can't stand wearing a wig. I too can't stand them. I bought one from the Raquel Welch line. Ugh... Was that a mistake. It has so much hair it's ridiculous. I wore it 3 times because it was one of those situations when wearing your full coverage hat is frowned upon. And all i wanted to do is rip it off and throw it away! So once again I'm looking for a wig hoping not to spend as much as I did the last time. I have a dinner date with my husband, his sister and her husband. So wearing my beanie is out of the question. It's a fancy restaurant and I'm regretting having to go but oh well. Life goes on with or without hair. Right?