The Year of 2020

I don’t know about you but 2020 has not been the year I thought it would be. It has been one challenging event after another, not including the crummy Covid19 pandemic. I recently was diagnosed with Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence. (SSCD) What the heck is that, you ask?  I have a hole in my left ear bone that helps my body balance itself.  I am also lucky enough to have this disorder in my right ear. My right ear is not as bad as the left. The bone in my right ear is shown to be thinning but no present hole. SSCD is very rare. Only 1-2% of the population are diagnosed with it and I happen to have it in BOTH ears.  SSCD has various symptoms. Some of the symptoms I experience on daily basis are: Fullness and pressure in the ears, sensitivity to sound, ringing in my ears, hearing my own heartbeat (mostly at night when I lay down), vertigo and dizziness.  Other symptoms that I have experienced are severe headaches and nausea.  It has not been a lot of fun to say the least. How do they treat it? Surgical. I will go in for a procedure in a few weeks to fill the hole on my left side. The hope is that this will elevate the majority of my symptoms and bring much needed relief.  

Not only has 2020 brought on a pandemic, a rare disorder, the craziness of virtual learning with my kiddos, it has brought on the joys of hair loss.  Not kidding. Extreme hair thinning going on here. Blood work is normal. It’s the joys of genetics.  I battled the thought of shaving my head completely, (not kidding) keeping my hair short to give the appearance of it being thicker (didn’t work) hair extensions (not worth the upkeep) or buying a wig. We have a winner! I’m serious. I bought a wig. Two to be exact. Wig hair, don’t care!  Shopping for my wigs was a complete blast! I bought two different styles. To add to the fun, I’m giving them their own names.

The wig stylist shared that multiple of her customers are between the ages of 25-35. I was shocked. She shared that wigs are extremely popular and majority of the time you can’t even tell when it’s a wig. (If your buying quality). We discussed the various reasons for young women to wear wigs. Thinning hair. Hormones. Thyroid issues. Auto immune. Cancer.

Then my favorite… well, why not?

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