Sunday, 15 December 2013

My Happy Book

Sometimes when I go to school I feel sad, that’s why I thought of doing a happy book so when I open it and I’m crying I just open it and look at it and I’ve got happy pictures in there.
Donut Erin - Southend-on-sea

I went to the shop and bought a photo book and today I chose 46 pictures because they are funny and they will make me happy. They are pictures of me, my mum, my dad my dog and my brother and some friends.

When we were going through the photos I felt really happy because there were loads of photos of us going on holiday and going around a friend's house, on dog walks and some of them are even from my blog.

Here’s a slideshow of the pictures feel free to watch it.


Thursday, 12 December 2013

Feelings & Questions

My Feelings ( with alopecia )

When I first found-out my hair was falling out I was upset because 
I didn't want my hair to fall out and I thought that I was going to get bullied.
Before I went to school I was very frightened so I asked my mum if I could have 
a day off school but she said "N.O SPELLS NO!"(my mum).
At school I feel worried because WAS scared to tell people about my alopecia
because they MIGHT hurt my feelings.
Now I feel happy because of  all the comments from the blog and my friends
because my friends support me.

My questions (about alopecia)
My mum said we are going to see a dermatologist next week (a doctor who specialises in skin)  she said that if all my hair falls out we can get wigs from him. I asked will he know if all my hair will fall out or not because I wanted to see if I needed a wig or not.  Mum said he won't know which is hard because that's all I really want to know, it's the toughest thing about alopecia. It's tough because if a load of it comes out at school I'll be really worried, but no-one knows if it will all fall out or not. We just have to wait and see.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Funky Hair

Funky Hair

This weekend I had my hair cut for the first time since having Alopecia. I was a bit nervous because I thought that it would be short up to my ear so they could see my patches. But I only got it to the bottom of my neck and she made sure it was still long enough to cover my biggest patch when I lean my head forward. It was weird showing someone that isn't family my bald patches but she was nice so it was ok.

When we had a party at our new house I felt like I didn't need to wear a hat because almost everyone that was there were my family and everyone else friends that we've known for a long time. I felt like I was grown up as mum curled my hair and put party make up on me. Everyone loved my hair, it made me really happy and more confident.

my patches earlier this week

Monday, 2 December 2013

Going to The Ball!

Going to the ball!
The Be-Bold awards are for children with alopecia. My mum got a golden-ticket for Willy Wonker party in a posh hotel. I’m so excited because I don’t know anyone else who has alopecia so I feel quite lonely. When I saw Be-Bold on TV (CBBC – My Life Without Hair) I didn’t realise it was real! It was Daniel that gave me the idea to call people hairy when they call me baldy.

My Dress
My dress had to be posh because we are going to a posh hotel with a Willy Wonker theme. Everyone has to dress up. I’ve picked my dress and it is from River Island. It is black, silver and sparkly.  I’ve tried it on and it looks beautiful but it’s a surprise so I am not showing you yet.

Today has been a good day a part from falling over in PE again!

Friday, 29 November 2013

My Friends

My Friends
Freya and Arianna are my friends to guide me. Freya lives round the corner and she is in my class. When I cry she asks me what’s wrong I tell her and she helps me. Freya always plays with me we play spies.

Arianna is my pen pal. She sent me a minion hat I sometimes wear it to school and a card and it said “To Erin I am sorry to hear about your hair so I am sending you a purple minion hat to keep your head warm. I hope you like your new house and Rocco likes it too.” I felt really happy when I got it.

Friends are important because if you’ve got alopecia and someone makes fun of you your friend will tell the teacher. It’s good to have friends that care.

This is a picture of me in my minion hat called Steve.

You can get minion hats (and other crochet hats) from this lovely lady Meopham's Minions

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

My Hats!

       My Hats
The cool thing about alopecia is you get to wear hats in class and no one else gets to. My alopecia is behind my head, on top of my head and on the sides so you don’t see it much but I like to wear my hats because it makes me feel better just in case I fall over and I’m not wearing a hat people might see it.

My favourite hat
I love my skeleton hairband and wear that lots to school.
My home favourite hat is my New York hat because it’s a swag chick one.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

When I first found out

My Life With Alopecia
When I first found out
When I first found out that I had alopecia, I was a bit upset when my mum told me what it meant. Because when you hear that your hair is falling out you think you’re going to be bald straight away.

I went to the doctors and I didn’t understand what they said but my mum told me what it meant. When I heard the word blood test I was a bit frightened because I have never had one before and it sounded like it was a lot of blood and that it was going to hurt. My brother had 2 because he got a fat neck and he told me that it didn’t hurt, so I felt a bit better. It didn’t feel that bad it was just a little pinch, it did make me squeeze when the needle went in.

My big brother Jake, in our onesies

School with alopecia

When I went to school with alopecia I was a bit scared because I thought people were going to bully me. But it didn’t happen.
In lessons I cried a bit because I feel like it was all going to fall out straight away. Then I told Freya my best friend she kept on saying alopecia but she didn’t know what it meant, so I told her what it meant. Then we agreed that she wouldn’t tell anyone else. Now I feel better about my alopecia because everyone knows and I have my blog.