Jumping In…

My hairloss/personal details.

  • Scheduled graphs: 2,500 (although I’m going to shoot for more)
  • Surgical method: FUT
  • Age: 27
  • Hairloss Since: 19
  • Family History: Dad is bald/balding, older brother bald/balding
  • Medication: propecia, proscar, rogain
  • Snake Oil: Laser hair therapy

And so it begins.

Wow, I can’t believe it is finally here. After researching hair transplants for over 6 years I am officially taking the plunge with Dr. Rahal on July 2, 2013. As I quickly approach D-Day I must admit I’m feeling a combination of apprehension, excitement, nervousness, and a plethora of other emotions.

However, let’s go back to the start.

My trip through hairloss hell.

Like many of the fellas in hair transplant land, I started losing my luscious locs at about 19. It was slow and annoying at first, however, it progressively got worse and became more noticeable. That’s when I started searching for “solutions.”

I’ve subjected myself to what can only be called scientific experimentation. I’ve tried laser lights, over-the-counter treatments such as Rogain and, of course, I jumped on the propecia train. Nothing helped my cause unfortunately, and I’m sure I’ve financed more than a few porches.

In early 2012, I finally had enough. It was time for me to do something about my hairloss. I’d wasted far too many hours in front of the mirror, and honestly I’m tired of looking at before and after pictures of my balding compadres. It can drive a person insane – luckily the online community is nothing short of outstanding.

My publishing plans.

Good question! Honestly, I hope to become one of the guys that enjoys his transplant so much that he forgets to maintain his blog 🙂 For the time being I hope to update monthly at a minimum. Stay tuned, the exciting stuff is just around the corner.

My hairloss “mug shots”.

*** SOME OF THE PHOTOS WERE WASHED OUT SO I ATTEMPTED TO COLOUR CORRECT THEM.***

I am many things but a photographer is not one of them.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for your post! Looking forward to following your blog so keep updating along the way 🙂

  2. Thanks for the great write up!! We are all set for you next week 🙂

    Look forward to meeting you then and following your progress in the future!

  3. Michelle Fraser says:

    Very nice to hear your story and will be nice to meet you soon also! Nerves are normal, but everything is going to be great. Exciting times ahead!

  4. Mike York says:

    Jumping In…..

    Congrats buddy on your decision to do something about your hair loss, and for choosing Dr. Rahal for your procedure. I had my restoration done with him last November….and at 7 months post-op am a new man!! 2500+ grafts is going to give you an AMAZING head of hair…..as your loss is already fairly minimal and you are on the appropriate meds to halt further loss. I am excited to follow your progress/journey along the way! Way to get a jump start on your blog as well……and good luck on your big day next week!!

    Best,

    M

  5. mrpredictable-

    Just wanted to write you briefly and wish you the very best on your procedure tomorrow!!! You must be so excited….you’re going to be a new man in 6 months!! Anyway, good luck on your big day! You’re in excellent hands with Dr. Rahal!!! If you ever have any questions/need advice along your journey, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

    Best,

    Mike

    • Thanks Mike! Needless to say I can’t wait for tomorrow. I don’t think I’ve looked in the mirror this many times in my life. I look forward to sharing my results.

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