Millie - that is great news, I remember posting to you when you first lost your hair. Your posts at that time echoed my feelings exactly although I had lost my hair about 6 months prior to you, I hope I was able to provide some support. It is interesting to see also how people move through the process of accepting alopecia. I have very much enjoyed your posts especially your work related posts.
I too, got my full head back after 2 years, it was so short to start with, but I live in Goa in the winter months, so this was not a problem. My hair has stayed, although it is now thin and patchy. My eyelashes have regrown, my eyebrows are odd! My leg hair has grown, but underarm and bikini have not really appeared - but who cares!!!
Although I have the patches I still wake up every morning and feel so pleased - even if it a mess - again who cares!! Never one to be optimistic about my hair, I have strangely moved into another phase which is learning to trust my hair. Patches appear but others fill in, so I am able to remain wig free. Although I am thinking of buying a hair piece as I like the variety that my wigs offered me!
I am now using Dermavate lotion and have found that it does help, I also have a wonderful new dermatologist who is really interested in my alopecia and vitiligo. Last time I went to see him, he asked me to undress. To say I was a bit affronted was an understatement, until I realised that he was a derm. and therefore needed to look at my whole body skin. Just goes to show how rubbish the others were that I have seen over the past 4 years!
Anyway please keep posting I think it is so important that us old hands keep up the support and can demonstrate to newbies that there is a way forward after diagnosis, however hard that may be, we through the dark dark days of massive hair shredding.
Take care and have a great weekend