Overwhelmed by Homer Simpson

Okay I’m totally overwhelmed.

There’s something I’ve been holding back and that I haven’t shared with the world.

The reason I haven’t said anything is because it’s embarrassing.

So far, all I know is that it’s nothing serious but it’s now at the stage where it’s starting to affect my mental health…

I’m losing my hair.

Please don’t laugh, it really is starting to get to me.

Since October my hair has been falling out and thinning.

It’s totally changed. Don’t get me wrong, it was never thick and luscious but it had some length to it, it was healthy and it was strong. Now? Well, I’ve lost two-thirds of my hair, it’s brittle, it falls out and I’m starting to get ‘scalp patches’.

I tried vitamins and changing my diet but neither helped, it just continued to get worse.

So I decided to go to the doctors about it and they sent me for a blood test.

I got a letter about a week after my test, telling me I needed to go in to see the doctor as something had shown up on my results… Now to me, in a weird way, this was a welcome relief.

I mean, find the problem and treat it, right?

So I go back to the doctors, merrily skipping along, thinking; Finally an answer! I’ll get my hair back, I can get married without a wig and I can stop looking like Gollum from Lord of the Rings!

Ch... Char... Gollum

… Apparently not.

Nothing showed on my blood test results for hair loss… BUT I MIGHT HAVE A LIVER PROBLEM! WHAT. THE. ACTUAL. FUCK.

So now I’m being referred to see a specialist about my hair and I’m having to go under further tests to see if I have Gilbert’s Syndrome; a condition where the liver does not process the bilirubin properly and causes yellowing of the eyes and skin.

The meaning of all this?



So. Yeah. A little overwhelmed to be honest.

Charlotte Simpson


4 thoughts on “Overwhelmed by Homer Simpson

  1. Hun I’m so sorry that you’ve been going through this! It must be a worrying experience.
    I hope that an answer can be found for you with your hair and that your liver doesn’t prove too serious or can at least be treated!
    Sending hugs and hoping this is all resolved soon! xxx

    • Me too! I’m getting married in a year, so the thought of having my hair as it is now, on my wedding day, is really worrying! I’m having my second blood test for the liver thing in a couple of days, so hopefully it won’t be too long before I know if I’m in the all clear or have a future of yellow! Seriously though, why do these things always happen at the same time!?
      Thank you for all your support Aimee, I hope your well.
      Charlotte 🙂

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