Making it Easier to Live With
Transitions Along The Way
Wonderful Support: "They Couldn't Care Less About My Hair"
Choosing To Be Happy
Yvonne: It's taken me a while, but I've had to learn to love myself with or without hair. My hair doesn't define me. It's who I am inside that matters. Being the best person I can be to my family, friends and co-workers is most important. It's also taught me to be more compassionate towards other people because I know how difficult life can be. I can shoose to be happy and I am!
Thea: You decided to volunteer for a clinical trial with Xeljanz, a most personal and individual decision.
Have you discussed your participation with your own primary care doctor, endocrinologist or dermatologist? If you got opinions from them, were they all the same or variable?
Yvonne: No, I have not.
Thea: What were your top reasons for wanting to participate?
Yvonne: I felt like this was an opportunity to try and help find a cure and I wanted to be part of it. My mom is very excited and hope it works. Even if it doesn't work on me, at least they would have some data that could possibly help later.
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