Girls, I am sick again. Unexpected downside to working with kids, I guess. Viruses come and go through that place like its a hotel. So, as a combined break for my throbbing head and the granting of a request, I'm going to use this week's post to share some beardy pictures. Of my beard.
The only successful photos I have are from before I started treatment and after I finally decided what treatment to go with, so I really don't think they're the best example of how the various meds have worked on me. But if they're at all helpful to you, Anonymous, or any other readers who haven't asked, I will be happy.
These are from November 2009, before my first visit to the endocrinologist. I believe I had just been sick in bed for a week or so, so the hair on my face is quite a bit longer (and much of the acne and irritation caused by shaving is absent). You may have seen the first one on tumblr. Click for large size:
Below are the only other photos where you can actually see the facial hair, and they're from January 2012, just after my most recent endo appointment. I'd been on Spiro since the first photos were taken (with a brief break on Finasteride), and on Spiro with Diane-35 for 6 months. This is about two days growth, which I was able to cultivate thanks to a brief break before starting my new job:
For those of you just joining us, I usually post photos of how the different meds worked on my stomach hair. If you want to see those, try any of the tags below, like "medical" or "spiro."