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#114061 - 06/12/14 01:28 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: dfahey]
Helen1983 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/13
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Hi Dfahey
Do you feel I am making good progress for 9 months in? I do not seem to get thick dark hairs anymore but I do still get some dark hairs just thinner. When I started I would have about 5 thick black hairs on the chin. Now I have maybe 1 black / dark brown hair on chin each appointment, but usually I have 1 or 2 paler brown ones to treat too. I am happy that I am no longer getting the hidious thick ones I used to but at conceltation I was explained that the time between treatments would spread out but from the hairs coming in every 1-2 weeks to now every 2-3 weeks? after 9 months of going in for treatment every 3-4 weeks. Sorry lot of numbers there was just hoping for more and scared to try anyone else after this length of time. Should I stick at it for the year mark.
She told me to begin with she thought it would take 8-10 treatments to get under control and then I may not see her for months on end and should be 18 months - 2 years to completely dead everything. Then I would not need treatment again until I went through menopause or got pregnant not possible since hubby had snip anything to mess with my hormones may bring new hairs.
I don't know how many treatments in total I've been too wish I had started a diary earlier I estimate about 15 now? every appointment has been 10 minutes long. However the last 3 appointment I have added the corner of my upper lips too.


Edited by Helen1983 (06/12/14 01:51 PM)

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#114062 - 06/12/14 01:34 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
Helen1983 Offline
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I was able to go on holiday and didn't have any hairs at all I went for my last treatment on 22nd May the day before I went to Italy it was 6 days after I returned 16 days after appointment that the hairs couple of hairs popped up on my chin. Although I admit only 1 is really visible I've snipped for now.
What would everyone else do ? I would just like rid of these pesky things, I know my case is not as bad as most. Should I stick with her or try somewhere else she is the only one officially registered but there are lots of others that do the treatment too much closer. I worry that she is doing it without plucking but perhaps under treating in some area's and not killing them completely hence coming back weaker months later? if I go elsewhere will they pluck and make the whole situation worse


Edited by Helen1983 (06/12/14 01:38 PM)

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#114063 - 06/12/14 02:18 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
Michael Bono Offline

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I would not say I’m a “word Nazi.” But you may call me that if you wish. Yeah, I’ll go with it. Fine!

A long time ago I fell in love … with the English language. I know other languages are easier and have fewer grammatical idiosyncrasies, etc. However, the shading and coloring of the English language is unmatched.

I remember when I lived in Germany (and yes, I love Germany), that the use of “schoen” started to annoy me: it’s the German word for “beautiful.” But for me, “schoen” (schön) is used too often and for nearly everything. Everything is just “schoen!”

Just think of all the color an English-speaking person can add to the simple idea of beautiful … consider all the expressive words we have for “beautiful.” The beauty of a woman is different than the beauty of, say, a sunset … and we have marvelous words to communicate these diverse sensitivities.

In my own writing, I edit all the time. I take time to attempt to communicate my thoughts. I sometimes fail because I did not spend enough time editing. (And yes, I do intentionally write sentence-fragments.)

Once written, you can’t take it back! I’m often frustrated when speaking with others, because I know some of the words I want to use will not be understood. But our culture’s continual “dumbing down” is repugnant to me. Probably, in a hundred years, we will be limited to a few grunts and gestures?

And the “F-word?” I can barely stand the new movies … not because F-word is a bad word, but because it’s BORING! No originality, no impact any more … the F-word has completely lost any meaning.

In the United State we have butchered the once-glorious English language, and folks are (sadly) doing the same in Britain too. (I do not like the American accent, and if I had my way, we would all speak the “Queen’s English” … like it’s supposed to be spoken).

You only have to read a couple lines of Will Shakespeare to see how far we have ALL come in destroying our language. (Oh, and Shakespeare didn’t have “spell-check” and, of course, no computer. How was that possible?)

Indeed, Helen stridently invited me to not read her posts. And I don’t.

And, you don’t have to read my long-winded posts either! Ah, “choice!” It's SCHOEN!

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#114064 - 06/12/14 03:46 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Michael Bono]
Helen1983 Offline
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The whole point of this as stated was to help me keep track of my progress, I do not mind if people read I simply ask that if you wish to comment you stick with the tread and do not go off point telling me how I should write in my own diary. I find it completely RUDE off point childish on a forum completely unhelpful. When I wish to look back and read through to see how things are going I do not want to read 10 threads on how my English is! either read enjoy read comment on the thread electrolysis or don't comment at all. To be 100% honest with you Michael you maybe an extremely skilled electrolysis I do not know you only what I have read but I find A LOT of your comments on this forum very Rude and unhelpful to those posting most often for help. If you have nothing nice to say and people frustrate you asking same questions over and over again don't comment no one is asking you to, you do so yourself. I am what I am I write how I write and I don't change for no one especially in an online forum, its not work I do write as I think in a diary and do not fuss over corrections so others feel better reading. Just to comment on Queens English, England is made up of many counties and cities and we all have our own unique dialect of the queens English majority of England do not speak the same as the queen herself, we all have our own accents and wordings as I am sure America maybe similar.


Edited by Helen1983 (06/12/14 04:21 PM)

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#114067 - 06/12/14 07:18 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
Michael Bono Offline

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Well, actually I did read your post, Helen … not easy, mind you.

I agree with you that I can sound “rude.” You are not the first one to say this and I wear my CPA with a certain amount of shame … but not too much.

However, there is a big difference between being rude and being critical. I never state my criticism in a personal way and it should not be taken as such. Furthermore, it takes a good deal of skill and education to be able to hear and understand criticism without getting angry.

Why do people get instantaneously insulted and livid over nothing? I was raised on it so I suppose it’s in my nature.

People that offer constructive criticism do so because they CARE. I have a couple friends that are well-known “names” in entertainment and the arts. Our conversations are all about criticism. Sometimes it’s good and we advance … sometimes not. But, I don’t take it personally.

I left the teaching profession years ago when “bi-lingual education” got started (I was, and am, opposed to teaching American schools in any other language except English). I also got a taste of the “self-esteem politically correct” nonsense that is now the norm in our schools.

I don’t think we should “cave” to mediocrity in any form.

In my class, if a kid handed in a poorly written paper, he got a D or an F. Now, the kid would go to the principle, have his parents complain and I would have to change his grade! I don’t think praise that is unearned helps anybody. As a result, we have become a society of whiners and crybabies.

My only criticism of your post is your demand that people stay within the subject that you have determined. Not happening!

The beauty of this precious and rare website is the openness and freedom it allows. This is the only reason I post here, and no other place. People are free to say whatever they wish and there is no “dictator” making sure that their thoughts are appropriate.

And, yeah, sure, I’m an “asshat!” But a sort of cuddly one.

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#114068 - 06/12/14 07:47 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
dfahey Offline

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There are all kinds of writing styles on Internet blogs. For former teachers, like Michael, it is hard to read some of these relaxed styles of writing and for me having gone through 12 years of Catholic school where I was taught by Dominican and Franciscan nuns, well, they spared no mercy when it came to promoting effective, precise writing skills, right down to the last period and crossing of the "t", all in the name of communicating better. So, it is hard for me, too. I'm still not perfect. In fact, the Internet has made me a worse failure when it comes to spelling. I tend to now memorize the wrong way to spell a word, erasing all the hard work over a lifetime of spelling words correctly. I am thankful for spellcheck!



I have come to ignore posters who are incoherent or hard to understand, not because I am mean, but because it zaps too much energy from me to put the puzzle together or ask obvious questions. If posts are really long and there are no paragraphs, well, I move on in order to keep my frustration level down. Nothing personal. I love everybody and it is not a goal of mine to do remedial writing on Hairtell. That's not what we are here for and I am not qualified to "teach" others and most of them aren't receptive to that because they are who they are.

We all want to be courteous to each other and part of being courteous, involves clear communication, which involves standard, simple codes of writing. It doesn't have to be "Catholic School" perfect (mine still isn't ),but at least separate sentences and start some new paragraphs when there is a new thought or idea.

There is no need to battle over this subject or create hard feelings. It is no different than following some simple rules for driving a car or first come first serve in the store or playing soccer. Everything has rules attached in order to communicate clearly and to lessen the chaos.

Now dear Helen, about your progress. I think all sounds very good and what your Electrologist told you is what I tell my clients. If you stop seeing her, then the next Electrologist will look like an electrologist goddess because she will be come in on the easy part of this process and take you home in those last six months. She will look like the heroine when in actuality, the first electrologist did all the hard work.

I wouldn't stop seeing your present Electrologist. You said that you are seeing progress. Just remember though, it does take a good 12-18 months for it to be really under control, however, I have had a few clients that will call me and say one hair, in the same spot is BACK beyond the 24 month mark. Do we really know it is the same hair? No. We just stay patient and get it!
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Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
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British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

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#114072 - 06/12/14 09:15 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: dfahey]
Summercrush Offline
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Dear Helen,
These are the words that helped me through some of my toughest times, (found in the middle of a long-forgotten random post somewhere on hair tell) - 'git 'er done!'.
I'm paraphrasing here but the message was to buckle down, make a plan, stick with it and it will be over sooner than you think. I don't want to sound unkind, or dismissive, but please don't let 1 (or 2? 3?) hairs preoccupy to the extent you're getting 'scared' or 'sad'.

Electrolysis works, and you ARE seeing improvement. You will get there in the end! Be positive!

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#114075 - 06/12/14 10:02 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Summercrush]
Helen1983 Offline
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Michael my only response is as I have stated before I am not writing in School or for work I would of course write as you say I should in those circumstances and do daily for WORK.
In UK when anyone comments as you have done to my posts online the most common response is normally get a life its seen as rather pretentious in England. People do not threat over these subjects as you seem to writing on line is a lot more relaxed sorry if that offends.


Edited by Helen1983 (06/12/14 10:04 PM)

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#114076 - 06/12/14 10:12 PM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
Helen1983 Offline
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Thank you for the positive posts guys I will never go back to plucking but doubt inevitably stick in your mind whilst going though this journey.
Fingers crossed I keep seeing progress, the main think I want at present is longer between a hair cropping up. I do feel so happy when there isn't a hair at all I am so confident and really try to make the most of those days.

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#114079 - 06/13/14 03:50 AM Re: progress thus far [Re: Helen1983]
dfahey Offline

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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 9451
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Yes, just keep moving forward, Helen. You won't regret it!

Time for some fun with Nuns with Guns.


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Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
_____________________
ELECTROLYSIS FAQ'S:

British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

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