Even though I am married, sometimes happily, other times not so much, I do fear how other people will view me. I do wonder what my wife will say once the deed is done. She always clowned me about doing it and when I finally said I wanted to, she said she is not sure how it will look. So I'm sort of nervous now. I do work with an office full of women with a few guys and I do worry what they will all say.
I haven't looked at the back of my head in years and finally did it last night. I was somewhat shocked at what I saw. It looked like my grandfathers head--most hair gone on top with a ring around the back. It looked horrible.
At 44 yrs old, it was a depressing sight. I knew my hair was thinning, especially on top, but didnt think it was that thin on the back.
By no means am i over weight but I could be in better shape, physically but I drink too much damn beer and I like it. So I guess I will need to start hitting the gym to reduce the belly and lose 10 lbs or so. I am not happy with my physical appearace at all and the "ring" made me even more self conscious.
I ordered the Headblade yesterday and it shipped today. My plan is to take my clippers and get rid of whatever hair it can on Friday. I think it will cut it fairly close. Hoping to get the Headblade in on Friday or Sat so I can finish the job.
I'm lucky in regards to being able to wear a hat to work so if I don't like the look, I can always cover it up for a week. I'm hoping it will not come to that as I am tired of watching what little hair I have left disappear.
I've read alot of posts on this site and I agree that it is hard to build confidence being sly. Since I am married, I won't have some of the issues that others have when it comes to meeting the ladies. But I'm a guy and I like to look and what I fear is the reaction I would get from the ladies. I know my friends and family will support me but it's my co-workers and the people I do not know that concern me. I guess I shouldn't give a damn what other people think but it does lead to either a confidence builder or a deflator. Either way, I am planning on doing it this weekend.