April 7, 2017
My father was not bald, although he died at 52, so who knows what his future might have revealed. My step-dad is 87, and while his hair has thinned, he isn’t bald either. My mother was 80 when she died, and though her hair was cut very short and white, her scalp still sprouted thick hair.
It was my paternal grandmother, Grandma Huff, who had very thin hair as had her mother, Great Grandma Debo. I seem to have inherited that gene, and my medications could effect that, too. I take lots of medicine, most recently pain medicine in ever-increasing doses. That holds the nerve pain in my jaw at...