I grew up during the golden days of television, back in the 1950s. Back then, TV was everything. There was not nearly as much on TV back then as there is today, but still, TV was the center of the household. In the evenings, my parents, my sisters and I would gather round our TV set and we would enjoy in whatever was on. We didn’t really care what was on exactly, as long as there was that bluish light coming from the set. Of course, kids didn’t spend much time in front of TV those days because there was always better things to do outside, but still, it was one of the most important parts of my childhood. It was back then that I decided that one day I would work on TV.
As soon as I got out of high school, I started looking for colleges where you could study something that has to do with TV. Soon, I decided that I was more interested in the technical stuff than in standing in front of the cameras myself. I finished the school for a sound engineer and I soon got a job at the local TV station which was in dire need of technical staff. However, not long after I got the job there, a producer noticed me and he asked me if I ever considered stepping to the other side and becoming a news anchor. She told me I had the face and the voice. I was at that point in my life when you try new things and I said I would try it.
It has now been almost 35 years that I have been presenting news on our local station and I even refused a couple of offers to move to a bigger station. I married my high school sweetheart and we stayed in our old neighborhood. It was going great all those years. It was a job I loved and that I wouldn’t change for the world. However, about three years ago, a great shadow started looming over my career. You will probably think it is silly, but I started getting bald. I knew my family and I knew it wouldn’t take long before I really start losing hair rapidly. And as a news anchor, it is best to keep years at bay for as long as possible.
I went to my doctor and he told me that there is something I could try. He prescribed Propecia to me. He told me to stick with it, even if I don’t see improvement in the first month or two. And I did. I was determined to keep my job and to keep presenting the news. After about three or four months, I started noticing that my hair was falling out less and less. In about half a year, it completely stopped falling out and I even started noticing some of my old hair growing back. It was nothing extreme, but it did wonders for my self-esteem.
I have been using Propecia ever since and I am not even considering giving it up. I have even recommended it to a few of my friends who are also starting to lose their hair. A few of them teased me quite a lot because of it, but most of them understood that I was doing it because of my job. This way I know I will be able to keep my job until it is time for me to retire.