I do not want to bore you all with my life story - there isn't anything spectacular about it anyway and it will fetch a dozen yawns at best. But for the record, I always had a forehead that was broader and wider than normal - with a very high hairline. I noticed my hair thinning at the age of 21. I have a family history of baldness, so my hair loss didn't come as a surprise for me. However, what surprised me was the frenetic pace of my hair loss between ages 23 to 27 ( in my estimation I progressed from a Norwood 2 to 5 in those 3 years) I cringed everytime I looked at the mirror ( Whoa! bloody genes, whats the bloody hurry) . It depressed me immensely, to say the least. I did try my best to puff up my chest, take it in my stride and soldier on , but my baldness always clawed at me psychologically. And why the hell not - Here I was.. a Norwood 6 at 27 years of age.
And then one fine day, I decided that I'm not going to live like this for the rest of my life and with the support of my family, decided to take the plunge. It was then that I started researching extensively about HT on the Internet. I came across this wonderful website... this wonderful HT network ( The Brotherhood of Baldies ha ha ) . I owe a lot of my research to this network. I learnt what HTs are all about, discovered the difference between a good HT and a bad HT and was introduced to the wonderful panel of recommended physicians and their state of the art work.
Being a resident of India, Dr. Pathuri Madhu was an automatic choice for me. The fact that he was recommended among some of the world's best surgeons by this network was very reassuring for me. I researched his work, spoke to his fellow patients and realized that his work indeed is world class. So, in July 2011 - I took the plunge.
At the time of typing this profile, I'm not sure if my HT will go on to succeed or fail in the future. But atleast I am glad that I tried to do something about my baldness rather than crib, cry and regret about it all the time.