Tessa Gray @katniss
I fall in love with pens. And paper. Also, I'm a huge FANGIRL of almost everything awesome. From BBC Sherlock to Star Wars. I've had Psoriasis since I was 6. Now I'm 16.
Yes it does Elizabeth and I envied everyone who was wearing short pants, skirts, dresses. Oh, how I wanted to feel pretty. I did not even go shopping for clothes, that's how depressed I was. I had a change of mindset, bought some nice flowy dresses and nice tops with light pants and I felt gorgeous! Once we start feeling beautiful again, that's when we the change happens.
Rachel no other way, in my opinion, but to do life. Live it! It's really tough without a doubt but, from a course I took many, many years ago, "it's not that we can't do something, it's that we won't"... This is how I was able to deal with PTSD. Was it easy? Not really but it certainly was the best thing I ever did for my confidence. 2 choices. Get busy living or get busy dying. Guaranteed that living is way more fun. Honestly, and pardon the verbage, but who gives a shit! Really, most people have their own crap going on in their own lives so take your life into your own hands and live it to the fullest. It's really fun. You may, like me, lose friends but later you will be happy for that loss. We all get to have people treat us the way we like by treating ourselves great! We are all great and let your lovely light shine Rachel. Blessings to you always.
I can't say I've really ever had mood swings, which actually, is part of my problem. I don't react to stressful situations with mood changes, screaming, shouting, crying or laughing. There could be nazi zombies battering my door down and I wouldn't be freaking out. I could win sixty squintillion pounds on the lottery, and I wouldn't freak out. My psoriasis however, would have rock festival in my chest and an all night rave on my back.
Theba. First things first. Your wonderful boyfriend is a moron, no more, no less. Straight out of the gate, he was a total and complete idiot to leave you because of your Psoriasis. Look how beautiful you are and I'm sure you have a beautiful personality too. Sadly, this is just how dudes (and women, too) are grown in this poisonous culture, to see each unique flavor of gorgeousness as some mutant strain that needs all of its lovely originality beaten down and smoothed over until we all resemble bland catalogue models (and I could use another very ugly word as well). I'm going to be very blunt now and if I offend anyone, I'm apologize but this is really upsetting to me. If your dipshit boyfriend had a magical looks mixing panel, so he could adjust your skin tone, wipe away your P, give a nose shape and cup size and leg length and waist size and eye shadow levels just so, you’d come out looking like a cross between Pamela Anderson and Shrek, then girl, it's good he is out of your life. He is shallow and you should be happy that he is out of your life. I have experience with men accepting me for who I am and my P and I KNOW there ARE MEN/WOMEN out there who doesn't give a damn about Psoriasis. Stay your true self and don't let this moron ruin your life. Be happy he is gone. :)
I've had to shave my long hair off (that really sucked) but this treatment has helped with clearing up this snake lady. I'm rocking the Canadian colours of Red and White all over (85% of my body is Red) but at least I don't have to wear gloves to bed anymore. Skin still hurts but at least the pain is manageable now and doesn't feel like a thousand needles every minute of the day. Keep Fighting my Brothers and Sisters. We can figure this out!
Hi Deb. I'm happy to hear about your skin clearing up! You know what, cancer might have started the fight, but you will finish it. I am very sorry you have to go through this. You're a fighter and so positive and I admire your courage and strength to fight this disease. I like your sense of humor too! Like you said, keep on fighting, we can figure this out. Have a blessed day :)