My dad was a psychiatrist and had a small patch of psoriasis on his L knee. When he retired it went away. I just found his and mom's wedding invitation. Dad died 2015, mom 2013 no psoriasis .
Thanks John. I guess I eat keto then. LOL. Actually I looked it up so no, I don't really eat keto. My friend is doing it though so I chatted to her on FB the other day. It's sure high fat though to get her body into ketosis. Because it's not my thing I can't "mentally" eat like that. Got a few pounds to lose myself so I guess walking will be my way to shed those pounds.
So true John. Talk does help. Many moons ago I was ashamed of my P but not anymore. Now whenever somebody talks about going on a diet, I see it as an opportunity to explain Psoriasis to them. With this new job I have, lots of people are aware of Psoriasis as they know somebody with it. They don't look down on me or pity me. I guess if they have to see my ankles they might see me differently? Ah well, most of them know so I'm good with that.
Dionna, believe me, men feel the same as us about Psoriasis. It affects their image to the world as well although they don't show it often. Thing is, they can't hide it with make up or stockings etc, they just have to go as they are.
My love has P too and although he and I seems confident, us both are weary about where we will go on holiday and what we should wear. Shirt or no shirt etc. But, at least we have each other to support and cheer on whenever we might feel uncomfortable. We do have our fun with our P as well of course. lol. show me yours and I'll show you mine. :)
Thing is, we should try not to let comments from non flakers get us down. It's not easy I know but being self centered sometimes does help. You protect yourself from others.
Hello Dionna ,Yes i agree with insecurities with P, been there worn the flakes, Woman or man , it makes no difference, I have been through embarrassing moments in the past with P and wanted , wished i would die in my sleep,, I had a hard time as a teenager hiding it, scared girlfriends would notice it smell my creams and all that , My lady has P and i dont see it to be honest as i see her , from an outside point of view, some are very curious about it, some can see it as dirty, i know about that too,Truth is, i see people with dry skin and i see it differently, those people probably wash a lot, i know how my skin looks as i wash a lot, ,Last weekend i left one day without washing and my skin looked good with all the natural oils in it, as soon as i washed , skin dried up, I am always on flake watch where my face is concerned, i wash at night so the oils get in and check for face
flakes in the morning,Its my life with this,If there was an island called flakey island, we would all fit in and not worry about it,I try to think theres worse out there but we are all different with this i know , some bad some mild and in between,I never used to talk about it, since 2 years now i do,people are interested in it , maybe because i am confident to talk about it now and people like that , I used to be so ashamed of it , someone see, i just feel like nothing, It does work to talk , educate if you will :)