Every time a member of my family goes to the shop I jokingly say "buy me something"! Needless to say only my husband will do that. Lol
Hi Mavis, I am sorry for what you have had to put up with in your home. I only got my P when I was in my mid 60's and it definitely was brought on by stress and anxiety. I also have an auto immune disease called Steven Johnson's Syndrome but only in my mouth (if it's in the skin it's fatal) - it's an allergic reaction to medication which caused the most awful sores in my mouth, especially under the tongue. Needless to say I'm very wary of new medications so am thankful that I am quite healthy at the moment.
I agree with everything that has been said. I could get a t shirt made - "I have the big P but I'm not contagious" (people might stop and ask what is the big P) but I don't like drawing attention to myself - I am very shy. I must also confess that I don't have a bad case of P - oh I can scratch until it bleeds believe me but it's confined to my legs and arms only. So I wear long pants all year round. If anybody comes up with good ideas for bringing this problem to the public eye count me in and I will try to help if I can.