john,Hulk
...feeling happy john,Hulk @chewbacca

Secrets, looks, travel

Hello all,hope all you are well? I am back from the weekend more cooked :) went swimming in sea, showed off my flakes especially my portal patch, not one of my friends said a word,no one cares :)they look more at my physique :)

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39 responses

Lou
Lou @lou60

The sea always makes my p better. I've found that I don't care anymore how others view me. Lol.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hey John. Sounds like you had a great time. More sun and some sea water, always a plus. :)


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Fantastic Lou,i have known these friends for around 20 years and not showed off patches on my torso back etc, i just thought,why care and i enjoyed the sea, gave them a laugh with being the first in as it was cold at first, great :)


Bev
Bev @bev43

Sounds like it was a fun weekend. We also back home from our trip. Ate and drank too much so my tummy is not happy but we had such fun it was worth it.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello Michelle,yes it was great thank you ,still in a heat wave, England is looking rather brown instead of green :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Glad you had a great time too Bev. Getting away for a weekend is always good. Guess a view Flaymers are going to be a bit fragile tomorrow ;)


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

I used to be over weight so, they see a big difference now,i had quite a beer belly, all that went within 9 months last year ,They said i look very healthy now, gives one more confidence as we all need that :), It all starts from within and one will glow with health :)


Justin
Justin @justin1

My Psoriasis has always been visible with one exception.

When I was 20 years old, after my second year at University, I spent two months working in Israel on a kibbutz.

A combination of healthy diet, outdoor living, the incredible heat AND THE DEAD SEA worked wonders.

I recommend it to all Psoriasis sufferers!


Peter
Peter @Squinker

Don't know why anyone should look at your Psoriasis, i went to the beach as well, no one looked at mine, and the sea and the sun is all good for it, if people with Psoriasis stopped worring about it, then it wouldn't be so severe, all the time you worry, your body will react, so don't worry and it will get better, also use coconut oil, and have coconut oil baths and relax and just chill, everything will be good


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

So glad John that your confidence is boosted!


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Thank you Sarah,well i thought my star wars T shirt was too good to get wet in the sea and get sea salt in it too, hope you had a nice time in London ? thank you :)


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello Peter, it wasnt easy for me, i had a lot of traumatic experiences in my childhood regarding my skin,family members who constantly called me names and asked why i am so scabby etc , teachers who looked at me in disgust,strangers taking their children away from me when i wanted to play, that was around 40 years also ago and i cant help it if its stuck in the back of my mind , so, i do find it hard and those things do pop up in my mind , If i was wrapped up in cotton wool,loving great parents and step siblings etc and all that.i probably wouldnt think this way?, I am trying to give myself courage and thanks to members here, i went for it and i am so happy i have done that and with true friends that didnt care ,Its not easy to change thoughts even after years have passed , i am a positive person though,spots i could always deal with on display patches i couldnt show it,elbows i can live with those on show , please no sad faces anyone, i am good :) thank you :)


Mavis
Mavis @mavis

Welcome back John and sounds like you had a good weekend


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Thank you Mavis, yes it was great, very inflammatory but no ill effects as i dont seem to get any, i wait for winter to get those thank you :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Ah John, it will be summer in SA then. Our winters are still warm but cold enough to trigger the P. Get as much sun as possible and enjoy :)


Susan
Susan @godcares

Glad you had a good time john. You are sooooo right. Sure, people might look, but really they don't care. Glad you showed off your ripped muscles!! LOL


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

I think that's why he went without a shirt ;)


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

Great you have your confidence back John,you sound like you have let go and was able to just be you,the freedom to go topless what a joy that would have been.



Kim
Kim @Foody

I'm glad you took my advice and got it all out. I shall be displaying my legs round the pool in Tenerife later in the year too. Go the flakers I say!!!


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello Kim, yes of course, i listen,luckily mines not bad at all, near looking clearer but, i know its still there,i was more worried about the hair on my back as that dosnt look nice at all to me,I was going to shave it but, i couldnt deal with the after shaving scratching so i decided to have the chimp look, i did trim my frontal hair though,well if i get my abs sorted then i will have to shave my frontal as that wont look right, 6 pack covered in hair?yes i am sure you will have a great time in Tenerife,be a nice break from it all kim :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Oh John. Having hair on your back and front isn't that of a problem. If it does bother you, have you tried to veet your hair? I have used veet before and it did nothing to my P. It actually dried it out. Shaving will be a shlep and the itching will make it worse. I'm sure the 6 pack will still show beneath the hair 😁


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Haha well, i dont know Michelle, i dont think its a good look though, the hair may hide a few flakes haha,ah veet, thank you Michelle ,i will get some of that :) 6 pack and hair hhmmm, i was vibrating last night with my vibro for some time last night , my body felt tingly after all that :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

lol John! Well, you got the vibration at least. I used to veet my ex bf in Englands', back hair and chest hair with veet (for sensitive skin). He had a lot of hair and it wasn't easy to get it off. You might get someone to veet your back of course 😁


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Thank you , i must explain that this is not some kind of vibrator, i am not into that haha, its a ab toner for my 6 pack work out that vibrates, its called a vibro, i got it new and cheap on ebay , that does all the work so i need do nothing but plug it in :):)just in case one sees what i wrote and thinks hmmmm whats this johns doing and into? :) I will veet myself then Michelle before i go on holiday 2 months time thank you for that info :) :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

I know it's the ab toner silly. lol.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Haha i know you do Michelle but others may look into it differently with me vibrating myself hahah :)


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

I have a vibration machine,cost me a bit,used it for bout 3 mths,did feel tingling after use,now it just sits,grandkids used to love it on low,didnt do it for long,they sat on it,,I should use it again,just too tired most days


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

My vibration machine is for standing on lol,its a big one with lots of speed and time selections


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

Psst:I used to call it a vibrator machine,learnt my lesson there,now it's a vibrating machine,so many ppl have dirty minds,haha


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

lol. Sue. I won't say dirty. But at least we can have some laughs about it. I had one years ago and it did actually work.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Haha , i cant stop laughing Sue :) Mine is an ab toner, dont know about this one you stand on and sit on ? :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

a vibrating machine I mean.


Lou
Lou @lou60

I use Nair on my legs. It gets rid of the hair and doesn't itch.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

I have seen Nair on the shelves Lou and I'm happy to hear it doesn't trigger a flare. Some things, like hair dye also doesn't trigger a flare for me.


Jannie
Jannie @jannie2469

I'm off to the beach tomorrow....I'm gonna roll around in the sand and exfoliate the flakes brave the North Sea and have fish and chips on the sea front


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Have a good day Jannie,enjoy the fish and chips too :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Sounds lekker Jannie. Have a great time in the sun and enjoy the fish and chips :)


Jannie
Jannie @jannie2469

The sand was lovely the sea salty and soothing the sun was soooo hot....the kids were b*****s.
Think I've found a little place to purchase near the beach too small for the kids to share.
Roll on retirement



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john,Hulk @chewbacca
Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

DONT MAKE ME ANGRY, YOU WONT LIKE ME WHEN I AM ANGY, I TURN VERY FLAKEY I am a maintenance operative in my job, i am a plumber by trade.I have had psoriasis all my life since birth 50 yrs, psoriatic arthritis 16 years.





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