Michelle
...feeling happy Michelle @michelle1021

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Met a Lady today. Complaining about pimples. I replied "really? " and showed her my P. She was speechless. I told her to never complain as others have it more difficult.

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Dawn
Dawn @dawn58

Hi Michelle, I agree totally, I have P, I lost half my face to cancer, cant eat properly, have no teeth. With the rebuiding, I cannot walk properly, , am now classed as handicapped, as what they took to rebuild my face, has handicapped the rest of me. I have scars ALL over my body, but there is always someone worse off than me, I know this. But, I would never tell someone else to stop complaining, their hell is their hell. The only person I tell to stop complaining is myself, sorry, but cannot agree with you on that score. Psoriasis is one of my lesser problems today. I am not putting you down, but yes, there is always someone worse off. X


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

Yes i know what you mean Michelle , i seen this enough in people, Some go into deep depression because of a zit on their face , how trivial ,


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

So sorry about all this Dawn what you have been through, you sound a strong person thanks


Rita
Rita @rita

I know what Dawn is saying. When my stepson was diagnosed with a terminal cancer at 12 years old, people didn’t want to complain to me about their seemingly trivial problems. But I would tell them it’s ok to complain to me because each person’s problems are worthy of being acknowledged, no matter how insignificant in the grand scheme of life.

I’m very sorry to hear about all your pain and suffering Dawn. I wish you courage and strength in dealing with all your problems.


Dawn
Dawn @dawn58

My P started when I was 19, I will be 60 in September, I tell no one, I dont complain, no point. When people see me, they see there is a problem, half my face is gone. I act like there is nothing wrong, it throws them.! This I have lived with for 10 years, I dont know another way to be. My life has never been easy, thank god I never had a pimple on my face I may have cracked ! Ha ha ! Self deprecation, laughter, I am the first in there!


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

Haha Oh dear Dawn, glad you have a great sense of humour :) Myself been born with psoriasis, i know no different without it, i am used to seeing it on myself though i can hide it to a degree a lot of the time,i say it could be worse i know


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

My dearest Dawn. By adding your comment on this post has shown me Again that I am so privilege to have my health. You being such a warrior by giving us insight to your life and what you're going g through...I'm humbled. Thank you for telling me this. You have no idea how this is shaping my life from now on. I love your sense of humor, don't ever change. I wish you well and know...we are here for you. Xxx


Jill
Jill @jilliemac

Things can always be worse...I just accept as my new normal, but still will try all suggestions as long as they are natural..


Dawn
Dawn @dawn58

Good outlook Jill. Yes, my 'new normal', different for each of us.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Dawn You've had a rough go for sure. You are right though... Complaining doesn't help but I think it's a good idea to have someone to vent to, even if it's a counselor. There's always a worse story out there but that does not invalidate our own journey and we all have a suffering time in our life. God Bless you always.

Michelle your post got me thinking too about even this last week of complaining about my back issue (Fiance even had to help me put on my shoes)... Fortunately my complaining was more frustrating as it's summer! I have tons to do in BC! Beautiful here. I was very blessed that although I felt like an invalid, we both have our Faith and all the time he helped me to be grateful for just the simple fact that we have a home and food to eat. I think we all need a support person at times.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

We do indeed Susan and you are lucky to have one. You are both such strong individuals and positive. We all have a lot to be grateful for.



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