Michelle
...feeling okay Michelle @mishlyn

Coping

Super stressful day yesterday..the type where you have no control. We got caught driving in a major storm. Hail bigger than golf balls. Today mini flare, no redness just new flakes. What do you do to calm yourself when this type of stress happens?

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Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Michelle. We have never had such storms in South Africa. Hell, we wish to see a real life tornado! Nothing exciting ever happens in SA.
I'm sure it must have been a very stressful situation. I can imagine, and I wish you well.
I was almost hijacked with my kids in my car (they were about 10 & 8yr old at the time). The guy beat me up and tried to take my car keys. While keeping my feet on the pedals trying to not let the car stall, I kept my fingers wrapped around the keys in the ignition. I'd let him beat me up. If I had to give him my car keys, I would have been stuck in a small township with loads of criminals and what would I have done then? He eventually ran away, but all I could think was "my children!". I drove off as fast as I could and I started itching. A while after I got home, (after I made sure my kids were okay as they were traumatized), I applied some of my moisturizer but I knew this was a big shock to my body. My P actually spread after the incident.


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Sorry about the stress with this Michelle,, I really dont know what i do with a stress like this, it usually passes me quite quick i think?, i had 2 years of major stress and it didnt affect my psoriasis though it did have a mental impact on me with depression , financial, emotional with my relationship at the time,it affected a lot of things , i was surprised i went to work and all that and didnt give up,i am surprised i didnt give up though, I have never ended up with bad flakes, its a mystery , my immune must had been strong back then as it is now maybe ? sorry about all this Michelle


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Oh my goodness Michelle, that just breaks my heart reading that. Itvmakes my scary situation so small. You are a brave, strong warrior! I couldn't imagine dealing with a situation like that. Thank God you made it out of that situation, so terrible that he hurt you, but you made it home ❤ Thanks for sharing that Michelle ❤


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Sorry to hear about this Michelle, that is very traumatic,scary stuff


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Its such a mystery John. Happy your skin didnt react to your stressful situations. I think your right by having a strong immune system at the time. So many factors to consider. Ive been going non stop. Not much sleep. Still have 2 days to finish at our old house. Almost there... lol
I posted the hail balls on my instagram if anyone is interested in seeing the monsters.. lol


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Thanks Michelle @ mishlyn,Yes moving is very stressful indeed, i am glad you are getting sorted with that, yes i have seen those hail balls on tv,scary stuff ,that would be stress full for sure , I must be stronger than i think i am ?No ones immune is the same with psoriasis it seems,we are all different in our skin,Thanks Michelle :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Thank you Mich, I have a little angel watching over me since childhood ;). No ordeal is worse than the other, it's just a different picture. We are all warriors and I'm privilege to be part of this group. To be caught in a storm like yours must be terrifying and I will think it's the end of the world as we do not get storms like other countries. You need to get some rest Mich as you have been going strong for a whole couple of days now and with the storm you had, you need to give your P some special love :)
John, something kept you sane and strong and yes, your immune system could've been as strong then like it is now. It showed you that you are stronger than you think. Don't underestimate yourself. You'd be surprise to know what you are capable off;)


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Thank you Michelle@miichelle :) Sorry you had went through all that with these criminals, Thanks michelle,You ladies have the gift here with words, so nice :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Always a pleasure John :)


Jim
Jim @jim1235

I believe everyone faces stressful situations of different levels every day. That’s just life. It’s how we handle the stress is the way it affects us.



Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

Michelle,my car was at shopping centre when the big hail hit,many cars were written off cause of the damage that hail did,many cars still have the scars, to drive in something like that,no way,would be Scarry as,I would have pulled over if caught in it like I do when the rains so bad you can't see foot in front,its the after reactions that make you think ,thank goodness I'm still here,michelle how terrifying for you and your children your a very strong lady ,PTSD can sometimes follow bad incidents,domething im well aware of.H oping all that's been through bad situations pull through like the troupers they are.


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

John you got through it all ,takes years to restyle your life and come out positive ,which you have another trouper as you held on somehow


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Thank you Sue , well we do get through these things, most of us are stronger than we realise maybe thank you Sue :)


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Oh my, that is so scary Michelle! And other Michelle! The things we go through in life... I didn't see that Instagram post Michelle, I will search. John I totally agree that we are so much stronger than we realise. If I'd known age 20 the strength I would go on to find I would have found that age much easier. In times of that kind of stress to be honest I don't think I can do anything to influence how my skin absorbs it. I just try to process it and move on when the time is right and it is possible to do that. You do have to give yourself time to process shocks to your system. I have had to do this a few times and hope not to have to do it many more times!


Glenn
Glenn @glenn

Oddly, when I ended up in hospital after a near fatal traffic accident. The damage to my body seemed to supercede my ps. Wether the 10 days of intense pain made my brain forget about it or the body concentrated more on recovery, I do not know, but the ps calmed quickly as it did in the 18 months of psychological hell after hospital. But once, I was back to some normality, it came back with an avengeance. The body is definitely a strange creation 🤔


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

So true, i never focused on my skin in my life until i came here, ,Last year with diet/lifestyle changes i was getting an obsession with spot watch or flake watch, i dont think it made things better, i have near ignored it and its okay :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Neither have I paid so much attention to my P since joining Flaym. All you beautiful Flaymers are warriors and I'm privilege to be your fellow Flaymer.


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Beautiful me not but thank you Michelle , We can flake together as one , One big flake :) Nice , yes we are one good team here Michelle thanks :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

John, look at yourself in the mirror and try to see what others see. You are beautiful and don't tell me only women can be because that's not how I see it. ;) if all of us has to flake together, the world have to prepare for one hell of a avalanche. Lol. Now that, would be exciting.


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Haha thank you Michelle, i can see the excitement in that Michelle for sure :) i am only joking though, most of us wish we were different in some ways, thats normal i think?, i am not negative i dont think? I get by thank you :) :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Lol. We all get by with what we have. I just want long hair. You're never negative John and I love your positivity.


Glenn
Glenn @glenn

I look at myself in the mirror and immediately think " my god man, youre a handsome chap 😂, but steady with that ale, youre gonna ruin that beach bod" 🤣🤣🤣


dennis
dennis @dennisz

I find everything to be funny. In your situation i feel like i would have just stopped the car and laughed at the golf balls bouncing off my car. Then tomorrow when i realized my car was all beat i would have laughed at that as well. Everything is funny to me and that's how i stay sane!


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hi Dennis. Nothing wrong with that. You have a great sense of humour and that's what's important.



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Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn
Ontario, Canada

One of my biggest lessons in life and with Psorasis is: ❤when you change the way you look at things...the things you look at change.❤ -Dr Wayne Dyer



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