Erica
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A colleague shows me a rash on both her ankles, told her mom and mention me and P, mom want's to know if P is contagious. Dear heavens I've had it for 5+yrs. Why will she only catch it now I wonder. Not a spot on my body since Feb. Geez people for y

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Chris
Chris @Chris70

So much knowledge not known sadly


Erica
Erica @Eri

@Chris the colleague has seen me battle with P for all these years, she knows it is not contagious, yet now after all this time she finds it necessary to immediately suspect me and my P are to blame for the strange rash on the inside of both her ankles. Even stupid enough to tell my she discussed my P with her mother last night? I am so upset that people are that callous and stupid.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

That is what you call ignorant. Erica, it makes us angry when clear skins react to us in this way and it frustrates the crap out of us when they don't listen. Don't let this wind you up. This is just a small drop in a bucket. Did she go to a Dr about her rash?
My daughter discussed my P with a colleague of hers as the lady's mom had a similar rash. She also wanted to know if it was contagious and if my kids aren't afraid to be around me. Luckily my daughter is very diplomatic and she explained everything to her. Once people learn more about P, they will be understanding and less judgmental or scared that it might be contagious. You've got this and don't let her get you down. :)


Chris
Chris @Chris70

In was trying to be polite lol but yes ignorance can really grind my gears


Erica
Erica @Eri

Yeah I hear you Michelle, no problem if they don't know and are willing to learn. This woman should and does knows better but still see it fit to treat me like this. Not impressed but hey, maybe I must just tell her you know I think it might be P, better have it checked out and shame, I see new research shows that I can be in fact contagious, just to torture her a bit. One would think in this day and age with technology and all the information out there if in doubt you can go check it out.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

haha. she will be at a dr in two ticks.


James
James @ferns

I've encountered plenty ignorant people before, but it's the ones who choose to stay ignorant after I've explained to them. I have told a couple of people, "Well yes, okay, I probably should have told you, I have Thangs Disease. It's a form of Leprosy and yesterday my doctor said it's highly contagious". If you want to see someones jaw hit the floor, turn pure white and jump backwards several feet, try it.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Now that sounds like a good idea James. lol.


Erica
Erica @Eri

Exactly James, people who choose to stay ignorant must not complain if we tell them what they want to hear. See how they try and google Thangs hahaha.


Suze
Suze @1962kernowborn

I've had that especially when I go swimming or out in shorts ..
I just say. Oh it's not catching. Just leprosy and swim off .
Wrong I know but as if I'd be in a pool if it was catching


Erica
Erica @Eri

@Suze one way to clear the pool and have it all to yourself hey. What people doesn't seem to understand is that there are so many illnesses that is contagious and they won't even know the person next to them has it or not. Only the obvious scares people it seems.


Glenn
Glenn @glenn

So far, in the short period ive been here, ive come to notice youre all insane ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ If by any chance the minority could ever put a theory together to prove ps is contagious, would we have to be exiled to a flaky's island...thatd be a party and half ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Aaaah Glenn you're talking my language, imagine all us flakers on an island! Priceless.



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