Sonia
...feeling insecure Sonia @summerdressenvy

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Watching my kids at swim lessons & remembering when I was young & psoriasis free. I have not swam in a public pool in over 20 years. Though I did go to the water park this summer only to have people whisper and point at my legs. Sigh

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Theme Swimming and Psoriasis

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6 responses

Aimee
Aimee @aimz

I can relate completely. My kids don’t know how to swim though because I’m too embarrassed to go to the pool with them to teach them to swim.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Yes we do feel embarrass about our P but I know the chlorine is good for it. Had a pool for many years before I moved into a complex and I miss it. People will always gossip and point fingers. I sometimes walk with a short pants and people will look. Get the courage to face them as you need to enjoy your life with your kids too.


Genevieve
Genevieve @Genevieve

Sonia, I LOVE swimming, I'm a real water baby, and psoriasis is a real barrier to swimming in public. However, I refuse to let it deter me. I pick a beach that is more isolated and swim there. My sister has a pool, so I swim there (daily in the summer!). I heard a great line about how shame cannot survive in the face of empathy, so I try to make sure I have family and friends around. So just swim anyway!


Sonia
Sonia @summerdressenvy

Aimee, thank goodness for swimming lessons!


Sonia
Sonia @summerdressenvy

Michelle - I try to participate when I can with the kids around water activities - but man, it’s exhausting emotionally!


Sonia
Sonia @summerdressenvy

Genevieve - what an aspiring quote! I will have to remember that one.



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Sonia
Sonia @summerdressenvy
Toronto, ON, Canada

Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Zia, Cousin, Neighbour, Friend ... who I am to the most important people in my life. Living with Psoriasis day by day with hope in my heart.



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