Sonia
...feeling insecure Sonia @summerdressenvy

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I should be happy but feeling stressed already ..my hubby said his father is treating us to a week away in the new year somewhere warm ..bikini body is one thing to worry about but no one needs to see me on the beach with my skin ..I need a bodysuit!

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16 responses

 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello Sonia, i just go to beaches where i am away from people then its okay if my skin dosnt look good, been okay so far, i go away next week and i may go to the beach but will look for a quiet part ofthe beach not where everyone hangs out , i wish you well


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

I hear you Sonia ,summer is a nightmare for me,i just cover up,yep I get comments but not as bad when they see exposed skin ,36 tommorrow here do I'll be out the back getting sun am off work as was in contact with someone at drs that has measles ,I'm so spotty all over as wouldn't know if I have contracted it,but been nice just being home and wearing shorts etc ,when I go to veach I wear wrap around skirt and light long sleeves and just paddle with skirt hitched up no one really notices .


Sonia
Sonia @summerdressenvy

John - enjoy your trip! It might be a resort style pool where we are going so possibly hard to find a quiet spot ... I’ll likely strategically cover up like Rosey was saying with wraps and light clothing options ... guaranteed the kids will drag me into the pool in which case I’ll make a fast entry and exit to avoid the lingering stares.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Thank you Sonia :) :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

I know how you feel Sonia but I do hope you will enjoy your holiday. And you too John. :)


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Thank you Michelle,i go a week today,Be glad for the warmth Thank you :)


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

Went to pool with daughter and granddaughter last year,wore leggings in the water lol,no one noticed as once in no one sees,haha,


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

True. No one will notice. In SA, lots of people swim with diving pants.


Sonia
Sonia @summerdressenvy

Good point Rosey and Michelle - I’ve actually seen people too at water parks wearing long leggings ... I just need to find a pair that look good wet!


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Sonia, you will find some nice ones. You know the yoga pants? They are light In material and breathable. You can swim in it too. You will look gorgeous in it. Yoga pants is very nice and easy to wear ;)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

You know what? I was on holiday with a wonderful man, I did not take my yoga pants or Any of that stuff with me. He has got P too but not as severe as mine. I have it on my lower legs. I just thought that when we go to s restaurant to cover it as I don't want people to stare at me. I can't hide my P unless I walk with long pants. Well, I went there once showing my P and I did not care. Maybe the personnel saw it, I don't know but main thing is, why spoil your precious time on what people say or think about you? I want to enjoy my life too.


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Some people do "burkini" ✨


Sonia
Sonia @summerdressenvy

Michelle - Thanks for the yoga legging tip - I’ll start my search ... and yes, many a time last summer I found myself showing off my P plagued legs and arms - at picnics, water parks, cottages ... and each time I was nervous, so nervous but kept coaching myself to stay strong and enjoy myself with the family or friends. It’s just those moments when you know someone is starring, pointing or whispering that really get me down. It’s hard to cope with all that negative energy.


Julie
Julie @jewelgold

Just having a break away from the normal everyday life is good, although we do take some of it with us. Chill out enjoy the rest. Read some books and just rest. That will help you body as well, less stress.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

You know Sonia, my arms were covered in P too, but I'm clear now. I just decided to change my lifestyle. Maybe my P is not severe like the other sufferers but I do try to manage it. Oh, I have been in tears. Depressed, miserable. I made my family's life hell because of my condition and I knew I had to make a change. I know how it feels to be almost covered in P but I've decided to change my attitude, lifestyle and most of all, accepting my condition. Oh it's not easy but with it at the end.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Yes true Michelle, I accepted my condition around 35 years ago, i knew as soon as it was said as a little child, that this is it no cure, learn to accept and that i had to do as i am sure many of us do here ,been there with depression through this and others things aswell of the time, wasnt good ,A couple of years ago i knew i had to make changes, its a shame it had to come to that because of my joint disease giving hassle rather than eating s healthy lifestyle generally throughout life,well i was told it was a skin condition etc, i did hear about diet years ago but didnt really take much notice to it, i was told about oranges and tomatoes were bad when i was a teenager though i always ate tomatoes throughout, i have a tomato rarely, very rare ,I had ketchup a while ago on my hot dog, yes its bad but it was my night off :)I thought, been over 2 years since i had ketchup, so i had a little and it was okay, little whats bad for you is actually good for , too much whats bad is really bad for you , nice to let your hair down but not too often i think, got to have some life now and again :)



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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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