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as Balm to Flaker Parents
I had found your site a couple of years ago and found it very
entertaining. I'm originally from Kentucky (Hopkins County — western
part of state), so until I read that you're not from there I had
considered we might just be kin. I am a 30 year old lady who has suffered
from psoriasis off and on (mostly on) since I was in my early twenties.
It's heartbreaking to
know that others have it worse but it's also nice to know there are folks
out there who understand what it feels like to have a total stranger at
the supermarket give you the look and say "What's wrong with your
face?" I have a small
percentage of psoriasis, but it happens to be on my ears and a few other
pretty noticeable places like elbows
and my forehead.
Luckily I have a
wonderful 3 year-old daughter who loves her mommy, scales and all, and a
heaven-sent husband who is very supportive and helps me to laugh about the
fact that I leave a little bit of me everywhere I go.
I'm greatly pleased to
have found your page again. Clara's response of not wanting to wash away
the scales made me want to cry. How sweet!
All the Best to you
and yours! -Melissa
I’m glad you found FlakeHQ again, Melissa.
While Hopkins county is far enough West to sometimes make us Blue
Grassers think the State line has been misplaced, you do warm a seat or
two in the State house and that’s okay <wink>.
The children who love
us do make a difference, Melissa. I’m
aware of this as a flaker grandparent.
It warms me in that innocently egotistical way to think that my
closeness to my grandchildren will make them tolerant when they are fully
grown. They won’t be folk
who say to a stranger with visible lesions on her face, “What’s
that?” The worst pain of
those months when PA made my legs so sore was not being able to have these
babies bouncing on my knee.
Stay in touch,
P.S. – Grand child
number 6 (grand son number 4) will be joining us in June.