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Funny About It?
My name is Mary. I have
had this awful skin condition since I was 7, I am now 33.
I know there are worse things you can have, and I do not feel sorry
for myself. God does not give you more than you can handle.
I think it's
great that you can find humor in this disease.
I have never been able find anything about it funny.
How do you do it?
I think being a
woman definitely makes it tougher. I
hope your psoriasis improves.
with your humor.
Response: Mary, humor in this
condition is something you have to hunt for and always be prepared to
accept when you stumble across it or it plops in your lap.
don’t make up any jokes about P.
Most of the humor,
or the stuff that I find funny, derives from irony.
when what people say to us does not have its intended effect (check out Don’t
when the way we want people to perceive us is not the way they actually do
— like when we hide our P under neck-to-ankle garments and people decide
when we feel so isolated about the way we must live — the things we must
do to ‘manage’ our P — that we invent a jargon even if we just use
it to talk to ourselves (check out Flaker
ironic when love, compassion, joy seep through the misery and make us feel
alive in spite of our disease.
laughs here, Mary, don’t come from me, but from folks just like you.
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