Communications (Mar/Apr, 1998)

Play It Again, Sam
by Kimm

Hi: I have had psoriasis for as long as I can remember and most of the things in the "Don't say this" column I can relate to. I have a few of my own.

One time I was sitting at my friend's house and her friend walks in and says, "Oh, my God, what is that?" So I explained what it was, that it's not contagious. Not even 30 seconds after I had finished, her husband walks in and says, "Oh, my God, what is that?" What's worse is the friend who's house I was in had just finished counseling me that "No one will notice."

Thank's for letting me know I am not alone in this. -Kimm


Ed's Reply: You're welcome, Kimm. And next time? Make your friend put her money where her mouth is: "How much do you want to bet no one will notice?" -Ed

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