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P Make One Sickly?
First of all I am grateful that the National Psoriasis Foundation
put your site in the member publication, Psoriasis
ADVANCE. I have had
psoriasis since I was 15, when I was getting over a severe case of mono.
I’m now 32.
I have never
had it go fully away. I have
it now more than ever in my scalp, knees, legs, arms, hands, back,
buttocks and face. The scalp
was in the last 8 years and face the last 2 years.
I have yet to find a derm who knows very much about it.
I do have some questions maybe your readers can help me with.
Am I the only
one that has a lower immunity and is always sick?
I was always the sick one and I still get sick very easily.
I quit a 7 year nursing job because of this.
Has anyone else have this problem?
the depression that comes with P. I
love the person who thought of the T-shirts.
I would wear them every day. People
pull away when they go to give me change at the store and see my hands....
I hear of
people moving to Florida. Could
it be more than the warmer climate and sunshine?
Since people are buying Dead Sea salts, too, might it be the
saltwater on 3 sides of that State? And
what about other states with coasts?
I have 3 kids
and a busy schedule and I decided the family comes first.
My skin is just too expensive to deal with and nothing works, so I
do what I can with oatmeal creams and things I can afford, but I do let
someone know everyday what it is and that it’s not contagious.
rambling. I am originally from
Louisville, Kentucky, and glad to see someone from my home state talking
about P and doing something to help. Thanks
for FlakeHQ.com. –Del K.
Response: I’m glad you found
us, Del, and appreciate your taking the time to send this email.
I hope your
questions and observations will inspire more comments, but I’ve got
first crack, so here goes:
immunity and prevalence for getting sick.
I’ve not heard that there’s any correlation between this and
having P. But we do know P is
an immune system disorder in which cells that spur skin growth are working
overtime. But I also happen to
know from personal observation of a daughter that being a young mother
with multiple kids — 3 in your case, 4 in my daughter’s case —
stress could contribute to lowering your resistance to infections.
As her mother (and I’m sure your mother) says, “Take plenty of
depression associated with having P. I
know you understand it, Del, but reading between the lines of your email I
believe it’s not something that controls you.
Again, Moms are strong beasts.
Someone who decides “family comes first” exhibits a resolution
that dwarfs the power of depression, especially deriving from P.
Your children don’t draw away from you hands.
I rather suspect they run to them with enthusiasm.
water and coastal States. I
think you’re quite right to suspect some flakers find relief in all
aspects of climate in some coastal States — sunshine, warmth, salt
water. I work with one flaker
who moved to the gulf coast of Georgia after experiencing improvement in
her P from wading in the surf.
Now that you’ve found us, Del, I hope to hear from you often. Hug the kids for me. -Ed