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Psoriasis Psuperhero of the Month: Jessica B.
I met this lovely young lady through Twitter! Everybody welcome Jessica B. as the Psoriasis Psuperhero for the month of February!
(Jessica and her son Trevor)
Name: Jessica B
Location: North VA
3 words that describe your journey with psoriasis: Embarrassing, painful, and acceptance.
Describe a time when you felt uncomfortable about your skin, how did you get over it: I was most uncomfortable in high school, when I could never wear black or dark-colored shirts for fear of embarrassment caused by my very painful scalp psoriasis. Sometimes kids would say my hair was dirty and that was causing dandruff. If only they’d known my struggles…
What are some successful over-the-counter methods you have used: I studied in aromatherapy for a time, and a successful treatment I found was a geranium oil and peanut oil mixture. Also Psoriasin seemed to work, but I didn’t want to use it because it stung.
Where’s the last place you’ve been to with your skin exposed, how was that experience: My psoriasis is mainly on my scalp, but it shows a little when I have my hair up. I honestly don’t think about how it looks, I’m just concerned with whether or not I have flakes on my shirt.
How are you conquering psoriasis and not suffering from it: I decided years ago to treat it as best as I can and not let it define who I am. I still struggle, but recent acceptance of psoriasis (thanks to Kim Kardashian and Leanne Rimes) has made me accept my own personal flaws.
5 out of 7,000,000
1 year ago
Psoriasis Psuperhero of the Month: “Ez” Goen
This is the Psoriasis Psuperhero for the month of January! I met this gentleman at the NPF conference in June as well! I didn’t get the chance to talk to him as much while there, but we have kept in touch via Facebook! He’s an inspirational guy! Thanks for all you do Ez Goen. Happy New Year!
Name: Tom “EZ” Goen
Location: From Dyersville IA but travel the USA
3 words that describe your journey with psoriasis: Embarrassment, Misunderstood and excitement.
How do you overcome the shame of having this disease: I have no shame instead I advocate and educate about it across the Country. I had shame and depression 3 years ago.
If someone was rude to you about your psoriasis how would you respond: I respond by educating about Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. I like to show off my feet with no toenails. I did have a few people ask me if I had Aids. Told em nope, kind of the opposite, my immune system is too strong and it is not contagious
Whats the hardest part about having this disease: It caused me to be disabled. Not really from the Psoriasis but the PsA. With PsA you can see what goes on with someones skin on the outside. You can only imagine what goes on in the inside with your bones and joints.
What has helped you the most in dealing with your skin: Acceptance. I believe my biologic shots have helped a lot as well as the vitamin D that I get from the sun while riding over 30,000 miles around the Country these last 16 Months.
How are you conquering psoriasis and not suffering from it: Acceptance. These were the cards that I was dealt with.
4 out of 7,000,000
1 year ago