The Importance of Connecting With Other Patients

By Emma Rodriguez
Updated 2024-03-28 18:23:32 | Published 2021-05-17 03:15:32
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Living with psoriasis can be frustrating, and sometimes our family and friends may not fully understand the extent of our struggles. They may downplay the condition, thinking that it's just a few spots or that it could be worse. But what they don't realize is that psoriasis comes with mental, emotional, and other physical side effects. That's why it's so important to have a support system of people who can relate to our experiences.

Personally, I've found solace in connecting with other psoriasis patients through social media. I've built relationships with them online, and together we've created a community where we can vent our frustrations, share our stories and remedies, and simply connect with others who understand what we're going through. It took a lot of courage for me to openly show my psoriasis lesions and discuss my journey online, but the response was incredibly positive. Many people reached out to me, saying that I inspired them to be more open and brave about their own experiences. Those messages of support kept me going.

For those of us with psoriasis, seeing someone confidently wearing shorts or a bikini may seem like a big deal. We often feel the need to cover up as much as possible due to shame or the fear of judgment. But when we see someone from our community flaunting their skin, it gives us the courage to do the same. It makes us think, Why not me too?.

Living with psoriasis has its ups and downs. Some days we feel more accepting of our condition, while other days we question why me?. We just want to live a normal life without worrying about how our skin will react. Sharing our frustrations with the psoriasis community through an open diary helps us get through those difficult moments. Instead of feeling dismissed or invalidated, we receive words of encouragement and reminders that we can overcome this.

I find hope in seeing the healing journeys of others with psoriasis. We all share what remedies and products have worked for us, but it's important to remember that what works for one person may not work for another. Sometimes we can't help but compare our progress or wonder why a certain product didn't work for us like it did for someone else. But ultimately, the beauty lies in being able to share our experiences and find relief through the supportive community we've built.

Being part of this community has also opened up new opportunities for me, such as blogging and modeling. It's incredible to think that I went from avoiding the camera to posing confidently alongside others who share my condition. I've even formed beautiful friendships with many of the people I've modeled with. Having access to a global network of psoriasis warriors has been a true blessing, as it allows me to seek remedies, understanding, and comfort whenever I need it.

Overall, I am incredibly grateful for the supportive community of psoriasis warriors that I've found. It has provided me with a sense of belonging, understanding, and hope.

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