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Offline LIGA girl

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Re: The Ten Commandments of Psoriasis
« Reply #20 on: Friday January 05, 2007, 01:54:14 AM »
Cheers, then Lox .... :slosh: I'll drink to that, but is with organic wine of course ....

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Re: The Ten Commandments of Psoriasis
« Reply #21 on: Sunday January 07, 2007, 05:32:30 AM »

 Thank You Lox, those "Ten Commandments of P" are inspiring and so very beautiful.

  I don't have Psoriasis, but I have had a skin problem for the past 2 and 1/2 years. The whole experience has caused me to be only a shell of my former self. Your words almost lifted the heavy burden off of me by making me stop being so hard on myself, after falling into a spiral of depression brought on by an itchy, burning, annoying facial skin condition.

 Although the skin condition used to be on my cheeks, nose, forehead and chin, after a lot of experimenting with prescription creams, natural remedies and everything else, I now only have this one dreaded "thing" on my chin. It is not exactly psoriasis, but it might as well be. It causes me endless humiliation and dread
which leads to feeling melancholy and nervous. It has certainly affected my self image and everything in my life as a whole. Posts like yours, LOX, help me more than you might know, to start to crawl out of my dark moods and frustration  and maybe one day I will feel more normal, like I used to be.

 Sometimes I think it will always be there, and sometimes I think it will go away, when I see it retreating I think the lesion is starting to resolve, and that sometimes makes me feel more normal. But, whenever I wake up, the same thing seems to just still be there. I hate it.

 Your poem seems to speak to me, too, and I think the honorable Total Folly was absolutely correct when she said that your "Ten Commandments" could be applied to any skin condition or skin disease. Her statement is certainly true for me, because I totally relate to everything you wrote and it touched my heart in a way that brought tears to my eyes.

 How can I thank you enough for shining a light into my heart, one that seems to be broken from the unresolvability of a stupid little skin problem that could have chosen to crop up anywhere on my whole body, but it is only on my chin, it had to crop up on my face, the one thing that we all have to use to face the world.

 Thank you again and again for reaching out to those around you like that, I really like your attitude and I only wish that I could feel the same way you do. Well, maybe one day, I will. My family sure hopes so, I know that. I hope your thoughts sink in and take hold of my melancholy as time goes by. Bless you a thousand times.

When we understand that there is no up without a down,no over without an under, no good without a bad, no light without dark, no hot without cold, no yes without a no, we understand wholeness, and we cease to be disturbed, distressed, or perplexed by the illusion of anything less than wholeness.

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Re: The Ten Commandments of Psoriasis
« Reply #22 on: Sunday January 07, 2007, 12:58:36 PM »
You are very welcome Blue Sky. I am glad that my post helped to shine a light on your day. Your post did the same for me. Thanks.

It is certainly a blessing that we all now have a forum such as this that gives us the ability to give and receive support with others from all parts of the world.

My only other recommendation would be to keep posting here regularly.

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Re: The Ten Commandments of Psoriasis
« Reply #24 on: Monday August 13, 2007, 05:44:28 PM »
I have never noticed this before. As punishment, I will forever know that it took me until now to see it.

Beautiful words, not just for P, not just for skin, but for life!!
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Re: The Ten Commandments of Psoriasis
« Reply #25 on: Friday September 28, 2007, 01:32:35 AM »
i just read the ten commandments they were really helpful, thank you :-*
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Re: The Ten Commandments of Psoriasis!
« Reply #26 on: Saturday May 14, 2011, 09:56:01 AM »
I agree 100 percent! As a 32 year old male, I was barely hanging on to my job,was riddled with pain in my joints,my whole head was flaking thick chunks of skin off,my legs arms and arms were the same,I had gone to the Doctor and was told I would have to take pain killers and use steroid creams etc for the rest of my life,I struggled through every day at work determined to hang on to my dignity of earning my own living at least.Id cry lots,Im a clean living person and enjoyed exercise,showered twice a day-then to see someone look at you and almost grimace,hurts,it hurts real bad.I didnt bother with the painkillers or steroid creams,I changed my lifestyle!
Now at 42 I have got more control on things and have learnt a huge amount.I was convinced from early on that foods had a major effect,and certainly i would say day to day chemicals/washing powders etc etc!!Im new here so Im hoping to chat to people who have suffered the same and share our experiences and hopefully it can help someone else!