You know when you scrape your elbow and a few days or weeks later you have a flare of psoriasis where you damaged the skin? This is called the Koebner Phenomenon. It’s where psoriasis plaques appear at the site of cuts, abrasions, new tattoos, etc.
What I didn’t know about this was… Continue reading “The Koebner Phenomenon (BLOG #21)”
A few weeks ago I had an incident (a wrongful accusation) that made me really angry. And I mean seriously angry. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. And every time I revisited the incident (in my mind) it came back in Technicolor. I wrote letters (in my mind). Angry letters. Sad letters. Letters of frustration.
They didn’t help.
And guess who suffered? The person who had “done me wrong”? Nope! I did. And my immune system suffered too. Continue reading “Anger, Immune System and Psoriasis (BLOG #20)”
I had a choice with this most recent flare–freak out, get depressed, hide, feel helpless and hopeless. And, in truth, I did have some moments of all of these less than stellar emotions.
BUT, there was this part of me that kept saying “use this flare for some experimentation”. Continue reading “What I learned from this flare (BLOG #19)”
I called Charlie, in Kansas. We hadn’t spoken for quite some time and I needed a Charlie fix. See, Charlie and I are quite different animals when it comes to psoriasis (and a number of other things:) Continue reading “I want perfection; Charlie, not so much. (BLOG #18)”
I thought this little flare I’m having was caused by the occasional bit of dairy. And when I say occasional, I mean not very often. I was wrong. And I think this is important. Continue reading “What goes on goes in–and can cause a flare! (BLOG #17)”
I get quite a few letters from psoriasis sufferers who are starting the Protocol. Some are desperate. Some are worried. Some are afraid. They want advice.
This got me thinking about three very important parts of the protocol that don’t involve the actual 4 parts.
They are: Continue reading “3 ESSENTIAL TIPS when using our Protocol (BLOG #16)”
After almost five years psoriasis free (minus that flare a couple of years ago that taught me that anything “fortified with calcium” was a bad as dairy) I got a little wake-up call.
I have to be honest, I was experimenting [CHEATING]( with a little dairy now and then, forgetting to take the supplements once in a while, and running out of the Life Extension Super K and using a substitute.
The result=a few too many new spots of guttate psoriasis. It was nothing like I used to have but it was enough to get me worrying.
I upped my vitamin D3 from 10,000 iu daily to 20,000 iu daily. Nope, it didn’t help. My skin got more spots. I really Continue reading “A Hard Lesson Learned (BLOG #14)”
I needed some time away from social media. The book (now entitled “Make Your Bed”) is finished and the next step is to find a great literary agent (who likes quirky spiritual stuff:) This is a whole different kind of writing–putting together a package with synopsis, bio, marketing, etc.
And while I was letting myself get stressed about all manner of things, I also got sloppy with the protocol Continue reading “Back after a “time out”! (BLOG #13)”
2014 was the first time my dog, Lucky, saved my life. I was almost ready to give up. My skin was worse than it had ever been and the itching was driving me mad. Suicide was looking like an attractive option. Continue reading “HELP! (BLOG #12)”
We’re a tribe—those of us who suffer from psoriasis. A tribe that can be recognized by red spots and plaques and a tendency to hide away. Rarely seen at swimming pools. Sometimes smell like tar…lol. Continue reading “Our Psoriasis Tribe (BLOG #11)”
Happiness is a sunny Saturday on Commercial Drive in Vancouver.
I was reading this article about a nurse who worked with elderly patients who were terminal. She found that they had five recurring regrets. But the one that came up the most often Continue reading “Happiness….a Choice (BLOG #10)”