Pso Woes: Being Over The Whole COVID-19 Thing

Last year, our lives completely turned upside down. We were put into lockdown. Then proceeded the daily barrage of wearing a mask, social distancing, and oh yes, to make sure we wash our hands.

Let's talk about something completely new

Fast forward a year later and what has changed? Nothing. You might say it has changed because we have vaccines now. I can agree with that to a point. However, flip on the news and it's still much of the same. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and social distance.

Can you tell I am so over this pandemic? Can we talk about something else? I got an idea! Let's talk about our own mental issues given this pandemic. Better yet let's talk about something completely new.

The benefit of the psoriasis community

For 17 years, I have had psoriasis. It has carried me through various stages of my life - including heartbreak and personal perception. I am now in a much better place and determined to leave a positive mark on the psoriasis community.

My thought process is if I can even leave a small positive mark on the psoriasis community then it gives my psoriasis purpose. Have you ever thought of your own journey with psoriasis in that context? That psoriasis has changed your life to the point it gives your life purpose?

Being stuck at home, not being able to do the things I love has really made my mind go around in circles. COVID-19 fatigue as they call it, is a real thing. I know because I am there. As soon as I hear anything COVID-19 related my mind seems to switch off like a light switch.

All thanks to having psoriasis

Remember I said I felt like my psoriasis gave my life purpose? Well, before COVID-19, I would travel to different places and talk about my experience with psoriasis. It was really scary at first but I loved it.

I have met so many wonderful people that I may have never met. I got to see so many different states I might have not been able to. All thanks to having psoriasis.

So many connections made with so many wonderful people. Some of those connections are with people with psoriasis and some are with other patients with other medical conditions.

Moving past virtual

Over the past year, the only connections I have had were virtual. I can tell you it is not the same, but then again, I am sure you already know that. No large gatherings. Conferences canceled by the dozens. Not being able to see family, especially those in nursing homes.

This all hit me like a ton of bricks. It was like driving down a dark road that you have never been on and trying to navigate at a high rate of speed. No warning signs that there is danger ahead. At least that is how it felt to me.

That kind of darkness is all-encompassing. I don't know about you, but I crave interactions with people - whether it be family or those psoriasis family connections I have made.

Let's live better with this condition

I started this article by saying that I am so over the whole COVID-19 situation. There is so much we are continuing to miss.

Let me pose this question to you. When COVID-19 is a thing of the past, what would be of interest to you when it comes to psoriasis? What information would you like to know? Is there a topic concerning psoriasis that you would like to see covered on this site?

Okay, let me say that if it is something still COVID-19 related, that is alright too. I would really like to concentrate on something outside of present-day reality. From someone who lives with psoriasis I know I crave knowledge that could potentially help me live better with psoriasis. If it is something more geared toward mental health or anything else that deals with psoriasis then let's hear it.

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