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Psoriasis Doesn’t Stop at the Skin

Get Off the Bus

Psoriasis has been a part of my life ever since I can remember.  I grew up in a small town that didn’t know much about this disease.  My father was told by... READ MORE
Get Off the Bus

Eerie Ears

Even before I was diagnosed with psoriasis I was always self-conscious about my ears. If you check out my profile picture you will see that I have a big head—a really big... READ MORE
Eerie Ears

Psoriasis Hits Me Right in the Feels

“What does psoriasis FEEL like?” This is a question I have been hearing since I was about 15 years old. Back then I would just mumble something like “dry skin” and move... READ MORE

Can You See Me Now?

I remember years ago, seeing a sign that said “caution eye protection beyond this point”. Since being told over 50 years ago that I had psoriasis. I can see that my eyes... READ MORE
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Embarrassing Moments with Psoriasis

Embarrassing Moments with Psoriasis

Everyone has cringe-worthy moments when they want to disappear or crawl up into a ball. Those with psoriasis no doubt can point to some of those embarrassing kind of moments. I know... READ MORE

Emotional Toll of Psoriasis

I’m a 58 year-old woman and I don’t think there was ever a day in my first 45 years of life that I didn’t feel bad or worthless.  I used to be... READ MORE
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My Plate Is Full

My Plate Is Full

There are some givens in this life. One of them is to be served with a plate for your usual breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When we are extremely hungry, we sometimes tend... READ MORE

Revolving Door of Chronic Inflammation

One of the challenging aspects of psoriasis, and a hallmark of an autoimmune disease, is chronic inflammation.  Historically, psoriasis has been characterized as a disease of the skin, but research over the past few decades... READ MORE

My Worst Psoriasis Symptom

The physical symptoms of plaque psoriasis are undoubtedly horrible. If you have the disease, I need not say any more. If you don’t have the disease, imagine chapped lips, but all over... READ MORE
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