Remember that confidence is key.
Know when to give someone space.
During the two long years between the emergence of my symptoms and an official diagnosis, I was left to wonder, question, research, and hope for the best.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa [HS] is a skin condition caused by a mutated gene, and it can make life miserable for those of us who have it. There are, however, steps you can take to avoid frequent HS related outbreaks.
Anyone who loves and respects you will do everything they can to support you through whatever health related struggles you’re facing.
Here are the top five misconceptions you’re bound to face if you suffer from this chronic skin condition.
Let’s make something crystal clear: HS is not an STD, and it is not contagious.
Don’t be afraid to talk to loved ones about your pain and frustrations.
I’m not going to let it ruin my life, or control it. My life is my own regardless of the circumstances.
Needless to say, life was not the same. I no longer felt as if I was in control of my own destiny. But I also knew that I couldn’t carry on this way.