Who am I? Who am I? I’m Jean Val…… sorry getting carried away there. I don’t quite have the singing voice to be in Les Mis. I don’t know why I started thinking about this, it suddenly popped into my head about who I am and what kind of person I am with Psoriasis. Also who I like to think I am.
So who Am I?
I am a snake who hasn’t quite grasped the skin shedding process.
I am an X-Man with the mutant power to grow skin extremely quickly. Don’t cross me or I’ll shed skin all over you.
I am the Itchy and Scratchy Show when I have a flare up.
I am Grumpy from the Seven Dwarfs when psoriasis is affecting my sleep or particularly irritating.
I am Happy too, I live life my way… maybe I am Frank Sinatra as well.
I am negative.
I am positive.
I am prone to sudden mood swings. (See the above).
I am stronger than I thought, I have the power to fight something that is battling back just as hard every single day.
I am part of a community and a family which continues to grow.
I am lucky. I have supportive and understanding family and friends who have forgiven my tantrums, helped me through the lows and laughed with me during the highs.
I am one voice raising awareness.
I am Simon.
Who would I be without Psoriasis? I’d still be Simon, I’d just have lost my mutant power, think I’d be Wolverine instead. That way I could be Jean Valjean too. (I know some will get that connection).