I work around kids and yesterday one looked at my spots and said do you have any new color dots? Is it still going well?
I like that kind of curiousness because it is sprinkled with care.
The day before a business owner that I was patronizing ask about my skin and said her mom has it and she doesn’t know what to do. Her mom went to doctors and they will not help her. I was able to tell her about the treatment I am doing so her mom can check it out for herself. I pulled up this blog so she could see some before pics.
I like helping people.
I would say on average one person per week stares at my skin or asks me about it. That is a lot if you think about it. I take a teaching approach and teach them about it. I usually say it is vitiligo and many times you probably know that they say oh that’s what Michael Jackson had. Then I say I was losing my normal skin color but I am doing a treatment from Germany that it is working. I point to the white and say that is the vitiligo it doesn’t hurt and is not contagious. I have met people with vitiligo that resent being asked and get mad and lie to the people asking even if they are kids. I dont mind the asking.
Once though I sat down to rest on a bench outside a store and an older guy sat by me and starting touching all over my arms saying ooh what is this tell me all about it. I thought that was weird but I just looked him straight in his crazy eyes and told him the same thing I always say. Then he went into some long story about his health and how doctors are crazy. It was actually very entertaining, but then again people don’t scare me. We are all humans and all go through very hard times at some point in our lives and maybe we can have more understanding of others.
Love to all my multicolored cohorts!