Embrace the Skin Writing Disease
Skin Writing Disease on Leg
I am 16 and have suffered from this disease for about 9 years. It has been hard on me due to friends finding the constant whip marks that look disgusting but I have learned to live with it. I have an allergy to heat and so I also get what is called a heat rash which I have had since I was 5.
So having dermographia I suppose should hinder my school work, my hanging with friends, and having any rough physical contact with anyone, and for the longest time I agreed with that statement. However, I have learned to embrace it. I love to see what designs my friends can come up with on my back and the games we can play on my skin. It is no longer a curse for me and I no longer have to worry that if a guy friend puts his hand around me or accidentaly scratches me a hidious mark will appear.
I once had a teacher thinking the marks that appeared after scratching my arm were from physical abuse at home and the list of questions went on and on.
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