Invisible Man Film Real Life Stories about People Living with Psoriasis
We experience the world through touch. It's how we connect with people. When you love someone, you hug them, you kiss them, you hold their hand. Now imagine a world where you can'ttouch anyone and no one touches you. That's where I lived for eighteen years. I became an invisible man. My name is Anew Gosse, and I liveParadise, Newfoundland.
When I was seventeen years old, I felt invincible. I was about to graduate from high school and was going into the army. My goal was to become a peacekeeper and represent my country. My hopes when joining the army were really to be all that I could be. Wearing the uniform, it really meant something. It meant that I was a part of something bigger than myself.
When you travel together, work together, sleep together, eat together it becomes your identity by and large. I had family, friends, I thought I would falllove, get married and then I got diagnosed. I was getting ready to
go on my first, we used to call them 'callouts'. When you'rethe army reserve and you're going away for any period of time, it's almost like a contract. I was getting ready to go away and I felt a little scab on my left elbow. It was maybe the size of my small fingernail. It wasn't normal. My family has known me for a great many years.
So when I wentand he looked at it, it was very matteroffact. There was no ama, he just looked at me and said,quot;Oh that's psoriasis.quot; I said, quot;Okay, make it go awayquot; and he said, quot;No that's chronicquot; and I honestly didn't know what chronic meant. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. It presents itself predominantlythe skin.
With psoriasis, that process is constantly building up and building a scaly layer, and eventually it will leave just raw skin underneath. Heart breaking, to see your son like that and not being able to do something for him. Anew used to hide psoriasis by wearing long sleeves. Because a lot of people are afraid, they think that this is really contagious. I would go to work for the day.
Invisible Man TRAILER Real Life Stories about People Living with Psoriasis
I went straight to my family and he said oh it's Psoriasis. I honestly didn't know what chronic meant. When I was seventeen years old I felt invincible I was about to graduate from high school and was going into the army. I had family, friends, I thought I would falllove
and then I got diagnosed. Imagine a world where you can't touch anyone and no one touches you. That's where I lived for eighteen years. I became an invisible man.