My journey with Lichen Sclerosus

It’s been awhile since I did a Life Lessons Series episode and I hope this one really helps those of you out there with autoimmune disorders. 

Two weeks before my first husband died, it was uncovered that I had an auto-immune disorder called Lichen Sclerosus which is basically a thinning and whitening of the skin which causes it to be itchy and peel off. It can happen anywhere on your body, but for me it presents in a very sensitive area, which you’ll hear all about in this episode.

 What I want you to take away from this episode is that instead of getting bogged down in what you have and how much it sucks, try treating it like a gift in some way. It doesn’t make it any less hard, but it does make you pay attention to what else is going on in your life. What could be causing a flare-up? Are you working too hard? Are you neglecting your spiritual work? Are you tired as hell? 

I know for me when I have a flare-up, it’s normally when I’ve got too much going on and I’m not resting. Always talk to your health professionals and do what you’ve got to do, but be aware of yourself and how you can be kinder to you first and foremost.