I first noticed vitiligo i think when i was about twelve yrs old. At that time i was going through a lot of stress. I was in child custody,because my parents were abusive. At that time i thought nothing of it and thought it would go away on it’s own. I had way too many other problems than to worry of one little white patch. Because of moving from place to place i was already withdrawn from that. Didn’t trust anyone or want to get too close to anyone for the fear that they would be gone soon.
It is now that i am a mother to two beautiful girls that i am stressing everyday and feel as though i can’t function in everyday life. I mean come on when can i get a break? Don’t get me wrong i am very grateful for the life i do have. I have two very beautiful girls that are very healthy and vibrant. And i do thank god everyday for that. But the person i have always wanted to be i can’t again i’m stopped by this complex disease.
Right now i am using a steroid cream called dovonex. But there are side affects like skin cancer. It’s slowly working. I do see some pigment coming back very slowly. I truly want to see vitiligo with optimism and just live my life to the fullest but it is so hard. I am in a relationship right now,and he says he will love me regardless. But he also does not know the severity of it. He has never seen anyone with it. I can’t give up hope and i won’t.