50th Birthday present for psoriasis sufferer
A 50th birthday present from C60
Did you feel special?
"I really wanted to show off the new me, I had my hair done at the hairdressers and had my make up done too. I felt so proud. You see, no one was looking at my arms and legs and judging me for the scaly dry skin, cos its all gone.
I feel like a new person, a new woman, liberated
You can tell how happy I am from the smile on my face."
Back in the summer of 2019 I met up with Debbie to see how she was following a year of taking C60 from C60inOliveOil.com.
She told me that her 50th birthday was in January 2020 and she was so excited about the party she was planning...
"I was so happy. I've got a big birthday in January next year and I'm going to wear a dress and bare legs. I've already bought the dress and it's lovely.Debbie 2019
Like I say, you're a fella so you wouldn't understand, but being able to wear a dress makes me feel really special. I'll send you some photos. My mum and dad will be at the party and they haven't seen me in a dress since I was a little girl.
I can't tell you how grateful I am for introducing me to C60. It's changed my life and I can't imagine going back to how I was."
Did you enjoy your party?
I'd been excited just by the thought of the party. I'd bought the dress month before knowing I would be able to have bare arms and legs.
My mum and dad, who I'm really close to, hadn't seen me in a dress since I was a little girl. The confidence I've gained from that one small thing has meant so much.
So yes, I really enjoyed my party"
Did people recognise the new Debbie?
After a few minutes she asked the lady, who was talking to some of the other guests, if she could have a cup of tea. When I turned round to say hello, I had to pick your jaw up off the floor. She hadn't recognised me as I was wearing a dress. It took her a minute to believe it was me."
Was your dress a surprise to everyone?
The most common thing people said was...
"Wow, you look fantastic"
and for someone who has always been self conscious about the way they look it was a massive boost.
The one draw back though of wearing a dress and bare legs is having to shave your legs, you get a bit lazy when you always wear trousers or jeans"
Do you think there are lots of people like you?
"Oh god yeh! Lots of people have it worse than me. Most people suffer in silence like I did. There are people you might have worked with for years who by accident you find out they have psoriasis or eczema.
Someone at work had it all over his body, except his face - well a little bit on his forehead. He had UV treatment over several months and his has nearly all cleared up now. But you'd never know he was suffering as he never spoke about it.
I'm just glad you introduced me to C60 as I had tried everything and nothing had worked for me, until now."