I have had telangiectasias since I was two years old. I am now fourteen. In a way it has been bad because I use to get picked on when I was in primary school. It does not really stop me from doing anything.
The problem is that it seems to have lots of side effects. For example, a week ago I started getting pains in my chest. My doctor checked it out and she does not know what caused it so now I might have to have some scans.
All that you need to know is we all have problems, but you should not have to deal with them by yourself. If I had a choice whether or not to have telangiectasias or not I would not want them and I do not think anyone else would either. Make-up does help cover them up sometimes, but you always have to buy the expensive stuff.
Hope you have enjoyed my story. It is not very good because I still do not really understand at such a young age, and I have had other really big problems in my life, but whoever you are and wherever you are, you are never alone.
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Story posted 07-06-04 SLE
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