Tenille Dashwood shares photo of her skin condition Submitted by Aaron Rift on 10/31/2018 at 10:40 AM
Tenille Dashwood, formerly Emma in WWE, shared the following on Instagram along with a photo:
"If only you could hear all the stories my skin would tell...
Iíve contemplated whether I should share these picture. Vulnerability is terrifying.
Growing up, I never pictured myself suffering from an auto immune disease and being covered from head to toe with a skin condition. I never pictured myself having surgery on my spine because a herniated disc was touching my spinal cord. I also didnít imagine that Iíd be recovering from a second shoulder surgery now, let alone a first! But here I am... realizing this is life. In fact, itís these things that made me who I am!
Iíve had my lows, but with each low Iíve scrambled for answers and solutions, Iíve fought, Iíve researched and Iíve done everything I can to get better. Iíve dreamed big and Iíve learned not to take life for granted.
The physical damage is rough yes, but the mental and emotional damage far outweighs that. You just never know what someone is going through.
Lately Iíve realized that sometimes we need some help, some encouragement, someone to speak to. We need to hear there is hope, and to know that things can get better.
These picture were taken about 6 weeks ago. You can see the scar on my spine, and you can see my body marked from psoriasis. This is by no means the worst of what itís been, this is on the mend actually. My entire body was covered.
In these photo the red spots had started to calm. The white spots were the result of red marks resolving and causing loss of pigmentation. The even more extreme photos I have are reminders of how far Iíve come and that things could be worse. I added an old photo too so you can see me at one of my extreme stages like what it was again this time.
Today, thankfully I am almost clear as I wait for the pigmentation to continue healing.
Our bodies are amazing... We need to take care of them, and sometimes we need help from others to get there. Hopefully I can help someone now, whatever you are going through. There is hope!
Iím thankful for what Iíve learned from @mygoodnessrecipes and @medicalmedium and Iím thankful for my Mum, my family and my friends for being there for me as I heal! ❤️ #WorldPsoriasisDay #psoriasis 📸 @lovesquish"