Tenille Dashwood opens up about injury/skin condition Submitted by Aaron Rift on 12/02/2018 at 09:34 AM
Former WWE star Tenille ďEmmaĒ Dashwood recently did an interview with AMBY Interviews and here are a few highlights...
On wrestling with psoriasis: ďIt was painful. People donít realize that itís painful either. I guess when you have an extreme case, it almost feels like burns all over your skin. It got to the point where I started wearing-you probably can look back at photos from the last few months, youíll see me. I started wearing extra stockings, fishnet stockings on top of that. So, I had like two or three layers over my legs covering all those spots that were everywhere. I wore t-shirts in all my matches because my stomach and everything was covered. My arms, I couldnít cover because I didnít have the right gear for it. So you can probably see on some photos the spots I had on my arms. They were like red coals, like burns. Thatís how the rest of my body was. But yeah it can get to the point where it can crack or bleed. I would have to have baths to soothe the pain. Itís a whole process. Basically, I stayed home for a few weeks trying to take care of myself and ease it up a little. It can get really severe and people didnít realize it either. Itís good that people have a good understanding of these conditions.Ē
On her sunglasses: ďThe aviators I actually sell [the silver once] in merchandise. Thatís just part of my persona and character. Have you ever seen that movie Big Daddy ? The little boy puts his glasses on and feels his confidence. For me, if I put my glasses on, gear, and gloves Iím in my own world and I can focus and do what I got to do.Ē
On her shoulder injury: ďGood actually, itís been almost six weeks now. Iíve had a huge improvement. Over the last week or two, I can kind of use my arm otherwise I was in a sling. So I can take it off now and straighten my arm. I canít lift it up. Itís going to be a long process about six months in total when Iím finished. Iíll be better than I have in a long time, so itís worth it in the end.Ē
On physical therapy: ďIt started the day after surgery, which I couldnít believe. ĎIím still on a bunch of drugs, ow!í The therapist moved my arm making sure it didnít go stiff and all those things. From what I hear this next month is supposed to be really intense. Just going to be more and more painful. Basically just trying to move it properly because everything has been tightened up. Yeah, so itís already painful as it is, so I just kind of grit my teeth and put up with it and just keep doing that until itís better.Ē