13 posts from June, 2012

Living with Psoriasis: PatientsLikeMe Member Lissa Featured on Patient Power

Posted June 4th, 2012 by

“I don’t really know too many people around here with psoriasis.   It was hard to relate with somebody.  My family, my friends, my husband, they’re great support, but they can only see what I’m going through, they can’t go through it the way I do.  It’s really important to be able to connect with people who truly understand what you’re going through.”

Psoriasis Patient Lissa

In March, we introduced you to Lissa, a psoriasis patient who had recently started blogging about life with this chronic skin condition.  At that time, she had begun UVB photo therapy treatment for her psoriasis.

Now, several months later, you can see how Lissa is doing after completing her 51st UVB photo therapy session – and how PatientsLikeMe continues to play a role in her wellbeing – in a Skype video interview with our partner Patient Power, a site dedicated to connecting you with the experts on your condition.  That means doctors and patients.

Lissa Conger: Managing Psoriasis and Harnessing the Power of Patient Communities from Patient Power® on Vimeo.

Powered by Patient Power

Check out Lissa’s engaging interview with Patient Power founder Andrew Shorr, a leukemia survivor, above.  And stay tuned for more Patient Power videos featuring PatientsLikeMe members – including patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and cancer.