Just like you.
WHO AM I?
"I'm a Dermatologist"
Along with being an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University, Dr. Melinda Gooderham is the Director of The SKiN CENTER FOR DERMATOLOGY. It’s the main dermatological practice in Peterborough, Ontario, a city of roughly 82,000 thousand people an hour and a half drive north east of Toronto. When she’s not teaching or at The Skin Center, she’s often attending conferences and seminars around the world.
WHAT HAPPENS TO ME?
“I had large bumps on my groin area. At first, I thought they were pimples until they started getting really big, painful… I knew it wasn’t an STD because I was a virgin but I was too embarrassed to ask for help.”
“I do get periods when I feel like an alien or freak when I get a boil in the groin or bottom region. I feel like of all the things, why me?”
“I’m 40 and I feel like I’m untouchable. I don’t go out. I don’t date because I don’t feel comfortable. It’s disgusting.”
WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?
“I don’t think any one of us here likes the fact that we live with HS – so why would anyone else?”
“It makes me feel good to be here and be around other people who know what I’m going through.”
“People actually listen to me when I describe what’s happening.”
Sharing experiences and stories helps. We’re Listening. Every Voice Matters.