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Old 05-23-2004, 11:26 PM
MelBel
 
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Default Growing up with a PWS

Hi,
I'm 14 and I have a pws on my right cheek. I know I'm young and usually its the parents that go on this website, but parents can never truly know how you feel. No one else besides yourself actually experience the emotions that you feel. I have been getting laser treatment since I was a baby, and I'm sure its helped. When I was younger I used to think that my birthmark would go away by the time I was older, by like high school. But now Im 14 and a freshman in high school and its still there. Now I'm feeling as if it will never go away. When I look in the mirror, I imagine how things would be different in I didnt have this pws on my face. I would probably be less shy and have more self confidence. A lot of my friends have boyrfriends, but I dont and never have and I know its because of this pws on my face. People says its whats on the inside that counts, but everyone sees the outside first. I wear makeup, but it doesnt totally cover the pws. I feel as if I can't go anywhere without makeup. Even if I'm just going to soccer I have to put on makeup. I know a lot of the people on this website went through this stuff, so I just want to know how you dealt with all of this. I also want to know if theres anything that will get rid of this quicker, or what are the best lasers?
~Melissa
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