Anonymous asked: Have you/ how do you suggest telling someone you're romantically involved with about your hs

I have. I told my husband shortly after we started dating. I simply showed him and he was understanding. It’s not a fun thing to do but if the person has any problem with it then you shouldn’t waste your time with them. My husband is my number one advocate for me and my disease. I hope that everyone has that. You never know, it usually is a bigger deal to us who have it than others. If you are unsure it’s probably because you already know how they will react. Good luck let me know how it goes. There is nothing wrong with you because you have hs. Find someone who loves you regardless.

Anonymous asked: I hope this isn't too open but I really don't know what to do:( I'm 15 and I've noticed some pus filled spots down below. I've had them for a few months and they keep coming back. They pus when squeezed and some bleed. A few hurt to touch. I'm scared it could be HS. I'm really embarrassed and I don't know how to tell my mum. I'm really scared:( the only place I have them is in my pic area and two on my inner thigh. Please help, I've no idea what to do:((

My advice is to go to a doctor. I know that’s not what you want to here but the earlier hs is treated it may not progress as much or quickly. Tell your mom, it will be hard but you will be glad you do. It’s nothing you did wrong, try not to be embarrassed or ashamed!

Anonymous asked: I am going to be a bridesmaid for my brothers wedding. And as embarrassed as I am I can't let him down by not being a part of this big day. I really would like some helpful tips on how to make my HS not flare up, or act up that day. Thank you.

The best advice I have it to have fun that day. I know that sounds crazy. I have been in multiple weddings and recently my own wedding. It’s stressful I get it. Drink as much water as you can the few weeks before that helps me. Have gauze, tape, etc whatever you net always on hand. And simply don’t raise your arms. Turmeric helps me some. Also try not to stress your hormones effect your hs. Easier said than done I get it. Hope this helps :)

Small tip. 
Use pantyliners inside your shirt if you have hs problems in your arms. I do this often. It helps to not worry as much and absorb drainage.

Small tip.
Use pantyliners inside your shirt if you have hs problems in your arms. I do this often. It helps to not worry as much and absorb drainage.

Anonymous asked: I'm scheduled for laser treatment this Friday(3/28/14) for HS on my chest. Any advise or experiences are appreciated. Thanks

Sorry I didn’t respond sooner! I have never done laser treatments, how did it go? Does a derm do it? Hope it all went well. Let me know your experiences I’m curious!

Anonymous asked: still post on tumblr!!

I plan on it :)

Anonymous asked: I had HS vary bad a year ago I had a quarter size hole in my skin that was deep and lasted for 8 months during this time I was on strong antibiotic it healed but I have bad scaring and I am worried it will come back I was wondering if you think the procedure of removing the skin is a good option if you know any thing about it opinion?

I have done some of my own research. I know it’s not the right choice for me. And that I haven’t found a surgeon I trust or am confident enough in. I’ve read other stories and blogs of people’s surgery experiences and medical articles. I would just suggest finding a knowledgable surgeon who you trust and has dealt with hs before.

Some progress from the humira. Inflammation has decreased a lot, not sure if that is evident from the pictures. Just keep reminding myself, at least it’s better not worse.

Some progress from the humira. Inflammation has decreased a lot, not sure if that is evident from the pictures. Just keep reminding myself, at least it’s better not worse.

Update

I am in the process of moving my blog. Please let me know if you want me to still post on tumblr or not.

I will let you all know when that happens & the details.

I have had a rough day today. I hate HS!!

Diet

So many questions and comments I get are about diet change. I just am unsure where to start. Does anyone have any good resources on this? Or just your own personal experience.

Also, I am still on the humira. I go back to my Derm mid January I will update then!!

Happy holidays and thanks for following!! Please continue to share — I love reading other blogs and posts.