Dave Safley's Blog

  • The Lighter Side of "P"

    For the lighter side of "P" check out this site:


    Since 1996, FlakeHQ.com has been collecting and presenting the stories told by people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. A part of FlakeHQ is an on-going dialogue conducted through email; other parts are collections of poetry, short stories and articles written by and for people who have psoriasis. You will also find interviews with interesting people within the psoriasis community, a list of things psoriatics wish others would not say to and about them, and some funny language that psoriatics (a.k.a. 'flakers') have coined to reference their condition. Like other web sites, we also have a list of "other places" on the web that have interesting things to say about living with psoriasis. And we have an e-book: Flake: Confessions of a Psoriatic (2nd Edition). Links to all of these things are located on the left.

    FlakeHQ is a good place to spend time if you want to understand what it's like to live with psoriasis. You will laugh and cry, get angry and compassionate. You will appreciate the humanity that speaks here. It proves our disease, in spite of its painful ways, does not define us.


    Directory of eMail

    This alphabetical list of titles assigned to correspondence exchanges is good for browsing. Listings on this page are titles rearranged to put primary subject word at the front. For example, He Could Not Tolerate Methotrexate by Injection, would be reconstructed on this page to Methotrexate; He Could not Tolerate ... by Injection. You may also locate correspondence by site update if you know the year a title appeared. Click on the year, here: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003. If you are looking for specific information in these archives, I recommend you use the Search feature at the top right of most main pages at FlakeHQ. The alphabetical index of correspondence titles on this page does not reveal everything that may be contained in these emails or on this site about any particular topic. The search capability, however, scans most text contained at FlakeHQ, so may point you to pages on which your interest is mentioned or addressed, but not as the primary subject of the document. -Ed