Can you please tell us a bit about yourself? What are your passions, hobbies, job?
My name is Drexel, but everyone on the internet and in the gaming world knows me as Drex. I work as the manager of a trading card game and sports card store. I am passionate about videogames and animals. When I am not at work, spending time with my wife, or taking care of my birds, I do live-streams on Twitch. Over the past 4 years, I've used my platform to raise awareness and money for a lot of different causes.
What type of psoriasis do you have, and how long have you experienced the disease?
I have plaque psoriasis and first started experiencing it on my scalp when I was young. In childhood and early adult life it would come and go, but about 8 years ago it became a constant thing and got worse.
Do you have PsA or other related diseases (comorbidities)?
I was also diagnosed with PsA about 5 years ago.
How would you describe your unique experience of having psoriasis?
My experience with psoriasis has been interesting to say the least, especially during the pandemic.
How does psoriasis impact your life day-to-day?
Psoriasis impacts nearly every aspect of my day-to-day life. Showers take longer. I can't wear certain colored shirts if I am having a bad flare up. If I am going somewhere where I will be around people I don't know, I may wear long sleeves if I don't want to attract extra attention to myself. I also pretty much always wear a hat when I am out in public because I am super self-conscious about the plaques on my forehead and scalp.