PsorChat's Rob Traister
on Rob, from an interview by Ed Dewke:
live in Front Royal, Virginia — a small town about 70 miles west
of DC in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I run a publications consulting
business and do writing, editing, publication design, web site
design/management, marketing, etc. I'm single [no longer!
Rob is now married. -Ed] and am addicted to
all forms of outdoor activity: hiking, mountain biking, kayaking,
P first came on noticeably after a bout of mono and strep when I was
21. It's the good old-fashioned plaque variety and the first eight
years I had it, I had coverage of about 40%, with the worst being about
the past few years it's been more controlled and my coverage is below
20%. I made significant lifestyle changes: stopped smoking,
started exercising, and got into therapy to deal with my negative
treat my P with light therapy, exercise, and a topical rotation of
Dovonex, Olux and Luxiq. I take vitamin E when I can remember to.
use my P as an excuse to spend a lot of time reading in the tub.
Above all, I try not to stress about it. I wear short sleeves and
shorts in warm weather and if people stare I try to educate them.
Or really scare them, if they're rude. Ever hear of Anthrax?"