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Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 02-11-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 926
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hello Bill, I am a 26 year old with a facial...

Hello Bill,

I am a 26 year old with a facial PWS.

I have looked into a medical tatooing, but what they do not tell you is that after time your birthmark will come back because the blood in the...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 02-11-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hello Deb, Welcome to the group. I am 26 with a...

Hello Deb,

Welcome to the group.

I am 26 with a facial PWS that expains almost 3/4 of it.

I had a quick question for you have you ever heard of Sturge Weber Syndrome?

I have SWS because of my...
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 01-18-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hello hughs, My name is Hank. I am 26 years old...

Hello hughs,

My name is Hank. I am 26 years old with a facial PWS with Sturge Weber Syndrome.

I started laser treatment when I was 5 years old. I have had more treatments then I can count now. I...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 10-04-2008, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hi Velma, Like Missy said a lot of people that...

Hi Velma,

Like Missy said a lot of people that have PWS on the gums have SWS. Mostly because with SWS you tend to have PWS internally. I have PWS on my top gum and is on my pallets. But to be truly...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 09-06-2008, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hi, In some cases that is true. It varies person...

Hi,

In some cases that is true. It varies person to person and the extent of their PWS.

I have used a couple different creams some work better then others. Some are not reccomended for child unless...
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 08-28-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Sticky: New group
Views: 3,489
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hello Tinks mom, I am not sure if the actual...

Hello Tinks mom,

I am not sure if the actual laser treatment is what is making her angery. I know I was never happy with my parents when they made me go. When I got older I could not be mad because...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 08-06-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By hankbartenbach
Velma, Welcome to the group. My name is Henry I...

Velma,

Welcome to the group.

My name is Henry I am 26 years old with a facial PWS which goes to my eyes, internally to my right ear, upper gums and pallet.

Growing up with my PWS on my gums was...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 07-29-2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,641
Posted By hankbartenbach
Dan, Sorry I have not emailed I just got back...

Dan,

Sorry I have not emailed I just got back from vacation today.

Actually I do not get any nose bleeds, but I do have a devated septem. My plastic surgeon Dr. Waner was a ENT at the begining of...
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 07-29-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,563
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hello B, My name is Hank and I am 26 with a...

Hello B,

My name is Hank and I am 26 with a facial birthmark.

I completely understand what you have gone through in your life so far.
I have been in your shoes time to time except self esteem and...
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 07-14-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,463
Posted By hankbartenbach
Lyssa, If you tell yourself you can then you can...

Lyssa,

If you tell yourself you can then you can do anything you put your mind to. Have faith in yourself. Be honest with your boyfriend, if he loves you for who you are he will except your...
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 07-11-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,463
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hi Lyssa, My name is Hank. I am a 26 year old...

Hi Lyssa,

My name is Hank. I am a 26 year old with a facial PWS birthmark.

Consider yourself lucky you are able to cover your birthmark up with clothing. As a guy I have to say wearing make up to...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 06-30-2008, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,199
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hello, My name is Hank I am 26 and have a facial...

Hello,

My name is Hank I am 26 and have a facial PWS.

As of right now laser treatment is the only way to truly treat a PWS.
You would need to find a Dermatologiest in his area.

Under resource...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 06-29-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hello, I have had both on my PWS. Really the...

Hello,

I have had both on my PWS.

Really the laser treatment treates the PWS to remove it and maintance,
Where the plastic surgery is to remove the over growth if the PWS gets out of control or in...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 06-18-2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,641
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hello Dan, My name is Hank I am 26 with facial...

Hello Dan,

My name is Hank I am 26 with facial PWS with it on my gums.

I do have the problem with my gums bleeding at night. Something that has helped a little is have a glass of water by your bed...
Forum: Youth and Teen Support 06-03-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,036
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hello Yumi, My name is Hank I am 26 and I have a...

Hello Yumi,

My name is Hank I am 26 and I have a facial PWS.

When I was your age I could diffently be in your shoes with out so much self esteem issues. My mother probably had more of a problem...
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 05-05-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,812
Posted By hankbartenbach
Thank you for the post. I can not agree more.

Thank you for the post.

I can not agree more.
Forum: Youth and Teen Support 03-17-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,908
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hello Sarah, Missy is right. You should not hide...

Hello Sarah,

Missy is right. You should not hide your birthmark just to make yourself suffer in the spring or summer. I have a facial PWS so it would be impossible to hide my birthmark. You will get...
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 03-14-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,845
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hello Smluvly, First of all welcome to the...

Hello Smluvly,

First of all welcome to the group.

I am a 25 year old with a facial PWS.

What doctor did you see in Denver?
Has your PWS thickened or grown over the years?
The reason I ask is if it...
Forum: Living with a birthmark - my story 03-11-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,697
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hello, Welcome to the group. Thank you for...

Hello,

Welcome to the group.

Thank you for posting your story. It was pretty interesting.
I went to college in Carson City NV but do not live there any more.

I have had three plastic surgeries...
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 03-11-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,999
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hello Artemis, I am 25 year old with facial port...

Hello Artemis,

I am 25 year old with facial port wine stain birthmark.

When I was your age I was in your shoes. I never had a relationship until half way thru college, but it did not last long. I...
Forum: Living with a birthmark - my story 03-05-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,403
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hi Madeleine, First of all welcome to the...

Hi Madeleine,

First of all welcome to the group.

Second of all WOW I like the way you think of your PWS and I could not agree more with what you said. I am exactly the same way. I have to remember...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 02-11-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,747
Posted By hankbartenbach
Has your PWS Grown?

Hello everybody,

It has ben a while since I last posted sorry it has been pretty crazy over here in NE with moving and trying to find a new job.

For those that do not know me I am 25 with a facial...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 02-09-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,101
Posted By hankbartenbach
right side

right side
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 02-09-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,669
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hi Cuety, It has been a while. I am sorry you...

Hi Cuety,

It has been a while.

I am sorry you are still having problems with your leg. I hope the surgery will at least make the pain go away. Congrats on having a child.
I can not wait to have...
Forum: Living with a birthmark - my story 02-09-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,333
Posted By hankbartenbach
Hi PAmom, I am a 25 year old with facial PWS on...

Hi PAmom,

I am a 25 year old with facial PWS on my right side as well.

I have a question; when you where pregnant did your birthmark start to grow or was it after or before you had kids? The reason...
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