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Old 12-24-2014, 06:53 AM
BradC BradC is offline
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Hi everyone, I happened to somewhat stumble upon this website and I must say this forum is a great idea.

I would love to be of some support to anyone out there, parent or individual who needs someone to talk to about living with a birthmark.

I am 31 years old, male, and have had a facial port wine stain all of my life. It starts from my lower lip and extends to my full child and upper neck. I have never had treatment, nor have I ever seeked treatment. My lower lip is enlarged due to the birthmark but is not of any danger and I have consulted with doctors about this over the years.

I have had ups and downs throughout my life and would love to help anyone through any situation or to discuss any thoughts.

I am married and have a 3 year old, have a successful career in the financial industry (not a plug, and not here to sell anything, just stating that a good career and career progression is not an issue based on a facial birthmark) I am just here to help.

If you do not wish to sign up on the site and am a guest, please feel free to email me at brad.chand1@gmail.com
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:49 PM
missy missy is offline
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Hi and welcome!

Thank you very much for your offer of support. Please do keep in touch!

Keep us updated and let us know if you ever do decide to seek treatment.

Missy
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Old 12-26-2014, 06:25 PM
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Hi Brad,

I posted this and then went to make a new pot of coffee, but I kept wondering if I worded my reply correctly. I think it might sound as if we don't want to hear from you unless you decide to seek treatment. That is not the case at all.

I've been around here for about 15 years now and I run across people who are entering middle age with a pws that has never been treated. As a result, their birthmark may develop cobbles or blebs and they start to have trouble with it and, though they have never sought treatment before, they do in later years. They usually come to VBF to help find the correct physician.

That being said, many people do not need treatment or they do not choose it. All that is fine too.

Your support and participation are welcome either way! I find that if I post something and it sticks in my mind, then chances are, I've been less than sensitive. Or not clear.



Missy
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