Hyperhidrosis Fact: “Everybody Has Some Kind of Baggage”By · on January 11, 2011
I was puttering around in my kitchen over Christmas break while my two girls were watching Disney Channel’s newest show, “Shake It Up”. Contrived, badly acted (sorry), predictable, with only about 5 episodes in constant rotation, this latest offering from Disney Channel seems to be reinforcing my opinion that the execs at that network seem to think kids are stupid. If you have school-aged children, surely you know what I mean (Suite Life On Deck submarine episode hello!).
The episode below snagged my attention, however, when I heard this dialogue exchange: “I didn’t want anyone to know… Because people can be mean. Especially when they find out you have some weird disorder.” They were talking about dyslexia, actually, but so many of the feelings echo what most of us feel about having hyperhidrosis… and how hard it is to get those close to us to understand how difficult it is to be “different”.
I recommend you fast forward to the scene where the girls are sitting on the front stoop:
Everyone has something. If you have hyperhidrosis, you have nothing to be ashamed of. You did not choose this, you can control it to some degree, and most importantly, you are not alone. Life is short and don’t let a disorder control your happiness!