You’ve been patiently waiting, dressed only in a flimsy paper gown, for your doctor to walk in and help you. For months you’ve grown steadily more worried about the white patches suddenly appearing on your skin, and you’re desperate to find out what it is.
The doctor walks in, introduces him/herself, glances down at the chart in his hands, looks back to you and says, “So, why have you come in today?” You explain in detail the growing white blotches of skin; how they’ve just come out of nowhere and that you’re scared of why this is happening to you.
He takes your hand in his, analyzes the white patch, and causally delivers his findings. “You have vitiligo. There is no cure. It won’t kill you, it’s just going to change your skin tone. Nothing to worry about and there’s really nothing you can do about it.”
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