It has taken me a while to get round to picking up (pun not intended) Pick Me Up Special magazine that came out on Thursday 26th March, but I thought I should mention it on the blog. I was approached by the magazine to reprint my eczema story from September 2013 as it was one of their favourites. I obliged, but told them that the previous print was incorrect as it stated that my doctor was happy with my steroid withdrawal, which of course is not the case. I told the editor that of course she could reprint the story, but only if she could do at least one of three things.
1. To change what was written as my doctor didn't agree and it would be a horrific withdrawal
2. To include ITSAN somewhere in there or
3. To make my blog link more visible
I was pleased to see there had been a change. However the view of my doctor is no longer mentioned and apparently I say that I would go back onto steroids if my skin became bad, which of course is ludicrous because your skin has to be bad to withstand the effects of the withdrawal. My blog link is on the page, but not really that prominent, though the fact that I have one is mentioned within the text, so the reader may go on to find my blog. Who knows?
I wasn't paid this time for my story but I hope it helps at least someone and in future I will ask to proof-read the story they write myself before it goes to print. I know they're just doing their job and making it look interesting but it'd be nice if they could proclaim the whole truth and not include their own embellishments.