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The Tapestry Diary: One
by W. Scott Dreher

The skin, just like our lives, is woven together to form something special. It may not be beautiful to some, but to others it is a beautiful work of art.

The Tapestry Diary chronicles one boy’s life from childhood to adulthood, from the abuse he suffered to the many surgeries he had to endure. This work was written to help others who suffer from skin conditions, as well as the psychological problems that go along with those conditions. The story was also written to reflect the psychological problems that life gives us.

The Tapestry Diary was also written to educate others who are not familiar with the skin condition known in the medical community as keloid skin, which is a mysterious skin disorder that scars progressively. For most people, when they get an insect bite or a pimple, it heals and that is that. For a person who has keloid skin, it keeps healing and healing, and growing and growing. It never stops, and neither does the pain. There is no cure for this skin condition, just pain medicine and medication to slow down the process.

Our lives are all woven together just like a quilt, a tapestry, through emotions, physicalities, sexual orientation and gender. We are all one quilt, one tapestry.

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