We recently had the incredibly brave Christie Newport on our show and we asked her to write up a short piece sharing her experience living with Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome:
Growing up I had a normal, happy childhood until the age of seven when everything started to change! I woke up with a cold sore little realising that it would mean my life would never be the same again.
It simply refused to go, in fact it spread and created an unsightly sore right across my top lip, my mum began what would become routine trips to my GP trying desperately to get to the bottom of what the problem was. We tried creams, anti-viral medicines, basically anything and everything available to us. It was only when we were referred to the hospital that we found out it wasn't simply the cold sore virus but something much worse, something that baffled even the specialists.
What this show does is to give you perspective on your own life. I often tell myself that I must never complain again about not getting enough kip, or something minor going wrong. Many of the people I meet face terror and tragedy in their lives – and they keep going. I really admire them
I'm best known for: Presenting the Jeremy Kyle Show
The proudest moment of my career is: Surviving in this crazy business for over 8 years
The first thing I do in the morning is: Try and make a cup of tea without waking the kids up!
My favourite breakfast is: Porridge
The most famous person in my phonebook is: Andrew Lloyd Webber
The actor who would play me in a film about my life is:Steve Coogan, because my team tell me I'm becoming more 'Partridge' by the day!
My favourite memory from working on Jeremy Kyle is: Taking Harry Moseley (a fantastic young lad with an inoperable brain tumour) to Lapland before he sadly passed away
If I wasn't presenting Jeremy Kyle I'd be:Unemployable!
You'd be surprised to learn that:There are a few people who actually think I'm alright!
The one thing I couldn't live without is: My family.
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