In the beginning, Susan tried to hide the hives, but once angioedema started, hiding them became impossible. Some people tried to avoid her. Once, when she was flying, the person seated next to her asked to be moved, fearing she was contagious. Although she tried to explain, the other passenger didn’t want to listen, she just wanted her seat moved. Knowing that fear drives this type of reaction, Susan tries to educate others — but sometimes they don’t want to listen.