The Flare that won't Quit!
Uggh so I am a bit annoyed today! I have been mildly flaring for about 1 week. Last night I got that classic burning sensation that comes with TSW! I haven't had that in a while. I actually laughed while I burned. I just couldn't believe I was experiencing that again. My skin has been very tender. Thankfully it hasn't interfered with my sleeping. Also I am sick with a summer cold and sore throat. And today it seems like I am losing my voice! Yay! Lool!
I am 6 months into my TSW! I am getting a bit tired of it. I have moments where I am OK, and don't mind it. But then there are days I just want to have nice skin. I hate the unpredictable flares. It causes much anxiety when I have plans for the weekend that involve me looking pretty.
Over all my TSW experience has probably been a 6.5/10 as far as severity is concerned. I have had about 1.5 months of absolute hell and the rest has been more manageable. Now that I can sleep without effect I am much more mentally able to cope I only wake up once a night to have a scratch fest! And usually it leaves no damage.
I find my skin is taking long to ' smooth' out. My hands continue to look old and wrinkled. That and my neck. I know that part can take a while. I just get a bit inpatient at times!: (
On another note... I have been putting my wrinkled fingers to work on my piano. Learning different styles of music. I am focusing on jazz and gospel at the moment. I am more of a contemporary piano player so I want to broaden my playing. I actually start lessons today. Really excited about that. I have been playing for about 8 years. Any other TSW piano players out there?
I am dreading playing piano in front of him and showing off my 90 year old hands! Hahaha
Have a great weekend! Xoxox