Thursday, October 2, 2014

18 Months

A year and a half already!

I have not used topical steroids for just over a year and a half. This morning I wake up with calm skin and can see signs of promise. Though I have been down this road many times, it reminds me that healing is coming.

Now my skin is at the point that I forget about topical steroid withdrawal. Not because my skin is way better but because I have to learn to 'live', to 'cope.  And each day it gets easier.  Some days its tough again... But that subsides.

At 18 months mainly the symptoms I am dealing with are ' extreme itching'.  In the middle of the night I often wake up can scratch till I can't scratch any more.  Oddly this scratching feels different than precious scratching. Almost like a healthy shedding of skin.  'Shedding' I shed way more skin than ever at this point...but the skin left raw...seems like strong healed skin.
Elephant skin...uggghhh this is so annoying... But my wrists, neck, arms, fingers, upper lip are elphanted to that max.  But the inflammation is way down this month, making it less noticeable... But of course I can see it!
And my last common symptom is hives..
What in the world? I was getting hives quite a bit this past month and read that that can be a sign of healing. I really wonder why?

The weather has gotten much cooler in the city I live which is a bit nerve racking for the TSW sufferer. I am quite interested to see what winter brings skin wise....but here's to healed skin! :D

I attached some pictures this time...skin doesn't look the greatest... But I feels fine right now.