I cried alot this past week. Like 2-3x/day. My skin felt like it was worse than it had ever been. For the first time during this whole withdrawal, I doubted myself. I doubted what I was doing. Luckily, my husband is completely supportive and told me just what I needed to hear to remind me that what I was doing was the right thing. That in the end, it will all be worth it. Thank God for him. Anyway, we ended up leaving early because I was just a hot mess. I had intended on toughing it out but on the 4th night, I had a bath so bad that I knew I couldn't take it anymore. I couldn't do that for another 2+ weeks, 2 times a day. So my wonderful, amazing husband took me home. OMG, I missed my tub!!! I never realized how big and beautiful it is. Oh, I love that tub. LOL. So now I'm home and my skin is SO much better. It's crazy how quickly it changed once the stress was removed. Yesterday was a good day. If I had to quantify, that would be the 4th good day in the past 6 weeks. Which is not so good. But it's okay. The full body flare seems to have receded and I'm left with localized flares in the regular spots. Above my lip, chin, neck, wrists, top of my feet, back of my knees. Unfortunately, I'm about to enter my premenstrual week where my skin always gets worse. But at least yesterday was a good day and today seems to be a good day. I need a good day here and there to remind me that my skin is capable of healing. Anyway, here are some pics of the past week and a half.
Oh, look what I found at the house in NY! I refused to touch them. Made hubby collect & trash them. This wasn't even all of them. They kept popping up everywhere.
This picture is blurry but shows how wet my face was
These little splits hurt way more than seems possible
And today. As you can see, less red, less open, less wet. More happy :)
Oh, and a couple days ago was my 8 month anniversary off topical steroids! Hoping the next 8 months are not as bad as the first!!