It’s Michelle here sharing a quick eczema update.
Why I am sharing my eczema journey and what I deal with everyday living with eczema
As I mentioned in the video I have seen some improvements, but it has been VERY SLOW!! I have good days and bad days still.
I will admit I have been struggling to keep faith…to stay hopeful.. But Lori reminds me everyday that my body wants to heal.
It is hard for me, but everyday I get ready and put a smile on. I want to give hope to others, but feel guilty as I am losing hope. I live in pain every day. Praying it will stop soon.
And I have a little rant, if you want to call it that about people sharing how they do not like it when people show progress pictures of all kinds. And this frustrates me as I feel we need to show each other respect and support. I know for me, and Lori, why we share our journey is because we want to help others. We want to show others they are not alone, and for those that are just curious about things. For me, going through this really bad flare up, reading and seeing others journeys gives me hope. I honestly do not know what I would do I if I had no stories to read to give me hope. Even though I know everyone has a different healing journey, I feel less alone.
So for those that do not like seeing progress pictures or reading about others people’s journeys whether that be skin or pregnancy, all I can say is thanks for sharing your opinion, but I am doing this for me. Venting about my frustrations is therapeutic for me. I am the type of person who holds stuff in, so this is big for me.
I would rather see others give more words of love and hope instead of making people feel bad about sharing their journey. It takes a lot of courage for people to share their stories. Lori and I share our stories as this is our life. We do not hide anything. We show our real life as is and are proud of our lives (even the not so glamorous parts like acne and eczema).
Okay enough of that.
For the most part I am doing okay. Doing what I can each day to survive.
Not much new to report. I keep tweaking my diet and trying new products. And I scheduled an appointment to see another doctor. Oh and I called my dermatologist a few weeks ago letting her know I was avoiding balsam of peru and saw no change!! And she never called me back!!
I guess since she knew I was not wanting steroids she didn’t feel like helping me find the root cause. My skin is still really dry and I have yet to find a product that helps that. I have tried just about everything on the market from natural to not natural. I did order a new lotion, hoping it will be the one that helps.
Thanks again for letting me share my journey here and for being so supportive! I will keep you posted! And for all my other eczema sufferers you are in my prayers!! Stay strong which I know is hard!!!!!