It doesn't sting which is a plus. So far so good but my face is still weepy on and off and it isn't quite 'real' skin on my face yet, or anywhere else for that matter.
The itching is still coming in waves and almost impossible not to itch unless I hurl myself in the bath. This is very annoying when out (as there are no baths). Hence don't go out, unless for appointments.
Hopefully as time passes the intensity of this itch will settle some. In the meantime, am still seeing naturopath, GP and hypnotherapist for health support and to find ways to manage pain, sleep deprivation and insane itching and help improve immune system.
I think I will start looking into bandages and bandaging to see if I can protect some parts of me that just keep getting torn up.
Not much to report on for week 6-8, except that the eczema which travelled into my ear canals became infected but seems to have rectified itself by oozing out and are they are not so sore now.
People in the last few days have said 'oh you are looking a lot better' (when they see my face), which I appreciate, I do, but the truth is the rest of every square inch of me is skinless and so painful. And the vain side of me thinks 'oh really'! because I may look better in terms of the lessening of facial inflammation, but I have skin all through my hair that is shedding from my scalp and ears, and bits all over my face which are either coming off my face or falling from my head and sticking to the ointment on my face. Gross to the enth degree. Must remember to be thankful for small mercies though.
On the up side, I have lost several kilos over the last few weeks, though I wouldn't recommend this as a weight loss regimen, at least there is at least one plus so far.
|poor ol' fingers, not much skin left on them|
|my palms were the one thing I had going for me but looks like they may be cracking up soon|
|still got the 'red sleeve' going on and the arm of an 80 yr old|
|oedema has settled somewhat with the aid of diuretics but because the skin was so incredibly stretched it has peeled off in about a 100 layers at once, still have my sole/soul thank goodness|
|not completely oedema free but much better than it was|
|sore, sore and more sore|
|weird knee going on|
|weird knees going on 'elephant skin'|
|face sore and tender but definitely an improvement|