Well, it finally got me! After managing not to catch Covid-19 through the whole pandemic, my body finally succumbed. Many people have begun to forget about Covid now; it's a bad dream, a distant memory, not a concern any more. Certainly since government advice is that we don't even need to test or isolate any more, it seems like Covid might be on the way out. Worried … [Read more...]
You have no right to my personal healing story
Going through topical steroid withdrawal these past few years has taught me so much. It’s been very hard to go out into the world with a face that doesn’t look like anyone else. It’s shocking and dramatic and I don’t blame people for noticing but I do hate it when people feel they have a right to my story. If you’ve ever said something and wished you could retract it, hit … [Read more...]
What if I never heal from TSW? Long Haul Hell!
Going through topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) is hands down the hardest thing I've ever decided to do. I was going to write 'done', but it's not done yet. At nearly 4.5 years in now I'm still experiencing TSW symptoms: I can handle the rest of my body because I can cover, bandage and hide it much more easily. The face is often the worst affected area in TSW It's … [Read more...]
Why haven’t you read my book yet?
Tomorrow is world book so what better way to celebrate the power of words, writing and reading to soothe the skin. Writing my poetry book, The Shape of Skin was a labour of great therapy and a growing love for my own skin. If you love reading, check out this wonderful blog, reviewing three eczema books, Reading to soothe skin from the Eczema Clothing company. They've looked … [Read more...]
How Vinted got me money and more active!
It helped me to declutter my life and home while saving me money and making me some cash too. I know this is a break from the usual blogs I write, but I was just ruminating the other day about how my new Vinted habit has got me out for regular walks almost every day, even days when I really don't feel like venturing out. An unexpected benefit of thrifting. What is … [Read more...]