Day 456

Posted: May 23, 2014 in Le voyage

Month 15.

A short update on my skin. My 4th rage started early April, lasted for about a month. The first 2 weeks of May was good. My skin started to heal and recover – clearly out of the rage. Back of knee, arm flexures, neck and wrist all healed up quite significantly. Until about 5 days ago, I started to scratch and tear my skin open again. Right now skin is better than it was during the rage, but not as good as it was during the first 2 weeks of May. Skin is now dry and slightly rashy with a few open wounds. Pre orbital and oral area are itching much more over the past 2 week. I sleep at normal times, but don’t sleep very well at night – not too bad either. But I am feeling lethargic most of, if not all the time.I avoid going out unless necessary. Sweating still makes me itch and scratch. I guess not using moisturizer helps in that it makes my skin tougher – as a result of the dryness – and less easy to tear open when I scratch. In fact I no longer suppress any urges to scratch. I just scratch to my hearts content whenever I itch.

My vision has been slightly blurry since 2 weeks ago. I initially thought that it was due to a lack of sleep as was the case 2 weeks ago – I just could not sleep or sleep well. But after having decent rest, they are still slightly blurry. Hopeful that this too will pass.

School is starting in slightly under 3 months. Really hope that my skin would be kind to me. Cannot imagine having to juggle school and TSW concurrently. They just don’t go together.   Here is to hoping.

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Comments
  1. dan says:

    You should have your eyes checked for possible complications from tsw.

    • oregene says:

      I had blurry eyes a while ago, then it disappeared as my skin got better. Now it’s back. I think I will give it another month or two, if things don’t improve, I guess I will have to see a doctor..

      • dan says:

        I’m pretty sure Dr. Fukaya said something to the effect that cataracts is a real danger for all who go through tsw and all of us should have our eyes checked. And it sounds like you definitely shouldn’t be waiting any longer to me. I need to get mine checked too but my vision hasn’t changed so I’ve been lazy about it. However, I could be blowing it by waiting too long.

  2. Mary says:

    I have Avene thermal water and Allergend Cool Sheets to help with the sweating. I have school in 3 months too, they definitely do not mix at all 🙂

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