Today was not a good day. I woke up and put my creams on and my skin flared up really badly. I forced myself to get ready and spent a while in front of a fan to cool down because my face felt like it was on fire. When I was walking for my bus I actually started crying at the thought of facing college students and them seeing how tomato-red by skin was, so I stopped, called my mum to phone college and had the day off. It’s crazy that this condition can make us feel so bad about ourselves that we can’t even go ahead with our daily lives. So I spent hours in front of the fan, distracting myself with tv and trying to not think about my skin. It got to a point where my skin was a bit pink but no where near as red and boiling as it was this morning, so to cheer myself up I went shopping with my best friend.
At the moment my skin is okay, still a bit pink but manageable. There is a heat wave here at the moment, plus yesterday I was trying out new snacks that I thought were okay, but apparently the two combined made my skin freak out, so I won’t be trying new things again for a while unless I’m 100% sure it’s okay. Also, at one point today I was starving and found myself with no food on me, and the only thing I could find to eat that didn’t need cooking was BBQ chicken, so I don’t know how my skin will react to that, but I’m hoping it won’t. But I’m going to eat a lot of raw salad and drink plenty of water so my body can heal itself. I was so upset this morning, to the point of crying my eyes out on the phone to my mum and best friend, but I know that this is going to be a tough ride, and I guess I can’t expect my eczema to just waltz from my body sliently; it has to put on a show.
Hope everybody is well,