i’m posting this monthly update a little later than usual because i hope for my previous entry on my current health beliefs and habits to be read.
i finally have some photos to show you guys because after many days of pushing myself, i got my shit together to extract the thousands of photos from my phone and to sort them out. well, the first step is always the hardest. thinking about the sheer number of photos i have to dig through just put me off so much. but i did it guys! *give myself a pat on my shoulder*
only showing a few photos for this entry because i’m saving the rest for another entry. photos shown in this entry are mainly to show the ups and downs within one month.
probably the best state my face has been this month since the slight dip after first week of july. my face is faire and no visible signs of redness or rashes. lip area is also calm and not red. neck and upper chest look pink.
had a few rashes on my face, the one on my left eye being more prominent as it was red and slightly swollen. area above my lip is going up and down too.
neck is relatively redder when compared to my upper chest.
28 july 2015
things look progressively better week after week. i don’t experience the very obvious weekly worsening anymore. things come and go a lot faster than before.
sleep is totally weird this week, waking up every 2-3 hours. last week, i only woke once every night.
arm is feeling a lot smoother now, the dryness is almost totally gone. now it’s down to my legs that still need some time.
neck gets itchy and red easily, especially if it’s very hot.
mood is stable, i’m feeling more like myself now 🙂 that means lots of nonsense with my loved ones.
previously red and blotchy rashes are visibly less noticeable, area above lips and my left eye showing vast improvement.
neck is also visibly less red as compared to the previous neck photo. it just cycles between not ok and ok for the past month.
4 august 2015
another week passed. sleep has been improving and i’m consistently sleeping before 12am for the past 2 weeks. 🙂
general improvement in my skin condition: pink and dry parts are now less pink, but still dry. it’s just not shedding as much as previously. hands aren’t looking as elephanty.
face was red 3 weeks ago, which subsided after my period began. skin on my face is quite good, save for the little bumps on my cheeks and the obviously thin skin which will thicken in time to come.
neck isn’t as red, but it’s obviously dark and dry. previously red blotches are gone.
throat’s feeling dry since 2 weeks ago, but it comes and goes. i think i’m heaty because my eye feels dry too.
my right feet has improved but now it’s my left feet’s turn to start the oozing and shedding.
my face is sensitive again, my under eye area, although not obvious in photo, is actually rough and slightly swollen. face is blotchy and pink.
after my eye area turned dry and uncomfortable for 2 days, it started to shed. since it has shed on 11 august, that area is now more normal and not swollen anymore. visibly less red and patchy too.
15 august 2015
sleep has been weird the past 3 nights. i’ve been sleeping quite well for the past month, being able to fall asleep quickly even after waking up in the middle of the night, as of the past 3 nights, i find myself waking around 3am and staying quite conscious for an hour or so. i sleep early (10.30pm vs 11.30pm) yet wake later (8/9am vs 7am).
my throat has been feeling dry the past week irregardless of my thirst. skin has been gradually turning pink and blotchy. i notice 3 rashes on my face (cheek area). my left eye is still prone to turning red and dry.
fingers were healing pretty well but the past week they feel itchy at times. previously flatted skin were raised if irritated.
perspiration increased, i’m unsure if it’s related to the weather or if it’s just me. even when the weather was rainy and cool, i’d seep sweat out of my neck, abdomen, and thighs spontaneously.
my soles are still forming liquid filled vesicles, albeit to a lesser extent. new skin that’s revealed upon shedding some skin now looks more normal – it has the grooves and lines similar to the normal parts of my sole as opposed to just a spongy looking flesh.
itch has decreased a lot, but there was one day in the past week when i feel itchy most of the day. it’s also more obvious at night, especially after waking in the middle of the night. is there something linked to 3am? as far as i know that’s when the lung meridian is working.
something worth mentioning, most of my skin looks like chicken skin right now, with white dots all over. they take over the previously rashy spots on my body, and i wonder if this is what keratosis pilaris look and feel like. it’s just slightly bumpy. based on past experience, these do go away.
ending with a selfie from 8 august. i really look quite normal from this distance 😛 so if anyone try to get too close i’ll just shove them away.