The longer time passes, the more permanent this condition seems to be. It’s crazy to think that almost half of a year has gone by and I am still in this hell, all from using topical steroids that a doctor prescribed me.
They are so dangerous. Topical steroids can destroy your life.
As you can see, there was one day where my chin was so bad it was soaking through paper towels. It hasn’t been that bad in a while, but that’s what I LOVE about T.S.W.– surprises! It does whatever the hell it wants to do, whenever it wants to do it.
I am disgustingly dry and itchy. Extremely dry, everyday. Itchy, everyday. I lather myself in my home made shea butter about 10 times a day. Literally. And I’ll STILL be dry! Never ending.
Skin, skin, and more skin. Dead skin in my bathtub, daily. I have to wipe it up to take a bath (all over those towels). Swept up skin from my bathroom floor. Dead skin in my shaven hair. I can’t wait till this is over…
Having to deal with dust mites now. They feed off of dead skin, of which I can’t seem to have enough of… so I am constantly going to vacuum every surface 2 to 3 times a week. I’ll Lysol the shit out of the carpet and sofa and bed. So tiring.
However tired I am, I am still going strong. Screw T.S.W. — when I’m done with it, life will be mine for the taking. I’ll be dancing, flying, lifting, riding, boating, hiking, swimming, traveling, you name it.
Love, B. R. Wren