So I am feeling SO much better after that ER visit at the end of December. I finished up the antibiotics and started to get some of my energy back.
My skin has it’s trouble spots still, but overall, I’m trying to start stretching and doing (very) light exercising. Slow and steady, especially since I already had a neck and hip problem when I was fit. I don’t want to irritate my neck or hips right off the bat. Need to gain some muscle around those two areas before going full speed.
I also got my skin swabbed to check if I had any bacteria (to appease those who feel I may still have staph on my skin). Happily, my swabs came back with no bacterial growth! Woot! So, just dealing with plain old Topical Steroid Withdrawal.
I will continue to keep on! I am writing and being as productive as my body will allow! Keep fighting!
Love, B. R. Wren
P.S. — HUGE shout out to Stephanie, a.k.a The Home Apothecary. She has a store on ETSY where she sells homemade balms for people going through T.S.W, as well as other skin irritations (acne, psoriasis, eczema). She sent me some of her balms as a gift and I LOVE them. So wonderful! The three she sent: Lemongrass Balm, Tea Tree Balm, and her Zinc mixture (for redness and oozing). This is the link to her store in case you’d like to get some goodies! She is out of Georgia, USA.