One month has already passed since I stopped my steroid usage. Thank goodness! That's one month closer to healthy skin! It's already felt like a huge emotional roller coaster thus far and I'm praying that I can continue to push through this battle with strength and a positive attitude.
Tuesday's appointment with the new dermatologist went basically as expected--no new insights or answers. She does, however, seem to be more caring/understanding than my most recent dermatologist and is open to me making the decisions about which steps I would like to pursue within my own healing process. So that's comforting.
Although she gave me a prescription for a stronger steroid and for ProTopic, she said (numerous times) that it is completely my choice if I want to get the prescription filled or not. She said that she understands if I decide to push through without steroids or immunomodulators. In addition, she did say that she thinks I'd be a good candidate for Phototherapy, which sounds like something I might like to pursue. (If any other TSW-ers have tried this, would you mind sharing your thoughts on phototherapy with me???) The other options that she presented (steroids, immunomodulators)..... no way. Must not/will not mess with any more drugs and prolong the inevitable. I must let my body heal itself. I'm not interested in those "quick fixes" and will stay the course that I've embarked upon.
That's basically the news on that front.