Last night, around bedtime, my skin went absolutely bonkers--it was Itchfest 2014 like you wouldn't believe. I got in the shower to try to calm things down (didn't help at all) and noticed that the rash on my neck/chest is starting to spread to my shoulder blades. :( Nothing major, just starting out with some raised bumps. It's also spreading down my chest towards my nipples (ouch, ouch, ouch). Behind my knees also became very itchy.
As I showered amidst the itchiness, I looked down at my inflamed skin (it looked soooo red) and thought "Oh no, this must be the start of a flare. This is it. Tomorrow is going to be miserable."
But, actually, just the opposite has happened..... today's turned out to be pretty easy!
I only moisturized once this morning (after my shower) and my skin hasn't felt dry all day. My face feels almost normal, actually. WEIRD. I don't remember the last time my face felt even remotely normal.
I mean, my skin is obviously not perfect. It looks irritated and red. But, I actually had a few moments today when I completely forgot about my physical discomfort! It was like Heaven!
Since our iPhoto library is ridden with hundreds of terrible "selfies" of my skin.... I took a very rare (perhaps the first ever) "Happy Stacey" selfie today:
The good days must be documented and remembered!