Thursday, January 23, 2014

Spreading rash but still feeling okay!

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!


  1. Hey Stace. I just wanted to say that I'm really thankful to read this blog. I think about you and pray for you often, but I don't really know what you go through on a day-to-day basis. Of course it's heart-breaking to see it all. I can't wait until its over completely for you. On another note, from the background of your video your apartment looks like it's come a long way - it looks awesome! Lets get together soon! - Kel

    1. Hey Kel. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. I couldn't ask for more love and support from family and friends--it's surrounding me on all sides and means so much to my heart.

      The house is slowly coming together. :) It's been so comforting to be in a space that feels so clean and new! Let's definitely get together soon--give me a buzz or shoot me a text when you're available! I want to see all you girls (I can't believe that I'm more than twice-outnumbered by you and your sweeties now)!! Love ya!