Monday, June 23, 2014

Photo update: 176 days

I'm thankful to report that, since my last post, my skin is still hanging in there and continuing to improve.

Here's what my chest looked like in January....


Here's what it looks like now....


Here's what my hand looked like in January....



Here's what it looks like now....


You can see that I'm not completely out of the woods yet.  There's still skin discoloration on various parts of my body and I'm still quite itchy overall.  I continue to have minor issues from day to day, but nothing close to how it had previously been.

If I had to narrow it down, I would credit a few things for my fast-ish recovery time:

  1. Dead Sea Salt baths/not showering/not moisturizing
  2. Eating a very clean Autoimmune/Low-histamine/No FODMAPs diet
  3. Drinking homemade meat/bone broth constantly (like it's water)
  4. Getting lots of rest (though still trying to get out and do the things that I enjoy!)
  5. Zinc Oxide/witch hazel mixture (stops itching when I get overheated/super itchy)
  6. Prescript-Assist Probiotic


I can hardly believe that I'm already at 176 days.  The beginning stages of TSW felt like it lasted forever (like I'd never improve) but, anymore, the days seem to be flying by.  I feel so thankful for the recovery.... but I also feel thankful for the whole process (as difficult as it is).  What a learning experience this has been (and continues to be)!

2 comments:

  1. Wow this is amazing!! I am currently in the red itchy stage now and struggling to find any relief from flares...I feel like I flare everyday :(... I just started the Whole30 Autoimmune Protocol diet but I am not sure if it is the right direction? I was wondering if I could email you for advice and ask what brand of dead Sea salt bath you used? I hope your skin is still doing as well as it was last yr in these pictures!! I heard the flares never completely go away though :(

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