Some more update photos.
I’m really happy.
A pictures from August of my elbow
Now a comparison of my belly in August with how it is now at the start of September:
So very very nearly there, just some tiny patches on my tummy then i’m free. I’ve got my body back. Just in time for our holiday in October.
Having documented it makes me remember how bad it was and really appreciate how good it is to not have it anymore. It’s easy to forget the itching, the bleeding, the uncomfort, the stress of finding new scabs and having to deal with peoples questions about it when it’s the last thing you want to do.
When my belly is completely smooth again I will be having a naked body appreciation party which will probably just consist of me, being naked, wearing a party hat and eating cake. And it will be glorious.
What worked for me?
MetaDerm cream – I bought two tubes of it and only used up one, so I am armed and ready for if it ever returns.
I believe a change in diet helped – not a particularly big one, as I ate quite well before, but cutting out processed foods and eating more naturally.
Swimming in the sea definitely helped so get out there and splash around if you can. (I live in England and despite it being summer both times i went to the beach, it was cold. It was misty. But it was brilliant.
This has been my first blog and it’s been fun. I guess its an online diary or record of what i went through. I was able to connect with other people in a similar situation. If it returns I will be back. Even if no one ever read it I felt it was healthy to get things out of my system and have a rant from time to time, even if I was shouting into the nothingness of cyberspace. But I hope some of the things I have talked about help someone if they ever find this place.
But, that’s all for now, folks.