Sorry haven’t blogged much these past few weeks. Been a bit down due to some recent health issues I’ve been dealing with as well as I have been thinking about Terry a lot and how much I miss his presence.
Haven’t done as much socializing via my meetup groups lately, but I promise I will eventually post about the ones I have done in the next few weeks.
One of the health issues I’m presently dealing with is a lot of pre-cancerous actvity and dermatosis especially on my legs and some on my arms and hands. The dermatologist went crazy on me a few weeks ago with her liquid nitrogen which I think made things worse. The healing of my sores have not gone well and they are cacky, white and itchy all the time and really stand out on my dark skin, making me self-contious especially when I want to go out in shorts. I am trying to get this under control by using a lot of moisturizers, creams, ointments, vitamin E, etc; but they just won’t go away. I go back to the dematologist this Friday and I am sure she will want to hit all these spots again with the liquid nitrogen which I am sure will add to the trauma. I hate this! Not the best time of year to do this and I am supposed to be leaving for Key West in a few weeks for 5 days with one of my groups from thee Cocoa beach, Melbourne area. If these don’t get better soon, I will not have a good time while there.
You know, I love the sunshine and while it causes me issues with the potential for skin cancer, the sun does on the other hand help me tremendously with my psoriasis flare ups. So, kind of a dilemna for me. The sun helps me in one area but hurts me in another. I admit, I tend to make the sores on my legs worse, because I am always picking at them because they are always so flaky and itchy, which inhbits their healing and makes them worse. It has become a vicious cycle for me.
Now I require alot of high maintenance just to go out as I must try to cover up all the blotches with moisturizers and tints so they aren’t so noticeable especially on my dark skin. This is so time consuming and frustrating.
I hope this clears up soon, so I can feel more comfortable to do things again in shorts as the weather here is becoming extremely hot and I want to enjoy the summer and not have to deal with all this.
Oh well. Hopefully I will get through this.