Friday, November 18, 2011

Healing The Itchy Hand Rash, Day 11

Healing The Itchy
Hand Rash, Day 11

For background on this post, please begin at the blog post on November 6, 2011 (Healing The Itchy Hand Rash, Intro).

From My Personal Journal on October 21, 2011

Today Is Challenging

Can I make this any more clear?   Today is a challenge!  Let me repeat that in case it isn't crystal clear - today is a challenge.  A simple statement and to the point.

It seems like my hand does better and then it goes downhill.  Woke up feeling pretty good with it but now it itches like crazy as I write this.  Overall it is healing, but moments like this really bring out the agitation in me.

My energy level evades me as if it is playing hide and seek.  It is very difficult to focus on any thing positive today.  My body wants to crawl in a cave and hide.  I fight with all my strength to prevent this.  Maybe I should give in and accept it as fate.

I know there is more or at least I feel there is more.  I try to get myself to believe there is more.  The alternative is frightening.  It is probably a good thing that I don't give up easily.  I wouldn't have made it this far.  Today, something says I must keep going because this too shall pass.  Please though - make it pass quickly.

One of the things that I have noticed is that even in the midst of having great days, there are some days that just plain suck.  It is difficult to keep going in those moments because by that time your body is exhausted from the fight.  So, a bad day followed by a good day, is like one big sucker punch to the stomach.

Regardless, I must keep going and I know that even to remind myself of the good experience from yesterday can give me strength and courage to tread on.  Sometimes, that reminder, if we can allow it into our lives is powerful.  Yet, I know intimately just how difficult it can be to allow these reminders into our life when we're in the midst of battle.

Please come back for Day 12 on November 19, 2011

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  1. Have you shown this rash to dermatologist? ...and also try to support your immune system. with eating healthy ( which im sure you are and take a good multivitamin)..

  2. Did not go see a dermatologist this time or the last. I don't want to give the ending away but the next couple of posts will shed more light on things. These posts were written about a month ago when this was taking place. I actually wrote all of this during each day that I was experiencing this stuff.






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