I decided to slow down with the blog, to allow myself to synchronise with the cadence of the blog. Mostly I needed to take a bit of time to figure out what next.
You see the Psoriasis is not in remission yet. What’s happened is:
- Most patches have stopped forming plaques.
- My skin has stopped shedding.
- I’m no longer hoovering up flakes.
- Pain, cracked skin and bleeding has vanished.
- Sleep has returned.
- The level of skin irritation is a 1/10 or 2/10
And that’s where progress has stopped……
All my Psoriasis (and that’s 30% of my skin) has stepped back to a mildly irritated, pinky red coloured patch.
There are some raised spots, other spots have all but vanished but the majority look like wine port stains on my skin.
Which leads me to believe that there is still a lot of inflammation and that while the topical steroids have helped with the major patches, I’m not out of the woods yet.
What’s equally frustrating is that there are patches that have not been treated with any steroids and they have subsided too…
So now I’m grateful for the relief but ……
As psoriasis is multi factorial, it’s not just down to steroids, it cannot be, when there are patches that were simply not treated with any topical steroids.
So now I’ve got to moderate and slow down the use of steroids and try to stop treatment with them and try to maintain the reduced symptoms or possibly go further.
Positives…. It’s great to be here…..
Negatives… How do I stay here and get better…
Optimism… I continue with trial and error…
Realism… isn’t that the point…
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more timeThomas Edison
So I’m slowing down, so that I can figure out how to take the next steps on this road. Psoriasis Health Online. 5th December 2021