Ever had that feeling where you know there's something wrong with you, but you can't quite figure out what it is or why this is happening?
That was the 1st wake-up call I had with my skin, & in the summer of 2018, & I confronted the dermatologists as to why they kept putting steroid band-aids on my eczema condition. The response-life-long condition to be treated with steroids & immunosuppressants.
For me, that was unacceptable.
In the early part of 2019, I finally found others who were suffering as I was & didn't want to believe this is a life-long sentence. We all reached a point where prescribed and OTC steroids prisoned our bodies, & our organs were shutting down, including our biggest organ, our skin. For me, this was 26 years of poisoning.
I finally mustered up the courage to make the bold move on July 6, 2019 to quit ALL steroids (creams, ointments, pills, nasal, and injected).
It only took one month to enter into Topical Steroid Withdrawal.
There were many, many battles with drs, others, and myself. I looked like a burn victim with my body oozing and my skin sloughing off of me. The pain was unbearable. The itching was maddening. I was hospitalized at one point. My body had no idea how to function naturally.
I got down on my hands and knees and I prayed to Archangel Raphael, the healing angel. I asked him to please take me to heaven because this isn't living. This is hell. I could barely show up for myself let alone my two babies.
Instead, I was shown another way. And soon, the right healers came into my life, changing my whole perspective on healing physically, emotionally, mentally & spiritually. I picked up knitting needles too & started my own small biz making "hugs from my heart".
My last skin flare was in June of 2021 - yes, 9 months ago! I can swim in the ocean and the pool. I can bathe my kids. I can wear any fabric. I can sleep at night. My hair grew back. I regained my stamina.
I can, I can, I can & I chose, I chose, I chose!
I am almost healed approaching 3 yrs of healing - my hormones are still balancing. My skin is the strongest it's been in a very long time.
All of you in a dark spot, I see you. I am holding a bright light for you!