Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday, January 26

Well, today is just plain not a good day. I slept in this morning, and when I woke up, my neck and chest are raw from scratching, and I have gone from using my usual Cetaphil, (my favorite moisturizer,) to using A&D ointment. I usually steer clear of ointments and oils as they tend to make me itchier in the long run than the creams. I use Cetaphil as my all over moisturizer after my bath in the morning, and I have a cream called Exzaderm that my mother in law got me from that is a lot thicker and I usually use that on my neck and face. It's a lot greasier than the Cetaphil but it seems to help with itching as well as the dryness. 

Today is one of those days where I wish I could have just not gotten up at all. I am so exhausted from itching and scratching that I just want to nap the day away. Add in that I've taken about my weight in Benedryl to try to stop the itching, and being awake is nearly impossible. I'm over at my mom's house so that she can help me with Owen. I guess I have not mentioned that I have a son, he is about a year and half old and so full of energy! He is my inspiration to pull through the hard days, so that I can get to a good day and we can play. :)


  1. Oh my goodness, Meghan. I'm so sorry to hear of your struggles today--we're going through the exact same thing right now. I can't even imagine going through this and being a mom at the same time--it's difficult enough just having to take care of yourself and your own basic needs amidst this discomfort. You must just be so exhausted. I'm glad that you're able to get a little rest today and let your mom help. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I'll be thinking of you all week. I'll be keeping up with you, your story, and your progress. It's good to know someone who's at the same exact stage (a day apart in withdrawals). Hoping you get a few moments of relief this week. You're not alone in this--we can get through this. We have so much to look forward to!

    1. Thank you Stacey! I am so thankful that I found your blog. For years I searched for anyone who was going through what I was, and finally almost gave up, thinking that I must be the only one in the world! Once I figure out how to post pictures I will be posting a lot more of my skin and my baby. He has beautiful, perfect skin, thank God!