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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Day #23 Update - Going out

My skin is definitely improving, perhaps not as much in colour, but certainly it is gaining strength, shedding less and becoming more resistant.  It may only be small incremental change, but when you come off a low base, it's quite noticeable.

On top of this, the splits in my skin have healed, so I'm moving without pain.  My hands are fully healed from the hives and the dry skin that was left when the hives dissipated and the swelling in my feet, whilst still present, is much more manageable.

On the negative side, my feet are very dry from the hives, and have not been able to exfoliate as quickly as my hands.  This means I'm not going to be wearing sandals any time soon, but it's not too bad.  Also, my body gets staff infections at the drop of a hat, and I've noticed a number of pustules coming up on my thighs, so it looks like I'll need some antibiotics for that.

This weekend my football team (Australia Rules Football) played in the grand final and I am very passionate about them.  I'm not prepared to hide, I'm not going to let this recovery take over my entire life.  So with that in mind, I went to the game and sat amongst 100,000 other fans.  You know how many people commented on my colour?  Absolutely nobody!!


  1. Great stuff! I went to a footy match too, but it was soccer. The great thing about being in a crowd is that we can be anonymous and invisible!

    I suppose we could always start supporting teams that play in red and hide in the crowd of people with red face paint...!

  2. I'm pleased to say that since then, my skin has got even better. I'm currently sitting in my office without a hat on, looking reasonable and not embarrassed at all.

    Here's hoping for all our recovery to be swift and long lasting!!

  3. Well firstly congrats on the win, I'm so glad you were able to go! Dockers definitely didn't kick straight!

    Today is my turn on the couch and going through your blog for inspiration. Thanks for the positivity!
    Ruby, Perth
    Day 18

  4. Hey Ruby,

    That picture there was last years Grand Final against Sydney, this year I was actually in New York to see my Hawks do their thing. That day was real tough work, my skin was literally falling apart.

    Good luck with your recovery, let me know if I can help with extra information or insight. If you need someone to chat to, just let me know.


    1. Haha thanks, just realised it was last year! Not my brightest moment ;)