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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!!