Each month is a milestone but this day is particularly special to me.
It has been 6 months since I decided to do something about my ‘out of control’ eczema.
6 months since I made the executive decision to stop my reliance on topical steroids.
The memory of blistering-oozing-red-itchy-dry-flakey-bumpy-skin is all too familiar. I remember all of it as if it were yesterday.
Remembering these episodes and flipping through pictures of my busted up physique either reduces me to tears or leaves me feeling angry and bitter.
It is at times like these where I’d much rather pretend nothing ever happened.
I also have conflicting feelings.
As time passes and the symptoms become less and less apparent,
I will slowly forget the exact details of my first steps on this journey.
Should I try to block out these painful memories or should I choose to never forget this page in my book so it will serve as a constant reminder that things in life can go just as fast as it came?
The next milestone will be 12 months.
I look forward to more healing before the big 365.
And hopefully, just maybe this chapter will be over and done with before then.
time heals all wounds.