My 1 year anniversary of topical steroid withdrawal was 2 days ago.
I had a mini celebration with the fam jam and got to sample some of my favorite foods. Didn’t do much since I was too busy packing for my trip.
Should still be packing but I’m taking the time to write this. See how much I love you guys?
I Initially wanted to post pictures and do the whole essay-ish post but yours truly is pretty short on time. Will probably do a make up post + pictures when I get back. In short, I’ve stopped acupuncture treatment and stopped making the daily concoction. I’ve started to take TCM supplements in place of drinking the soup. Stopped making the soup everyday because I’ll be on vacation for a month and wouldn’t be able to boil it in the hotel. I stopped drinking the concoction last week just to see if my body can handle it. Things look good.
Dr. Z thinks I’ll be OK for the duration of my trip. I still however have food restrictions. The only restrictions are: spicy and cold foods. In addition, overly cold and heaty foods are a no. Everything else is fair game.
I’ve started to incorporate more and more foods back into my diet since the last post and I’m doing just fine.
Gluten still doesn’t work for me. I still get micro blisters on my fingers, BUT I do feel like my body is being more tolerant.
Moderation is key!
I do feel like I’m almost there. My guesstimate would be 75-80%. No itching, sleep regulated, diet starting to return to normal.
*Well, I can’t believe it has already been a year. Was talking to my mom 2 nights ago and we shared our memories of this unique journey. The pictures = emotions. This time last year I was thinking of ways to end all of this. Flash forward to today and I’m getting ready to go on a trip without worrying about random flare ups, itch attacks and paranoia.
Look how much things have changed over the course of a year. Truly unbelievable.
Now please excuse me as I have a plane to catch.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Thoreau