Hey everyone. Its been a long, tough 8mths. The past 2 or 3 mths have been soso. I didnt get a big flare that made me unable to sleep. But the redness and inflammation seems to have spread more on my legs.
Skin and Symptoms summary:
Face: redness on both cheeks, not VERY red, but time to time they itch alittle. Other parts flake occasionally but not bothering me
Neck: nothing bothering me. Past month hasnt been a prob. I’ve been picking at the skin near the nape & hair though 😦
Arms: i would say they have been good past month, although theres abit of redness here and there. Nothing very serious and no red sleeves.
Hands/fingers: there is oozy spots but not THAT bad. Been covering with tissue and micropore tape.
Palms: past month there hasnt been widespread vesicles on the palm. Left palm is doing well most of the months. Right palm not so well. It was abit dry and crackly last week around the fingers and corner near the small finger. But as of today, its recovering well.
Legs: gah. Easily worse and getting worse. Redness have been spreading. It seems my right leg has become just as bad.
Left calf & ankle: swollen much. Calf area redness is spreading and goes 1 circle near the sock line now. Also seems to be spreading upwards towards the knee.
Right calf & ankle: for past week n this week, it has been swollen much. Probably due to the lower calf getting bad. It looks like the left leg now -_- getting fleshy red.
Sleep: i think im not getting enough. Ever since i started full time jpn classes, i work 9am to 11am. And i have to wake by 6am. I usually shower around 8pm and climb into bed around 12am? I sometimes wake to scratch but im not really frustrated like i was during the flare around Apr/May earlier this year. I would say im quite satisfied with sleep quality.
Itch: i think its slightlyyy more itchy this month. Not sure if tcm has a foot in it.
Follicle infections(those bumps with hair in the middle and are tender to touch): none! Been a peaceful month without it. If theres any, theres been VERY LITTLE.
Diet reflection: i’ve been eating olivenol and lactogg. Been cheating frequently on sugar. Been trying to eat more greens. Rarely, if not didnt drink protein shake.
What i ate today:
Breakfast: kfc porridge
Brunch/Lunch: kfc twister wrap (tomato, scrambled eggs and bits of fried chicken). Salad-Romaine lettuce, chickpeas, carrot, brocolli, chicken(pepper marinated) with sesame soy sauce dressing
Snacks: oreo biscuits, lemon puff biscuit, 5 mochi mini bread from sun moulin bakery(ITS HEAVENLY), slice of papaya, krispy kreme original glazed donut
Dinner: rice with pea sprouts? And soup.
Taking it a day at a time. Sigh. Crossing my fingers to turn a corner.