Just a quick update on my skin. It’s doing well. I still have “flares” but they are almost unnoticeable, at least compared to before. What happens is my skin gets quite thin and fragile and starts to dry up, but if I walk down the street I’ll look normal. It usually passes in a week or two. I can tell my skin is definitely getting stronger and is on its way to healing. There’s no telling if I might get another huge bad flare somewhere down the line, but right now it feels like those are behind me.
Nothing too much has changed in my regime. My diet is mostly the same, I eat a lot of grass feed beef, salmon, eggs and yogurt. I have added in some fruits now and then and a small amount of low sugar vegetables like bok choy and brocolli.
I still exercise every day. I’m not training for any races right now, but I make sure to get the good hour of sweating in to keep my skin on the healing path.
I also travelled recently (for the Singapore marathon) and the very hot and humid weather didn’t bother me at all. In fact it was probably quite good for me. In winter, the body spends all its energy trying to warm you up. It’s not a good environment to heal in, especially when going through something as draining as TSW. Warmer weather is a lot more favourable to healing in my opinion.
Recovering from TSW is a long journey. My best advice is to just do your best and take it day by day. As long as you commit to doing things that help you heal every single day, you’re going to get there. Patience wins in this race.
Love and healing to all of you.