Day Thirty Six – Monday 8th April 2013
A couple of people over the last few days have mentioned to me that my face has looked quite red. These people are aware of the fact that I am on Roaccutane, and it is only really apparent when I am outside in the natural daylight. People have also said to me that they hadn’t ever noticed that I had an acne problem in the first place and so I must have done a really good job at covering it up. Saying that, I changed my hair style last week and nobody has noticed that either! I guess that people are simply not as aware of changes in other peoples appearances as we might think. Even so, this is about me and the way I feel about myself, not about looking good for other people. I am well on the way to having the complexion I have always wanted and it is already starting to work wonders on my self esteem. I have always been a fairly confident person anyway, but once I have my ‘new face’ there will be no stopping me so watch out world!!
Day Thirty Seven – Tuesday 9th April 2013
Sorry readers, nothing significant to report today.
Day Thirty Eight – Wednesday 10th April 2013
Wow! Everything has really calmed down, no more itching! All the blotches and redness on my body have gone. The backs of my hands feel mildly dry to me but look normal. The dryness in my ears and nose is still there a little bit, but very mild. My lips still feel dry and need Vaseline; I would say this has been my main (and constant) side effect to date. I am still experiencing the usual facial morning dryness and slight flaking. That’s just its way of reminding me that it’s doing its job! My face has felt smooth, and a little bit tight when I woke up the last few mornings and it just needed an application of moisturiser : That did feel nice and like I’ve said before it makes me feel normal with normal skin.
It is strange how the side effects come and go, and vary in the degree of severity. I would have expected the effects to get worse with the more of the treatment I take. I’m not complaining!
Day Thirty Nine – Thursday 11th April 2013
Face … Fabulous!! I got so carried away this morning with putting my moisturiser on, admiring my new complexion and loving not putting the foundation make up on, that I left for work this morning and had completely forgot to put my mascara on!
Day Forty – Friday 12th April 2013
I am still getting a little dry crustiness in my nose and ears and I can notice that the skin on some parts of my body is sometimes more fragile and more sensitive than usual. On my face there is still some redness and tenderness that I can feel but to the rest of the world I appear normal and it doesn’t show that I am on any treatment at all. My fingernails are really healthy and strong at the moment, just coincidence or a positive effect of my Roaccutane?
Day Forty One – Saturday 13th April 2013
All going well and better than expected. I have my first check-up on Monday morning at the hospital with my dermatologist. It will be interesting to hear his thoughts and have his confirmation that everything is normal.
Day Forty Two – Sunday 14th April 2013
Very happy indeed! I have now completed six weeks, I’m not even halfway through the treatment and already the results are astounding. It may sound strange but it’s actually really exciting, after years of suffering to be able to start to see a normal complexion emerging.