Week Twenty Six
Day One Hundred and Eighty Two – Sunday 1st September 2013
I’ve just had a wonderful week’s holiday with my super boyfriend. So much to say. First, I must thank him with all my heart (as he will be reading this too) for supporting me through this very different and sometimes difficult part of my life. I hope I haven’t been too much trouble, I have tried to remain on the whole positive throughout and he has helped me with that too.
The Health Spa we went to was fabulous. The Heat and Ice Experience which gives you different treatment rooms changing from hot to cold (i.e. saunas, steam rooms to cold drench showers and an ice cave) was so refreshing it actually felt like it was reallly cleansing my skin deep down. I was pleased to discover that I had no adverse effects from the sauna, steam room etc. I did wonder if being on Roaccutrane would have made any difference but it didn’t!
My skin is still suffering from the side effects of Isotretinoin: I have experienced very fragile skin all this week, on my fore arms and lower legs. It has been feeling sore, rubbing off and leaving scabs. My poor feet have suffered this week on our holiday. It didn’t seem to matter which shoes I wore, they all proved to be a challenge.
To be fair even walking in bare feet made them sore which kind of gives you an idea how fragile my skin is. On Friday when we got back home I soaked them in a bowl of warm bubbly water and then my boyfriend gently massaged the Hydromol ointment into my lower legs and feet. It worked a treat!
You can see for yourself on the slide show on this page. If you look on the gallery you will appreciate the major difference from Pre-Roaccutane to today, 6 months on!
I wanted to share this picture with you as I found it too ironic. I took the picture myself from a crossword I was doing on the train home from London!