A Good Day!

I slept last night! It had been over a week of sleeping only a few hours at a time for a maximum of five hours a night, if lucky. My upper back and neck have been super weepy, especially at night. I obsessively use kleenex to cover and contain the area, but it would last through the morning. This is what it looked like just a few mornings ago (with a little kleenex hanging around):

 Not last night, though! I put in ear plugs and was able to sleep through most of the night without being woken up by my skin. I feel fantastic! I also started using steroid creams a bit the last few days, so I'm able to bend my elbows much more comfortably. My neck is still very raw, so it's hard to turn it to the sides, but I'm still feeling good about things. Here is a look at my neck while I was waiting to see my OBGYN this afternoon. 

Not last night, though! I put in ear plugs and was able to sleep through most of the night without being woken up by my skin. I feel fantastic! I also started using steroid creams a bit the last few days, so I'm able to bend my elbows much more comfortably. My neck is still very raw, so it's hard to turn it to the sides, but I'm still feeling good about things. Here is a look at my neck while I was waiting to see my OBGYN this afternoon. 

Eczema raw skin

Today has mainly been a day of dry shedding, with bearable itching. (The shedding has been out of this world the last few weeks. I'll write a separate post about it altogether.) And my face looked pretty flaky all day and night, but it didn't bother me - I went out to dinner, spent time with friends, had close conversations with coworkers, talked to my OBGYN about my pregnancy and heard my baby's heartbeat! It is what it is and today was positive enough to feel good about life! 

Flaky eczema face