Guess you can always tell the new kid on the block -- types in info on problem for which you are seeking help, then realizing you haven't LOGGED IN yet!!
(sense of humor always helps, laughter is healing!)
My lips are red, swollen, burn, cracked, bleeding at corners. Have been to a few drs. who always insist that it's an immune disorder. This is not the first time this has happened. Not as bad as first time, when we had to evacuate homes for a week due to Wildfires. And then it occurred a whole weeks AFTER we were able to get back in - in other words it happens after the height of the stresses , not during. I was given injection of steroids in ER + one of those packets of more steroids, reducing daily dosage. Another dermatologist also confirmed the stress factor and others as well. Since this seems to have developed into a pattern I really don't think I need to go to the time/effort/money of seeing an Immune Specialist (latest referral); however, I would like to have a method whereby I can handle it myself, at once. Since I've got some of the Prednisone packets (daily reducing dosage), I've begun that; however since I didn't get the injection, it is taking a heck of a long time to quieten down. I'm using Vaseline + a gel containing Aloe Vera (every household should have such a plant!). I've just gotten today an actual plant and am going to cut open a leaf and apply the substance directly to my lips--also plan to get some Vitamin E and break apart the capsules and do so with that. When I wake up and see (as well as I can with my face being so swollen--body too--I know now what to do. I look like I've been in a boxing match -- eyes swollen to slits back inside my head, with knife looking slits across my nose.) Then there are the blisters, streaks running from here to there (like shingles but it's not that). This runs from the top of my head to just below my hips. I keep them constantly covered as I know they will soon peel, the corners bleed. I say I better get another reincarnation (to make up for all the nonsense this body has put me through in this lifetime!) LOL (good doses of laughter are a must--regardless of what ails you. I've spent over half my life in chronic pain, an assortment of surgeries; just in the last 4 years, I've very nearly left this world -- Pneumonia kept me in ICU for 30 days with a trachea tube in my throat on a vent; then couple of years later (after seizure which wiped my memory) I fell off a cliff - back on the vent, with a chest tube, broken back, broken ribs, contusions...makes me tired to write about it).
Anyhow you can see that my immune system has taken a real shellacking. My family and I have said our "good-byes" -- well, they did, I was "somewhere else". I had to have a chest tube the last time. They kept reassuring me that I was going to feel SO MUCH BETTER when they got that thing out! Don't let them kid you -- was just as awful -- guess I was expecting INSTANT HEALING! Oh well, onward and upward. I'm just wondering if anyone else out there has this same sort of "body in revolt" along with the tangibles and intangibles. I detest ER's (I hope that doesn't make me sound like some granny ingrate -- I've just had to spend too much time in them. Now, my mind is about to give "notice to vacate" -- not that I can blame it! But, hey, as long as I have to stay, so should it!
I, too, believe it is STRESS INDUCED and it's not like Poison Ivy -- no where nearly so easily treated (though I know breathing in the smoke of Poison Ivy burning can land you in the hospital. What have we done to this Earthly Eden?
If there are any recommendations, known someone who also had, etc, I'm open to listen; also open to holistic approaches to Healing. My sincere thanks
to each one of you who took from your precious time, the focus to read all this. I know a Sweat Lodge would be wonderful! Some acupuncture, body massage....uhmmm...a warm hot tub, scented in Sandlewood and, oh, you know all those good things!
Take care of your bodies -- it is the vehicle that has to take you to all those wonderful, adventurous dreams (well, I should speak for myself & I have.)
BEE WELL and thrive in this Earthly Eden. So much I wanted to experience, places I wanted to see and sh; now this body will not take me, so there it is!
You know for all we know, this life living we are now doing may be like my grandson's scrimmage baseball game (not a REAL game according to his mother -- ahijiji). Anyway, we don't know is the point. There's so much I'm not going to be able to do trapped in this body. I am trying to surrender as much as I can, as often as I can, but you know it's not easy. Not for a stubborn old Capricorn.
like my self .. LIFE -- to me, implies LIVING and there are places I want to go, people I want to meet, adventures I want to have. (didn't I say that already?? ---- Not a good sign, so says my son) I surely don't want my last breath to be taken lying in this bed!! (which is of course, the way my family would want it to go...well, as long as there is breath in my body, my heart is pumping and my bones are are taking me -- yes, sloow, I know; yet, I'll accept the slow just so long as I go! Focus on HEALING, REBIRTH, BEING RECHARGED, with the seams of our Dreams stitching themselves, one by one, to the nexus of a Higher one; and, so on and so on....
BE WELL, KNOW LOVE AND THE COMPELLING TOUCH OF INFINITY -- where once we would have missed it all, laden down with baubles and truffles trimming our crown.
LET YOUR SPOKEN (HEARD OR UNHEARD) CARRY AWAY ALL THE SORROW AND PAIN -- SETTING YOU FREE FOR THE "WHO" THAT HAS BEEN WAITING ON YOU! THIS IS A GATE...BE WELL ADVISED YOU ARE
YOUR SONS OR DAUGHTERS ARE LEARNING THROUGH WHAT YOU SHOW , THEM, NOT WHAT YOU ARE DICTATING. THEN LISTEN TO THEM. EVERYTHING COMES BACK TO THE REARING OF THAT BOY OR GIRL -- FROM THEIR FIRST BREATH TO YOUR LAST CRY. HAVING STRUNG THE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS... NOW SIT IN THE GLORIOUS SOUNDS THAT ECHO THROUGH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US!...