Sorry but I missed day 3 as it was not a good day. I had had a bad night the night before and just wanted to chop my hands off. We had family over and I was trying to look after them and be bright and funny whilst feeling pretty crap.
The worst was having to go out in public to visit my brother knowing I looked a monster! I had a couple of baths during the day but just didn't really ease my skin for long. On top of that the weather was draughty and cold so couldn't get much respite outside although I did wrap up and sit outside for half an hour later on.
Had a much better night last night - took a couple of natrasleeps and didn't clog my skin with too many creams/oils etc. Unfortunately, I forgot to wear my gloves in bed so did a bit more damage to my face and look a monster still. Hey ho, I'm sure I will get used to it in time - beauty is skin deep they say (might have to dig really deep under all that flakiness!!).
Off to face my hairdresser later and hope she doesn't recoil in horror although I don't for one minute think she will as she's a great friend and has been trying to find an alternative to hair dye. It seemed that as soon as I went from highlighted hair to a full head dye that all my problems started. My eczema flared up soon after and I've struggled ever since. Now I know though, that the steroid creams have only exacerbated the situation. If anyone has had this problem I would really appreciate your comments or ideas.
I'm going to put some photos up soon - maybe tomorrow.