I was going through my immacualte filling system today (the one where you you can't find anything really lol) when I found this horrendous image of my legs nearly 3 years ago. I deeply apologise for the distress I may cause especially squeamish people out there.. but I think its time for the reveal (so took a pic this pm and off I went to upload for everyone to see) to determine the effect of methotrexate and steriodal creams/tablets (in combination with other lotions and potions)... I must say the result is pretty amazing. And yes I am donating my body to science for research purposes lol.
I know it took a while from around about August 2010 when I commenced the regime to now..though I started having the symptoms Feb but took a while to see the dermatologist and rheumy..would have been a lot longer if I didn't present to emergency as I wasnt able to move anymore.
I have been wearing skirt lately and not jeans all the time. Darwin is the hottest part of australia and wearing jeans is asking for heat strokes but I managed. I covered up not because I was embarassed, though comments and stares were very hurtfull but I understand why people were fearful. I know that I am not contagious but they don't so I was doing them all a favour..didnt want an exodus in the community pool everytime so I thought I stop scaring people and stay away lol.
I hope this will help some of you a little. I know at times it feels so hopeless but things actually get better.We don't get cured but we will manage! I still feel pain especially on my left heel, struggle to hop out of bed in the morning and needs time to warm up. I still get down at times but I refuse to give up. Looking back, it was struggle..dont have dramatic pis to show how revolting my hair was with body and digits cramping up can't possibly do anything.
So please for anyone having a rough time.don't give up...sometimes it takes a long time but things do get better!!Liza