Thursday, October 7, 2010

Trials not Over

Echinacea


For those of you who have been praying for me, thank you so much. I have been off of the antibiotics for awhile now--I forget how long? One week? Maybe two? It appears that the infection is not coming back this time, for which I am so very grateful for. I do continue to apply Eden Salve on my legs though, which I am sure continues to help me. A dear friend who I know only from online informed me of this salve and when I told her I wouldn't be able to order any because of our financial state, she lovingly had some sent to our home for me, along with several other things she thought would help me. The very same day I applied this salve, I started to feel relief from my pain when the antibiotics weren't working. And so I continue to apply this salve now, as my legs and arms still have some red, dry patches that aren't completely healed. I don't know how they will look in the end. There will probably be some scarring, but I am not overly concerned about that. I am happy to be alive & happy to have my legs intact.

For the past week or so, I have had another problem! My skin has been reacting to anything and everything and has been causing me incredible grief & discomfort with immense itching & tiny red bumps all over. When I apply the salve it helps, but I am on my 3rd can, and I am trying to make it last. I told Husband that my body is either so sick from all the antibiotics, or my body is just trying to heal & is doing its job by pushing all that stuff out through my skin. He believes it's the latter and I hope he's right. I am not one who likes to take medications, but at night I have been taking a Benadryl to keep myself from scratching my skin raw while I'm asleep (I had woken to find myself doing this a few times as the itchiness is just beyond belief). For much of the day it feels as if my skin is on fire. A couple of days ago I started drinking a detoxifying drink that the same friend had ordered for me, so hopefully that is also helping my body to heal, though I just remembered yesterday that you're not supposed to stir it with a metal spoon, which I had forgotten, so I probably lessened the effectiveness of the drink the first couple of times.

Well I just wanted to let you know how I am doing, thank you for your prayers, and ask for more :)
It has been so long since I have been able to have a child in my lap, or receive a hug from one without much discomfort. I really can't remember how long it has been, and I really would like this pleasure again.

Thank you for praying for me.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us know how you are doing. I'm so sorry to here that. I am not sure what you have but it sounds a little like my daughter's eczema breakouts. Her doctor suggested using Vaseline and or heavy mineral oil and then putting plastic wrap over it. Also, I think oatmeal bath helps with itching and so does baking soda baths. These are just a few things to try if you'd like. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Emily.

Anonymous said...

oh Em! i so wish i knew what to do. my dh is going thru something similar and he went to the dr but nothing is helping him. i will keep this in my prayers and if i learn anything i will tell you. ~ hugs

Linda said...

Mrs.Q, I'm so sorry to hear you are still having problems.I had a skin reaction to a large dose of steroid I was given for a bee-sting a couple of years ago. My skin still gets sensitive if I get too hot or wear rough clothing.Lotions for itchy skin helped me (like Gold Bond, etc).My son bought me some aloe vera gel made for sun-burn, that also helped. I pray you will be well soon.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs Q,
Could it be scabies? I had them once when I was teaching before I married. The itch was unbearable. I could not sleep. Even if you are not sure I would check this avenue out. My sister delt with what she thought was allergic skin reaction for several months until I told her to check out the scabies route. She had them. I hope you feel better soon. Alissa