I am sorry I haven't been blogging for a while. I have been so busy with doctor visits.
Two weeks ago I saw the allergist for my skin issue on my tummy. Well, it was not an allergy. He called in the surgeon, who came in with another surgeon. They conferred and decided I needed a biopsy .....then! Okay, now I'm getting somewhere, and I wait for the results.
A week later: I find out it is psoriasis and they refer me to a dermatologist. PLEASE send me to a different dermatologist, one that will actually DO something!
This last Monday, I saw the dermatologist. After realizing we can't use ointment, and I can't take some of the oral medications because of my kidney disease, he agrees with my suggestion.
I had read on my ostomy support group that another person who had this same ailment was treated with prednisone injections around her ostomy site. That's what he did.
Cleaning each area with alcohol stung, 5-7 injections stung some more (I lost count). I was also given a prescription for a prednisone type spray for the area.
The next day, I pick up my prescription, change my ostomy appliance, and wa la! My skin is almost healed! No more tape, no more blistering or weeping! Woo hoo!
Before all the Fun Began
|I received all this stuff from an online friend. I had sent her a few things she was looking for, and she sent all of this as thanks and also as a get well!|
I went to a one day crop. I caught up on some scrapbook pages.
|Red Hat event|
|Just a page from a previous scrapbook weekend|
|Our church's kick-off for the Anniversary|