Saturday, February 25, 2012

14 down!

I skipped out on checking with Dr. Sullivan Friday. I wanted to try some different things on my own before she put me on a mandatory break.

I'm just hoping I can somehow improve my skin before my appointment with her on Wednesday.
Here's what I look like today.
This is the part of my back that burns from exit radiation.

I'm currently using the Miaderm cream from the radiologists 4-5x per day and emu oil on the blisters. I have also started using another cream that feels similar to Aquaphor at night to keep my skin moist. I'm a soggy mess most of the day. I have no idea what I would do if I worked outside of my home.

Someone commented on my last post about taking a high dose of Curamin while she did radiation a few months back. She had great results. After researching it, I feel it's definitely worth trying. It has properties known for natural pain relief and skin inflammation.
I have added that into my daily supplements.
Thanks for that little tip, anonymous reader. :)

4 comments:

  1. Angela- don't know if this will work but have you tried Vanicream? It seems to work wonders for rashes on my kids (obviously not the same thing....but worth a try????). It's paraben free too!

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    1. Hmmmm, I use Vanicream on my kiddos. I suppose it would do well to keep my skin moisturized but do you think it would heal my blisters?

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  2. Read up on using coconut oil for your skin, it has great healing properties and so many other great uses. It might be worth a shot.

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    1. I'm religious with coconut and emu oil already. I'm just a lubed up mess most of the day. I LOVE coconut oil.

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