Stop topical steroid abuse!

Monday, June 24, 2013

The longest marathon

Grammy got a new prickly pet....Peggy the hedgehog!

Kline's neck is oozing again but every flare it is a smaller patch...hope we are near the end!


Topical steroids addiction withdrawal, aka, red skin syndrome is much like a marathon.  It isn't a quick fix and it pushes you to the absolute limit. I feel like Kline is at that 26 mile marker after 16 months off the steroids.  We are so close to being healed but we just don't know how fast we will complete that last mile or so. 

There are times in a marathon that you think you can't do it. That you will never finish and that you are just not strong enough to do it.  Just like during red skin syndrome. But you trudge on day in and day out dealing with the pain and suffering and in the end, when Kline is healed it will be our greatest victory!  It will have been a million times harder than any marathon we could have ever run. Harder than child birth.  Harder than anything I have ever experience!

Imagine how incredible and strong we will feel crossing that finish line and saying see you later fuck face itchy bastard! The world will be our......a new perspective, a new chance, and new life!

To all of you running the red skin marathon.....breath deep, itch when you need to...but most importantly don't give up. You can do it too!

Xoxo Loren