Saturday, January 22, 2011

Think Happy Thoughts


We've all heard it before that "Thoughts are things", What you think about...you bring about.", "Be careful what you wish for"...
I've always believe that was true, but after my 2nd insane encounter...I KNOW it is true. With a Wedding to plan, working 2 jobs, both families in town & staying with us, cards to write, a million emails to send, calls to make, stuff to plan, friends & family to see, and so much more going on...let's just say I was a little stressed out. Add being a complete perfectionist to the mix, and there you have ME! So...for months leading up to all of this, I kept telling bobby..."God I just need to stay home, not make any plans, and just get ALL my stuff done...once and for all. I just wish I could hit the pause button on life for a minute, get all caught up...and then push play again." I was also getting so lazy about wanting to get "all ready" for my days, which is something COMPLETELY of of character for me since I love every minute of beauty, fashion, and doing what I can to look & feel my best. I just wanted a break from everything. I would think these thoughts so often...I actually MADE it happen. I stressed so bad & thought this so much...God said..."wish granted" and here I sit... 
This is what I created for myself. Not sure exactly what it is yet...Ha Ha, but by process of elimination...I think B & I are starting to figure it out. At first we (& the Dr.) thought I had an allergic reaction to something...Make-up, body wash, shampoo/cond...I did try a new body wash from Bath & Bodyworks. Maybe that was it, but I was already half way through the bottle before I had a reaction. Thought I would have noticed something sooner if that was it, but I threw it out anyway, along with the scrubber I was using it with. 2 weeks later...still no change. We went to see the Dr & upon entry he says, and I quote..."What the F*** is that!" Ha Ha! Gotta love Dr's. He had no idea what I had & just gave me a shot of steroids & prescribed a $100 steroid cream & sent me on my way. 2 weeks later & an appetite the size of King Kong...still no change. Bobby found a forum online & found a lady's story that said she had the same sort of reaction from Bed Head products. I have used Bed Head Hairspray for a million years, so that couldn't be it, but wait...I have been using Bobby's Shampoo/Cond. for over a month now, since mine ran out. Could that be it? We read her story further. "To get rid of it completely I used Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo, for about a week & all of my symptoms were gone." DING DING DING!!! It was like we won some sort of medical lottery! B went straight to the store, got me 3 variations of J&J Baby Shampoo & we were on our way! Straight to the bathtub to wash my hair, my face, body...ALL with the shampoo! I'm gonna wash this all out once & for all! Ha Ha! 2 weeks later...still no change. I was about to go to a Dermatologist & or Eye Doctor & get another diagnosis, but knowing that they wouldn't really know what it was...I decided to do some more research myself. Remembering the word Eczema (my Brother & I always thought it sounded so funny. Have no idea why.) I decided to look it up. Since my symptoms are dry, itchy, burning eyelids, I looked up pictures relating to Eczema in those areas. Sure enough...I looked just like them, but THANK GOD...a lot lot less. Good Lord some of those pictures...absolutely horrible. I felt so bad for them. Knowing how miserable mine made me...there's had to hurt so much worse. I am praying for all of you out there & hope it gets better...ASAP! Guess what one of the #1 causes is? Yep. You guessed it...STRESS! I went straight online to research the best medicine for what I thought I had next. I found a cream called TriDerma Eczema Fast Healing-Medical Strength cream, at Walgreens for about $15. Since that was a lot less than my steroid cream...I figured what the heck! At this point...it's worth a try! With me hiding in the car...B runs in to once again...save the day! 3 days later...I am SO happy to say that I think it just might be working! YEEEAAAYYY! It looks a million times better, so we are keeping our fingers crossed & of course...I will keep you posted! Since I don't really have sensitive skin & I've never had an allergic reaction to anything in my life...this makes a lot more sense. Day 3 out of my almost 30 day House Arrest (Ha Ha)... I PRAY I am on my way to recovery! Not only have I not been able to leave my house since Christmas, per Dr's orders...I am not allowed to wear any make-up until it all goes away. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR! Mama always said that...and I knew that...but let's just say now...I've lived it! Lesson learned. Moral of the story..."worry is like a rocking chair...keeps you busy...but never gets you anywhere" and MOST of the things we stress about will never even happen! It isn't worth your heart...or your health. You body is it's last defense, so when it gets to this...you know it was bad! It has been proven that 90% of Doctor visits are stress related. Only 10% are not. CRAZY, SCARY thought! So...think only Happy Thoughts & remember...it is NEVER that bad! Be thankful every day that you are able to go out & conquer the world! I can't wait to see the world through these eyes again! 


Thank you, with ALL of my heart, to THE GREATEST live in Dr. I have ever known! I love you to heaven, my beautiful B & I am SO grateful to you & for you! 


Thinking Only Happy Thoughts,



2 comments:

Beth said...

Awww... so glad you're better and that you learned such a valuable lesson from it!

Veronika said...

Thank you SO much, Beautiful Beth. I love you to pieces! XO