The last few weeks haven’t been too bad. I started working landscaping a few days a week this month, I keep my hands covered at all times but the conditions of the job makes my neck, hands and wrists pretty irritated at times and I beat them up pretty good. I’ve been attending UV therapy as well 2-3 days a week. Hard to say how much it’s helping. A lot of times afterwards, usually in the middle of the night, it feels like all my joints are sunburnt or something. My sleep schedule is much improved over the last few weeks. Having to get back to a regular schedule has helped. I still don’t sleep all the way through the night but who does these days? A year ago was when I totally broke down while attending classes to be an electrician and wasn’t sleeping at all through the night. So I will take it as a sign of healing, even though I’m very tentative at proclaiming any progress since it feels like things can turn very quickly with this condition. Have to just keep trying to give my body the best chance to heal by drinking lots of water, eating good, healthy food and avoiding things that drag down my immune system.
This week was not too bad. I took a couple of bleach baths and I think that has helped my hands heal up quite a bit. I’ve been sticking to a regular regime of moisturizing with Cera Ve on my body and Aquaphor on my hands. Haven’t needed to take as many baths of late. Still going to UV therapy 3 times a week. Sleep is still the main issue, which I think is being caused by adrenal insufficiency. Here’s an article I found describing secondary adrenal insufficiency, it states topical steroid cessation can cause it.Can’t seem to get to sleep before 2 or 3 and between 6 and noon are still my prime sleep hours. I’ve been trying to adapt to that schedule but money is getting tight and I’m going to have to re-enter the workforce at some point.