Monday, March 10, 2014

Skin peeling after swelling?

My leg swelling has gone down considerably since my TKA.

Now, anyone who knows me knows that I'm very serious about my skin moisurization. I ensure that my skin is always well moisturized, and my skin is always quite soft as I exfoliate with every single shower. 

That said, I've had some minor peeling of the skin on my right foot (the same foot as my knee replacement). My other foot does not have this peeling. I can only assume that this peeling is due to the stretching of my skin after the knee replacement, or perhaps it's due to the fact that I haven't exfoliated that foot at thoroughly as I have the other foot as it was difficult to reach that foot for a while after surgery. Who knows. But I'll continue to keep up with moisturizing and exfoliating and I'm sure it will resolve itself. 

Mmm..yummy.  lol

3 thought(s):

YMInotsurprised said...

Hi- I'm sorry you're dealing with the odd, annoying factors of healing with lupus. I just wanted to commend you on putting yourself out here, and keeping such a level head. I'm 30 now, I think I was heading towards lupus by 20, but always had health issues (Ehlers Danlos, CVID and complement disorder). It was maddening to grow up and have things get consistently worse, but I didn't get an 'official' diagnosis until 2 years ago. I've been avoiding the surgery I need because of the looming complications. I'm glad you're actually healing pretty well, but I know you must be in constant pain. It's terrible to live with so many nagging 'little' issues surrounding the major problems. It's cool that you document what's going on- I do, too. Never really sure why. Maybe because this disease can seem so subtle and impossible to others that we feel a need to prove it all happens. Maybe it just helps us cope. I don't know, but you're very brave. I'll bookmark this page and keep tabs on your progress ;) Seriously hoping for the best, and that you can find some of the happiness most healthy people take for granted. It could always be worse, sure, but you're carrying a burden not everyone could handle so gracefully. Keep your head up. Hugs, J

YMInotsurprised said...

This thing just deleted what I'd written to you... So I'll summarize. You're handling this with amazing grace. I know how much pain, irritation and weirdness the disease causes. It's overwhelming, and all the things people take for granted are a constant challenge. I hope you continue to heal well- I'm glad you're taking care of yourself and don't think you should pursue a full time job yet unless it's something you can do without much trouble. Stress is the enemy, and while it's tempting to try things can get out of control quick. You're very brave to document your experiences publicly. I'm only a few years older than you, but have been dealing with immune and autoimmune a very long time. I'll bookmark this and check in on you- if you need support, advice or help with anything just leave a comment and I'll get back to you ASAP. Stay strong, sweetheart. -JH

Miz Flow said...

Hey JM-Thanks for your message :) And thank you for your kind words. I began my "lupus journey" when I was 14, and now I'm 31 (turning 32 in May). It's been a long and eventful journey...but I've managed to get through it with my wonderful family and amazing friends. I do enjoy documenting my experiences so that I can go back and look at them and recall in detail what I went through and how far I've come. It has helped a lot!

And oh-I got both of your comments! ;)

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