I had my follow up appointment for my dermatologist yesterday!
I have been so completely happy with my doctor and the meds that she put me on. I am not 100% clear but I am not regularly developing cysts and my little bumps along my jawline are almost all gone. I can just use creams now instead of an antibiotic. You may remember when I was getting sick from the antibiotic that I was taking, I talked about it here. After a few weeks of taking them my symptoms went completely away. Until a few weeks ago if I wasn't taking it every 12 hours on the dot I would develop a nasty cyst almost immediately. It would scab and scar and really were no fun at all. It's not easy to be 25 and have worse skin than when you were in high school. I still have quite a bit of healing to do from these but I am not developing new ones even if I miss a pill!
The bigger part of this news is that we can pull the goalie in about two weeks! My husband is so happy and ready to start trying again. I am as well but really it is so scary to actually give the go ahead to drastically change your life. There really is nothing more in this world that I desire more than to be a mother though. I think we may leave it up to God for a few months and really start trying at the end of the summer. Up until a short while ago I was sure I would have to continue taking the meds since they were making such a big difference. I was panicked at the thought of stopping them if I couldn't even be 30 minutes late on a dose without a flair up. I must have had something in my body that the antibiotics killed if they are making such a difference in a relatively short time. I also have been running/walking and getting 4 miles in at least a few times a week and I really think that helped.