Friday, May 8, 2009

No more!

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!  
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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.

8 comments:

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Yay, I am so glad you have a good doctor!

Dollface said...

aww.. I had cystic acne as well and my derm put me on benzoclin, it works wonder, once before bed and it prevents mostly anything!! xxoo

Elizabeth said...

Try being 33 and still fighting acne. I went to the doctor and she gave me some things that have helped a lot. The discouraging thing is that she told me she sees patients in the 60's fighting acne. That's just great news, huh? We can send a man to the moon and back but there doesn't seem to be a complete cure for acne. I don't know which is worse, acne or wrinkles....i'm starting to get wrinkles and both are not fun!

Elizabeth said...

My skin was the same way - I started getting terrible acne right around 20. I went to the dermatolgist before my wedding and it took some trial and error and finally got a good regimen that works!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

So glad to hear the dermatologist appointment was of benefit. I didn't have terrible skin but was so thankful for professional help too - it makes a world of difference.

Becky said...

So glad to hear you are doing better :) I had terrible acne growing up and I know how that feels...especially as you get older! You are beautiful no matter what though!

The Shabby Princess said...

YAY!!! So glad to hear it's working out and that you all are that much closer to trying for a baby!!

Lulu said...

Yay! All good things for you, love! Big prayers your way!
xoxo,
Lulu