Category «Post TSW and Recovery»

3 Biggest Fears I’ve Developed Post TSW and Recovery

1) Fear of “not-moving” Topical steroid withdrawal symptoms were highly debilitating. I remembered days and weeks of not wanting to move, because the simple act of moving is associated with hurt and pain. I had the fear of moving then. My neck had it worse. It was constantly raw, flaky, oozy. Every time I turned my head, it hurt. Every time I responded to someone, it hurt. I had to move like a zombie from point to point, in order to minimize pain. The back of my knees and calves were another issue. Simply stretching out your leg split my skin. Every bedtime was trouble. I had to place my legs in an uncomfortable and unnatural position so that my raw skin would not have contact with the bedsheets. I hoped for a movement-less sleep, which was near impossible. Every roll on the bed meant new contact with my raw, oozy skin, which equates to more pain and distress. When I managed to get a solid handle of my skin condition (thanks to MW), and regained some form of mobility, I wanted so badly to move about in order to forget about my debilitation state. I started playing soccer near …