Published on | by redblob4
Flake Update: “What’s Happening To My Elbow?”
Guess what fellow psoriasis blobs? The psoriasis on my elbow is fading!
I took this photo on 30 August 2013, using my webcam, so the quality is a bit questionable, but you can still see the pinkish patch of around 12-15cm if you squint really hard.
Over the past 10 or so years, my elbows have always looked rough. Rough as in “I just fell off a motorbike and slid a hundred yards down the highway on my elbows” rough. So, to see this kind of progress makes me happy.
Like a good portion of you, I imagine anyway, I’ve tended to shy away from T-shirts that expose my elbows, especially for work or in any professional engagements where maintaining a certain image is important.
Nowadays, I don’t really care that much, but it still pops up in my head, like “Oh, elbows are a bit bad today, won’t look good… Oh well.” And so, I’m looking forward to not having to think about it at all.
If you’re wondering what I’m doing to cause the healing, I can tell you it’s a combination of cutting out certain food and other lifestyle changes. Once I know for sure that my hunches are correct, I’ll post it up on Psoriasis Blob!
UPDATE: Four days later and the patch is still looking like its healing! It’s gotten a bit worse – I would say 20% to 30% – but it’s still visibly smoother and less red than before. The reason? Look at the top of the fridge in the photo. My girlfriend’s cousin is visiting and let’s just say we’ve had a drop or two of alcohol!