Happy hump day! And happy half-way to 100 for me which really makes this a hump day for me! (Not that I’m going to start drinking again after 100, but it just seems like such a big huge milestone). I’m finally starting to feel a little bit more alive and energetic lately, thank goodness. My skin though, that’s another thing entirely.
See this pic? This is pretty much what my whole face looks like, including all around one eye. Eek! I sure will look glamorous for Christmas pictures! I’m trying to do everything I can to not aggravate it, including not wearing makeup or coverup, not using scented lotions, or pretty much anything other than hyaluronic acid & coconut oil. I have been drinking lots of green tea and water and eating lots of veggies. I think that this is related more to the quitting smoking than the quitting drinking, or just a overly aggravated side effect of quitting both at the same time. From what I’ve read, it can last up to 3 months. Thank god I’m not a vain person haha. It is kind of funny though, because people start talking to me, and don’t know where to look so they’re just avoiding eye /face contact all together.
I would just like to say thank you to everyone here, whether you’re thinking about quitting, trying to quit, a few days sober, dozens of days sober or 100’s or 1000’s of days sober. You have all been such a huge part of this journey for me. Your kind words, your funny comments, your sweet words of support… I never would have made it this far without you all. To reach out to someone and provide reassurance and encouragement while you are fighting your own battles… that’s amazing and a true testament to what beautiful souls you all are. I am so thankful for all of you ❤