I just wanted to share with you all this interview that I did for http://www.preventabledoc.com . Briana Banos is a fellow TSW warrior and the creator of this website which promotes a documentary that she is working on that is meant to bring awareness to topical steroids, topical steroid addiction and withdrawal and how we need reform with these meds. Make sure to check out the other Red Skin Renegades that she has interviewed to understand their journey through this process. She needs all of the support that she can get to fund this documentary, please take a look at that ways that you can help, every dollar counts and is a step closer to her goal! 🙂
Here is my interview HERE
Make sure to follow her endeavors on….
- Instagram: Preventable_doc
- Twitter: @Preventable_doc
- Facebook: facebook.com/preventabledoc
- How to support the documentary: Donate
- Write to Ellen and get Briana on her show! Just send her the YouTube link below, some info about yourself and how you’ve been effected by topical steroids. Click HERE to write to Ellen.
Don’t be so Hard on Yourself -PREVENTABLE Music Video!
Yup, you read that title right… March 2016 marks four whole years that I’ve been topical steroid free! It’s pretty amazing when I look back at all that I’ve endured, physically, mentally & emotionally. This post is kind of bittersweet because on one hand I have nothing but gratitude in my heart that I’ve come this far but on the other hand I wish I could be writing this saying that I’m completely healed and back to my normal life. Now this isn’t to discourage anyone…healing DOES happen. In my case it’s taking awhile. If you’re new to my blog I think it’s best for me to give some background of my history. I used topical steroids from 10 months old to 26 years old. I also had injections of (I believe) triamcinolone into my hands and feet multiple times. I was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2008, which I underwent 6 months of chemo twice a month (it’s said chemo has a half life in the body up to 10-12 years!). So needless to say I’ve had A LOT of toxic build up in my body, hence my lengthy withdrawal. Buuuut I’m apparently right around the time as far as healing times go. Supposedly for every 7 years you’ve used TS you will go through a year of withdrawal. So although actually 28 years of usage would equal 4 years of withdrawal, I’m not too far off, plus I have the “added bonus” of injections and chemo 😦 . Everyone is different and depending on your usage and potency you may have a shorter or longer healing time than myself, so don’t be alarmed by my lengthy healing time… you may restore faster than me, it just all depends.
Great news….I reached over $1,000 on my fundraiser last week! I’m so thankful for the love and support from everyone who has donated and shared my campaign! I just need a bit more help to fully reach my goal and any donations would be awesome! I have so many ideas for this site and how to further this passion of mine of helping other eczema sufferers. Please check out the link below for more info on the fundraiser 🙂
Take Care Warriors! Stay Strong!
*p.s. if anyone needs support, tips and advice on naturally healing, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for “health coaching” support! ❤