It's funny when I think about it - my new hobby is writing. I of course started this blog about 4 months into TSW. I wanted to write about TSW when I first threw away my creams. I even started a few blogs, but then erased them the same day. In the beginning I was just so emotional over finding out about TSW and dealing with the onslaught of symptoms. I also went through having to decide to take time off of work and how we were going to survive financially. Whenever I started writing about my experience with TSW, I would break down. For some reason it was just too much. So I started writing about other things and I found this to be therapeutic. I did write a few articles on CNN iReport about TSW and enjoyed getting the word out that way. Unfortunately it did not get the attention I wanted it to because I feel so passionately about getting this information out there.
What I found funny was the article that I wrote about guns that got way more attention than I ever imagined. It is funny because I was having a frustrating TSW day and took out that frustration in writing about gun control. I ended up with my article as a byline on CNN.com, a video on me and my family made by the NRA, and giving a speech in PA. The video was hard to do because my skin was burning that whole day. Luckily the lighting actually lightened my skin so I looked a normal skin tone and not as red as I really was. I have done a few more iReports - none with any attention and that is fine by me - I just enjoy writing more than I ever thought I would! Writing this blog over the past 2 months has become more therapeutic each and every day. But I find it refreshing to write about something else besides my skin! :) You can see my articles here: http://ireport.cnn.com/people/HealingMe1?viewingAsOthers=true
I am hoping to write another article about TSW once I am healed with before/after pics. I want to try to get this out there as much as possible. :)