It's not the itch that matters…. its the scratch that means most!

I have eczema. (please note there is no punch line!)

For those of you who don’t know (pulls up a new tab and googles eczema) Eczema is a medical condition that causes the skin to become inflamed or irritated, this skin is usually very dry!

Having eczema seems like its going to be the death of me!! its really getting out of hand! Im itching sooo bad to where I don’t even care who sees me itch or where I’m itching. I’m the one on New York’s subway looking homeless pulling my feet out of my socks, scratching in between my toes because its getting that unbearable.

I’ve never had huge issues with my eczema like this my entire life! When I was younger I was on medication but ever since then I would have only a few inflammations, nothing major. So I decided to read about eczema to try and understand why I felt the need to invest in a cat’s scratching pole. (Side note: do cats have eczema?)

I did some research and realized that my ENTIRE life is not eczema friendly!!! Heat, humidity, lack of sleep, and stress can all result in inflammation and irritation. Then on top of that note, my food intake can be the issue! I almost died when I saw wheat, soy, and peanuts as food to avoid!!! Im addicted to peanuts. Well Im addicted to toasted cinnamon bagels with EXTRA crunchy peanut butter and jelly smothered on them and every day I must meet my daily intake requirement of only a measly THREE (its the big girl inside of me)!!! I’m mentally collapsing as I read the info and now typing it! Its tragic. I have a new found connection to addicts because the thought of giving up my favorite treat makes me want to form an eczema support group! ASAP!

YES! An eczema support group! Its not the fact that I have an increased amount of itching, swollen rashes of dry skin sporadically throughout my beautiful brown skin that I need these eczema support groups BUT the fact that I may possibly have to give up the delicious treat of my EXTRA crunchy peanut butter and jelly on a toasted cinnamon bagel(don’t judge me)!

I’m really going to need a reminder of why I’m still living and breathing on this earth!!! PAUSE give me a moment for this wave of depression….

OKAY I’m back!

I got the thinking. WE all have issues! There is really no need to stress! Its not about the issue but how we deal with the issue. And even though I’m a little dramatic about my eczema(ONLY a little), I still took steps towards solving the problem (pats self on the back). I did research, asked others for their remedies, called my mother crying from depression…. you get the point!!!! But that’s what counts and kept me motivated to move forward. Its like a reassurance that things will get better if I continue moving towards a solution.

So think about your issues and reflect! Ask yourself “what am I doing to IMPROVE my situation?”

Its not about the itch that matters but how you scratch it that means the most! LITERALLY! Someone get me a scratching post ASAP! lol

Remember! live wreckless!




  1. OrangeRoom
    October 22, 2010 / 1:42 am

    This was very well written!

  2. October 17, 2011 / 3:20 pm

    Tremendously educative many thanks, I’m sure your followers might want even more stories such as this continue the great content.

  3. lamont
    November 1, 2011 / 4:42 pm

    I’d run you an Oatmeal bath.

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