Brian is still in the “little” flare (increased at-rest itching, some shedding) that began at the end of July/beginning of August, but he’s not letting it keep him down.
This little 6th grader ran in his first cross country meet on Wednesday 9/25/14! Actually, it was his very first real race EVER. After 2.2 miles running/racing alongside a good friend, Brian expressed a little disappointment in his finishing time. I had to remind him that he didn’t do too badly, considering he had just started running (for sport) 2 months ago–voluntarily, at that. He just shrugged it off, mumbled something to the effect of, “That’s no excuse,” and ran off to goof off with his teammates.
Heck, I’m just so thankful he can run at all—and sweat without having an incapacitating itchfest– and laugh and play and be a moody 6th grader who can attend school and learn and have fun….and did I mention be a moody 6th grader?
No matter what stage of Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) you are in, hang in there. TSW takes a long time, but it doesn’t last forever. You CAN get through this!
Keep the FAITH.
Go the distance, and you will not be disappointed.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
“I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore, my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body will rest secure.” Psalm 16:8-9