Friday, 25 May 2012
Support Network Essentials!! Family and Friends can help you. Just ask them.
Firstly, who's loving the weather right now!!! Woohoo!! Sorry about that. Back to business!
In my personal opinion if you do not have the correct support from those closer to you, living with eczema can become a lot harder and more emotionally draining then it needs to be.
I've found that telling people around me, even my kids really helps me deal with the stress of flare ups. My kids offer to apply cream to my back and my daughter even discourages me from scratching!! It's just nice to know that when you're low and a bit miserable and snappy, they understand that it's not personal it's just something I'm going through and they support me through it. My husband has been my rock during this long long flare up. He's supported all my endless hours of talking about possible remedies, applying my creams and ensuring the room is well ventilated etc. I tell you, I don't know where I'd be without them!
Tell your support network about your eczema, when it flares they'll be more understanding and able to help and support you when you need it. :)