We have forward progress in spite of several situations that would normally have me pulling like crazy.
I started not feeling well on Sunday the 12th, I had been super busy so I thought I was just run down and vowed to get more sleep. By Thursday the 9th I had been sleeping almost 12 hours at night and I was still exhausted!!! So I go to the doctor and was diagnosed with a UTI! I was never in any pain or ran a fever, but the Nurse Practitioner said it was pretty bad so I was lucky. 7 days of a super strong antibiotic later and I am finally feeling like myself again and managed not to pull at all while I was laid up!!!
In the midst of this my kiddo starts Middle School! The start of school is always a huge trigger for my anxiety, school means germs and germs mean illness. Illness is my number one anxiety trigger. I won’t get into details in this post, but later on I will explain where that comes from. I made it through the first week without a single urge to pull!
If I keep myself busy during the day I am tired enough by 9:30 or 10:00 pm at the latest to go to bed, so I am not sure staying up late, getting too far into my own head and pulling.
When I look at my eyes I can see that I have some regrowth starting. Not sure of everyone experiences itching with their eyelash regrowth, but I have had some and it can be irritating and almost made me want to pull just to make it stop. So I employed some cosmetic help from petroleum jelly. I apply a thin coating to my lids and it serves a dual purpose, it let’s me rub my eyelid to releave the itch plus it makes my lashes slippery so I cannot grip them.
I hope to start substituting soon, that really keeps my mind focused on something other than my own thoughts. Catch up with you later. 😉