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I wrongly sefl idagnosed ringworm on my side on my ribs about two weeks ago. the herald patch first appeared two weeks before that.
I have never felt so vain or insecure in my life. i am thankful that the lesions are prevelant on my back (where they are getting worse), trunk and upper-inner arms only. My doc says it will get worse before it gets better. i pray they don't spread any further.
I want to know more about the patterns of the disease. Are there healing stages? Will the lesions spead before they heal? are there indicators in the herald patch that it si getting better? Does it itch more as it heals? My herald patch was very red and although it has not shrunk, it does look . . .calmer. My doc says it will get worse before it gets better.
I was seeing a guy who i thought had a lot of potential. this disease means that I am too self concious right now to see him anymore. And it could take months to go away! it sounds petty and vain I know, and I will never take my skin for granted again. my doc says that once it's gone i will have immunity, but i have heard cases of recurrance.
i suppose what I'm looking for is answers and reassurance. this has badly affected my self image and I pretty sure that the hours on end I spend worrying about it aren't going to help.
I know it could be worse, and I am constantly counting my blessings, BUT I JUST WANT IT TO GO AWAY!!!!
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