Growing Up with Eczema and the Green Monster
I sometimes forget what it was like being a kid and having to deal with all of the pain and frustration of having eczema. I just wrote a guest blog at It’s An Itchy Little World about one of the many memories I have about my rashes and you can read part of it below.
Thinking back to my childhood, I can remember vividly how painful my eczema was. At about the age of nine years old, I switched from a public school to a private school as per my mom’s strict orders. I guess she felt that since she was forced to go, my brother and I should be also. Now if you’re not familiar with the way that most Catholic elementary schools work, you have to wear a uniform. Unfortunately when I first started there, we had only one choice of uniform, not like these days where there is one for every season (lucky ducks). This uniform just so happened to be the heaviest and most uncomfortable type of green wool skirt possibly ever made, in my opinion at least. We had to wear this skirt with either a short or long sleeved white blouse year round, yet we could add a heavy green wool sweater when needed. (YIPPEE!) There were very strict guidelines about the length of the skirt; it basically had to sit exactly at your knees. That was just perfect because that’s exactly where I had my rash the worst, on the backs of my knees. I also had severe rashes in the bends of my elbows, which was perfect for when I wore my lovely green, wool sweater in the colder months.
Read the full article and lots of other great articles, stories and even recipes at http://itchylittleworld.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/growing-up-with-eczema-and-the-green-monster-guest-blog/.