Alyssa, I'll say a prayer that your knee gets better soon. Its good that you're getting it checked out further so you know exactly what's going on and you don't injure it worse. For now, if you can't run, try to fill that time with other things you enjoy to keep your mind off it. And try not to stress about it. I'm hoping everything will turn out fine!
I'm really glad your skin is doing well. That's definitely something to be happy about. Has the AHA helped with the red marks or redness overall? My older son has quite a few leftover red marks that I think the AHA would help with, however he still has an overall red tinge to his face that I think the AHA might exacerbate. I really don't want to irritate his skin further so not sure what to do ?? We are still waiting for Dans moisturizer to get here (slow shipping from west coast to east coast) so I'm hoping that will help with redness too.
Both my kids had been looking good this week, but today they both woke up with a new pimple on their cheek. So frustrating, because as soon as you think you're in the clear it seems like another step backward. I would have thought by 8 weeks they wouldn't still be getting new pimples. Aaargh!!!
It's okay because, even when we get a new pimple form, it is usually gone within a day or two. I felt one pop up this morning and already popped it two hours ago. I noticed that if we do get an active, they are gone fairly quickly! I've been breaking out on my forehead, small ones, but still so weird since I almost NEVER break out on my forehead, yet now on my chin where I ALWAYS used to have actives, I have like 1 or none! So weird ahha.
For the AHA, It's helped with overall redness to my face+the redness on the actual actives. It stings for five minutes but after that, it's all fine.
&thank you for the advice and prayer on my knee...I'm honestly trying not to stuff my face with food, in self-pity, because If I can't workout that means I'm not 100% in, and my mind says, what the heck you might as well eat what you want.
I'm messed up. LOL.
MONTH 2 Week 4:
WELL. I just got my hair done today, and my hair dresser was raving about how amazing my face looked and asked
what I was doing so she could get her niece on it!!! she said I don't even need to wear my concealer (I haven't worn foundation in four weeks!!!!!)
so this was just affirmation that it is totally working!!!
I've been really depressed lately, since my knee is not allowing me to do my favorite thing in the world: Running. I've been struggling with depression because of this, so today my mom dragged me to the casino and i forced myself to go... glad I went because I won $150!!! It really lifted my spirits and I'm getting an xray on my knee Monday hopefully so I can get an MRI, because its my tendon that hurts behind my knee. When I run it is a splitting pain behind my knee. So, hopefully it heals since I have a half marathon I have to train for in May. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated! (even silent ones!)
Also, I've now used AHA three times. Honestly no joke, my face is like HARDLY red anymore!!!! My mom even said today when we were at the Casino, she was staring at me and said, "Wow your face looks so great."
Made me happy inside. I am just so happy this is working. I no longer fear waking up and looking at myself in the mirror, i'm excited to see how much better it will look!
I hope everyone else is doing just as good!
It's working I see you're skin healing with less acne, I got my shipment yesterday, but I haven't had time to apply because I wanted to shave then let my skin heal for two days before I start.
I read on the paper that came with the package that it says to only use the treament BP once a day for 1st week? hmm so I should only use the regime at night for one whole week then start morning and nights on the 2nd week?
Hope you're knee recovers! Yeah lol I love running now, I just run back and forth on this path because it calms me, but now I want to tone up my body so perhaps I will reduce my jogging to 1 hour instead.
Thank you so much! That means the world to me that you notice my skin is better. It has plagued me for so long and it's amazing to see it finally leaving me, even if just a little!
When i got the treatment, I used a quarter size morning and night, I wanted to start fast haha. It turned out okay for me but that's up to you. I hope so too...I'm running again tomorrow morning so i'll let you know how it goes
Hey no Problem I'm not the only one on this thread that sees the difference! Glad to see you happy and cheerful.
Yeah let me know how you're running went? Is the knee still bothering you? hope not. I'm gonna start the regimen tomorrow! I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I'm getting everything ready! *fingers crossed*
How is the Regimen doing for you? don't be nervous, be excited!! change is coming!!!!
and it went great, until I over did it and went to the gym at the same day... now it won't even let me run past a mile. I've been really depressed, but trying really hard to pull myself out of it. Since running is everything to me, if i can't run, it literally feels like my life is over.
It's only been 4 days so of course I won't see any improvement just yet so I'm not freaking out xD still I love using the regimen because it's not making my face burn or itch and I've only been doing the morning regimen so that my skin will get use to the BP. I can't wait to start using it day and nights next tuesday soooo far so good ^o^!!
I know what you mean about having a accident like that and not being able to do what you love to do, it gets frustrating and wish the pain would just go away. I had a similar back pain a while back when I was lifting weights... I felt like this back pain would never relive itself until I started using icy hot patches so perhaps that might work? or you can go to the doctors so they can give you pills to heal the pain that's causing you're knee to spaz out like that. I'm praying for you that it heals soon >__<!! and you can run again. Also I'm happy you are receiving all these great comments about you're face!! Trust me! we really see the improvement and it's great when people actually say "wow, you're face is getting better or looking clean" it's a good heart feeling moment.
Yes, I didn't really see any improvement until I was on the second week. Like REALLY saw anything.
I've been actually using the icyhot patches!!!! Funny you should mention that! I tried the medicated sleeve to go around my knee, but it actually made my muscles really sore around my knee (quad) so I returned those and just got the regular patches--which, don't hurt my muscles. I just really want this to get better because I can't do ANY working out since it's prob a tendon. No working out if I want to run anytime soon...so since I can't workout at ALL, it's like my whole world has gone to hell and I just am struggling with not eating everything in my self-pity. I need to be into something 100% or my mind says, screw it, you aren't losing weight or toning or running, so you might as well eat--i substituted the high i get from eating yummy food with running, and now that I can't run... where is it coming from now? ugh
MONTH 2 WEEK 4:
Today, I woke up with an active pimple on my forehead and one that was starting just under my lip (ouch!) thankfully, I got forehead popped this morning, and the other one came to a head tonight and they are both on their way to healing! I love this regimen because even if I get a pimple, it is gone within a day (unless they are massive ones!). The little cluster of pimples just under my jaw is still there but FINALLY have not come to a head anymore, and are itching like crazy which means they are drying out. They are no longer raised, and should be gone within the next day. FINALLYYYYY Gonna use AHA tonight, so, hoping to see better improvement tomorrow morning.
My knee is also not any better, BUT I'm going to get an XRAY done tomorrow, so, that is just one step down to get my MRI. I know the xray won't show anything since it's a tendon i'm sure, and not bone since well, I can walk and move around without it hurting. The ache is behind my knee, but ONLY when I run which is weird. I don't know if it's runners knee, which is an overused injury, because i've taken 7 days off and still, I'll run and BAM it'll come back within a mile of running. Hopefully I CAN get an MRI sometime in the next week or so. I really need this to be healed so I can train for my half...which I already paid for.
Edited by Alyssa Lee, 12 January 2014 - 09:08 PM.