Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Bonding and Doctor Appointments

North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hi everyone,

Back in December of 2013, I visited my doctor after my eczema hit a rough patch (pun intended). I left the appointment with a hurt ego (I mean, I knew my skin was bad but I didn't think it would be "the worst case of eczema" my doctor had ever seen) and a referral to a dermatologist. My mum called the dermatologist the same day and since I live in the land of 'doctor appointment when you have a splinter' there was a 6 month waiting list for an appointment.

So, here we are, July 29th -  or the day I have waited 6 months for. It's so typical that my skin has cleared up a lot since December and there is no trace, really, of my eczema. Turns out I have atopic eczema so it comes and goes but is with me forever. #eczemalife.
After my appointment, my siblings and I - side note: doesn't 'siblings' sounds so proper? - went to the park while my mum took Enzo, my 1 month old brother, to his doctor appointment.






Orla took it upon herself to teach Coco red hands. Coco is four. Orla is fifteen. Orla is very much the evil sibling.


Here's Milo, the 5 year old.
I love natural pictures like these. I'm always trying to catch my family mid-laugh or conversation but it confuses them and they're always like, "Why are you taking pictures right now?" They just don't understand my artistic ways...



The heat was so unbearable. Google tells me it was 28 degrees when we were at the park.
I feel like I talk about the weather more than I should but maybe that's because I was raised in Britain. The British are always talking about weather, right?

When the sun finally got too much, we all moved into the shade and played a game of eye-spy. Eye-spy with kids is the funniest thing. We play with colours instead of the first letters because they can't spell. Milo kept saying things like, "I spy something purple" and it would be one of the dots on Coco's top. Then, of course, Orla fought back and would start pointing out cars they were too short to see, or other things they would never find.

Overall, it was a good day spent bonding. Aw, bonding. So cheesy... I shook my head as I typed it.

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Thanks for reading!

Iona

7 comments

  1. aww looks like such a lovely day! id love it if youd comment back http://www.amyelizabethfashion.com/2014/07/be-delicious-with-dkny.html xx

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    1. The weather was brutal, but it was a good day! Thanks for commenting.

      - Iona

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  2. Loved this post! And omg I think I have eczema on my face too! It started recently and it's mostly around my lips. It sucks-it's uncomfortable and itchy and it makes me super self-conscious! I would love to see your skincare routine btw!

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  3. lovely photos! hope your skin continues to get better :) i can't imagine eczema is very nice - my niece has it and she scratches her skin like crazy!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm surprised how well my photos turned out since I used my iPhone to take them. I hope my eczema gets better too...

      - Iona

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  4. I've suffered from eczema as long as I can remember and started getting patches on my face in my teens, which I found really embarrassing! I remember getting it SO badly on my neck and arms that I couldn't go to school as it would crack and bleed if I straightened my arms, I couldn't get dressed and it was just awful. Luckily, it only flares up every so often and I use Eumovate which clears it up really quickly. However, it thins your skin and as I've used it for years I now have patches on my arms that don't tan, it's so annoying, haha! I'm glad to hear that yours has improved :)

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Oh god, I completely understand. My eczema was like that all last year until I went to the doctor and got some cream. I stopped using it as soon as everything cleared up a bit because the skin thinning reason. The folds in my arms don't tan either but I never connected it to the cream... wow, that's good to know - I just thought it caused premature wrinkles! Is your eczema triggered by anything? I used to think mine was caused by eczema but I haven't ate dairy for a few years and still get it. I guess people like you and I will just be stuck with it for life!
      - Iona

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