To all my readers who email me, comment on my blog, or share with me what you’re going through – sometimes I wish there was more that I could say to you to help you on your journey. I wish there was more I could do to give you hope and to help you feel less alone. Unfortunately, I can’t answer everything in a single email, but if I could, it would be something like this. Here’s an open letter from me to you. I hope it encourages you.
Dear Eczema Sufferer,
Whether you’re a parent or someone suffering with eczema, I know how hard it’s been for you. I know the long days and nights when you’ve struggled. When you thought that the itching would never end. I know the hopelessness and the feelings of despair. I know the heartache and the discouragement that you face.
It’s so easy to feel alone going through this. It’s so easy to feel like not a soul in the world understands what you’re going through. It’s so easy to feel like “crap” everyday and to wake up, look at yourself in the mirror, and feel utter discouragement. I remember having so many sleepless nights because of the itching and discomfort. I remember waking up and seeing blood and flakes all over my bed; everyday was another battle. My physical pain had become such intense emotional pain. My battle was with my skin and with my mind. Loneliness and discouragement enshrouded me.
In fact, I remember not being sure if I would survive another day because the eczema had gotten so bad. I felt like doctors weren’t able to help me, and if anything, I know what it’s like to feel like no one else in the world understands your pain.
But, I just wanted to remind you that you’re stronger than you think you are. You’re courageous. You’re brave for going through this. Not many people can go through what you’re experiencing. I know that most of the time you might feel like there’s no way out, and that you’ll never heal, or that this is a never-ending battle. But it’s not. There is hope. And you will defeat this.
When you think that the itchiness, the flakiness, and the red rashes will never go away, just remember that there are stories of hope for you to cling onto. Remember that your body will heal, when you give it what it needs. Your body is strong, and it’s a machine that can recover.
There are miracles in life, and you will become one of them. There’s also a God watching over you, when you feel like no one cares. And most of all, you’re going to be okay. Everything will work out in the end.
I remember when doctors told me that the eczema would never be “cured.” I remember them telling me it was one of the worst they had ever seen. I thought the battle would never end. I felt so incredibly discouraged. I remember just wanting everything to be ok, and I would have given anything for that feeling to be normal.
I used to whisper to myself, “You’re going to fight this. You’re going to overcome this. Just watch me – and it will happen.”
And, guess what?
You can too.
Don’t give up hope. You’ll eventually get there. I’m rooting for you.
Abby & Bryan
Your cheerleaders 🙂
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1
Abby is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who helps clients achieve optimal health. She is passionate about seeing people use health and nutrition to transform lives. She hopes that her experiences and knowledge can help educate others on natural remedies that will help eczema. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or YouTube for more updates!
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