Changes in appearances
Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:48 PM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:17 PM
I do have the tightening in my face and I used to get really tight calves. It doesn't bother me too much anymore.
Some days it is hard to look in the mirror though because I do see a difference in my appearance too and it's hard to accept the changes. But if I remember that everyone is changing as they grow older then I don't feel quite so bad.
I love going to the salon too but am not always happy with the results! It's nice to get pampered now and then though. It does make me feel pretty too.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:10 PM
Yes, I definately have changes to my face, hands, arms and inner thigh. I have days where my confidence is shot regarding my face, like today, I postponed my hair appointment becos I just couldn't face looking in the mirror that long and I get alot more people staring now which is hard to bear sometimes. At the supermarket the other day, the checkout girl kept staring at me (mind you she was a very sour girl) and I could feel it , my daughter noticed it and stared back at her until she became embarrassed and stopped (it made me proud of my girl for that ). Im sure Im not that henous - hehe , but it is surely showing me the level of my vanity, which isnt a bad thing. I am consious of my arms as well and always wear long sleeves even in summer, but also thats not a bad thing as the sun is so harsh here in NZ and burns immediately. Im glad you asked sadie, its good to talk about these things that can usually be hard to deal with
Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:48 PM
I have a bit of skin tightening on my face, I hate having my photo taken as I look different now. I have a lot of tightening on my arms and legs. On my right arm the tightening is getting higher, it is nearly up to my shoulder....and I have only had sclero for 2 years. Hope it stops spreading soon. My forearms sting and itch a lot...drives me crazy sometimes.
I love to get pampered at the hairdressers too. My hairdresser is trying a new style, it's amazing what a new hairdo can do for your morale
Posted 27 March 2008 - 10:35 PM
I'm with you on the haircut - it really is my one extravagance, but it certainly makes you feel good and is the one thing that you wear every single day.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 10:51 PM
1. I have experienced the actual sensation of skin tightening in both wrists and also my face and neck area, I can't see any hardness to the skin. My skin is still supple, is this a gradual process or does the skin actually start to tighten with each sensation?
Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:12 AM
The only changes in my face so far are the red spots all over my face and chest.
My skin is tightening up on my knuckles across both hands. I have noticed that my chest is starting to look "shiny" but my husband does not see it and thinks I am looking a bit too hard at myself, but I know my body.
Since I lost all of my hair, a trip to the salon is out, but I do treat myself to a pedicure every now and then. The calf and foot massage is the best part, not to mention the massage chair. And pretty toes put a little pep in my step.
Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:57 AM
Celia - I personally dont recall sensations of tightening, but have found the tightening has been gradual for me over the last 2years since my symptoms
first showed. The tightening began with my hands first, then crept up the arms and through my neck and chest, it is only slightly firm over my
trunk, but then is more severe on the inner thigh.
Posted 28 March 2008 - 04:04 AM
Great alternative to that is either velcro or slip on boots.
Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:23 AM
Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:25 AM