Oh Good, Stress Gives Me an Eye Rash

Might as well have a sense of humor about it, right?

When I took care of my grandma for several months after she fell last year, I developed dermatitis on my face, mostly around my nose and eyes. It wasn’t horrible, but it also wasn’t great – or wanted. Not a lot to do about it except try to stress less – ha!

It finally went away a couple of months ago…and now it’s back. As I’ve been caring for Spider Man. Which is stressful, because caring for other people is stressful for me and loaded with trauma triggers. So now I have puffy, red eyelids that occasionally feel like they are on fire. Awesome. I have an external stress indicator.

There’s just not a lot to do about it except acknowledge what’s happening, continue with my morning self-care and calming routine and put some energy into healing myself…and my puffy right eye.

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