Author Archives: Junk Lover

About Junk Lover

I am a lover of junk. I love to craft and sew and re-purpose old crap. My mind is a scattered mess with too many ideas running through it so I don't always focus and get my projects done. BUT, I usually have fun trying.

What 1 year of my daughter’s TSW has taught me

So, my husband and I have spent the last year watching our daughter go from a beautiful, energetic, athletic, friendly child to an introverted, recluse to somewhere in between.  She is clearly on her way to getting back to herself … Continue reading

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TSW Month 12

One Year down.  One FUCKING Year of HELL!  I know that I should be thankful for the progress that I have seen in my daughter’s skin.  I should be thankful that she will be cured and that this isn’t a … Continue reading

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Photo History of My Little Red Warrior

I remember how much pictures helped me at the beginning of my daughter’s topical steroid withdrawal.  I remember seeing the first pictures on ITSAN.org and just knew this was what we were dealing with.  I would look at before and … Continue reading

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TSW Months 10 and 11

I have been slacking since the holidays hit so it is time to get back on track and start posting updates.  The itch intensified at the beginning of month 10.  The first time, it was a few hours after a bath … Continue reading

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TSW Month 9

I realized that I never posted this.  She is actually at 11 1/2 months now but here is what I had for Month 9. With month 9 came our favorite holiday – Halloween.  We LOVE dressing up and making fun … Continue reading

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School or No School – Tough Decision

Should I keep my child in school while going through topical steroid withdrawal?  I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer.  The decision to pull your child out of school or keep them in school is a very … Continue reading

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TSW -Month 8 – Roller Coaster!!!!!!!!

Month 8 of TSW has been a whirlwind.  It started out great and then she was slammed!  I guess it is to be expected but that doesn’t make it any less painful for her or for us to see. We started the … Continue reading

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