|This article is a stub. I'll get around to lengthening it when I feel like it :)|
For the TL;DR crowd: In February I developed a condition called leukocytoclastic vasculitis, which is essentially a disease where the immune system decides your blood vessels are foreign invaders and attempts to destroy them. It appears to be chronic, however, there doesn't appear to be internal organ involvement, and it looks like we're finally getting it under control with oral steroids.
2013-06-27: *Deep breath*
Today is my father's birthday and I wanted to call him to say hi, however, I know he's going to ask me if I'm coming to the annual family get-together, and I need to
- Images of my progress with leukocytoclastic vasculitis
Left leg the day before my birthday. I didn't photograph my other leg at the time because I was just trying to show mom the LV itself, not the secondary infection that had set in on the right leg. Also, I was in intense pain, so I wasn't exactly thinking about chronicling.
The beginning of the third round of LV outbreaks. This was the one that prompted my dermatologist to turn me over to a rheumatologist, since it was starting to look like a chronic condition.
The beginning of the fourth round of LV outbreaks. You can see how large the third round ankle spot got.
Fourth round of LV outbreaks is finally healing after treatment with oral steroids. You can see the swelling has gone down considerably between the previous picture and this one.