February 6, 2014

End. In Sight. Maybe.

Last week I posted a relatively disturbing before-and-after picture of my face. Granted, it was a comparison between my rather debonair and youthful looking 2011 picture and a rather steroid-driven gray-bearded 2014 face, but, still, it was a little disconcerting.

I've seen a million (only not) doctors, taken a million drugs, had about a million ounces of blood taken and been biopsied. I've been diagnosed with everything from MRSA to stress and everything in between. But none of these have actually solved the problem.

And then came a supposed miracle drug.

I was accepted into something of a clinical trial and get my first round of injections on Tuesday.

Fingers crossed. Seriously. Fingers. Fucking. Crossed.

Posted by Chris at February 6, 2014 7:31 AM | TrackBack

Wish I had more fingers.

Posted by: Marshall at February 6, 2014 7:58 AM

Chris, I'm not a doctor, I just pretend to be one (27 years in the biz). I am not sure what your problems/diagnosis is. Would you be willing to share more? What dietary changes have you made? I was diagnosed with celiac disease at the ripe old age of 47 which means ZERO tolerance to wheat, oats, barley, rye (etc)...which are in EVERYTHING. Doctors do not go the "food allergy/intolerance" route first, even last. Please email me offline if you wish. I'm here and have a lot of access to legit information. Best wishes, Kara

Posted by: Kara at February 6, 2014 8:51 AM

oh Chris. it's been a couple years since I've checked in (sorrrrrrrrry). you, Beth, M & O have all my good thoughts and prayers. come on Miracle.

Posted by: Alison (chatty cricket) at February 6, 2014 8:56 AM

Good luck, brother.

Posted by: j at February 6, 2014 9:40 AM

Thinking positive thoughts for you, man!

ps - the after photo really was not that disturbing! you looked fine! just different.

Posted by: Kaz at February 6, 2014 10:25 AM

Facebook has made me a horrible commenter, but I'm on team Cactus Face.

Posted by: Mr Lady at February 6, 2014 3:11 PM

Hope so too.

Posted by: Aimee Giese | Greeblemonkey at February 6, 2014 3:42 PM

Thinking of you. I've become a horrible blog follower but am keeping up with you on Facebook. Sending good thoughts your way.

Posted by: Sharri at February 6, 2014 8:06 PM

Fingers AND toes crossed!

Posted by: Kris Hopkins at February 7, 2014 7:53 AM

Fingers crossed! And the after photo isn't disturbing, but a beard does make your face look pretty different. Good thing to keep in mind if you ever need to go on the lam :)

Posted by: Hillary at February 7, 2014 11:25 AM

Here's hoping it works!

Posted by: Kristin at February 7, 2014 8:51 PM

2003 photo, correct? Not 2011. 11 years' difference (not 3) is expected! You just look...11 years older, that's all. :-)

Best of luck! I'm so sorry you're going through this.

Posted by: RzDrms at February 7, 2014 10:06 PM

Good luck, Chris!

Posted by: akofaolain at February 10, 2014 12:54 PM
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