My Sweet Niece and Me and Vitiligo

 

I love this photo of my sweet little niece with her Aunty ellen b. Look at her great eyebrows. After we left Dallas she cut two bottom teeth within the week. She’s just 3-1/2 months old. Before we left for Dallas I had my first ever trip to the dermatologist because my face was discoloring. I thought I was getting brown spots. At my visit the dermatologist discovered that I’m not getting brown spots but instead I’m losing the pigment in my skin, a condition called Vitiligo. It’s the same condition that Michael Jackson has. I’m not wearing any cover-up in the photo above so you can see my loss of pigment especially next to my dear niece’s perfect baby skin. So from now on if I post any photos of myself out walking you’ll see me with my Dallas souvenir on…

 

Here I am last Saturday at Emma Wood State Beach with my new UPF50+ hat with a 3″ rim. The areas of my skin that are losing pigment are very sensitive to the sun so I need to add extra protection. A sunblock with helioplex broad spectrum uva-uvb and avobenzone 3% are highly recommended for protection. I’m using a Neutrogena product that has both of these ingredients in it. The only downside to this condition for me besides my vanity, is the fact that I don’t wear hats well and then the added condition of bad dented hair from the hat after my walks!

Between my back issues and my face issues I was happy to have memorized ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ~”Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

Have a wonderful day y’all and keep on walking. I’ve had a good week of walking and I’ll be posting my average steps every Monday from now on.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!

17 thoughts on “My Sweet Niece and Me and Vitiligo

  1. Hello Ellen,

    Goodie – you are back! I was beginning to worry about you because I hadn’t seen a new post this morning when I came to visit you! 🙂

    Your niece is a CUTIE!!! I can’t believe she is cutting teeth at barely 4 months.

    I am so sorry to hear about your discoloration issue. But you have such a good attitude about it, and in turn have blessed and challenged me with the 2 Corinthians verse.

    By the way, that is a cute hat! 🙂 I love straw hats… 🙂

    Take care now. I need to tend to dinner for now. I will talk to you later!

  2. What a sweet picture of you and your neice! She is a cutie!
    Your are lovely but I know these “getting older” issues when sprung on us, take a little getting use to! Maybe the discoloration has nothing to do with aging…? Hats are good but the hat hair is real, too!! Your straw hat is very attractive and maybe you’ll get use to it!
    Good walking!!

  3. Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!! Hope is way toooooooo cute, she is absolutely adorable! I can’t wait to meet her this summer.

  4. And here I thought I could encourage you; but you, friend, have encouraged me yet again by turning my eyes to the Lord and an eternal citizenship that cannot be stolen by ravages of outward wasting. Thank you.

  5. I just have to say “thank you” for saying my photos are nice today. I’m still learning how to use my camera and it takes some patience ! I have hopes of getting a nice Nikon or Canon one day! It was so hot here today the Mock Orange wilted!! There was a shock factor because it was only in the high 80’s.

  6. Ellen, You really are cute in the hat. I suppose we make quite a pair walking around in our 3 inchers. But we’ll laugh (and walk) all the way in to our 90s and avoid skin cancer if at all possible!

    I could use a little May Gray right about now…

  7. what do you mean you don’t wear a hat well?? Now me, I have a pointy head (really) and hats don’t stay on my head, but you look darling in your hats. this one and the tea party one!! and sides, only good things come from Dallas you know!!!

  8. I read the whole chapter earlier today, and have been thinking about it all day long; then here’s your post. The outward wasting away—no matter the form—does not detract from the inward, daily renewal that is ours through Jesus. That you believe it is evident in what you write and in the wonderful smile on your face.

    And I love your hat!

  9. So sorry to read about your skin condition. It doesn’t sound like fun. Im not a fan of hats. I just get too hot and sweaty and then then there is the hair factor. I hope they have come up with some good treatments for it.

  10. I think, you are not suffer with skin condition vitiligo because the pics i saw on different vitiligo sites like vitiligo support , antivitiligo and other site are quite inverse from you.

  11. Actually there are many types of vitiligo and some different exist between them

    Irshad, Now this second comment is more on the mark. Because my skin is fair to begin with, my vitiligo does not show up like some of the more typical pictures that are posted for vitiligo.

  12. Hello there. Found you while google-searching about vitiligo. Google is spooky in that it sent me, a Christian Dallasite with vitiligo, to your blog. I am about 85% depigmented and currently using Benoquin to finish up the depigmentation. Not fun.

    You are rocking that hat! I love my Helen Kaminski hat myself.

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