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  • in reply to: Covid Support Thread #1031841
    Avatar photoCleopatra_30
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    Happy to hear of the vaccinations happening ๐Ÿ˜€

    We recently had some restrictions eased, we can now have social gatherings outside, however it it limited to 10 people and those people must be your entire bubble until things get better or relaxed more. Still no indoor gatherings etc. But at least I can extend my social bubble a bit more for the summer.

    Recalling my visit to NYC two years ago around April, I imagine there are some very spring like conditions coming around the east coast right now. We have full cherry blossoms, lots of crocuses and warmer weather here in BC. Gotta see the light where it is these days ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Covid Support Thread #1031643
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      @ktfran
      So sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ™ Hope you can al celebrate her life in some way considering the circumstances.

      I am in BC and they announced they are into opening the vaccinations for older folks (not just those who are critical). According to a news article there were a million people on the lines when they opened (via phone), but barely 100,000 people actually fall under the age group range for the province. SO there are people calling outside the age range and or multiple people calling for one person to secure an appointment.

      I am turning 30 this year and will be eligible for my first in August.

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    I am single this year so doing a ‘me’ celebration! I am cat sitting at my classmates place come tomorrow, so should be all cuddled up (maybe) with their cat and have some wine, nice dinner (take out), some new shows to watch (Canadian Baking show and Men in Kilts anyone?!) and a dessert!

    If anyone is in the PNW we are all under a blanket of snow. So we may have some of it still tomorrow (unless it pours). So will be a good weekend to stay in! And it is family day on monday AND it is reading week for me (grad student). So I have a nice long break to enjoy after Sunday with a lesser work load).

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    I have been reading up more on skin care through the subreddit thread r/Skincareaddiction. I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already, has some great resources for how to formulate your routine based on your skin type, issues and budget. As well as a plethora of recommendations for products.

    I have decided to put off any medical treatment for my breakouts to try and re vamp my skin care regime, I am gonna do it in two parts, first addressing my acne breakouts, then move forward with my existing acne scarring and skin rejuvenation.

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    @Copa and @hfantods I really appreciate your insights!! I am really hoping that if I do seriously consider this that at my age the likelyhood of it resurging will be lower since I will have gone through my primary hormonal changes.

    It has just surged again this past month and I have no idea why, which is the big thing I can’t seem to find a trigger, especially when it is so inconsistent. It does impact my self confidence, I am absolutely different when I have clear skin, and get more reserved, self conscious and feel less attractive when these long breakouts happen. Masks have been a saving grace ironically.

    I am now suspicious it is partly triggered by hormones during my period, but I JUST got a new 5 year IUD this summer and would hate to switch out since I just had it inserted.

    I am not too worried about pregnancy since I most likely won’t have a serious partner for the next while, and I am actively being ‘childfree’ so efforts are being made to avoid that.

    You have both given me something to think about ๐Ÿ™‚

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    @Copa no worries! I had looked into Accutane a few years back, one of my old co worker had/has really bad acnes and was on the treatment for it, and it did work! But then it came back…I have heard as well the medication used for it is quite intense. I am a bit worried because of the side effects and body impacts during.

    But what was your experience like? Has your acne pretty well toned down, or stopped completely?

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    I am almost 30 (next year, woo!) and have dealt with acne prone skin since I was 12. I have done some over the counter products as prescribed by my doctor to help reduce bacteria built up and regeneration of skin cells (retin-a). I am currently dealing with a bad break out that hasn’t really gone away for the last month, usually around my chin/mouth area.

    I have found though that typically a cleanser (salicylic acid based) in the morning and evening, then some exfoliation a couple times a week, and I then use a retin-a cream at night on trouble spots/breakouts, and moisturizer during the day. When I was more active outside with hiking and running I will use an SPF moisturizer. I also just got some caffeine based eye cream to help with puffiness under my eyes. Unfortunately I inherited it from my mom, so hoping to see some improvement with that over the next month.

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    @hfantods, CONGRATS! Seems like a big week for people in my social network, a family friend proposed to their now fiancรฉ this past week, my cousin got engaged the other day, and now you! Wonder what is in the air….

    That is such a sweet way to propose ๐Ÿ™‚

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    @veritek33 posted in the wrong thread, but wanted to say glad to hear you and the baby are doing well (considering the circumstances) with COVID. Fingers crossed you have a speedy and full recovery ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Covid Support Thread #967611
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    ahh! Totally just realized I posted the response in the wrong thread ๐Ÿ˜› Doing too much at once, this was in the ‘Dating’ thread on the other page XD

    in reply to: Covid Support Thread #966959
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    @veritek33 I am glad to hear you are doing okay despite the COVID transmission. Fingers crossed you have a speedy recovery ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Covid Support Thread #964415
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    @Helen it is nuts. I had a small civil discussion on FB with a family friend and he basically stated, I have been too trusting of the media and government. So where is he getting his sources then?! Certainly isn’t academic or scientific since no one believes them either. Very narrow minded group of people out there who only trust their neighbors….ugh


    @alafair
    , wow thank you for sharing. I had heard of the lasting impacts that have been recorded to date with COVID. I really hope over time these go away or improve. I can only imagine the frustration, mentally and physically, this has been for you.

    I have an buddy from back in Calgary who got COVID and has volunteered to help with continuing studies by taking part in body examinations to see what lasting impacts it will have on him and others.

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