"A rash is good, because it means the medicine is working."
It's what I told the twins when they worried about me looking different if I got a chemo rash. And it's what I'm telling myself now.
Thankfully (?) it looks better than it feels. Yesterday people were telling me I look great (hopefully they didn't mean "great for someone with cancer!"). I think most didn't really notice the rash. But it's tight, hot, and incredibly itchy. Steroid cream and Benadryl can only do so much, so reminding myself, it's working, is what's keeping me sane.
P.S. I did NOT wear this mask on the plane, in spite of Per ordering and paying for rush shipping. My doctor confirmed my immune system is still in good shape and told me just to wash my hands every chance I get!