I'm glad to hear that you are doing well Uklad. It's rather a different story for me. This problem seemed easier to deal with a year ago and you would think that the longer I have this the more accustom I would be to living with this burden but I am growing tired of this condition plaguing me day after day even though I manage it fairly well with exfoliants and such, I still know that it's there and that it may not look as good the next day as it may be chapped looking, or if I have exfoliated, it may look swollen and inflamed. There are days when I am in the best of moods but even when I feel great I still have that thought that lingers in my head from time to time that there is uncertainty about how my lips will look the next day or the day after that and so on. I know I should just live in the moment and that no one really notices even when it looks bad, this condition can still demoralize me even in the best of times and it is most certainly intensified in the worst of times. I am somewhat of a buddist but before I had this condition I was very materialistic, vain, and egotistic and it is hard to break that spell. I am still vain sometimes I must admit but this condition has humbled me and perhaps made me a warmer person as adversities like this does tend to do however I still get down at times and struggle to deal with this affliction. I know there are so many worse conditions and diseases and that so many have it far worse but I just can't get over how my life would be if I hadn't picked at my lips and hadn't been obsessive about my chapped lips and what people that I would never see again thought about them as they glanced at them for a few seconds or less. But I know this thinking will get me nowhere and although I have a difficult time believing this is due to my diet or health or that this can even be cured I still need to try and even if it can't be cured in my case I still need to find some silver lining as I know this has made me a better person but I find it difficult to feel that it has gave me a better life. I haven't tried hard enough to fight this disease but I will try to not let it get me away from everything I want and deserve in life.