No worries. I have been using the clean up with water and chapstick method since I moved back to London from the States in 2005 and basically seeing no light at the end of the tunnel or relief from pain. This last 6 weeks has been an experiment to see what would happen if left alone after all this time. Although I don't like what I see and people continue to be cruel in the face of such a condition, I need to know how things are progressing and if any changes are occuring. For intance, two nights ago my lips fused over night with the bottom lip eventually dragging off most of the crusting that was on my top lip. Normally a new layer would start to develop pretty much immediately but almost three days further on and I'm left with nothing but fairly pink, soft skin and no signs of a new layer. I'll keep everyone posted.