I also feel like it's better to accept it rather than feel like you can't be happy until your cured. I am very interested in trying Dovonex. I have a few questions though. I don't like the way I have to glob on lotion at night and it's just so awkward. I wanted to try something less noticeable. I was hoping that Dovonex had a clear base like vaseline so that it is not noticeable. Anyway I'm glad that someone can be happy even with this condition. I am constantly regretting having done this to myself and wonder how many yrs of my youth I have wasted because of this. I also regret how I lived prior to getting this, not appreciating how good I had it. Maybe you can be a model for how to live with this condition and still be happy. I'm still trying to cure this with acidophilus but I don't think it's working and I'm still getting hard crusts on my lips that I feel like exfoliating off. I don't think its' bacteria anymore I think my lips are just damaged and are developing dead skin to protect itself.