yess, its already 56 days have passed.. more healthy lip skin is coming out, slow but steady progress... just awesome.
my teaching job is starting tomorrow, and i also work in a big store. got 2 jobs no problem. still living without any balms/vaseline/ointments etc..
have been posting on japanese Ec forum lately, many people have tried steriod based ointments for a long term and they are desperate to find a cure but they can't live without putting something on their lips, so they keep using vaseline etc.. they've been suffering for many many years..
there is a very helpful member on that forum who has been cured for a while. she first went to see doctors and tried all sorts of steroids, then it got worse, so she decided to quit them and just washed her lips everyday very gently, put nothing on her lip as she says balms etc will lower immune system on the lips and makes it incurable. she did that for several months and became completely EC free.