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Week 3. Subtly more happy



Into week 3 on Accutane and I have made significant progress this week! There are less cysts, well most of the red painful cysts that I had on my back and neck have sunk. My skin is more sensitive, finding I flare up easily, like the gentle friction from the straps of the bags I carry on my shoulders, will irritate a cyst on my back causing it to become more swollen and painful to the touch by the end of the day. Skin is dry but not dry enough that I really need to use moisturiser, though contemplating that I should. The blackheads that made my nose irresistible to not scratch have stopped itching, and those blackheads appear to be packing up. Just washed my face and skin felt smoother than ever! Splashing the face with cool water on clear smooth skin makes my heart glow and swell a thousand times its size. My face is far from the platonic ideal of perfection but I am enchanted, my spirit overspills with the hope that I will one day stroke my face and it will feel like silk.

Confidence is improving, less anxious, excited to see my dermatologist in 5 days to increase my dose. Not feeling super tired like I was in the first 2 weeks. Using more and more lip balm every day.

Saw the new Harry Potter film this afternoon which was fantastic. It's really exciting and the plot takes part mostly in the cold outdoors, and incredibly you really feel the cold, and the settings are stunning.

Love Goldmund


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