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91 Days! - Staph Infection Of My Complexion.

Renn17

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I managed to find a picture of my skin when it was all disgusting and had a staph infection. I was on 4 flucloxacillin tablets a day for, I'm not sure exactly, but a long time. It died out eventually, but I felt so crap when I had it, like I was diseased.

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It's not great quality because it was taken on a mobile phone. I wish I had taken proper photos of my skin when it was at its worst but whenever I did take some with the flash on I would get too upset and just delete them. Just happy I'm not in that situation anymore!

I must mention the 'vulgaris' thing again, because I found out it doesn't derive from the word 'vulgar' but is 'a Latin adjective meaning common, or something that is derived from the masses of common people'. They should still call it something a little less phonologically negative, like acne popularis or acne alltherangeis, even acneuniversalis (but that one sounds a bit like a theme park).

My dry skin is getting easier to control because I'm in a routine of moisturising now, but the dry lips is still bad. My toes are hurting, like an over-sensitive feeling, and the moist moustache is creating a little river valley in my philtrum which could end global water famine. My hair is dry so I have to apply deep conditioning masks and my eyelashes are thinning/eyebrows are becoming gappy. However, they're still outweighed by the side-effect of returning confidence and the concept of clear skin, so thinking of the long-term it's no big deal.

Since my confidence has been creeping back I've been thinking more and more about Summer, when it's 'prom'. I'm saying 'prom' because nobody wears typical meringuey dresses and you don't have to bring a guy, because we're from an all girls' school and, well, we know we can have a good time without them. It would be nice in a way though, to have a guy to bring, especially if it was that guy I mentioned many entries ago, but it would be way too Hollywood for that to happen rolleyes.gif I might just drag a random drunk from the street, give him a quick spray to mask that musky 'I was just sick on myself and ate it' smell and introduce him as my dedicated partner, just for effect.



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"Acne alltherageis". I like it, i'm taking it, I'm using it. All mine. Thanks Renn, I shall add it to my book of Y'isms.

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Yes, I much prefer acne popularis. That sounds infinitely better.

I think you should take a poor boy with acne... Or write in to Justin Beiber and see if he'll come with you. When he comes, you spend the entire night ignoring him/paying him out. Even better, take a cut-out of a celebrity. There's nothing like a life-size Tom Cruise (cut-out) to make your friends jealous.

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Good lord girl, you've come along way. I'd take dry lips and hair, and sore toes (really? Toes?! Is that normal??) any day. On a similar (okay maybe completely unrelated) note, maybe you'll lose your moist moustache now Movember is finally coming to an end? ;)

Prom! We don't have prom here, we have "formals". The difference? No idea. Less meringue? More awkward, sweaty boys? Not sure. Anyway, have you tried Facestalking pen-pal guy?

If that doesn't pan out, try and chose a random drunk that's old and fat, so you can run away from him easily if need be ;)

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Acne popularis is misleading though... "New and improved!! Get acne now to be the most popularis person in school!".

Haha! I was going to say a cardboard cut-out of Tom Cruise would be too short, but that might be handy for when you have to cart him around the dance floor.

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I have no idea what a book of y'isms is, but I'm touched that I am involved in this, so thank you.

I'd happily take a boy with acne if the opportunity presented itself. Haha, if only I could do that, that would be epic (invite Justin Bieber and humiliate him that is) he'd probably turn up wearing more make up than me. I swear he wears candy pink lip gloss.

Yeah, toes! I know it's weird but they feel achy.I have a feeling the moist moustache will be hanging around for a long time. It's kinda part of the family now *wipes tear from eye*. Nope, still don't have Facebook, I've totally lost interest in it. Also, if I logged on to see 'in a relationship' I'd probably fall into a pit of self-pity (hehe, a pit of pity) filled with ice cream and chocolate, soon becoming so fat that I am forever lodged in the depths of it. Deep. I'll make sure he hits that criteria, don't worry ;)

I'm sure in the future we'll hear that very line on a cheesy shopping channel. It's only so many products they can advertise before they need to find something new. Personally I'd prefer a cut-out of Bruce Willis, nobody would mess! Although it may be difficult to lug around his big, manly shoulders and chiselled-by-angels face...beefy muscles...:drool: Yeah, Tom Cruise would be easier (not in that way).

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Was wondering when the funny part was coming and then aaaah last couple of lines there it was!

wow so impressive how gr8 ur skin looks hey compared to then...

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Lol, wow, Bruce Willis. The man's like 100. I guess you could use his body as a chopping board though and sharpen your knives on his scalp. Useful!... Oh, what am I saying, I still love Angelina Jolie, even though she has more years than I have teeth.

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Om, you leave Bruce alone, he's perfect! Matter of fact, Renn you leave Bruce alone too, he's far too old for you, and besides....he's mine!

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I refuse to write his name and add to the hype about him, so "JB" freaks me out with his glossy candy-pink lips.

I've heard you can get joint aches with Accutane, but I didn't realise that extended right down to the toes! If it makes you feel better it's so warm here that a moist moustache is often the norm.

But you should at least stalk him! Or get a friend to. Say, maybe a friend that is quite adept at Facestalking...? (That's me, by the way, if the hint was too vague).

I think almost all girls have a Bruce-crush. A Brush? How can you not love a guy who was born Walter Bruce Willis and managed to turn that around and become an incredibly famous and hot action-film star? Also, I will forever be indebted to him for The Fifth Element. Enough said.

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I can vouch for unblvbl facestalking prowess. I can provide a written reference is required.

whenever I see JB on tv, I start to feel all maternal (for the first time in my life) and just want to send him to his room without any dinner.

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