I'm so sorry!
I haven't written in over a month, and it was intentional. I don't want to write every day or every week when there is nothing interesting
to write about. What I've basically been doing this entire month is calling any dermatologist in my area I could find, and asking how soon I can be seen.
A quick reminder, the dermatologist I was originally referred to refused to see me until September 2nd (It was June when I asked to be seen).
Even though I was extremely distressed and depressed, no exceptions could be made.
A month long battle of frustration and desperation ensued, and finally, today, I emerged victorious.
I had my first appointment with a dermatologist today and guess what:
I am officially registered in the iPLEDGE system. I'm getting Accutane.
I was so afraid it would not go well.
I was afraid my acne wasn't serious enough. I was afraid she'd turn me down.
However, she signed me up without any hesitation.
She noticed right away the amount of visible scarring I have on my face and, of course, assumed emotional scarring as well.
I also informed her that I had tried everything from non-medicated facial washes to topical antibiotics without any improvement.
It's unfortunate that I'm scarred, I know, but it got me what I wanted.
Also, because I need to be on 2 forms of birth control, I am going on the Ortho Tri-Cyclen BP. (She gave me abstinence as an option. I'm a virgin, but who knows what will happen. I want to be safe.)
I can finally start counting the days until clearance.
After 8 long years, I finally have an end date for my acne. I will be realistic and keep in mind that I might relapse, but I know for sure I'm going to have a break. That enough puts me at ease.
I am a month and a half behind schedule, so I will not be clear by the time I am a senior... but I know I'll be clear early enough into it so that it will not hurt my year too much. I'm content. After all, dreams must be fought for. They aren't worthwhile otherwise.
For people following me:
I WILL NOT BLOG EVERY DAY/WEEK ON MY PROGRESS WITH ACCUTANE.
I will blog if and only if there is something new or interesting to say.
BUT RECOMMEND PRODUCTS? v v v
Since I'm about to jump on the DRY DRY DRY bandwagon, I want to prepare in advance.
For those of you who are on (or have been on) Accutane, what products do you suggest I buy RIGHT NOW to control the dryness I am sure to experience?