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Bush Basher huh??? I really have no opinion. I find it interesting citizens from other countries hold negative opinions of our president. You must be much more politaical than I as I know very little about UK gov.

Ups and downs of accutane SUCK. Hope you start heading uphill and don't hit any potholes along the way.

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Have fun tonight, and try not to think about your face. You might even end up having a good time, who knows! As for me, Im off to make some coffee and then go tan. That always makes me feel better. And later tonight my little sister is puppy-sitting, and she said she will come over and bring the little puppy to play at my house! Im so excited (Im a sucker for baby animals of all sorts!)

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And Sarah, a chocolate teapot is something that is a complete waste of time; something that serves no purpose or something that is completely ineffectual at doing the job it’s meant t do. Other examples include chocolate fireguards, ashtrays on motorbikes and George Bush.

:lol: :lol: :lol: ;)

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Day 61

OK so the wedding reception wasn’t too bad and I was kind of glad I had a reason not to drink as the beer was 4 quid a bottle which is essential 8 quid a pint, which is a bit steep. I did have 3 though which I know is bad but I have had next to no alcohol in 2 months now and I’m hating it. I’m not a heavy drinker but still!

I feel like I’m upsetting everyone at the moment! Apologies to all and especially Trenem. The George Bush comment was a flippant throw away comment and there was no intention to offend or make any kind of political point. Mind you, I think most people have an opinion on Bush regardless of where they live. It’s difficult not to when a despotic monkey in a suit with pretensions of world dominance does realistically have the ability to destroy the world.

Is it just me or does anyone else think it ironic that a President who has been, arguably, fraudulently elected keeps banging on about the importance of imposing democracy ? That should fix the damage he did in the first place shouldn’t it? It should at least allow him to finally get his hands on those huge oil reserves anyway. Not that that was ever the reason for invading of course. Just a shame our Prime Minister has allowed himself to become his lap dog. Still we’ve got the nuking of Iran to look forward to next. That should be fun.

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I need no apologies. His second election, however, really had no fraudulent tendencies, and still won so enough said. I can't really say I stick up for him, but we are trying to reduce our dependency on foreign oil, and our country did go through alot on 9/11. I just attended a party for my cousins retirement from the national guard and a lot of good points were made. Media=bad news. They don't talk about all the help the American soldiers are giving to Iraqis, helping schools, families, etc, they only point out the bad. He spend over a year in Iraq and I have a great respect for our country's men and women who serve to protect americans and I respect those who protect whatever country they are from. I don't think that the leader of Iraq was thought too highly of either, but seems like here in the US we get dumped on for doing something about it. Do I think Bush has made all the right decisions? No I don't. And here in America, I can say that I fear other countries have potential to do major damage as well. I think America gets a pretty bad reputation as being the dominating bad guy, but I don't feel that way living here. We have a lot of national pride regarless of our presidential decision. Anywho, don't mean to make a political debate out of your log, but being from a Patriotic, american made family I felt it my obligation! Have a great day and I don't want you thi think os this as an attack to you, just my opinion

I still love ya Shunts!

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A chocolate George Bush? .... hmm :think: Interesting.. just kidding :lol: Hope you're more pleased with your skin today! And I wasn't offended... at the moment I don't really have an opinion on George Bush which is awful... but I didn't vote (I missed the election voting age by only 20 days :( ) so I'm just sort of over it... there is so much debate going on but there is nothing we can do to change it. Might as well support and encourage him while he is still in office. If he is doing a poor job or a great job doesn't really matter if the country and the world are divided, right?

Anyway... I'm out! Hope things are going well! Happy weekend!

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The George Bush comment was a flippant throw away comment and there was no intention to offend or make any kind of political point. Mind you, I think most people have an opinion on Bush regardless of where they live. It’s difficult not to when a despotic monkey in a suit with pretensions of world dominance does realistically have the ability to destroy the world.

No apologizing! It's your log and you can rant if you want to. Besides, I hate the smarmy little bastard. "Chocolate teapot" is FAR too kind ....

Is it 2008 yet??????

Glad you survived the wedding reception ... hope they had a decent band ...

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Hello everyone and thanks again for so many replies. Isn’t it great to be wanted? Mind you, I am a bit disappointed in your distinct lack of effort to keep me on page 1 this time. I reckon it was the politics so no more of that, I won’t tolerate it OK? Especially from you Taren.

Right, it’s DAY 64 on my drug fuelled adventure and things are looking up again. My skin is in one of its clear phases which is magnificent but I can’t help wonder how long it’s going to last. My guess is a week at most. Just long enough for me to start getting my hopes up I reckon.

In other news, I’ve got all the girls in my office on a mission to set me up with some of their single friends. Problem is, there’s only one girl with any single friends. And she’s only got one. Now I’m wondering if they’re just lying to me because they don’t think I’m not good enough for their friends. Either that or I’m stuck at an awkward age where everyone else is married but they’re not quite ready for divorce yet. Who knows?

I’m going to see my accountant tomorrow and get him to register my company with Companies House so it won’t be long before I’m up and running. How scary. No salary and I’ll stand or fall on my own abilities. Just hope I don’t lose my house! I’ll keep you posted.

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Im DYING to know--what kind of company??? And did you ever come up with a catchy name??? Please keep us updated! Best of luck with it, sweetheart!

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So, how's my favorite Roaccutane junkie? That's exciting news about your new company, but if you're on your own there won't be ANY girls in the office to set you up with their single friends. Serious drawback.

Personally I recommend finding a good Internet matchmaking service. I did that for a year or so before I met my husband, and had a great time ... there are lots of terrific people out there, all of them much too smart and busy to be lurking around bars and clubs every weekend.

Oh, and I did eventually meet my husband through the site (although I think he has edited that from his memory). :)

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Hey shunts, startin your own buisiness (have I mentioned I cant spell?), sexy. I hope you don't lose your house too...i'd offer you a place to stay but I live in a 200 square foot box so, you might not fit. You could however, sleep in the shower. Okay I don't know where that came from, just trying to fill up space I guess. Glad to hear your skin is behaving itself. Thats the most important thing right?

Well cheers to you and hope all goes well!

Andy

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Evening and thanks again for everyone’s messages of love and support, it warms my heart it really does.

It’s DAY 66 and skin wise, things are still looking up.

I do keep getting an ominous red blotch that keeps appearing above my right eye brow. I did have a recurring monster there during my cystic period, which actually sounds a lot more artistic than it was really was. On the other hand, I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t call it art when you consider what passes as art these days. After all, if Tracy Emin can exhibit her unmade bed as a work of art, I don’t see why ‘interesting’ skin can’t be considered. Not very pleasant to look at I grant you, but then again neither is a bisected cow. Maybe I should have taken pictures from start to finish and called it my Renaissance period. Assuming I end up completely clear of course.

Dammit! Why do I always come up with such great ideas too late?

Other than that things are looking pretty good, for which I’m very grateful. I wanted to make a quick post to log what’s beginning to feel like the worst headache I’ve ever had. I feel sick and my head is absolutely killing me. It started off really mildly a couple of hours ago and has just continued to get worse and worse.

So, if you don’t hear from me after this, you’ll know that I died in the night. If that happens, can you all make sure I’m cremated please? Also, I’d like Disco Inferno played as my coffin goes behind the curtain. And you’re all invited of course.

Taren - no, of course you didn’t upset me. I’m sorry it came across like that but in the absence of any inflection I guess it’s easy to misinterpret my, admittedly, crap sense of humour.

Sarah - thanks for your continued ‘new page ninja’ tactics. Your timing is amazing. Does it require special training at Moderator School?

Martin - Thanks for dropping in and I hope you’re salt baths are working out for you. Personally, I prefer my 6 woman Jacuzzi.

Q - I take your point about working on my own completely and it is a concern for me as well. It’s not just the lack of girls, it’s the lack of any human interaction whatsoever. I am going to become a mad hermit for sure. Mind you, once I get my Porsche, I hope to be al lot more popular. As for the internet dating thing, maybe I should consider it. I can’t help but wonder what you meant about having fun with it before you met your husband? I’m sure it’s not for the likes of my innocent ears though, or eyes in this case.

Andy - Thanks for the offer. If I lose my house, I’ll steal some money from somewhere, jump on a plane and hide out in your shower. A life as an international fugitive sounds quite glamorous actually, especially if I can bring my Porsche with me. A bit like being in the A-Team. Although they weren’t international were they? And they didn’t drive Porsches. More like makeshift armoured cars cobbled together in an old warehouse with nothing more than a few lead pipes and Murdoch’s trustee welding torch. And I don’t remember Mr T ever having to rough it in a shower.

Hopefully I will make it through the night though and I’ll speak to you all soon. Night

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Disco Inferno, you are hilarious. THe shirt I am wearing has a sequined hem around the waste and when I stand in the sun it shines like a disco ball, so I can come wearing my shirt if you want! It will be a perfect match! I get many compliments on this shirt just so you know and I work with much much older women, so its gotta be cool!! Have a wonderful day and I hope that I don't have to make a flying trip to the UK to pose as a disco ball anytime soon, because your log entertains me!

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Q - I take your point about working on my own completely and it is a concern for me as well. It’s not just the lack of girls, it’s the lack of any human interaction whatsoever. I am going to become a mad hermit for sure. Mind you, once I get my Porsche, I hope to be al lot more popular. As for the internet dating thing, maybe I should consider it. I can’t help but wonder what you meant about having fun with it before you met your husband? I’m sure it’s not for the likes of my innocent ears though, or eyes in this case.

LOL at "cystic period" .... though I think it lends itself to something more sculptural and 3D, myself ....

Internet dating was fun for many reasons, most of them pretty clean. I had just come off a horrible breakup, so it was really lovely to discover how many other date-able men there were in the world! Especially since I was working very long hours for a startup at the time, and meeting NOBODY. (Quite unlike my previous job at a certain database giant, where Internet dating would have been completely redundant.)

So anyway ... it was a year filled with lots and lots of dates with smart, successful guys. I wasn't attracted to most of them, but I did get to do a lot of fun stuff that year .... sailing on San Francisco Bay, wine tasting and glider rides in Napa, lots of theatre and symphony evenings, mountain biking, horseback riding ... yeah, it was fun! Especially since I had just spent the better part of my 20s playing serial monogamy with guys who made no money at all .... one blue-collar sweetie, one starving model/actor, one Stanford grad student ... all they had in common was that they were 6'3" or taller and completely broke. I was tired of paying for dinner. :)

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Sarah - thanks for your continued ‘new page ninja’ tactics. Your timing is amazing. Does it require special training at Moderator School?

Hahahahahaha :lol:

That was awesome.

...:ninja:

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Dear Simon (and friends),

Well it feels like I haven't said hi in ages and like I've been missing all the banter. I'm concerned that my absence may have hindered any chance I ever had of being one of your favourites. :doubt: The problem is that I always feel like I haven't really got anything to say to the world and that I fall very short of the high standard of wit and humour that others acheive. In fact I've been wondering if it's to do with being female. ...I mean I rarely meet women I find amusing...but men are often funny.

Anyway Simon, I realise that you are the 'acne-blog god' and that there are many wonderful women falling at your feet, so I would not blame you if I am now out of the running.

But, saying all that, I do in fact have something to tell the world today - namely that it's my last day on accutane :D:D ..I'm happy about the prospect of no-longer coming across as a lipsalve-addict, but worried about my skin getting worse again. Fingers crossed.

As for the online dating website thing...I kind of tried a similiar thing myself - it's like a university chatting website. I was bit miffed though when the guys always ask the same thing..." tell me 5 things about yourself that are interesting"...think about it...can you think of 5 things about yourself that are genuinely interesting (and don't put you in a bad light)? Well anyway, at that point I gave up. I could probably only think of 5 things, full stop, about myself to tell someone. ......................I spend all this time taking accutane to make myself look a bit nicer, only to discover that men want someone who's 'interesting'.....

Have a good weekend and good luck with the business. You seem to be very coy about what your business is. I can't help but wonder if it's something a bit dodgy - you know porno or something??? Do tell.

Bye for now

Helen xxx

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I do in fact have something to tell the world today - namely that it's my last day on accutane :D :D

Congratulations, Helen!

Did your derm give you a topical retinoid --Tazorac or something like that -- for maintenance? It's a darn good idea, after all you've been through with the Accutane. Call and demand something if you didn't get it ...

Internet dating isn't for everyone, hon ... it's all about marketing, really, and I just happened to be a professional. It was kinda fun to sell myself instead of software for a change. :D Lord, that sounded bad ... well, you get my drift ....

cheers!

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shunts!!!

I have been looking to see where you went, and I'm glad I found you. I have read a lot of your log, and I'm sad that I wasn't there to give you encouragement. I can't imagine the initial breakout on Accutane, but I wish I could have helped with cheering you up :)

I have been looking around the board for Accutane logs as well, since I was depressed over XFML & ZZ. From the looks of it, Accutane doesn't show it's good side till like month 4, from what I've read.

I have been seriously contemplating Accutane as well. On the other hand, I am 3.5 months into the Demodex products, and things are starting to get better with consistency.

But I am looking very forward to reading up on your log, and I truly wish you all the best with your new venture. When you become rich, don't forget us :)

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DAY 70

Good Evening, how is everyone today? I’m feeling pretty great myself. I’m on my way to my last day of employment, hopefully ever, my skin is looking good and the side effects seem to have almost disappeared. All in all, pretty fantastic. I’m not sure if it’ll last so I’m trying to make the most of it while it does. Thing is, I’ve been really clear for longer than usual so I’m starting to feel a bit invincible, which is great but if I come crashing down in the next couple of days with a new breakout or something, it’s going to seem ten times worse. Maybe it won’t happen though. Time will tell.

The bad side is that although the aches and pains are a lot better and my hair seems to have stopped falling out plus my hand rashes have gone, I have got a new side effect. I don’t know if this is ‘Tane related but I am having real problems sleeping. I go to bed tired and then lie there for hours and when I do get to sleep, it’s very light sleep and I wake up all throughout the night. Anyone else had this?

G&J - My old Demodex mate. I tried to find your log the other day to see how you were getting on. Couldn’t find it though; is it still there? I hope it does work for you but if you are considering Accutane, don’t be put off by what you’ve read. I’m sure the side effects sound a lot worse than they really are. I bet if I read back through mine it would sound horrendous but the reality isn’t that scary. Keep me posted anyway.

Q - I’m starting to see you in a new light. First there were the revelations of amorous liaisons with strange men you picked up via the internet and now you’re selling yourself to the highest bidder. Shocking. You think you’re getting to know someone… So how much do you charge?

Taren - As you can see, I did recover from my headache so you won’t need to make a dash over here in your disco ball top but when you’ve finished with it, maybe you could send it to me? I like the sound of that although I’m not sure it would suit me. If it’s particularly tight on me, I could wear it next time I’m down in Brighton and end up on another podium with another gay cowboy with arse-less chaps. Long story , don’t ask.

Helen - I won’t say I’m leaving the best to last as I don’t want to upset anybody but let’s just say you’re not out of the running! Mind you, I don’t think the blog god title is really me; I’m just here for your amusement. I don’t think I’d feel comfortable with you on your knees worshipping me. God, I’m such a liar! Please don’t take that the wrong way - I just read it again and it does sound very dodgy doesn’t it? I think it was your talk of my new porn business. My only predicament is whether I maintain a strictly behind camera role or should I take a starring lead? Don’t answer that.

By the way, I’ve been a bit daft over the weekend. I went out with people from work on Friday night with the express intention of staying only for the meal. However, when I got there I found out I was the only bloke and I felt I had no choice but to drink a bit purely for the Dutch courage. I couldn’t decide whether I looked like the gay friend or some kind of super pimp.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, I ended up staying out all night, drinking way way too much and probably causing myself all kinds of liver damage. I’m really disappointed with myself for that but, on the other hand, I haven’t really been out for over 2 months and surely one heavy night won’t do any harm?

Helen, I think you need to come down here and spank me. Then I can film it and sell it to my specialist audience. Sorry about this entry, it’s all gone a bit seedy. I expect it will appeal to Q.

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My oh my, I think I'm gonna have to get a moderator over here to clean up this dirty log and scoop your mind out of the gutter! :naughty:

Happy for you that your having a good streak, but feeling a little hungry for your misfortunes, must find pain, must. feed. on. disa.point.ment. and. worry :evil: . Okay I'm better. Well I have 5 pimples. You can have one if you start to feel youre missing the red devils on your face.

I had serious sleeping problems when I started accutane, then I got so tired by the second week I would just pass out as soon as I got home from school. :sleep: I find I go through cycles of sleeping not sleeping. So, I don't know, maybe its a normal accutane thing, or maybe your just ansy cause of starting a whole new life change.

Have a lovely day! :shock:

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Q - I’m starting to see you in a new light. First there were the revelations of amorous liaisons with strange men you picked up via the internet and now you’re selling yourself to the highest bidder. Shocking. You think you’re getting to know someone… So how much do you charge?

...... Sorry about this entry, it’s all gone a bit seedy. I expect it will appeal to Q.

Indeed! Nothing like spending a rainy afternoon slumming in Simon's log.

I am officially off the market now, but I can assure you that I was marketing strictly to a C-level audience. Let me know how your new venture goes. :angel:

Anyway ... glad to hear that you are clear-faced and back in good spirits .... perhaps it's time for a little grocery shopping?

If it’s particularly tight on me, I could wear it next time I’m down in Brighton and end up on another podium with another gay cowboy with arse-less chaps. Long story , don’t ask.

Crikey. OK, I'm asking ... what's the story? Did you get lassoed?

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I think as far as the dinner with the ladies, I would say that you were the pimp, but then the comments of the arseless chaps and wanting to wear my tight discoball shirt, really made me start to lean a little the other way! Just kidding, I am sure you are a ladies man, glad to hear that everything is looking great with the skin! Have a great day! You keep humor in my logging!

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