Kid8, thanks for letting the forum know why you will be absent for a while. You were very honest, and I think we can all understand your position.
I think the issue gets to a lot of people, and the forum discussion can be overwhelming and perhaps too much of a negative reminder, so they stop participating.
That's why I don't look at any photos or take photos of my lips. I've been on here for months and months now, and I've only looked at the Image Gallery
3 times in all that time. I don't want to see the photos, because they are a distressing reminder to me of how many people have cheilitis, and all the evil it can do.
***Please do come back though and give people updates, at least once or twice, so they can know what your treatment is and how your lips are doing.***
This is important not only for the current small group of users here, but for all the hundreds of people in the future who don't even have cheilitis yet, but when they get it, they will find their way to this forum and go searching in the archived discussions for ideas and comfort, and will read your posts.