Thank you Richard05 for sharing a positive message that there is more to this life than we know. I have found through this battle of EC that I am learning to be ok and accept myself regardless of how I look or others respond to my appearance, regardless if the discomfort. Somedays it is uncomfortable to talk or smile. And even though I wish I could eat with abandon, brush my teeth without being so careful, kiss my cat without fur sticking to Vaseline, stick my face under the shower spray and zone out, right now I have do these things differently. Mindfully. At least for now I use straws and eat my hamburgers with a knife and fork. I appreciate when a meal goes smoothly. I know my lips are healing every day and I will never take for granted rain on my face, swimming, drinking wine with friends, kissing, smiling, laughing with ease.