I've been living like a hermit for over 3 years now. Im in my 20's and still live with my parents and depend on them. I've lost all my friends. I don't even know how to talk to people anymore. This shit is so mentally & psychologically damaging, people who never experienced this have absolutely no idea.
I think there comes a time when you have to stop the self pity & either accept your condition & move on OR do everything you can to cure this condition no matter how long it takes. I know we all want to do & achieve great things in life but unfortunately ec is blocking us from doing that. If it means that healing my lips is the only thing that I accomplish in life, well then that would be the GREATEST accomplishment EVER. That would be real success.