Yeah I think you're right. Leaving them alone probably does make them more inflamed. I think it needs to get a lot worse before it can get better.
I only have a few family members left to tell. All of them have taken it really well. None of them had any clue at all that I had this.
I also talked to work and they're going to let me take a leave of absence after two weeks of work. So basically my healing process won't begin for another two weeks. I didn't tell them specifically what was wrong though. I'm in a pretty decent situation with finances and am living at home so I should be okay. Are you giving any more thought to leaving them alone My Lips?