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Day 727: Another Flare Done

Hey again. Time for an update! Well, it’s been a tough few months actually. I had another flare start around January, and it’s only just coming right now. That’s about 5 months. After around six months of perfectly clear skin, that was pretty hard to deal with. TSW is particularly difficult that way – you […]

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Day 521: Life is 90% normal

Apologies for such a long delay between postings. Life has been busy! Over the last two months, I’ve been through a flare. Although I don’t really like to use the word “flare” because that implies there was a lot of struggle and pain, when in reality I just had lots of very dry skin and […]

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How I Use Collagen To Treat TSW

I used various treatments during my TSW journey, but by far the most impactful was collagen. Especially during NMT, I found that once I started taking collagen the skin started flaking and shedding in much greater quantities and with much greater speed. Flakes were falling off me 24/7 without even needing to brush or rub […]

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Day 384: One year TSW anniversary

This was actually about 3 weeks ago, but on May 21 was my TSW anniversary. It’s been a long year obviously. The worst of my life. And the best of my life. To be honest, there’s not much on my heart to say. Just that all the tears and pain and struggle and learning was […]

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Some progress photos of the “powdery phase” in NMT

One of the phases we talk about going through in NMT is the powdery phase. This phase usually comes some time after the weeping/oozing phase has cleared up and the skin is a little thicker and stronger. My powdery phase has been somewhat unique, as I was training for a race and it was middle […]

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The most important parts of NMT

In my experience, this is the order of importance for each component of NMT: Getting 8 hours of sleep (essential) Water restriction (essential) Exercise (every other day is okay) Proteins and lipids (necessary but can go without some days) No showering (if you need to, cold showers less than a minute do minimal harm) Sleeping […]

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Day 333: Long but mild flare

I’ve been going through a flare for the last 2 months it feels like. The thing about this flare is it was very mild, in that it didn’t really affect my life too much. I had a lot of powdery skin and flaking on my face, but it produced no pain or ooze. I might […]

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From TSW Warrior to Ironman!

I have been training for this race since December, after I finished the marathon at Singapore. It has been a war. Along with keeping my TSW at bay, I had to include swimming into my regimen, which was not ideal. But like all things, we persevere. This was just another chapter in the battle to […]

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Day 270: Another flare, but a painless one!

Very interesting thing happening with my skin right now. I’m in a flare – but it’s a very different kind of flare. My skin is shedding like it does during these times, and in all the usual places, but this time there’s no raw flesh underneath. There’s skin! New skin. It’s particularly noticeable because I […]

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Day 254: TSW hates winter

So an interesting observation this week. I had to fly to Japan for a wedding, and it’s midwinter over there right now. It’s around 5 degrees C at nights, and 10-12 degrees C in the day if you’re lucky. Luckily I was only there for 4 nights, because in less than 24 hours my skin […]