Saturday, July 20, 2013

When OLP is Cured

Is my Oral Lichen Planus cured? I've been asked. I have to say it is "Cleared" instead. More specifically, since I have been taking the Sprycel prescription for my Leukemia the OLP has cleared up and is minimal at best. I seldom think of it anymore. I have no lesions to speak of. Only a slight bit of lacy stuff once in a while that I only happen to notice because I've made a good search of my mouth. As mentioned before, the only time I had a relapse was when I was taking a proton pump inhibitor for my GERD. As soon as I stopped, it disappeared again.

It's been pointed out to me that my blog has been "inactive". Yes, true. But, that's because my OLP is inactive. But that doesn't mean I have forsaken the blog, nor you readers. This blog gets quite a few hits every day. Therefore, I suspect, it still has it's use in the lives of those searching for information on Oral Lichen Planus.

I'm not planning on closing down the blog at all. I want others to know they are not alone in their diagnosis. I want others to have this record and it's photos to be able to share with others in their lives who don't understand what they are going through. Perhaps, too, some will find my journey a refreshing reminder that no matter what they are going through, they can get through this!

I'm not going to bother to post another picture of my mouth, pretty as it is these days. But, here's an updated picture of how happy I am that my OLP journey is behind me.

In the meantime, anyone who is interested, please know that I am still here and all you have to do is make a comment and I will reply (as long as it is not spam). If you wish to share your story, I can create a place for it in this blog as well. Or, better yet... you can set up your own blog. After all, wouldn't it be nice to find something other than medical jibber jabber and fake claims for cure on all those other sites you come across when searching for information on OLP. It's nice to just know that there are others out here dealing with the same issues and how they are doing. You're not alone.

Stay in touch.

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