Friday, July 28, 2006

Taking a Break--Back Aug. 13

I'm about to leave on a two-week vacation, and I won't be blogging during that time. In fact, I won't be anywhere near a computer, which is a good thing. I'll be with my beau in a cabin near a beautiful bay and nature trails. We'll be just like Thoreau, except we'll have a DVD player. I'll respond to all comments and e-mails upon my return Aug. 13.


Anonymous said...

Tiara, I came across your blog as I was searching for treatments for hyperhidrosis. I'm 20 years old and I think I've had it for as long as I can remember. Reading your blog has really made me feel like I'm not the only person who has to go through chosing the right clothes and shoes to wear. I couldn't help noticing how many of the same things we do. I wore tennis shoes through most of high school while other girls got to wear cute sandals. When I finally got the courage to wear open toed shoes, I had to find shoes that wouldn't show sweat stains. Also, those sandals would need to be a certain fabric, never plastic, so it would soak up the sweat and I wouldn't slip out of them. I haven't had too many uncomfortable situations, but I do get the occasional "why are your hands so sweaty?" I never realized what an emotional and psychological effect it had until I searched for information online. I was really disappointed to find out that there is no cure for hyperhidrosis. The thing that works for me is blasting my hands and feet with air, and even that sometimes doesn't help. And the only way to make my hands and feet stop sweating is to sleep. That doesn't really help when you're at a social event and you just want your hands to stop sweating though. :) Awesome blog, Tiara. And I hope you come back from your vacation refreshed.

Anonymous said...

Dear anonymous person who posted above, fabric is not so great of a material to use for a sandel. After wearing frequently it smells bad. And this is only experiance from sandels with a cloth straps. Using sandels that are rubber and the sole is composed of mostly rubber thingys that stick up. It's harder to see the sweat and easy to wash.

Tiara said...

Hi, thanks for your comments and sorry for my delayed response. I'm glad you like the blog, and yes, we're not alone. Approximately three percent of the U.S. population suffers from hyperhidrosis. I've had a lot of major changes in my life lately so I had to take a break from blogging, but I'm ready to get back into regular entries. I work as a journalist, and I just covered an event where I learned a lot about the treatment options for HH. I'll be sharing that information over the next few months. Good luck, and keep us posted! I'm especially interested in hearing how folks break through their HH-related social anxiety.