So the 2nd semester of Business School has ended and it was probably the most hectic yet rewarding semester I’ve had thus far.
16 months ago, I couldn’t have imagined that I would be in this position today. In the past few months, I had:
- Secured an internship position with Microsoft. (Had a long interview process and was happy with the results. I couldn’t and wouldn’t see myself ever working in Microsoft 1-2 years back.)
- Placed 2nd in a Case Competition held by Morgan Stanley in London. (Beautiful city, met plenty of new friends from other business schools)
- Did relatively well in my studies by my expectations and standards.
- Worked out plenty to get fitter.
I suppose good things happen when you open yourself up to newer experiences and opportunities.
Very similar to undergoing TSW eh? Taking the chance on the hope to heal by stopping conventional modern medical treatment.
Yet doing TSW was what took me to who I am today. This blog probably helped me in my interview process as this remains the most meaningful and impactful project that I have done thus far, in terms of improving my personal health as well as helping and supporting other warriors in their recovery.
Skin wise, I am mostly done except for a new sore spot on my feet that happened about 3 months back. This spot wouldn’t heal, probably a result of a mixture of bad diet, stress and high workload. There were times when I wanted to try TS on this spot to give me some comfort, but I thought against it. A little pain and discomfort is insignificant compared to what I went thru. So I let this bad spot “do its thing” for 3 months. Today, it has slowly dried up and getting better, thicker and tougher.
Alas, this is the common theme for my skin recovery. Letting the body heal itself naturally. Letting time do its job. Focus on other life-related issues so that the skin takes a backseat. Grind thru the pain and discomfort through anchoring yourself to tougher and more difficult prior situations so as to give you strength.
I hope for more good things to come!
On a side note, I am glad that my facebook group has took a life on its own since starting it after the failed NMS project. It has grown to over 600+ members over less than 10 months (I think?). Sometimes I wished that the members would have been more accepting of debates and discussions instead of the usual emotion-filled arguments (that I can understand from a TSW sufferer point of view). One of the key recovery aspect in TSW is control. If one can control their thoughts and emotions, then recovery would certainly be more easier. Do check out the facebook page if you guys are interested. The link is on the right.
Again, thank you to my readers for reaching out to me via emails. Sometimes I feel conflicted as I received desperate pleas for help. However, I could only share my experience from my personal perspective and sometimes I wonder if it would sound hollow or non-helpful for someone going through TSW. I can’t and will not offer medical advice as I am not a trained medical professional (and this is one thing that I have always kept my mind on). But I will gladly share what I think is best for your recovery and you can have my word that I have your best interest (from my experience) from my replies.