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Who Am I And What Is This Weblog All About?

Yes, there is no photo and real name of mine, only a pen-name Knowell (just like “know-well”) for the meantime. I am an average Filipino and at the time of writing this page, it is December 2010 and I am 43 years old.

I have a strong appreciation for art and science, and a serious truth seeker. My passion for art and science was not fully materialized due to financial constraints brought about by hasty demise of my father. On the other hand, my interest in seeking enlightenment and truth continues up to my present-day profession.

On a more personal level, I am working for more than ten years now as an administrative staff in various contracting firms in the Middle East. During this period, I remain unmarried and absorbed to my career, and beleaguered by the excessive perspiration of my extremities. Interestingly, I am not really bothered being a homosexual, but by this pesky sweating. Such health condition contributed to my aloofness and timely quest for inner alignment, and not mere healing or inspiration.

It is still fresh in my mind when I boarded an aircraft and almost everybody around never failed to notice the stinking perspiration right from the boarding up to the arrival gate. I still remember fixing into my mind quitting and never to attend any worship services at all. And those memorable fast food dilemmas, when embarrassment prompted me to quickly gobble up my noodles; how can I really forget how “fast” those foods were.

I have to admit that indeed it made me unhappy and lonely most of the times, and left me with unfulfilled feelings; took over and ruined my social life. And if you have the same sweating problems, I am pretty sure you understand what I mean.

Let us face it; they really do not understand our situation. You can read from most of them that we are careless and untidy with our body. And worst, they do not understand how hard we try not to be branded as untidy.

A philosopher named Epicurus quoted that the key to happiness are freedom, examined life and friendship. And I believe because of our condition, reaching this “friendship” goal is indeed a tough end. We are indefinitely trapped to this awkward position, if we will allow it and not do something about it.

And this blog is what it is all about.  That is, forming our circle of friends RIGHT HERE in this site. I purposely created this as a virtual support group in a worldwide range so that even the clammiest person in the remotest part of the world can partake in this relieving endeavor.

For those individuals who share my condition, I invite you to reach out and live our tagline BREAKING THE BARRIER TOWARD FREEDOM, ENLIGHTENMENT, AND EXPANSION.

And if I missed or wrongly placed any location into one main group category, I humbly admit I am not truly expert on this line of categorizing. Please do inform me and I truly appreciate to apply such correction (even with my grammars). Finally, we mostly welcome individuals from advertising/media or related medical fields who can contribute to our cause; those who are not really suffering from hyperhidrosis yet enthusiastic to share their precious time and effort.

We have so much to discover and share..

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  1. K
    August 15, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Hi Knowell,

    I am glad I read your post, so much so, I can relate to the things you have said. I’m 37, male and I have also an HH condition both on my palms and sole. I have he condition since I can remember and I do feel ashamed about it that it made me a loner and anti-social. I do have it when I am anxious or excited but mostly comes out of the blue. I have tried Driclor and Iontophoresis but it does not work for me. It really leave me very disheartened and hopeless for a cure. I tried to live my life as much as I can with this condition but at the end of the day I can’t help feeling down and wishing it would go away somehow. I feel so depress. It is not good a life living like this. So I do want to reach out to you and other HH sufferers through your blog. I don’t want to live like this and I do want to belong. So if you already have a group, please count me in. And if you know any HH group here in the Philippines, let me know how I can reach them. Thanks and God Bless!

  2. August 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    nice to hear from you. should i call u mr. K.. do not worry. you are indeed not alone in this condition. and the process of hyperhidrosis awareness is unfolding. we have to do our part to make this condition known and not to concentrate on depressing and isolating yourself.

    by the way, are u a Filipino.. we have a Philippines page here. where are u located right now.. what makes you busy nowadays..

  3. K
    August 29, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Hi Centaurio, yes Pinoy here. I saw the Philippine page. I didn’t know there was one for each country. I’m here in Manila trying to have my own business. I left my job of 15 years because of stress and also I realize that economic/social research was not my passion. Now I am just taking time off reflecting what to do next. Also, I am taking the time seeing a dermatologist. I am feeling optimistic. Actually, the doctor is more optimistic than me. I feel I am starting new.

  4. August 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    thanks for hearing you again. should i say mr. K (for kabayan).. please write on that particular Philippine page and introduce yourself, so that other kabayans will be encourage to communicate with you. we have ms. lilzvoid there who share similar condition with us.
    i am actually outside Philippines now but when i come back we will try to form a ‘support group’. for the meantime let us communicate on this weblog and attract other fellow sufferers.

    please write also to my newly finished forum http://hcsef.yuku.com
    you are one of those i first informed about this new forum. there is also Philippine page there. this is my another humble contribution to hyperhidrosis community.

    God bless and see you soon.

    knowell a.k.a centurio

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