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help or advice needed - August 5th 2012, 03:47 PM

So basically i've SH in the past and im trying to stop etc although there have been slip ups, i have to go to the doctors on tuesday (not my usual one) for a healthcheck which includes getting blood taken the healthchecks for me to be able to go study nursing at uni and i dont know what to do about my scars on my arms it's kind of making me freak out i don't know what they would do if they found out i hurt myself etc... i dont want them to ask me questions or judge me or anything like that so em yeah basically what should i do?? the whole make-up idea i dont think would work... please help
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Re: help or advice needed - August 5th 2012, 05:05 PM

Hi there.

If the nurse you see remains professional like they should, they won't judge you. You're not going to have been the first person they've seen with cuts/scars from self harm so they won't be shocked or anything. I doubt they will say anything but if they do just say I've had a relapse but I'm feeling better now and thank them for their concern. I honestly would try and not to worry about it too much. I know its hard but self harm doesn't define you.

You could also ask them to draw the blood from your hand which would mean they wouldn't need to pull your sleeves up all the way. Thats something you can think about

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Re: help or advice needed - August 5th 2012, 07:56 PM

thanks hope they take it from my better arm anyway i guess i just worry a little bit too much but the whole idea of my scars etc stopping me from doing what i want is messing with my head thanks again
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