- 1 year ago
...I'm not a Caregiver, but I have the same concern regarding this issue...I have over 70 scars...probably a lot more...I tried counting them all once, but I lost count. Everything from surgeries, (broken wrist, broken nose; had to have surgery on my hip so the doctors could take pieces of my hip bone and pin it into my wrist to put me back together), shrapnel, road rash, fire burns, stab wounds, and self-inflicted wounds (self inflicted for a variety of different reasons; one self-inflicted wound for example was a tactical decision on my part; another self-inflicted wound was me testing the limits of my pain tolerance, and still other were the result of me wanting to feel physical pain instead of the emotional pain I was going through.) Other scars are from an Autistic stim of mine; Dermatillomania, otherwise known as "skin picking"; a little nick, scratch or even an itchy mosquito bite will have me scratching at it until it becomes a scab, then I pick the scab for weeks. I know. Messed up.
...But yeah, I have the same concerns regarding all my scars...worried a Caregiver would think I'm simply too damaged to love. =/