When I was given the PCOS diagnosis, I had an instant download:
The only thing that will cause more pain than the illness itself is carrying shame around having it.
That's one of the biggest reasons why I've been sharing so openly. I don't want to feel shame around this, I've been carrying enough shame...
Shame around my weight.
Shame around my mood swings.
Shame around my discolored skin.
Shame around my toes.
Enough of it. To truly care for me throughout this process, it is vital that I just be open and transparent. I refuse to let this get any worse by having shame around it.
If you are carrying shame around a story, your body, etc. find a safe place to share it.
If you're looking for that safe person, I'm here for you.