im 15 years old, ive had csp since i was seven. im coverd in scars from my neck down. when i was eight i had a staff infection in my ankle and my leg almost had to be amputated but thankfully the doctors saved it. i missed a month of school and then i was homeschooled for another month while i learned to walk again. when i got back to school all the kids would question me and i all i would say is i was sick.
all my life my moms done the explaining for me so i never really learned anything about csp.
i hid my scars up until last summer, i use to wear sweaters and jeans all year round.
this year was my freshmen year of highschool and in no way was i ready for it. i am very big on soccer i feel like its my only relief from csp. i decided to go out for my schools team, i made varcity. all the girls team asked at least once what was all over my body and when i would tell them i had cps and its kind of like a form of ocd they would reply with "does that mean your skin is like paper" or "is it because you hate yourself". i qiut trying to get them to understand what it really was after the first week of practice. i went back to wearing sweaters and jeans everyday after that and i wore longsleeves and sweats to practice. the soccer teams werent the only ones to piont out my scars, so i decided to look up csp and i found out alot about it and my moms working with my doctors to find a therapist they think could help me.
ive only told one person about my csp and he just keeps urging me to stop and ive tried to explain that its not that easy. i feel like i have no one to really talk about my csp with and whenever i try people dont understand no matter how hard i try and make them