Just curious as to whether anyone else on here who is also a former self-injurer has ever had to deal with questions from patients about your scars? What do you say?
I work mostly with adults and thus don't feel obligated to shape the truth into something less offensive. "I used to cut myself when I was a teenager" tends to end the conversation fairly quickly. But I wonder whether this explanation will eventually get me into trouble as TMI. I'm really good at smiling and nodding when I have that occasional patient who wants to save my soul upon learning of my past.
I work on a burn unit -- thus wearing long sleeves isn't really an option most of the time?