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Hi, I'm 22 years old and I live in Brooklyn. I'm finding it hard to live my life because of this disease.
I went to the doctor about 5 months ago once I noticed the bumps, originally I just thought they were shaving marks, but they stayed there after weeks and hardened. The doctor spent about an hour scraping the warts off (which was painful as f**k) so he could send the scrapings back to the lab. Once he got the results, he called me and told me it was MC, and there was no treatment for it except the scraping method. I contacted my insurance and found out there was some topical solution for getting rid of the warts. I've been using it for about 3 days now and it's making my skin dry up down there.
Now for the social aspect of this. I'll go out with friends and sometimes one of my girl friends (as in a girl who is my friend) will bring their friends and we'll end up hooking up. But It's getting real tiresome to explain to everyone who I consider attractive that I can't go back to their place with them. This sucks. This is my 20's here, I can't go through it with some awful disease which is going to limit my ability to socialize or develop relationships. I've had the disease for about 5 months now and my summer is about to start. I don't want to have to go through the whole summer having to limit the amount of fun I have because I'm not clean down there. I'm suffering entirely too much anxiety to try to talk to someone in hopes of a serious relationship because I'm sure they'll just stop talking to me if I tell them I have this disease. And they'll have to find out sooner or later because they'll wonder why I don't want to take off my pants.
I'm very grateful for the life I have lived so far, and I know we all have to go through our hardships, but this just flat out sucks. Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with this illness or any other recommendations for treatment? I really don't want to have this for the rest of the summer. Thanks.
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