I have been cutting for about three months now. I cut my wrists, legs and stomach. I have been very good at hiding them, at least I thinks so, but now I have a problem. I’m sick therefore not going to school and left alone at home for the day. My mom’s friend is a doctor and my mom asked her to come over and check upon me, find out why I’m sick and how to recover. I’m so scared that the doctor is going to make me undress, because I’ve been to doctors loads of times before I started self harming and many times I had been asked to remove my clothes, leaving me in my underwear, so that the doctor could do a few tests on me.
If I have to undress, the doctor will literally see all my scars except for the ones hidden under my bracelets. I tried putting concealer on them but they’re still visible. I even called my mom and begged her to not make her friend come, claiming that I was fine but she didn’t listen to me.
Since all I seem to have is a cold, technically the doctor should only check my throat, right? Or will she have me remove my clothes? How can I avoid having to remove my clothes? Tell her I’m a lot better? I don’t know what to do. Or do you know any other ways to hide my scars? Or any other excuses to convince my mom not to let the doctor come, or the doctor not to have me get undressed?