I just want to tell me story in hopes to help incourage even one person to stop self inflicting injurys. I have many SI scars all over my body. I started cutting in 5th grade maybe 4th i cant remember. The last time i cut myself it ruined my life. I slit my wrist about 5 inches but missed major blood vessels. I did cut my medial nerve so i had to get surgery. I was fired from my job and health insurance dropped me fast. lucky for me i have a wonderful girlfriend who took me in and paid for my surgery which was about 5 grand. We thought after i had the nerve graph i could get back to work. If you have ever damaged a major nerve than you know that nerve pain is one of the most painful things you can experience. that alone made me want to stop but it was already to late. due to the damage of my nerve i developed a disease called RSD. RSD is the worst form of chronic pain known to man. It is 24 hrs a day 7 days a week and believe me it hurts. I have hurt myself so bad that now a may never live a pain free hour much less life. RSD can spread to the rest of my body and if it does i will be in a wheelchair. before you cut yourself just stop and think about how bad it could turn out. i wish everyday that i would have just died that night. I know how bad the urge can be to cut yourself but i also know that we are human and we control our actions period. I still get the urge to hurt myself even tho i am in pain already. Look up RSD if you dont believe me. in fact this board has a section. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Thanks for sharing your "warning" story. I'm a (currently) occasional cutter. I've told my therapist things like "Cutting is safe because I know what I'm doing, where and how to cut". You remind me that serious cutting can in fact have serious consequences - I've learned the locations of vessels but never considered the location of nervous tissue.