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Part of my story with pain

Like a lot of you, I was one of those people who had completely blocked out the fact that I had genital and sexual pain.

I had blocked it out so completely that if anyone had asked me, I would have said ‘nope, not me’.

Until one experience was so painful that it was impossible to ignore, and I finally started to pay attention.

And then I noticed that I had pain all the time. And itching. And burning.

Sometimes worse, sometimes better, but always there, and always the fear of it flaring up.

Now that I don’t have pain (or burning or itching) anymore, I can have so much compassion for that part of myself that didn’t have the capacity to face the pain and do something about it. I was just doing the best that I could.

But I am soooooo grateful for that other part of myself that had the capacity, and the determination, and the self love, that meant I could walk the winding road towards healing.

And there were 4 things that helped:

  1. I reached out for support. We can’t do this all alone, no matter how much we wish that we could
  2. I faced my shame. So much shame. And it was keeping me so lonely and alone.
  3. I chose to trust that my life could be different. And forgot to trust and remembered again, and forgot and remembered.
  4. And I decided that my healing meant enough to me that I was going to do what it took to get the answers that I needed.

If you’re ready to face your pain and symptoms, and you want some support with these tips, reach out. I’d love to help.

Love, Naomi

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