Had been drinking the night before and lost a lot of blood…was drifting in and out of consciousness so my friend took me to the ER. They put 75 staples in my leg. Hurt more than anything I’ve ever experienced. It turns out that scar tissue doesn’t really take up the numbing medication very well and since my leg was already covered with scars, every staple they put in hurt. Had to get escorted out of the ER and to a crisis counselor by a cop. Overall, a fairly humiliating experience.
Person [female, age 24, began to SI at age 22, accountant]