I just wore short sleeves around someone for the first time since I sliced my arms up at Christmas for the first time in years. It felt so, so odd. I felt naked, exposed, even though I didn't go close enough for her to see. I hope they're healing. I think they are. I want to get to the point where I just don't worry about it, but I'm not yet sure how to answer the questions of how I got them. What do you say to people if/when they ask? Do you tell them the truth? Do you make something up? How do you know if you're ready to tell the truth? What excuse do you make up? How do you phrase it if you tell the truth - joke it off, breezy, seriously? Honestly, I'm tired of wearing long sleeves already and it's only three months. I don't want to be ashamed or hide it, but yet I am. Any answers would be much appreciated.