Dear Facebook Community,
If you’ve come across this because of Facebook, chances are you know little to nothing about a certain medical condition called Hyperhidrosis. This is a condition that I am living and struggling with every day. I have had Hyperhidrosis (HH) my whole life, the first symptoms came when I was only one year old.
Posting my blog website on Facebook has been a goal of mine for many months because spreading awareness is one of the most important goals of my mission. Until today, I’ve been too afraid to post it. And to tell you the truth, I’m still terrified.
I am always telling my readers to be brave and encouraging them to tell someone about their HH. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I have been part of the problem. I will tell people here and there, but mostly I hide in the shadows, living silently with the struggle.
As someone who has stressed the importance of awareness, I’ve done a heck of a job keeping my two lives separate for the past 9 months my blog has been live. Until today, I have done everything in my power to keep my music life and my HH life separate on the Internet. I don’t sign my full name to these entries. I have created a different email address and Facebook account. None of my websites have been linked, and I check Google every now and then to make sure I didn’t mess anything up.
Here’s the thing. People like me have to stop thinking like this. We aren’t going to mess anything up! HH is part of who we are, and we have to accept it and stop living secret lives!
So, for me, this changes today.
I am acting vulnerable and putting myself out there.
I do this for EVERYONE living with HH. I have decided to dedicate my life to helping people like me. We all have the courage in us. Things need to change. I am growing sadder with every heart breaking HH story I hear from my readers and from other HH support groups. We aren’t alone, and I hope that soon we don’t feel like it.
You may know me well, little, or not at all, but thank you all for visiting this site. Every person this reaches is a step forward in achieving universal awareness and I believe that universal awareness and understanding will make our lives so much better.
Please send me any comments or questions, or even just a quick note to let me know you read this. Especially if you know me personally but had no idea what I’m living with. I would like to be more open about it with people, but it’s a tough thing to talk about at first.
As a gift to my readers, here is my personal website: www.carynfreitag.com. Now, I have officially linked the two together.
Finally. I’m not hiding anymore.
Sincerely, Not Anonymous,