Jul 21, 2012
I went to camp this summer. During camp i went on trip. A 4 day canoe trip with my cabin, a counselor, and a tripper. On trip i got my period. I woke up and i had to throw out my sweatpants and underwear. I was too embarrassed to go in front of everyone to get the toilet paper, so i went into the woods and used leaves to clean my legs and thighs (i didn't touch a leaf to my vagina). I asked my friend to borrow a tampon. Later when i go (with toilet paper) into the woods i forget i have a tampon in because it went to high. The next day i wake up, borrow another tampon, go into the woods and it hurts when im trying to put it in. I realize i left my tampon in, so i take it out and put the new one in and think nothing of it. Later with my friends the topic of tampons came up and my friend brought up how one of her dads relatives dies of T.S.S. I asked what that was and i started freaking out. Toxic Shock Syndrome. i was still having my period normally so i didn't think anything of it. After 2 weeks at sleepover camp i came home. i started to wonder.. maybe i did have it. But i couldn't think about that. I just got the courage, at 3:00 in the morning to look it up. i've noticed a sunburn-like rash around that area. Symptom 1. And muscle aches. Symptom 2. But the sunburn-like rash could be from canoe trip, i had to wear the same bikini all the time, just a simple crotch rash. I'm so scared. I don't know what to do. i haven't told anyone. That's why i created this account. I'm just not ready to tell someone face to face or go to a clinic.