I was diagnosed 2 days ago. Upon reading rejection stories, I just really think I will refrain from dating from here on out. Rejection was something I dealt with enough before this, and I don’t think I could possibly handle being rejected because of my new condition. I also don’t want anyone to know about this, and telling a potential partner in the beginning stages of dating know sounds scary. What if they told everyone they knew? What if they said something on social media? What if we have mutual friends and they find out? Just doesn’t seem worth it to me. I would hate to be alone forever, but this is my new normal and the cards I’ve been dealt. I’m in so much pain and discomfort I would never want to put that on another person. I know this post sounds very bleak but I just need to say how I’m feeling rn. Any guidance would be appreciated. I feel like this was the nail in the coffin for any potential love life, and the best I can do is try to keep it a secret from everyone I know (except very close friends that I trust).