I've thought long and hard about sharing this. I held myself back because I was afraid. Afraid of what people might think if I shared something so vulnerable. Afraid that I might offend or make someone feel uncomfortable. Afraid that my biggest fear in all this might be confirmed if I was told I failed. Afraid of being titled and defined by something that happened to me that I had no control over. Afraid that I would get everyone's opinions on the subject. I was afraid, isolated and alone.