Being diagnosed with very difficult. I felt dirty, disgusting, embarrassed, confused, scared, and angry. I'm very lucky my husband is so wonderful. He was a rock for me and I will always be grateful to him for helping me through the ordeal. At that time I hated to world, fate and most of all myself. What I went through the days following the diagnosis were, I consider, the most painful. The doctor at the clinic I went to wasn't very helpful. They dropped a huge bombshell on me and never provided any of the information that I needed.. I ended up calling an STD hotline and the information they gave me was incredible.
People need to be aware of this disease. Of all STDs. Teenagers need to be talked to. I'm not goig to sit here and tell you that you should talk to your kids about sex. I don't have the answer to that one myself, I just know, that when my kids reach dating age, I will tell them. If they are going to have sex, it will be protected. Well that's it. There is alot more infor I could give and as I organized my noted and stuff I will add more facts and stuff.
May 26, 2000
It's been about a year since this page was created and almost 16 months since I was diagnosed.. As far as I know, I have had no visible outbreak of herpes in the last 16 months.. I take my vitamins and herbs, I get alot of sleep, I do everything I can to keep it at bay.. In alot of ways, as silly as this sounds, I'm afraid of breaking out again.. I hate that feeling that this nasty little disease lives in my body and there is not a darn thing I can do about it.. I will still fight this.. I have to.. It's better than than hiding..*S* Be safe, be cautious and be aware..
August 8, 2000
Well, it happened.. I had my first outbreak since I was diagnosed.. It was hard this time..Both physically and emotionally.. I knew what what happening the instant my leg got that feeling in it, but it didn't make it any easier.. The old feelings returned and it sent me on that emotional roller coaster.. But I made it through.. I found comfort in the fact, it took 17 months, this time, to rear it's ugly head.. It is getting farther and farther apart.. I survived!!! Yippee!!
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