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everythingsok
Member since Nov-15-12
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Nov-15-12, 09:43 AM (CST)
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"Some good news-- four years after diagnosis"
 
   Hey, it's been a while since I've come to racoon, and I just wanted to give an update. This site was so helpful for me when I was first diagnosed and freaking out. Now, I almost never think about H at all, but today, it crossed my mind that I should come on here and tell you guys-- your life is not over.

I was mortified when I had my first OB (and I was very sick, too.) I had GHSV1, but I did have OBs every 3-4 months at first. I was very ashamed, and I had a BF who perpetuated that shame (he treated me like I was dirty) Honestly, after that, I lied sometimes about my status, I avoided relationships, and I was miserable.

Now, I barely have OBs, but I did have one a month or so ago-- it lasted about 2 days and was really no big deal. I'm in a relationship with a gorgeous, loving, guy. When I told him about the H, he just said "okay." When I asked him how he felt about it, he just said, "well, I guess I'll get herpes sometime too." We've both "been around the block," so he knows how many people really have herpes. He stopped getting freaked out about it a long time ago. Anyway, my life is better now than ever. I know it's hard, but herpes is so common. Most people are more open-minded than you think, and if they're not, you really don't want to be with them.


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Raven00144
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Nov-15-12, 10:34 AM (CST)
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1. "RE: Some good news-- four years after diagnosis"
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   I am so glad that you have shared your story. I wish everyone newly diagnosed would not just read but understand it.

This virus is just a pest at best for the most of us and is pretty minor in the whole scheme of things that life will throw at you. Yes, if someone is not open minded about this, then they will not be open minded about other things and probably not who you really want to be with in the long run anyways.

There are many positives with this virus that out weigh the negatives and I am glad you have found them.

Raven00144


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Koolmom2008
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Nov-16-12, 04:31 PM (CST)
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2. "RE: Some good news-- four years after diagnosis"
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   I'm glad you came back on the board to give your update. I go back and read the old archive messages from time to time on here and it amazes me how people were coping with the virus years ago when there was no med's or enough knowledge.

I wish more folks would come on and give updates but I understand everyone is busy with their personal lives. I've "Known" I've had this disease for going on 2 years now and I've notice HSV is really like everyone says... Just an annoyance every now and then.


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Jessie_Girl
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Oct-22-13, 00:12 AM (CST)
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3. "RE: Some good news-- four years after diagnosis"
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   I know this is a very old post, but it really gave me so much hope. Im 19 and was recently diagnosed with herpes. Ive had two outbreaks since then, and it just feels like the end of the world. This post gave me a lot of hope. thank you so much

<3 J


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