Pam wrote to us recently and let us know how her experience and feelings living with the herpes simplex virus. Having something that has no cure is hard but once you frame your mind to the more positive things (being alive, is helpful), you can really get going. Anyway, here is here story…
Hi, I really like your site. Let me share my own experience.
I’ve had herpes since I was 21 years old and now I am 29. I’ve been living with the disease for 8 years now and I would like to say that while at the start, it was really something that was really hard for me to accept, I have not allowed it to dictate my life and tell me how I should live. But it wasn’t easy, trust me. It took me a long time to accept what happened to me and even longer time to accept that there is no “quick fix” to what I have. It really helps to know that other people are also having the same problems in that when you can network effectively with them, you can form your own support groups. We have to stick with one another. After a while I decided that enough was enough and that I had to go on with my life.
So now, I am living the life. I don’t let the outbreaks ruin my plans. I’ve gotten used to them and they come less and less now. I’m looking for a partner although dating has not been easy I can’t blame them. There is a stigma attached to having any kind of STD.
For anyone out there I offer you my support. It’s not the end of the world.