Meredith is a nice lady that shared this story with us in the comments section. We moved it as a post since it was so good.
I am pretty sure that I will be living with herpes pretty much until the day I will die.
And no, this is not something because I am depressed or anything. It’s just that it’s true, this is the reality that I am living. I have been looking up different kinds of research about this disease and to be serious, I cannot see anything happening anymore.
That’s okay, though. I have been living with this thing for a couple of years now and I have gotten used to it. The medication that I have been taking is pretty good. It does keep these crazy ass sores in check and it stops me from spreading this thing to other people that I make out with. However, it does get annoying, though.
It doesn’t cost me a lot. Healthcare takes care of it. I just don’t enjoy the inconvenience of having to cope with this kind of recurring problems. Of course, I accept that life could be worse. I could be living with cancer, for example. That would be exponentially worse, I think.
My Life Goes On Despite Herpes
So what do I do now? Nothing much, just work. Day in and day out. Punching that time card. I go out with my friends, still. Having herpes has not made me a pariah. They are my friends after all and I am not going to be doing anything funny with them that could give them this disease.
Love life? Yes, it’s still there. I just don’t see it progressing further. I don’t blame the disease. I blame myself. Lately I have been digging in pretty deep at work and it is really sucking up a lot of my time.
Overall, I think herpes is a disease I can deal with. It’s not going to kill me, although I have read that it could promote Alzheimer’s. That would suck for my family and friends, but not for me really. I mean, I’m hardly going to be aware of what’s going on, so I seriously doubt that I would be anxious about having it.
I Work Hard
My career continues to bloom. That’s great, because that’s the only thing I have going for me. Well, I’m still young. Things could still improve. You never know, someone might really give this a shot and finally cure me of this stupid virus.
To be honest, I can’t blame medical researchers. There are far more important things to worry about in the world and this minor inconvenience is really not much of a priority especially if there are workarounds that do work. Antivirals really do the job if you take them when your doctor and your body tells you to.
What’s the lesson here? Practice safe sex but please, if you didn’t, don’t go all crazy just because you picked up an STD. Yes, it’s embarrassing at first but trust me, you have a lot more years of good life ahead of you to be going crazy about some sores on your mouth once in a while.
Just keep yourself healthy and those stupid sores will stay away.
Have fun. Life is great. The world is great.
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