HERPES – this is probably the last thing you’d want to hear from your doctor. However, my doctor wasn’t 100 percent sure about it so I had to wait for a while before it was confirmed.
I was a Saturday and things haven’t been the same since. I was woken up by a call that confirmed the diagnosis report. I had Herpes. I did not deal with Herpes as soon as it was diagnosed nor did I start taking medication. I chose to stay with my boyfriend, who gave it to me in the first place. Many won’t understand the intentions behind this move, but I felt that people wouldn’t accept me with an STD and rejection was the last thing I could take then.
But in due course of time I realized that herpes is just a tiny part of me and doesn’t define who I am. I have got to understand that I am not the only person having herpes and that it isn’t the end of the world.
Herpes is just like flu. The symptoms appear and go away in a week or so. All you need to do is understand your body, take proper medication and never look behind. All this doesn’t happen overnight and will require a great deal of patience.
Advice for others
Maintain a positive outlook towards life. Things could have gone worse. Although, a lot of things aren’t justified in life, bear in mind that you are alive and are going to live a great life.