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Mercyme

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  1. Well here goes my experience. I'm a herpes vet as I've had the virus for 20 + yrs now. I wish i had a more positive story but I allowed this virus to ruin my life. I have been extremely embarrassed and humiliated in having the virus which kept me from disclosing to friends or family. I experienced a violation of my Hippa privacy rights by a pharmacy tech ( that I did not know) that decided to come to my church one day and tell multiple people of my status. I was too young, naive, and humilated to sue as I should have. I live in a small rurual area where everyone is connected as such this info spread to everyone and still follows me to this day 14 years later. This has caused me intense fear/anxiety in obtaining medical care because I literally know many of the providers or employees of the clinics through professional or personal relationships. I desperately want to move but my husband is against this. I can say that I was able to find love and have a child despite the virus. I however found the intense fear and embarrassment to be too much to have another child as I wanted. I will say that the emotional symptoms have far outweighed the physical ones. I just knew there would be a cure by now however I've become resigned to the fact this will truly be lifelong for me.
  2. Just wondering if you are muslim? If you are i came across a support/dating group for muslims only with HSV. Try a google search its called blessings from above....or something similar.
  3. Wow, I'm sorry to hear of the physical and emotional turmoil you are experiencing. I wonder if you have been tested for any underlying illnesses that may be exasperating your outbreaks like being immunocompromised or having an autoimmune disorder. Have your doctors prescribed any non HSV medications to try to help?
  4. @VA2121 just wondering how you are doing? Re-evaluating and looking over your life in your 40s brings about many mid life crisis...me included. HSV definitely robes us in one way or another but what good is it to lament over it. I'm speaking from personal experience as I also still struggle with my diagnosis 20+ years later. As for your spouse I completely understand where you are coming from. However, try changing your prespective. Many married couples are miserable and end in divorce without HSV issues. I look at friends/families marriages (without HSV issues) and theyve dealt with all kind of crap i.e infidelity, separations, drug abuse, babies outside of the marriage, domestic violence, etc. My point is the grass is not greener on the other side; try making an effort to work on yourself first and marital issues second. You might realize that you already have everything you need to find the joy in your life by changing your lens.
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