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Kristin (breatheandletgo)

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  1. Thanks WCS and Victoria, I am interviewing and trying to stay hopeful. Love to you both.
  2. Ashley, You are my new hero. Seriously. Wow. I don't even know what to say except you are love more than you can ever fathom and you are going to be on my heart and mind in these coming months. Please keep us posted here. You will beat this cancer and be more alive than ever. I know it. You already are! Much love, Kristin
  3. Hi Victoria! I'm so glad it made you smile. :) It did me too.
  4. hey victoriaxx and abc, thanks so much for your comments and support. :) Swimming in the deep end takes practice and work, unfortunately. And its not always fun. I wish time would change things. It doesn't. But you can change things. And you are in a safe and encouraging place here for you to practice and work on those things in yourself, thanks to Adrial. We can only love others as fiercely as we love ourselves. I never learned that, or how to do it. (Like you abc, I was very good at the other stuff.) It has taken a conscious decision to do something else instead. Because w
  5. Hi old friends and Hi to those friends I don't know yet. It's been 2 1/2 years since finding my soul friend Adrial and this place and learning that I had herpes. At that time I had just discovered my marriage of 17 plus years was over and I'd been betrayed by my childhood best friend, my first love. He was the guy who gave me herpes. It's been a journey. And in the last two years I've discovered many more betrayals, had three surgeries and been forced to change jobs three times. I've homeschooled my son through his freshman year while working full-time because he was deeply depress
  6. Haven't been here in a while, but I loved this quote and thought I would share. Not all of the haters are jackasses, but when they are...remember the above advice from one of my mentors. peace, Kristin
  7. Miss you too, A. I'll email you. I could use a chat with one of my most favorite people ever. Love you, K
  8. I haven't been here in while, and I miss it...life has just been so challenging and exhausting so I've been taking everything a day at a time. I started a new job last week that will hopefully offer more balance for me. I am hopeful... Anyway, watched this video this morning and thought my friends here would appreciate it and understand how it applies to us. For those of you I don't know yet, Hey there!!!...and to my old friends...I've missed you and will try to pop in here more and let you know you've never left my thoughts or my heart. http://www.upworthy.com/a-4-year-old-girl
  9. Hi lovemyself, I have struggled with irregular periods much of my life and though I don't think herpes is causing your periods to be irregular, stress may contribute to the change or hormonal changes in your body. See your doctor and talk about it. Your periods being so close together may cause you to be anemic (low on iron) and cause fatigue which may lower your immunity which would hinder your ability to fight the virus. Hope that helps a little, sweetheart. Take good care. Kristin
  10. Welcome, Cam. Glad you are here. And by all means, get tested. No sense worrying about what may not be. But if it is herpes, it doesn't have to be a life sentence of aloneness and misery. Herpes does not have to get in the way of your dreams. It may be the path to you becoming your best self. It has been for me. I'm 42 and feel like I am just beginning to embrace myself fully. My herpes diagnosis led me to a lot of healing. It can be the same for you, even if you don't have herpes. Just this wake up call to becoming all you were meant to be. And I honestly think you need to
  11. I would encourage everyone to take these handouts to their doctor's office. I took a few to my gynecologist. I gave them Adrial's email for information about how to obtain more than those few. I hope at some point those materials can support this site, but for now, letting them know..."Hey, I found this website really helpful and they had these handouts that are something I could have really used when I was diagnosed. Would you be willing to share this information with newly diagnosed patients? I think it would bring a lot of comfort and hope." This is most everyone's experience at
  12. Hey sj, I have been in therapy and it has helped. Initially I felt like this herpes thing was so HUGE...but what I realized is that herpes just really brings up a lot of junk we've buried about ourselves and it's not really the herpes we're dealing with per se, but the deeper part of ourselves where we have shame. We all have it, and we all need healing. Herpes can be the catalyst for deeper healing if you allow it to be. You can learn to love yourself in spite of all of the things you see as flaws or broken places. I would give therapy a go if you can swing it. Find a therapi
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