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Hi all! Just wanted to jump on in a quiet moment that I'm having between my Facebook and phone straight blowing up! I was going to delay a little longer, not completely sure if I was ready. But with the encouragement of a couple of close friends, my counselor, and @JessikaRabbit89, I came out about 20 minutes ago!


The response has been overwhelming from the get-go! Nothing but love and support pouring in from all sides right now! I made the right choice. I did the right thing. Can't say without a significant amount of nervousness though. I couldn't sleep last night, knowing that I wanted to do this today. It felt like going to bed on Christmas Eve, the excitement was so intense! And now I sit here, having said what cannot be unsaid to all of my closest friends and family. My palms are sweating profusely. I'm shaking like a leaf. And nauseous as all get-out. But I did it! I did it and I'm glad!


@JessikaRabbit89. . . I could not have done this without you.

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Thank you so much for your kind words, @PositivelyBeautiful.


I know this is going to help me continue to turn things around. Am I still scared? Absolutely! Am I still riding the emotional waves of depression? Absolutely! But I feel relief right now. For the first time since my diagnosis. Like salve on a burn, I feel nothing but healing relief and a sense of not only purpose, but that this feeling of exhaustion and despair is lifting.

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Ah, this feels SO GOOD to hear. There is a beautiful relief that happens (even in the midst of everything else that life is) when accepting ourselves comes before anything else. That's sowing the seeds of self-love. Now nurture the seeds, water them, give them tons of sunlight ... and watch the tree grow, sista! :)


I'm loving our little positive herpes community ... Just sayin' ... ;)


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Wow! Congratulations!


It's fascinating to me that all of our experiences seem to only have a GOOD response.... I would have expected a few "bad eggs" just because some people are jerks, yet we don't seem to have found any. More and more I am sure that if you can just declare your status with confidence and no shame, there is no space for people to attack you.





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