Monday, June 13, 2005

Coping with HSV-1



A few days ago I discovered to my horror and confusion that I suffer from
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1. My first reaction upon getting the news was, I admit, to try and kill myself. I realized that my life as I knew it had changed irrevocably, and that the chances of ever leading anything resembling a "normal" life were slim to nil. It seemed easier to just end it all.

But that would be the coward's way out. And I'm no coward! I'm determined to make a go of it, to try to put together the pieces of my broken life. And as part of the healing process, I want to write a little about my experiences as an HSV-1 patient. Apart from it's therapeutic value, I hope that it might also help other young people facing this grim challenge. As an added bonus, it might further understanding of the disease among those of you who have been lucky enough to remain healthy.

So for the next six or seven weeks, Superblog!! will present a series of articles and essays on the subject. We'll start tomorrow with "What the Government Doesn't Want You to Know about HSV-1". Hope to see you then!

12 comments:

Moocko said...

Yeee-uck!!

Sara said...

I still love you. I will not let a little mouth sore stifle my love!
But until it goes away, I will have a headache, postponing any hot sex activites.
But I do love you.

Uncle Sammy said...

Dude.... I can feel your pain. I will do my best not to interfer with your posts for a couple of weeks. I mean. That's what friends are for! Right?

Afe said...

That's what you get for kissing toads. Dirty boy.

aughra said...

Ew, can you get it from commenting?

Moocko said...

WHAT ABOUT THE PENIS? *clap-clap* WHAT ABOUT THE PENIS? *clap-clap* WHAT ABOUT THE PENIS? *clap-clap*

Anonymous said...

That will teach you not to kiss frogs!

Koala Mentala said...

Sara: I'm glad you're not letting A HORRIBLE, DEADLY VIRUS come between us. Hope that headache clears.

Afe: But I love toads...

Aughra: No, HSV-1 is not a computer virus. But a lot of uneducated people make that mistake.

Moocko: It remains functional, if unspectacular. Thanks for asking.

Yours in Christ,

KM

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