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 Post subject: A better person
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:21 pm 

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Location: Vancouver
Hi Betsy,

I wanted to ask you a personal question.....if need not answer if too personal....I just wanted to get your perspective.

Do you think having HSV2 has made you a better person/enriched your life?

If you could wake up tomorrow with a negative status, would your life change a lot?


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 Post subject: Re: A better person
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:42 am 

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No I really don't think it's made me a better person. It just made me chose volunteering my time with herpes/std counseling instead of having to get out of pj's and volunteer in my community somewhere.

would I feel differently if I woke up tomorrow and no longer had herpes? Nope. I've had herpes for over 20 years now. It's just one more thing about me. Nothing I can do to change it so I don't really let it effect me very much except for when I have ob's, I have a reason to cuss a little more that day...he he he. I honestly do not expect to have a cure any time soon. I am able to control my herpes with medication so I really can't find a good reason to complain about it. that's part of why I volunteer as a herpes patient advocate - because I think it's a darn shame that some folks allow this incredibly common virus to effect them more than it needs to.

betsy

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