Is Life Over for a 16 YO Cheerleader With Herpes?
I'm a 16 year old girl that was recently diagnosed with hsv2. I was a very confident person, I loved myself I was captain of my cheer squad.
I had sex with a boy one night at a party, I had a gut feeling that I shouldn't do it but I did anyway. A couple of days later I had a horrible discharge and was in unbearable pain.
I was weak, pale and I thought I was going to die. So I did some research online and compared my symptoms to chlamydia.
Finally I was so sick I couldn't walk and as embarrassing as it was I had to tell my mom. I went to the doctor that day expecting she was going to tell me it will wash off.
I was very wrong. Not only did I have chlamydia but I also had herpes.
Still to this day my doctors words replay in my head every day. I feel like such a disappointment to my parents. There is nothing anyone can say to make me feel better.
I know that since I have herpes, no one is going to want to marry me. Or even have a future with me.
I just never thought something like this would happen to me. I have such hatred towards the person who ruined my life.
I had such a bright future I really thought I was going somewhere in life. But as of right now the only place I feel like going is to the darkest place on earth and laying down to die. I know my story is graphic but it is the complete truth of how I feel inside. Thanks for listening.Thank you for sharing your story with our community. I truly hope that you can find help because you need to seek a professional. Listen, nearly everyone who is diagnosed with herpes feels the same as you. Whether they are 16 or 60 the diagnosis can drain the confidence right out of a person's soul.
But you must work on regaining your confidence and it begin with learning everything that you can about the virus. Once you learn exactly what it is and more importantly...what it isn't, you'll be able to put this diagnosis into it's proper perspective.
Your journey ahead isn't going to be easy and you're going to have to work on it everyday until you accept that this virus is simply a irritating skin rash. The battle between you and the unpleasant physical aspect of herpes is really easy to control. However, as seen by your comment, the mental aspect is going to take time to conquer. But it can and will be done.
Don't let this virus define you.
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