Recently Diagnosed with Herpes

Were you recently diagnosed with herpes?

I know you probably feel a bit overwhelmed and thoughts are probably swirling around in your mind about your recent herpes diagnosis.

Hang in there and know that you are not alone.

We’ve got a couple of great forums with caring people that would love to help you get through this time of uncertainty.

Picking Up the Pieces

Shut Up and Post! STD Message Board

I can tell you there are many wonderful caring people on these message forums who volunteer their time to just help people see there is truly a light at the end of the tunnel.

You won’t always feel this way.

A Note from Me to You


I love getting comments on this blog but more importantly I really enjoy receiving legit comments. I’m not a fan of spam.

At one point this blog was getting hit with so much spam I couldn’t take it any more so I changed to the settings so that comments need to be approved before they can actually be published.

Sometimes ya just have to do what you can with what you have and that’s what I’m trying to do.

I think people appreciate it more when the comments actually pertain to the discussions we are trying to have around here.

If you have a question, want to voice your opinion, or share additional information that is fine and I hope you’ll leave a comment. Please be patient with me. I will approve your comments when I’m checking my personal e-mails.

I think the discussions we have around here no matter how old the thread is show how important these topics are for many people.

If you need to reach me privately and not on the blog or the message boards please use the contact button at the top of the blog.

If you have a question or just want to share your story e-mail me your stories and share your original questions on the message boards. We have two excellent forums that have been around for awhile: Picking Up the Pieces and Shut Up and Post! STD Message Board.

The stories that are shared on this blog are done so anonymously and the reviews for products that are sent in come from real people who have tried them personally.

Remember, I’m not a doctor. I’m here to share my experiences, strengths and hopes with people on their journey towards healing. Everyone experiences healing at different times depending on their circumstances. I’ve had some time to read, learn, network and just want to see people happy.

Oh, and I will be posting a lot more as my life is taking a turn and I’m able to put more time into the things that I’m passionate about. Thanks for being patient with me.

STD Message Board STD Forum STD Discussion

Hi there! Wanted to let y’all know that our STD message board got a little makeover! For those that are new to the STD forum it is a bit different-looking as compared to how it was before. I will admit, I have never pruned a forum before so I think I got a little prune-happy. That’s okay. Be sure to pop in and check things out. The forum is called: Shut Up and Post! STD Message Board. Cute, huh?

Need someone to talk to?

I’ve got two online support groups to share with you:

1. Picking Up the Pieces

2. Shut Up and Post! STD Message Board

Here’s an excellent resource if you’re trying to find ACCURATE information about Herpes Simplex Virus aka: HSV aka: Cold Sores aka: Fever Blisters:

The Updated Herpes Handbook > View the Chapters > Download the Handbook > Buy the Handbook (Available in Spanish too)

I don’t know what to do

I just found out yesterday that I have herpes. I feel so disgusting and worthless right now. I feel like my entire life is over and I will never be the same. I don’t know what to do, I don’t know what to think. I am a mess and I don’t think I will ever be happy again. I am completely devastated. I feel like I want to die.

The first thing you need to realize is that it’s okay to be upset about your diagnosis. I was very upset, hurt and angry when I was diagnosed. I too felt like my life was over and who would want to be with me now? On top of that, I was a single mom at the time so I felt as if all the odds were stacked against me when it came to finding true love and happiness in life.

I can tell you from experience that the best thing you can do for yourself is to find a safe person you can talk to. Have you thought about who those “safe” people might be? What about a counselor?

In the meantime, if you just need to vent about what is going on in your life there are a couple of online support groups I can recommend: Picking Up the Pieces and Shut Up and Post! STD Message Board. If you decide to check those out be sure and create an alias that nobody knows about so that you will be able to vent and share in peace without fear of being judged.

I know you don’t feel this way right now but things will get better. I promise you that your life is not over. You will find happiness, live and love in spite of having herpes.

The first thing you need to do is to read the word documents that I’ve sent you. Arm yourself with information. Talk to people who understand what you are dealing with. Spend some time by yourself for awhile. Learn to Love who you are. Once you learn to Love yourself everything else will fall into place. You’ll see.

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