To Paris with Herpes

Tomorrow I leave for Paris for a week long vacation with my girlfriend. I’ve been looking forward to this for a couple of months and am so excited! But today I woke up with the tingly achy feeling that indicates I have a herpes outbreak on the way. It’s not surprising, I get sores every six weeks, or so, and I’ve had a cold forever and I’m busy getting ready to leave, so an outbreak was almost expected. But it sucks. It sucks because I’m going to sit on a plane for a long time and be in pain, the first couple of nights there the discomfort will make it hard to get a good nights sleep and then overall an outbreak puts a damper on my enthusiasm and energy levels. Herpes won’t ruin my trip, not by a long-shot, but it does make me feel kind of sorry for myself that I can’t just go and have fun and not be in pain. Also a fresh outbreak has a big impact on my interest in sex, my bits just don’t feel like a fun place to be when they hurt.  I don’t know about you, but I love vacation sex. No work, no cleaning, little cooking, no dog walking…all the time in the world to laze about and get busy.

All this was getting me down this morning and then I remembered that I had a stash of anti-virals in the back of my drawer. It’s been a really long time, so long that they actually expire this month, so I’m going to take them and hope for the best.  I don’t really take the pills anymore because they can be hard on my body, especially my stomach but this felt like one of those times where it might be worth it.

Either way, I’m going to Paris and it’s going to be amazing!



2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by anita on March 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Shelley,

    Thank you blessings that you have a girlgrend. At least the talk is over with. I haven’t been involved with a man for 7 years. I was very hurt by my exboy when doing the talk. He rejected me. 2 months later, he wanted to go back with me and he said that H is not a big deal. Yet, after he abandoned me, I didn’t want to take a risk with him anymore. Chances are he may abandon me again. During the 7 years I have become very careful in who I choose as a partner. I haven’t met anybody worth it. On the one hand, H has made me aware of the partners I choose. But still, I worry when the nice person who I will like, will react when I tell him. I was told by a councellor, there are ways to test how someone will react to you before you actually tell them about H. For example, I can say”By the way, I have a fear of sharing something, because I have been hurt before. Just wait and see how the person reacts to this comment, and I will be able to tell if they show any care about my concern.


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