How I Spent My 4th of July with a Herpes Diagnosis - Oh Sh*T Anniversary Pt. 7

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Everything feels so out of reach when you are first diagnosed. Everything comes crumbling down and you feel like you're never going to be able to come up for air. It's suffocating and terrifying at the same time. Would love to tell you after I was diagnosed I picked up and was able to straighten my life out right away. That wasn't the case and I did not have a rebound in one day or even the week later.

Back when I was diagnosed I was really struggling. So now it's the 4th of July. I had plans to go to the beach and hang out with friends which included the guy I was dating. I can remember I was so depleted come Monday. I had cried non stop since Friday and didn't know what to do. I decided that I wasn't in the head space to go to the party on the beach so I decided to do a self care day. I honestly don't know if the term "self- care" had really been coined and if it was even a thing back in 2011. Anyway, I took myself to yoga and of course cried the entire time, I just sat in my room in my bed shocked and in a daze. I can distinctly remember the guy I was dating went on to the party and then called me to pick him up from the beach house because he was too drunk to drive home from playing too much beer pong. So I went and picked him up and then we ended up getting more burritos and just watching a movie at his house. I felt like my hEart had been cut open and my entire everything was in pain.

I'm sharing my 4th of July back in 2011 with you not for you to feel sorry for me or think that I was in an unhealthy relationship, but more to share that I totally get what you're going through if you were just diagnosed. But as I shared in a recent videos is that you can absolutely make the changes and live your life to your wildest dreams. There literally is nothing holding yourself back except for you. You don't have to stay stuck in the Eeyore phase because you have herpes. It's a little change here and a little change there. At the end, it will be totally worth it.


To wrap up this week with the Oh Shit Anniversary reminder, I of course would be doing a disservice if I didn't remind you of the promotion that is going on through tonight at midnight. When I was diagnosed I deeply needed someone to talk to and someone who just got what I was going through. So that is why we have the promotion of booking an Emergency Call and you get the toolkits, Tell Your Partner and Herpes Outbreak Toolkit for 50% off. So this would come to $171.

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