I contracted genital herpes in January of 2007. I always thought that i wasn't ever going to get anything. I had a very hard time that winter. I left my boyfriend and gave up all of my independence, and moved back in with mom. I went to a clinic to get my medications, and talked to a woman there. She had genital herpes also. She told me a story and it lighted up my life. It was about a clam with a grain of sand in it. The grain of sand irritates it and the clam secretes a mucus that covers the grain of sand and makes it a pearl. She told the sand was like my herpes. It is a thing that i could turn into something good. During December of 2007, i enrolled into college. Im getting my MA, then im going to work on gettin my RN. I also want to study micro biology, and hopefully, find a cure. I also would like to tell this story to other people in hope that it may help them like it did me.
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