You will never know until you have lived with it

99.5% of the time I am alright.  Maybe even forgetting my so called “situation”. 0.1% I meet everyday when I take my medication.  The 0.4% happens in rare occasions like last week.  I woke up with a rash all over my body.  My mind was racing, automatically the rash = new medication = Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.  I have met this fellar before as my cousin nearly died from it. I panicked, I worried and raced to the doctor who eventually diagnosed me with a food allergy (citrus allergy).  That is the difference between me and a person living without a chronic illness.  A small thing like a rash can strike the fear of death to me to someone else its just a rash – scratch it and get over it.  Try as I might to forget, to pretend, the truth is I am Mano, I am HIV.  Until you walk with the virus everyday you will never know the million things I worry about in silence.  But yet still I rise everyday, with a smile on face and the courage to face another day.

Mano

Tags: 

like0

Comments

over40dating's picture

I appreciate the strength of mind you have.....

like0

Ashanti's picture

rise...like the proverbial phoenix...:-)).....it shall be well...xx

like0

Blog themes: 

sharonm10's recent blog posts

Do you get our newsletter?

admin's picture

Sign up for our monthly Newsletter and get the latest info in your inbox.

seventh name
Fri, 12/8/2017 - 12:45am
Fri, 12/8/2017 - 12:26am
Wed, 12/6/2017 - 1:27am

Learn about lab tests that are important for your health – what they are, what they measure, and how results are used.

In 2005 the Women and HIV Think Tank changed its name to WRI to reflect the work of the group and ongoing commitment to measurable results in the management of HIV disease in women.

Did you just test positive for HIV? Look here for help on next steps, normal feelings, and finding support.

Browse Blogs by Theme