When we suffer from an illness it comforts us to meet a person that has suffered from the same disease and she has been able to get rid of it. That is the case that I show today. It is about Betty Russo who found a cure for herpes simplex virus and she comes to tell us of her experiences with the illness and how she was able to find a definitive treatment. Now I will give word to Betty so that she tells you.
Introduction of Betty
My name is Betty. I am a computer programmer by profession. I am 35 years old, and have gone through a lot in my 35 years of life, including this disease. However, I can now tell you with confidence, there is a cure for herpes simplex virus at present.
I believe if I share my story with other people, it will give them courage and inspiration. I know I am not the only one that has had to deal with this disease. Doctors say that one out every five persons has herpes, and there are millions of people around the world that are suffering from the symptoms of this disease.
So if you unfortunately, happen to have this infection, worry not. You are not alone. You can find thousands of people on the internet that have this disease, and there are a few support groups built for the people dealing with this infection too.
Just a quick search on Google will tell you that the problem of herpes is increasing day by day and more and more people are being victimized by this virus. My story will give you courage and show you how you can get rid of this disease and get back to your normal and healthy life.
When I found out about It
I was 33 when got herpes. Initially it was really difficult for me to be able to recover from the devastation that I felt due to this. It was one of the worst feelings in my life, and I don’t want this to happen to anyone else. I could not get over the depressed feeling I had for the first few months. I cried often, did not talk to anyone and felt ashamed of my life.
My social and family life was almost dead and I was very afraid to tell my family or anyone else about this. I felt completely alone with the secret about my herpes. But I knew deep inside my heart that I would have to tell my family about this if I wanted to get rid of this horrible infection.
Sometimes I felt like shouting loud but did not have the courage to do so. No doubt, this was the worst time period in my life. I just knew no one was going to accept me after knowing that I had herpes.
My first herpes outbreak
I actually knew where I got herpes from; I am not a woman who dates a lot of guys. It was a guy I met from the UK (the cousin of one of my neighbors) who visited for a month in the summer of 2015. I was so infatuated with him that I put aside my usual apprehensions. We slept together three times and just a couple of days after the last time I had my first outbreak. At that time I had an idea but didn’t want to accept what it was.
There were a few small very painful blisters. I consulted a doctor and he said “we will take a sample first, but I think it is herpes”. At that time I did not really know anything about the disease. I came back home and searched for information about the disease on the Internet. A few days later my doctor confirmed to me that I had contracted herpes. I wanted to tell someone, but I could not gather the courage to tell anyone about it at that time.
Whom should I blame?
I felt like I was the stupidest person on earth and even thought about killing myself. I knew after reading a lot on the Medline Plus that herpes is a lifelong disease, and there was no cure for herpes simplex virus. I blamed the guy. I am sure he knew that he had it. I could not believe that someone could be this heartless and careless about another person’s health.
Though I have a feeling that he knew what he had, still the main person I blamed for this was myself. I was responsible for my own actions and I was the one who was going to suffer the consequences.
Things changed when I told my family
Honestly, telling my parents and my sister about my condition made a big difference in how I felt. My parents were the hardest. I collected all the courage I could and I talked to my parents. They reacted in the completely differently than I thought they would. They were worried about the situation but they didn’t judge me and were very understanding. They wanted me to do everything that could be done to treat it and move on. They made me feel so much better. It was just like at least part of a big weight had been removed. Just to know that I was still very important to them and that they would support me in everything made a huge difference.
Also a support group I joined online was a great help. They gave me confidence to fight with the challenge and start living my life all over again.
How did I find a cure for herpes simplex virus?
Initially the gap between my outbreaks was very short; I was having them almost all of the time. I had no idea what to do to control or stop them. Hence this was becoming a source of some ongoing depression for me which started to create problems in other aspects of my life as well.
My doctor suggested a few medicines, but they didn’t seem to help me avoid outbreaks. He advised me to work out, sleep well, stay calm in all situations and eat healthy foods on a regular basis, but that didn’t seem to work for me. My outlook on life was improving, but I was still frustrated.
Then one of my friends from the support group who was having almost non-stop outbreaks told me she had tried something and she seemed to be totally cured i.e. without any outbreak for two months (which was a big deal for her). I was of course sceptical, but I figured it couldn’t hurt. So I agreed to try her “miracle cure”. That was somewhere around the middle of August in 2017.
All the best,