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Keeping busy!

May 15, 2015 - 3 comments

I have been sticking my head in the forums periodically but I am still pretty busy with college. I just finished my first full year ( 3 semesters )  though I feel like I will be in school forever  I did just lose my 4.0 gpa I admit I was proud of ( it was almost double my original gpa when I did college the first time...he he he ). How you guys will allow me to answer your questions when I keep blowing APA 6 format is beyond me ;) At least I still have my A though!!  Online college is what I call "teach your own damn self" learning but it works for my busy schedule since I still have to work full-time and support my family. Always fun to spend your days off in front of a computer doing homework right?

As always, be sure to read the updated herpes handbook at . It really is helpful if you have been newly diagnosed with genital herpes. If you are having a hard time dealing with your herpes diagnosis, "the good news about the bad news" is a terrific book I highly recommend purchasing. It really goes more into the psychological side of having genital herpes than Terri's free handbook does.

For general std info, visit . Terrific info there on condom and birth control use as well as general std info. They also are now offering an "ask the expert forum"  and I think you will recognize all the faces there if you are a medhelp std forum regular.



Bill Halford new blog

Jan 16, 2015 - 0 comments  is the link for the newest blog by the researcher Bill Halford for his herpes vaccine that he is working on. He will be updating it regularly so stop back to read his updates :)


where am I now?

Mar 28, 2014 - 4 comments

Well it's been hard to break my  habit of stopping into the forums daily but I've been so busy, haven't had much time.  I do still stop in periodically to help out :) I still don't often respond to PM's.  

So finally I am all set up for furthering my education! I am starting this summer at my local community college to knock off a bunch of gen eds I need for my degree.  I am not remotely excited to take english comp but you gotta do what you gotta do.  I need practice at writing without smiley faces and lol's as well as my frequent he he he's!!    Next Winter, I start at slippery rock university online to take the nursing classes I need to complete my BSN.  It's very frustrating to have to pay so much money for something I already do and do well but since I am hoping to move elsewhere in a few years, I have to pursue that degree even after 27 years of being a nurse.  The 2020 BSN initiative has made it almost impossible for anyone without a BSN to get a job as a nurse so I have little choice but to do this.  I am hoping once I am  done with this degree, I can switch to a career more in research to utilize that side of what I have been doing here for so long :)  

Patiently waiting for the weather to warm up so I can start getting my garden in.  Meanwhile am trying my hand at starting from seed from seeds I saved from last summer's garden.  Not easy keeping all the pets out of the buckets of dirt I have all over the place  

remember - always have protected sexual contact!!!  ( couldn't resist )


time for changes

Jul 22, 2013 - 16 comments

I've put a lot of thought into this decision but it's time for me to move on from doing online std support.  I've been doing this for over 15 years now on varied forums and I know I will miss doing it at times but I'm trying to make some changes to my own life and hope to have less time in general to devote to the forums.  I've really enjoyed helping others deal with the stigma and misinformation that surrounds all std's but especially herpes.  I am fortunate enough to be a nurse in a major teaching institution and have the resources to educate myself to help others both in my day job and here.  I've really enjoyed helping so many of you and I've made some great friendships from folks I've met online too :)

I will leave my profile active since there is so much info in my journal posts but I will not be replying to any comments or questions.