Thursday, November 12, 2009

herpes and my 200th post.

that caught your attention, didn't it? don't worry, i will get to the herpes in a minute.

wow. this is my 200th post! seems like blogging is the only thing that i can seem to do consistently. oh well, it is super important right? way more important than having clean clothes and keeping sean's tummy full. i am sure he would agree.

has anyone out there seen Julie and Julia? i loved that movie so much. i guess i just felt like i could relate to it. when Julie is talking with her mom about her blog, and she says something about how she never follows through with anything, and this is the chance for her to be consistent at something. like a routine. i guess i liked that. i may not shower everyday, i may avoid cooking so i don't have to do dishes. i may forget to pray sometimes, or call people on their birthdays. i am not so proud of that. but. i have really enjoyed blogging. it has been fun to document sean and i's life. 

anyway, i was thinking about cold sores because of my last post. ugh. how i loathe them. they are awful. no one in my family gets them but me. why do i get them you ask? let's just say that it was passed on from someone that i kissed many years back. lets also just say that the last thing you wanna hear after kissing someone, is this.

"oh, by the way, i have a cold sore right now. but i am sure you won't get it. you will be fine."


next morning? HUGE. AWFUL. PAINFUL. cold sore on my lip. 

but then. it decided to move. down my chin. it was terrible. people stared at me everywhere i went. it was like the size of three quarters. i had to go to the dr. he said it was one of the worst ones he had ever seen. finally after 2 weeks it started to clear up. i was left with an ugly scar but was glad it was over.

little did i realize, that once you get herpes? it is never over. you catch a cold? bam. cold sore. you've been out in the sun too much? bam. cold sore. stressed? bam. cold sore. trip over your big toe? bam. cold sore.

this is why i like to keep my life low key and unstressful. if i do dishes? i will probably get a cold sore. then sean won't be able to kiss me. and then nobody wins. it is true, he avoids me like the plague when i get them. i take my horse sized pills, and just have to wait it out. feeling like an outcast. feeling like a leper. seriously, that is how sean treats me. i don't blame him. he is aware of the situation. i wish i could have had that option.

anyway, i don't really love going to get my prescription filled for this. i take valtrex. yeah, have you seen those commercials for genital herpes? same thing. so it's not my favorite day when i have to go get that filled. one day i went and had an experience that i haven't lived down yet. 

i went to the pharmacy as fast as i could once i felt a cold sore coming on. i get up to the counter. BAM.
kid i knew from high school who i always thought was kinda cute was working. we exchange the usual "oh hey! what you been up to?...oh yeah? that is cool! same here..yeah...yeah... cool!" 

then he says, "well what can i do for ya?" 


me...trying to cover my lip..and thinking of what to do...


"umm.. i need to get this prescription filled."


 he looks down at the paper..


then kinda looks at me funny.


like, "wow... what happened to you?" i knew he was thinking about...well you know. herpes.


"what is this for?"

i froze. i didn't know what to say! i felt like the girl in that herpes commercial.. and that saying "you don't have to stop living your life." played through my head.


i blurted out...


"IT'S FOR MY MOUTH!"


 i swear it echoed. it's like i said it in slow mo. 


"IT'S FOOOOOOR MYY-YY MOOOOUUTH!!!!" 


little echos of (mouth, mouth, mouth, outh, outh, outh , th, th ) kept bouncing off of the walls around us.

and then for some reason i felt like i needed to add,

"i mean, i just wanted you to know, it's not for my,  uhh, well, you know..."

and then i looked down towards my nether regions. and then i died a little inside.

oh herpes. the gift that keeps on giving. 

32 comments:

Rasha @ and this is what she said... said...

Congrats on the 200!!!!

I loved that movie! So good :D

and OMG. I get them too, they are gross and wow i would have DIED if that happened to me!

Rachel Leigh said...

You make me laugh so much! Seriously! I once had a weird rash on my eye and the doctor prescribed a different prescription for genital herpes (the cream)... Why? I don't know! yeah that was pretty embarrassing too. My eye of all places... seriously??

my name is lauren. said...

yay for 200! and you are totally right about blogging being more important than showering and cooking. so sweet of sean to realize it and be so understanding :).

and also, i'm still giggling about the herpes story. i've never had a cold sore, but it sounds awful. please don't overexert yourself or stress yourself out with things like laundry and the like because it's true... when there's no kissing, no one wins.

The Boob Nazi said...

I hope you smacked that boy upside the head when he said that.

courtney said...

"if i do dishes? i will probably get a cold sore." hahahahahaha! i love it!

Tolman Family said...

So... I have had a prescription filled from someone I knew who worked at a pharmacy but my prescription was for Botox when I was 19. Long story.. but it wasn't for wrinkles but some other problem I have, but I was totally embarrassed! Not only that but I had to get my birth control filled that day for other issues, not the one you'd expect... So I totally know where you're coming from.

Allison said...

Oh no!! AW- I DETEST cold sores. But, HAPPY 200th POST! :D

Tolman Family said...

And thanks for giving me an opportunity to share my embarrassing story too.

{megs in wonderland} said...

haha really though, i get cold sores too (but its not herpes, i swear it! ...ok ok i might be a little bit in denial here.)

anyways.

thats why i dropped out of "school" today. i couldnt risk another one.
it hurt too bad.

ps i love blogging more than life, we are so cool.

Sam said...

i almost peed my pants when i got to the looking down at your nether regions.. haha i would have died! i've never had a cold sore before but it sounds horrrible! and yay for 200 :) I should prob read posts prior to when I started 'following' you

anna said...

oh man. cold sores suck!

olivia rae said...

hahahahahahhahhahahaha oh god this really started my day off right. this post is amazing! i had a cold sore a couple times in high school and literally i didn't want to leave the house because i felt like people were staring and pointing! it's awful!! and i hate getting prescriptions filled too! i always feel like they make it so awkward but it's probably just me...

Randi Lee said...

hahaha, you're too funny. They should come up with some kind of mouth "protection." Seriously! Like a kissing condom. Men, ugh!

dailygoods said...

haha omgggggggg COLD SORES are the devil! i got mine the same way you got yours. bullshit! they stress me outttt. you know that if you take the vitamin supplement L Lysine that should help keep them away. It's helped me a ton. When i get one i instantly want to hide under the covers, and be in the dark haha.

nick and camie said...

I said this in your purse post... "Valtrex saves my life over and over"... but i guess I should make it more clear... its for the same thing as you... Nothing to the south. eeeee!!! I guess that wasn't mentioned earlier. ha. i feel your pain.

Selma said...

Congrats girl. :) And your scene at the counter sounds like one out of a movie. I had to laugh. Sorry. But yeah, I know how embarrassing this can be. Luckily I don't get them though, which is good. Though the embarrassing factor never really goes away once you know people and have weird prescribtion requests etc. and bam, they work right there and see what you need. :(
Happy Friday!

Tennessee Sigmans said...

Something else that helps for cold sores - Herpicin L - And L Lysiene. The Herpicin L is a balm ointment that you can usually find with chapsticks. L Lysiene is a vitamin type supplement. I feel for you! They are not any fun!

Hope you are soon rid of the misery!

Staci T said...

Oh, Chloe, don't stress yourself out with too much housework. It's just not worth it if it results in a coldsore. Thank goodness for Valtrex. It's a miracle! I love you!

Michele said...

You totally crack me up! I have gone a lot of times and filled Troy's Valtrex for him but now that you put it that way NEVER again! Yikes!!! Tell Sean, by the way, you have to be predisposed to getting cold sores. I have been kissing Troy for 23 years and never gotten his cold sores. So tell Sean to stop treating you like a leaper, if he ends up getting one it is his own fault:)

staceylafayette said...

Oh. My. Goodness. That was hysterical! I loved this: "Oh herpes. The gift that keeps on giving."

Jenni said...

oh you poor dear!!!! I have actually never had a coldsore but my mom and sister get them all the time! Be careful too because apparantly its the same strain that causes shingles and those sometimes start appearing in your late 20's. If your head starts tingling and feeling wierd...Get to the doctor ASAP!
haha, wow I feel like the bearer of bad news.

Here's some good news! Photoshop exists now so you'll at least never have a cold sore in a photo!
ok...that was lame...
haha, well feel better! And I haven't seen Julia and Julia but I can't wait to see it!!! it looks like a fantastic movie!

Lee S. said...

ha ha...you are funny. congrats on 200!

Jenni said...

haha no problem! I attached the link to the recipe in my post if you want to make them. They are SOOO simple!

Rose Red said...

I'm sorry you have to deal with that, but at least you have a sense of humor about it. Great story.

our little love nest said...

Haha...you made me giggle like crazy in this post...
you are just too cute, I love the way you write.
I hate cold sores and don't mean to laugh at your pain at all....they really do suck.
Congrats on your 200th post!

Maddie said...

"nether regions"??? holy hell, that's soo funny. chlo. you're awesome. and i'm proud to be your sister. even though you have long posts ( i have a short attention span sometimes) and herpes. i still love ya.

Michael & Mindy said...

I'm glad your blogfest is finally letting me comment. I already told you, but I loved this post. So funny. Of course the boy working had to be someone you knew. And of course he had to be one you once thought was cute. Welcome to my flipping life!

Sorry about the cold sores. That bites.

NOT sorry you said "nether regions" That is freaking huh-lar-i-ous. You are awesome.

samnhal said...

Oh my gosh, I think I died a little for you, that is absolutely crazy. My husband treats me like the plague when I get them too! I take Lysine right away when i feel one coming on and sometimes it won't even develop, and usually it won't get all scabby, it's magic. My brother in law get them down on his chin too, seriously his entire chin, it's crazy. Hopefully your Valtrex healed it quickly. Congratulations on 200!

*Lesli* said...

oh but it sure does make for a great blog post, yes? my boyfriend and i are sitting in bed on the laptop laughing. i keep showing him your posts and i'm like, "god i love this girl! i wish i could write funny stuff like this!" he said, "i think i died a little on the inside." ha.

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CarrieBradshaw* said...

thanks for making me look like a fool as I laughed out loud for a good 20 seconds in my corner cubicle. It's OK I do it all the time but I the mental picture of you at the pharmacy reminds me of when I had scabies.

You make me smile. Keep posting. And bring me coooookies.

Elise Halladay said...

This post totally reminded me of a story about my mom. (I love my mom, but she can be extremely naive and space-cadet sometimes) My younger sister was talking about how HER boyfriend had a cold sore and how she was avoiding him that week and my mom blurts out in front of our entire family, "BREE! Cold sores are herpes, you know???" We seriously died of laughter. Maybe you just had to be there.