I just wanted to share a touching moment in my life...for those who I have already shared this with - you must endure it again :D
I went to the doctor's today - yeah! My doctor wants me to go to a urologist to check out this extra vein I have connected to my testicles - I've had this issue since puberty - but no one seemed to think it was a big deal. My doctor told me she wants me to check it out so it won't prevent me from having children later on if I wanted that option...
Imagine the blankest stare you've ever seen...
I am HIV positive so I looked really blankly at her.
She asked me what was wrong. I said - uh - how do I have children
without infecting my partner or child?
She blankly stared at me and was like - uh - you've never heard of
Another blank stare.
Well HIV is only in the semen - not the sperm - so the sperm can be removed and injected into the partner and safely create a child without infection to the mother or child. The egg would just have to receive the sperm - but that's no different from any other pregnancy.
I WAS SHOCKED!
The doctor left for a minute to set an appointment - so I let it soak
in and of course I wept a little for joy.
I am not married yet, but to have the option of having my own child even while being HIV positive is amazing to me. God is a god of miracles and wonder.
HIV really isn't the end of life - I realize now I have no excuses to hold me back from living a normal life on Earth - not that I do anything normal...
PS. For those just finding out about my HIV status - I apologize you are finding out this way - if you have any questions I am not that shy - which is obvious 'cause I've posted about my testicles already :D So anyway...
You've been caught Jey Walking!