@Free73 Hey there! I know it'll be tough talking to future partners about it and I believe you have a very, very good point- if I keep it a secret from those around me I care the most about, how will I feel comfortable telling any potential partner? At this point, I know I will need to work myself up to being able to those closest to me so I won't feel so afraid about any secret "getting out." Thank you!
@savannainthesky I'm sorry to hear you've been recently diagnosed, too! I certainly don't want you to feel unloved and diseased. You're totally right that that's no way to live and the posts in this stream affirm that it's just a skin condition that has been blown out of proportion. We should definitely chat and message each other since we're on the same boat
@adiebear Wow! Thank you for this really informative post! That makes a lot of sense to me and I didn't know the history of herpes' stigmatization, I really appreciate that. It's funny, just today I was telling a friend about my distrust for big pharma and how I find marketing prescription drugs to be a strange and potentially harmful practice (I don't know how it is in SA but in the US, there are constantly commercials for prescriptions). My Dr. prescribed me with 1GM of Valtrex for the next 10 days. I took my 2nd one this morning and I have definitely noticed less pain and swelling since then. Again, I really appreciate the time you took to share this information with me- really very informative.
Privacy law in Australia does not apply to restrict what doctors say inside a delivery room or theatre. It applies in terms of the patients right to exclude anyone (family or otherwise) from the delivery room or theatre.
I very much don't believe this is true what you are saying wilson that's against privacy laws. As long as me and my baby are fine i don't think i need to tell everyone in the delivery room whats going on.And I'm sure theres plenty of mommys who agree. It's really nobodys business except me n my doctors.
Well I'm not from australia.I'm from Chicago & i don't think that applys everywhere.Wouldn't they have to kick everyone out the room before they dissuss my health problemes if i didn't give them consent to discuss this around anyone?
Yes I do know several.
No time to read a rule book and have a committee meeting when a c-section is involved. It just happens. The ob will look you straight in the eye and in calm, firm and very audible voice tell you what needs to happen and why. The automatic assumption is made that support people in the room are cleared to hear everything the doctor has to say, otherwise they shouldn't be there. They are there to be supportive and hence need to hear what is going on in case you turn to them for advice. That's an Australian delivery room perspective.
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