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Spicy Chicken Wings Gave Me Herpes?

It’s hard to forget the day you get the phone call you’ve been dreading all weekend. This was two years ago. It’s especially hard to forget when you’re out in public at a bar-q-que restaurant during lunch hour. I was sitting with my friend and her three-year-old son, debating if it was too early for a beer. And then my phone began to vibrate on the table. The illuminated screen forced me out of my seat to find a more secluded section so I could pick up. My hands were shaking and I lost any control I may have had over the rest of my body. I already knew what she was going to tell me anyway. I might as well have an order of spicy chicken wings to go along with my diagnosis. It didn’t occur to me until after I hung up the phone what had just happened. Not only did I just order spicy hot wings guaranteed to leave a near burning sensation in my mouth, but my doctor told me that I did, in fact, have herpes. When I sat back down the waitress told me I looked like I could use a bee…