Yes, I'm gay. I probably was since the day I was born. On my 21st birthday, I sort of had my debut. I came out to my parents. A little drama from mom, and some indifference from dad. An above-average coming out. Almost perfect.

Nine years later, two weeks before my 30th birthday, I found out... I'M HIV POSITIVE.

And so my story begins... I'm BACK IN THE CLOSET.

Monday, May 12, 2008

I Am Still Me

reflectionI’m back from a weekend spent very quietly at home. After my lab results came out last week, and before my CD4 count at the end of the month, I’m left with a good two and a half weeks with nothing much to worry about. My mom went with some other relatives on an out of town trip. I was a bit torn between going and staying home, bugged mostly with dramatic thoughts that this might be my last chance to go on a trip with the family. But I got over that soon enough and elected to stay home and spend time alone. Solitude kept me company.

I genuinely love being alone. I wasn’t moping or sulking. I just enjoy being myself, by myself, doing what I want to do. I was up to my usual things. I mean, other than having sex left and right, it was just like before. I went to the market to buy vegetables. I got online to check e-mail and surf the web. I napped a bit. I finished some work on the computer. I did some chores at home. I did some home improvement as well. I got myself a haircut. When I got horny, I served myself... if you know what I mean. Really just regular stuff. I worked up a sweat, got tired, got hungry, got refreshed... basically got myself going.

It was reassuring to realize I could still do everything like before. It was validating to know that I wasn’t demoted to being just someone who was sick.

I now know I’m still the same me that I was before this chapter of my life. I am not HIV. I am me.


thonnibg said...

He,he I`m a loner too,but I don`t feel lonely.I just like beeing by myself:)Just as you do:)

Really,really great to hear you`re doing well!
Just keep on doing your amazing posts!Love them.

Big hugs

P.S.I like the song from Simple Plan a lot.I have to admit I haven`t heard about them so far.But now I really enjoy them,esp "Perfect".Wonderful song!
Hope I`m not boring you.

PinoyPoz said...

Thanks Toni! Boring? Hell no! I'm the one who rants paragraphs at a time... hehehe. Yeah I got listening to the lyrics of the song and felt I could relate a lot, so I put it up. Glad you liked it!