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My Mom

My mom was a very loving and caring person. She met this man after about 20 years of being his high school sweetheart. He had just gotten out of prison for murder. I never liked him and knew something was not right with him, but my mother being the loving person she is looked past all of that. Well my mother was with this man and only this man for 15 1/2 years. My mother stayed home cooked,cleaned and was very faithful to him. Because that was the type of person she was. But this man had all the fun he wanted and would stay out all times of the night with OTHER women and we(her children) would see him do these things and tell her. They would have their arguments about it but she was so blinded by love she believed whatever he said. I know from the period of time they were together he slept with about 10 other women. Well one day my mom got very sick and we didn't know what was wrong she was so weak, no appetite, losing a lot of weak, shingles and had a very ugly rash on her face,legs and arms. It never crossed my mind that it would be HIV. After about 4 trips to the hospital we finally requested a hiv test and it came back positive. The doctors said said she had contracted hiv over 10 years ago. Now it all makes sense because one of my step fathers companions died about 8 years ago from hiv. My mom was so hurt when she found this out because she knew she was faithful to this man and did everything she could for him. My mom was diagnosed in April 03 of hiv and passed away in July from complications. I am going to miss her so much because she was my best friend. I never thought she would leave me this way. I am so depressed that I don't know what to do. He was tested and is also hiv + but he is in denial and won't go get his medications. He has lost a lot of weight and looks very very bad. He took all of this from us and now he must meet the same fate. If my mother could contract HIV anybody can. So people be careful and stay strapped up. This disease is so serious and hard to combat. I know first hand because it took my mom so fast.

Sent via Email - Sun Jul 20 2003
Heartbroken & Depressed in Texas

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