FM is dealing with a serious, as-yet undiagnosed health issue.
One of the suspected illnesses could affect other people.
He walked into my room late last night in tears. As I comforted him, I could not help but think, if this is communicable, how many people will I have to tell?
We were both clean this summer. Since then, he’s been with three people and I’ve been with two (BV and friend of a friend).
We are never as safe about these things as we should be, as the assumption (and discussion!) is always about having a clean bill of health. BV and I discussed it on date 2, weeks before we had even kissed. FoaF and I discussed it after the fact.
All of that to say, I am optimistic that FM’s blood work will come back clean. If not, we have many, many problems ahead. And several wildly uncomfortable phone calls.