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Author Topic: My first year just passed.....  (Read 1178 times)

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Offline jinghua

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My first year just passed.....
« on: March 14, 2007, 10:26:09 AM »
Dear all,

This is the only place in the world i will tell you my first year of living with HIV.....
I almost forgot that this is the day i am with this virus a year already.....
I was sad and depressed when i was first diagnosed with this new thing in my body, i was too sad that i had shringle (too bad it even left scars!! oh.....thinking of getting the laser treatment soon - any advice?)

I used to be a very happy guy in this world...now i am a mature and serious guy....lots of people left me and lots of new people i have known (thank you very much for supporting me, i know not all but somehow....i feel comfortable here in this forum, althought i do not post much....hehehehe,sorry~~~~)

I am still learning to live with my life and hope to travel to many places....i like travel a lot, i can't live without music,movie and travel (so,if u are kind enough....when i am visiting your country,can i stay there for a few days to save hotel cost? hahahaha - i am serious~~~~~~)

I do not have particular plan to `celebrate' my new life yet....maybe tomorrow i will go to buy a slice of cake for myself....

I still remember the first thing i asked my doctor `how long will i live?' but now......i think i can live long enough to 50-60 years old? hopefully..........hahahaha,life goes on and happiness leave quick...i wish to find as much as happiness i can possible...

Thank you so much my dear friends for being there for me~~~~~~~~

JH  :-*
 
Live started to change...i wish i can have a better life...

Offline Ihavehope

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Re: My first year just passed.....
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 10:27:44 AM »
hey cutie

yea it's hard to adjust, but I am sure things will get better. Happy 1 year anniversary. I know there isn't much to celebrate but it is nice to acknowledge that you are one year into taking control of this virus and you will succeed for many many years.

Al
Infected: April 2005
12/6/06 - Diagnosed HIV positive
12/19/06 - CD4 = 240  22% VL = 26,300
1/4/07 - CD4 = 200 16% VL = ?
2/9/07 = Started Kaletra/Truvada
3/13/07 = CD4 = 386 22% VL ?

Offline aztecan

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Re: My first year just passed.....
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007, 10:34:58 AM »
Hey JH,

The first year is, in my opinion, one of the most difficult. You are learning to live with the virus, usually frightened because of the many things you've heard and feel your future is anything but certain.

So, now it has been a year and you begin to see you will live for a while - as you said, maybe another 50 or 60 years.

I am glad you came here and glad you are part of our family.

Congrats on the anniversary, keep them coming!  ;D

HUGS,

Mark
« Last Edit: March 14, 2007, 10:37:52 AM by aztecan »
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline Longislander

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Re: My first year just passed.....
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2007, 01:38:17 PM »
Hi JH, happy anniversary. Definitely continue to find happiness everywhere you can find it! :D
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline Blixer

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Re: My first year just passed.....
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2007, 04:23:07 PM »
Hello JH,

I agree with the others that the first year can be very difficult.  I remember feeling some of the things that you describe during the months after my diagnosis (that was just 15 months ago for me.)  But I think if you take care of yourself and do what your doctor says, you can do all of those things you still want to do.  I still hold back a bit, but I'm back to working way too many hours and I'm ready to do the traveling I love to do.

I can also identify with the issues of friends leaving.  But there can be new friends and you seem to have found a number of them here. Reach out for support when you need it and enjoy living your life!

Best wishes and congratulations on making it through the first year!
David
Diagnosed 1/9/06
8/27/2007 CD4 598, 29%, VL 58 (72 wks)
11/19/2007 CD4 609, 30%, VL < 50 (84 wks)
2/11/2008 CD4 439, 27%, VL <50 (96 wks)
5/5/2008 CD4 535, 28%, VL <50 (108 wks)
10/20/2008 CD4 680, 28%, VL <50 (132 wks)
Changed to Atripla in 2012
1/14/2013 CD4 855, 35%, VL <40

Offline jinghua

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Re: My first year just passed.....
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2007, 10:26:18 AM »
Hey JH,

The first year is, in my opinion, one of the most difficult. You are learning to live with the virus, usually frightened because of the many things you've heard and feel your future is anything but certain.

So, now it has been a year and you begin to see you will live for a while - as you said, maybe another 50 or 60 years.
I am glad you came here and glad you are part of our family.

Congrats on the anniversary, keep them coming!  ;D

HUGS,

Mark

[/quote]

haha,Mark.....i am not meaning live for another 50-60 years (its too long for me.....i don't want to get marry,so it's too long for a single man,my dear....)

Thank you so much .....i have learnt a lot from this BIG BIG BIG family....and also those who contribute their knowledges to others~~~~~~~~

JH
Live started to change...i wish i can have a better life...

Offline DanielMark

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Re: My first year just passed.....
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2007, 10:35:28 AM »
JH,

Good for you reaching that one year milestone, and it is a milestone for sure.

In honour of your accomplishment, here's a little something I baked for you.  ;)




Daniel
MEDS: REYATAZ & KIVEXA (SINCE AUG 2008)

MAY 2000 LAB RESULTS: CD4 678
VL STILL UNDETECTABLE

DIAGNOSED IN 1988

 


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