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Author Topic: WOW---A year came and went  (Read 2139 times)

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Offline livingpositively

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WOW---A year came and went
« on: March 18, 2007, 12:02:05 AM »
So yesterday was the one year anniversary of my diagnosis.  Can't believe it's been a year already.

What's really bizarre is I had thought about it earlier in the week, then yesterday, it never even crossed my mind.  Not that it necessarily should be dwelt on, but I think most people recognize the date when it arrives.

Anyway, what a crazy year it's been.  Having HIV has definitely caused me to learn a lot about myself, which is probably always a good thing.  Even if it's recognition of a "bad" thing or trait.

Having HIV has helped me focus on what I need and/or want out of life, in several different aspects.

Having HIV has led me to meet some incredible people, whom I would not have otherwise met...probably.

I am not around the forums as much as I was at first.  I thrived on being here, and was here for hours on end, every day, for several months.  In doing so, the rest of life was really put on hold, so I had to make some changes.

Not sure if there was a point here, just a bit of reflection I suppose...and a thanks to all of those whom I know I can call, email, or whatever if I need to talk.  Thanks for being there.

Hugs to all,

Shane
4/6/07   CD4 450, % 23, No VL
2/19/07 CD4 487, % 26, VL 47,500
1/4/07   CD4 357, % 27, No VL
10/3/06 CD4 500, % 26, VL 18,000
7/6/06   CD4 530, % 29, VL 83,800
4/6/06   CD4 555, % 28, VL 13,000

Offline Longislander

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2007, 12:09:52 AM »
Congratulations Shane. Continued success is getting on with your life~
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 Basquo

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2007, 01:19:36 AM »
Shane, WOW!  I really didn't know it was that close to your diagnosis when we met in Montreal, and when we shared a flight back to the states, but now I realize it's been seven months since that happened! When I was first diagnosed, I thought time would drag on and on as I went lower and lower, but I came to realize that I was living year after year, and as time goes on I am more and more blessed to meet special people, like YOU! From what my West Texas women tell me, the years go by faster as you get older.

Best to you, and I look forward to seeing you again.

Hugs,
Creighton

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2007, 07:34:44 AM »


I am not around the forums as much as I was at first.  I thrived on being here, and was here for hours on end, every day, for several months.  In doing so, the rest of life was really put on hold, so I had to make some changes.

Hugs to all,

Shane


And there is not a thing wrong with feeling that way. And it is also great that you are getting on with your life. The forums are here for support and information, so whenever you need that support of information, you know where to come to.


Take care of yourself/ Stay in touch when you can or the need arises---------Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
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Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 8/25/14,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline MoltenStorm

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2007, 07:57:52 AM »
I can relate to what you're saying. April 11th will be my one year anniversary.

HIV definitely puts your life in a different perspective, that's for sure.
"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful nor conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, adaptation in A Walk To Remember

CD4: 555 / 29% / Undetectable - 7 Nov 2006
CD4: 555 / 29% / Undetectable - 5 Feb 2007

Offline aztecan

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2007, 10:12:33 AM »
Hey Shane,

Congrats on the anniversary. Yep, the first year is the worst.

One has to wonder if you are still the same shy young man I knew in Montreal.  ;)

I'm glad to hear from you. Check in from time to time sweetie and let us know how things are going.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline Blixer

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2007, 10:19:34 AM »
Shane,

Congrats on the one year mark.  Wishing you the best for many more healthy years and less and less thought about this virus that has invaded our bodies.
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 David_CA

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2007, 11:09:17 AM »
Shane,
It's good to hear from you.  March '06 was certainly a memorable month for a lot of us, it seems.  It sounds like you're doing well, which is what's important.  If the first year is the worst, like they say, the coming years should be really good.  Like you, I've met a lot of great people here.  This HIV thing has made me re-evaluate my life and what's important, too.  Take care.

David
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

Offline Sdgirl

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2007, 11:57:38 AM »
This virus brought us together, but it was our friendship that got me through this past year.  I love you more than chocolate........... :-*

Lisa
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves.."Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?"

Offline AlanBama

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2007, 12:28:50 PM »
Happy Anniversary honey.....may this be the first of many!

love & hugs,

Alan

PS - you still going around taking photos of everybody's butt?  :D
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline Cliff

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2007, 12:30:56 PM »
Hi Shane!

I'm glad things are better for you now and I'm glad I've had a chance to meet you (even if I had to share lube flavored doughnut-holes with you).  I hope year 2 is even more productive and fruitful.

Cliff

Offline Basquo

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2007, 01:35:48 PM »
Quote
(even if I had to share lube flavored doughnut-holes with you).  

I guess I went to bed too early THAT night!

Offline Longislander

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2007, 01:37:54 PM »
Quote
I guess I went to bed too early THAT night!

guessing you stayed up late enough for the butt shots?!?!?!? ;)
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 aupointillimite

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2007, 02:11:05 PM »
Congratulations on arriving to your first anniversary intact!

Your tastebuds can't repel flavor of this magnitude!

Offline livingpositively

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Re: WOW---A year came and went
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2007, 10:34:24 PM »
Thanks all for the nice comments.

God, Cliff, I forgot about those donuts.  LOL  That was a really great ride in the car, talking with you and Andy.

Mark, I didn't think I was that shy, was I?  hmmmm...   shhhhhhhh.  hehe

Basquo, it wasn't a matter of going to bed to early, but not getting up early enough to go to Quebec City...and maybe a bit of staying up too late for the booty photos.   ;)

Lisa, no need to say anything...you know the deal.   :-*

Alan, can't wait to see you again.  You rock and I love you to pieces.

and everyone else...thanks again for your comments and friendship, virtual or otherwise.

Hugs,

Shane
4/6/07   CD4 450, % 23, No VL
2/19/07 CD4 487, % 26, VL 47,500
1/4/07   CD4 357, % 27, No VL
10/3/06 CD4 500, % 26, VL 18,000
7/6/06   CD4 530, % 29, VL 83,800
4/6/06   CD4 555, % 28, VL 13,000

 


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