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Author Topic: On a good note..  (Read 4847 times)

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Offline J.R.E.

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On a good note..
« on: April 11, 2007, 06:29:05 PM »
 8)


Ed, my partner of almost 27 years, decided yesterday, to turn in his letter of resignation to his employer. Enough was enough he has decided to retire permanently !!

His resignation will become effective on July 10,07. He has been employed by the same doctor for 30 years now. Ed is the same age as myself (55) he has no intention of going back to work. He certainly deserves this. He has been a loyal and hard working employee all these years. They will have to hire three people to effectively do all the work that he does !!!. They will without a doubt miss him !! This is a big load lifted from him, we have been discussing this for several months now.

He is going to look into private insurance, for himself ( Ed is HIV negative) He's been crunching the numbers, and decided that he can easily do this.

He doesn't realise how much work I have scheduled for him around the house, once he retires. ::) He may just change his mind !!! NO way !....
 
I am sooooo happy for him !! He needs this....


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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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 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline AlanBama

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 07:23:40 PM »
Congratulations to Ed !   YAY.   I love it when someone actually gets to retire!

I wish him (and you) and very happy retirement!

hugs,

Alan
"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 J.R.E.

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 07:34:40 PM »
:),

Another post that went somewhere into cyberspace . Thats two times today. My post disappeared.



I was just kidding with him a couple of minutes ago. I said "don't worry" if we run short of cash, I"ll take on another job !! We laughed ! I am going to start putting together the "to do " lists  ;)

Now, if I can just talk with my company, and try to go on a 4 day work week, that would make me very happy !!


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


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 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline Moffie65

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007, 09:28:35 AM »
Ray, I am so happy for both of you.  At 55, you both have loads of time, energy and life left to live, so all I can say is welcome to the new life.

Love,
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline aztecan

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007, 11:05:18 AM »
Ray,

I think that is great news!  ;D

I am just elated to hear anyone has the chance to retire. I also am somewhat envious, because chances are I won't get to retire until I turn 75. (LOL)

Get those "honey do's" listed.

HUGS,

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

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2007, 12:13:57 PM »
I have to agree ..Retirement" is the way to go.....I always have something to do with or without a "to do" list...  Try to make a lot of  uncommitted time for yourself..just do what comes along for that day which could be anything from taking a walk to taking a bath....
On the other hand I never seem to have enough time to do everything I would like to do... make choices even frivolous ones.just enjoy..

Nick
remember the good times...honor the past but don't live there
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Offline RAB

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2007, 07:35:02 PM »
Ray

Congrats to Ed, sounds like this is something he not only really wants but also needs.

Great news !

RAB

(Who sort of takes pity on Ed, cause he's certain Ray's "to do" list will be VERY LONG   ;))

Offline Robert

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2007, 02:13:45 PM »
Hey Ray..

Really, really good news.  Whether it's voluntary or "forced" (like mine, due to illness) retirement can be a good thing.  It's the best thing that's ever happened to me, that's for sure.  We sold our city home, moved out into the country and I've never looked back. 

Congratulations!

robert
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2007, 08:15:10 AM »
An Update,

After 30 years of employement Ed's last day of work was yesterday ( Wednesday). He is now officially retired.

His employer held a great retirement party for him last week . About 200 people attended. Had a great and emotional time. He will surely be missed !

I came home from work this morning, expecting him to be in bed sleeping, but he said he got up around 6:00 Am. We're going down to the pool in a little bit, and we are going to relax this morning. ( before I give him the to-do list !! ::) :P


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


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 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline zachysmom

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2007, 11:07:37 AM »
Congrats,
How exciting it is to retire. I wish you both the best of times. It's Cruise time!!!
Start planning your next big adventure.
Your're both so young, and to have this time with each other is something to be cherished.
Enjoy, relax, and  forget about the housework, it will get done, take it from a stay-at-home mom.
 much love,
Nicole
From Russia with love,
Nicole

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2007, 04:57:01 PM »
Ray, this is cool. First you announced that he was planning to retire. Now it's a done deal and wel get to witness what the next chapters are going to be.

Wishing you guys all the best with this new chapter in your lives.

Cheers, 
Andy Velez

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2007, 08:33:57 PM »
Thanks everyone,

With Ed retired now, It will be much easier for us to schedule vacations. It was difficult at times for both of us to coincide our vacations. So it looks as though an AMG may also be in the forecast for next year ! My vacation starts next week on the 20th, I will write more about that later,( We're heading up north) also we will be celebrating 27 years together, at the end of this month !


Thanks-------Ray


Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


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 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline aztecan

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2007, 11:38:10 PM »
Hey Ray,

That would be great! It sounds like Ed's retirement will be fun for you both.

Congratulations!

HUGS,

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

Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2007, 11:43:41 PM »
Hi Ray,

Twenty-seven years with your partner?  That just made my heart smile!  Enjoy your time together, you two deserve it!

Cindy   :D
HIV+ since '93, 1/12 - CD4 785 and undet.   WOO-HOO!!

Offline Robert

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2007, 01:30:18 AM »
congratulations Ed and Rae.  This is a big step.  Thanks for sharing it with us.

robert
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Offline BT65

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2007, 09:59:15 PM »
27 years, wow!  My parents have been married for 58 years and it just amazes me when people stay together for any length of time.  That's really great!  Hope you have a fun vacation.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline chefrusty904

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Re: On a good note..
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2007, 10:51:03 AM »
GOD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE A BOOK PLEASE PRAY FOR MY SUCESS :)

 


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