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Author Topic: It's Official  (Read 4481 times)

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Offline AlanBama

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It's Official
« on: July 03, 2006, 01:33:30 PM »
I'm now 'officially' OLD....my AARP card came in the mail this weekend!   It stirred up a lot of emotions in me, mostly joy !   I never would have dreamed I would live to be a senior citizen !

The view's not so bad from this side of the hill....

Alan (who thinks it would be a lot more fun to be RICH and old instead of POOR and old!)
"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 bear60

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2006, 02:59:34 PM »
Alan....I remember the arrival of my AARP card too. I had the same kind of emotions.....So soon....it seems like yesterday I was graduating from college! ....Does this mean I can get discounts at movie theaters!... am I supposed to act differently now?
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline Cliff

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006, 04:17:51 PM »
Rich or poor, I'm just glad you're still with us, old man!

 :-*

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2006, 07:08:03 PM »
 :D


Alan, I've been receiving my "old card" now for 4 years.  :o Actually, your not a senior citizen until your 55 !1Don't push it. ;) I will officiallly become a senior citizen in December, when I turn 55. Can't wait to become a grumpy old man...  ::)  What always gets me, is when I have to write my age down, It such a LARGE NUMBER !!


Take Care------Ray---- 8)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Teresa

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2006, 07:22:41 PM »
How old are you when you get your AARP card?  I should be getting close to getting one.

Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2006, 07:48:11 PM »
Teresa,

Your eligible for AARP card at 50 years of age. You have to notify them, and you pay a small yearly fee.


Ray


Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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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


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Teresa

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2006, 08:07:23 PM »
Well Ray...im about a yr and half away. I guess i better start checking out things ...LOL

Do you get alot of discounts with it?

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2006, 08:25:20 PM »
Hello Teresa,

I never really used it that often. When I had dial up service, it gave me a two dollars discount per month on that (through Earthlink). So that savings, made up for the annual fee for AARP, and then some.

We will be heading out on vacation in a couple weeks, see if we can find more uses for it, and more discounts.


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg 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


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline livingpositively

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2006, 09:56:15 PM »

I think this must also mean that you just had a birthday.  If I missed that thread somewhere...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

But it doesn't mean you're old.  I actually got an AARP something or other in the mail when I turned 25.  ROFLMAO - WTF!!!

Talk about being made to feel old before your time.  whoa

Enjoy your discounts and stuff

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 AlanBama

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2006, 09:59:33 PM »
No, birthday is not until November......but they sent me the application, I filled it out, paid the fee, and voila.....I'm official!

I plan to use it wherever I can, for movie discounts, etc.

PS - thanks Cliff!  I'm glad to still be around, it sure beats the alternative !
"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 aztecan

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2006, 10:05:02 PM »
Hey Alan,
Do you have the feeling someone is looking over your shoulder? Nope, you're not imagining it. It's me, right behind you, admiring your backside as I edge ever closer to "that side of the hill."

Ah, the joys of growing older. Something all the twinks out there will have to wait to experience to understand.

HUGS and a pat on the butt,  ::)

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

Offline Life

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2006, 10:09:40 PM »
Give me a break.... All you guys look like your in your thirtysoming years...  Are you using an airbrush!! ;D

Offline Ric Wilke

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2006, 11:55:57 PM »
Dear Alan,

I've had my AARP card for six years.  That would make me 56.  It's sort of a status symbol for me.  Crap, my Dad and I are both AARP members.  Go figure.

See you in Montreal and we can compare wrinkles.

Hugs and love, Ric

Offline The Canuck

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2006, 12:03:01 AM »
Alan,

I must qualify into that group too.  ::)

Quote
See you in Montreal and we can compare wrinkles.

We can make a contest out of this...but all the guys below 40 aren't allowed to participate.  8)

Senior Canuck

Offline Poz Brit

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2006, 04:25:43 AM »
Over here in the UK, we donít have AARP card, so donít really know what you are all referring to, but age, Iím hurtling towards 57, I donít notice any difference to how I was thirty years ago, it just gets a bit scary if I forget to duck or look away when I pass by a mirror or shop window.

John(UK)
(whoís avoiding reflecting surfaces, so he thinks heís forever young?)

Offline kcmetroman

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2006, 09:07:53 AM »
You old fart

Offline lonewolf

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2006, 02:44:57 PM »
Well,    even at my old age (with my ARRP card in hand), I tripsy over to Old Navy quite often, and buy alot of clothes from there,   (acting my "age" ......don't really know.   What is age.....
(No don't use the card there, actually never have, dont think).   But never let age or years or what ever you want to call it get in the way of enjoying life to the fullest.     
I won't dress old(er),   act old(er).   Enjoying life,   and the experience I have gained over the years.   


Bruce
Ain't life grand.
"To all within the sound of my voice, I appeal: Learn with me the lessons of history and of grace, so my children will not be afraid to say the word ďAIDSĒ when I am gone. Then, their children and yours may not need to whisper it at all."  Mary Fisher

Offline TedEBearNC

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2006, 06:14:41 PM »
You old fart

Hehehe.. that made me think of a birthday card I once gave a woman I used to work with.  It had the Mickey Mouse Club symbol on the front with "M-I-C-K-E-Y...", inside it said.. "You are O-L-D!"

LOL.. Best card EVER!  She loved it.  :D
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2006, 08:37:04 PM »
Well hell, I can't win.   I whipped out my AARP card at the movies today (saw Pirates of the Caribbean, it was pretty good!), the lady looked at it, then swiped my debit card, and handed me my receipt.....she STILL charged my card for the regular price....maybe that is a hint from the Universe to me, saying "don't be in such a rush to get old"......
"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 aztecan

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2006, 11:00:22 PM »
Alan,
It's just that you don't look old! You have that twinkle of youth in your eyes - and the Oil of Delay you buy by the 55-gallon drum doesn't hurt either!  ::)

Oh, wait, that was me who ordered the econo-size that came replete with its own derek!?!

Sorry, my bad.

HUGS,

Mark
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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline AlanBama

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2006, 11:28:26 PM »
Mark,

I need an oil drum FULL of "Oil of Old Lady" as I call it....then I could just take a DIP in it!
"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 Basquo

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2006, 12:28:58 AM »
Next time try "Oil of Jose" and see how that works for you.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2006, 12:32:00 AM by Basquo »

Offline et in arcadia ego

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Re: It's Official
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2006, 12:46:30 AM »
Ah, yes, Alan...I remember when mine came, and I felt officially old.

I still haven't joined and don't remember why. I think I was pissed at them for caving in to Bush on something.

 


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