Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 29, 2014, 04:12:53 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 636520
  • Total Topics: 48312
  • Online Today: 168
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 2
Guests: 121
Total: 123

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG  (Read 4618 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline gemini20

  • Member
  • Posts: 262
I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« on: September 02, 2007, 02:36:22 PM »
In the past three weeks I have not been 100% well and have been increasingly getting myself stressed about my impending trip to the USA for this year's AMG, particularly as I would have been entering the US without the required visa waiver.

Last night I was so unwell that I was seriously considering calling an ambulance at midnight. I didn't but struggled through the night with fever/chills; diarrhoea, vomiting, migraine and a panic attack that made it difficult to breathe. I woke up this morning and realised that I cannot risk stressing myself anymore to the point where I might become more seriously ill - I just haven't got enough t-cells to take that risk.

And so with great regret I have decided to cancel my flight/hotel for San Francisco. I am very sad and disappointed at missing out on meeting so many of you and in participating it what will surely be a wonderful experience but I have had to look at the bigger picture and my gut instinct tells me that I cannot risk travelling at this time.

I truly hope that all those attending have a fantastic time, I will think of you all during those days and will be with you in spirit but sadly now not in person.

Emma


PS - I will check with my airline to see if I can transfer my flight to someone else as I cannot get any refund on the ticket, if they say yes then I will offer it here for anyone in London who might want to make a last minute trip.
Diagnosed 11th September 1991
Current CD4 count 484 (26%); viral load undetectable (December 2011).
Restarting boosted Prezista 08/04/11

Offline sweetasmeli

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,052
  • Love what you are...
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2007, 02:46:40 PM »
Oh Emma, what a pity! I'm so sorry to read that you've not been well and gutted you won't be able to make it to AMG. But your health is priority and only you know what you are/are not feeling upto. You will be sorely missed girl but you need to do what's best for you. Just concentrate on getting yourself fit and well.

Being back in the UK now, I'll be aiming to come and visit you as soon as I can. Lucky me! :)

I've just pm-ed you.

Healing hugs
Melia xx

PS: Have you spoken with a doctor yet this weekend?
« Last Edit: September 02, 2007, 02:48:18 PM by sweetasmeli »
/\___/\       /\__/\
(=' . '=)    (=' . '=)
(,,,_ ,,,)/   (,,,_ ,,,)/ Cats rule!

The difference between cats and dogs is that dogs come when called, whereas cats take a message and get back to you.

Yeia kai hara (health and happiness) to everyone!

Offline Jody

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,821
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007, 02:55:42 PM »
Dear Emma...I'm so sorry you are not feeling well and must cancel your trip.  We will all miss your being there and yes we will think of you and you will be there in spirit with us all...Hopefully soon we will have a European AMG again and you can join us all then...Feel better and take care.

Jody  :(
"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world".
 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

Grateful Dead

Offline emeraldize

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,343
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007, 03:00:45 PM »
Emma

Even though I am unable to attend this year, I couldn't read your post without replying. So sorry to learn of the struggles you're going through. I hope that you get better soon. Stress is such an incredible menace.

If Melia makes it your way, you'll have no better Get Well card.

Best regards
Em

Offline thunter34

  • Member
  • Posts: 7,310
  • His name is Carl.
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007, 03:07:50 PM »
rats.


sorry, Emma.  was looking forward to getting to meet you.

tim
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline allanq

  • Member
  • Posts: 689
  • still life with pills
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007, 03:33:59 PM »
Dear Emma,

I'm so sorry you've had to cancel your plans. I was looking forward to meeting you. Travel (especially airplane travel) is always stressful for me, even when I'm feeling well, and even when it's for a vacation. I can imagine that a very long flight to a different country plus uncertainty about the ridiculous U.S. entry regulations regarding HIV would just add to the stress.

I wonder if a note from your doctor stating the medical necessity for your cancellation would help get you a refund for the airfare.

I hope you'll be feeling better soon.

Allan



« Last Edit: September 02, 2007, 03:49:39 PM by allanq »
Top (Breakfast): Prezista, Norvir, Isentress, Zoloft (2), Glyburide (2), Aspirin
Bottom right (Dinner): Prezista, Norvir, Isentress
Bottom left (Bedtime): Sustiva, Trazodone (2), Lipitor, Septra (no longer taking this)
Center: Alprazolam (Xanax)
Not shown: various vitamins & supplements

Dan J.

  • Guest
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2007, 03:50:13 PM »
Emma,

I am sorry that you will not be able to join us in S.F.  Take care of yourself & I hope your feeling better very soon.

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{EMMA}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Dan

Offline englishgirl

  • Member
  • Posts: 387
  • ACT NOW TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TRAVEL BAN
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2007, 04:02:30 PM »
emma im so sorry you wont be able to make it, i had been looking forward to meeting you.

please will you keep us updated about your health?

lots of love
xxxx

ps be warned, i will be visiting london again later this year so will be pestering you again to meet up!
ACT NOW TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TRAVEL BAN:
http://campaigning.tht.org.uk/cms/cmsloader?WfJVLp&view=11,301,1385,0,-html

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=17352.0


"I'm not keen on the idea of the afterlife - not without knowing who else will be there and what the entertainment will be. Personally I'd rather just take a rest." Oscar Berger, PWA: Looking AIDS in the Face, 1996. RIP.

Offline JohnOso

  • Member
  • Posts: 816
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2007, 04:06:35 PM »
Emma,

Please get well soon....while I was looking forward to meeting the beautiful woman behind the avatar, I can totally understand your predicament.

Sending many virtual hugs and T cells your way.

John

Offline AlanBama

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,613
  • Alabama: the 'other' 3rd World Country!
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2007, 05:15:50 PM »
Emma,

honey I am so sorry to hear this.  I was looking so forward to meeting you.    I just want you to feel better, so you take care of YOU, that is the most important thing.

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 Oceanbeach

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,565
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2007, 05:19:43 PM »
Emma Dear,

How sad... They told us at an HIV support group meeting (in another place and another time) that stress was our greatest enemy.  It seems so unfair that no one told the stressors this and left us to fight our battles on our own.  Over the years, I have been stressed over driving to far away places (within the state of California).  I just can't imagine what it is like to cross an international border, I wish you well.  Have the best day
Michael

Offline Dragonette

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,190
  • Spring symptoms
    • NotPerfectAtAll
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2007, 05:22:14 PM »
Dear Emma,

I am sorry to hear you are unwell. Please take good care of yourself. I am so concerned about you.

All the best and get well soon,
"If you keep one foot in yesterday, and one in tomorrow, you piss all over today". Betty Tacy

Offline milker

  • Member
  • Posts: 4,034
  • Protected phone sex
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2007, 05:37:44 PM »
Dearest,

I'm sorry I will not meet you at AMG, but your health is utmost important. Take good care of yourself and I'm sure I and many others will have the opportunity to meet you in Europe.

{{{{{{{{{{{{{EMMA}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

Now accepting applications from blowjob ninjas™

Offline RAB

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,895
  • Joined March 2003
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2007, 06:05:15 PM »
Em;

Well shit!  I'm sorry you've not been feeling well and will have to cancel.  But your health has got to be the first priority.

I'll say a private toast to the "lady with the infectious smile" at the Meet & Greet, and will hope that someday I'll meet you in person.

Get better soon.

RAB   :-*


Offline Nadine

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,253
  • Member since: August 2005
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2007, 07:11:41 PM »
Awww Emma, I am so sorry you won't be able to join us...was really looking forward to meeting you!
As others have already said, your health is the #1 priority right now.

Take good care of yourself and let us know how you're coming along.

(((HUGS)))

Offline tigger2376

  • Member
  • Posts: 462
  • too bad to die youngish!
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2007, 07:49:43 PM »
can only add, take care of yourself, hope things get on a more even keel soon. We'll have to have a london/uk 'mini gathering' for those who couldnt go to the main event!
x
I know i'm going to enjoy the party in the afterlife, but do you all mind that I'm going to be VERY late!!!

Offline Jerry71

  • Member
  • Posts: 955
  • {Lexiva, Norvir, Complera} Still Breathing!!!
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2007, 09:22:29 PM »
Emma I was looking forward in meeting you also. :'(

Hope you get to feeling better there is always next time. We will be thinking about you while were in San Francisco. :-* :-* :-*

Offline Robert

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,644
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2007, 09:46:28 PM »
well rats!!!  I guess now we'll just have to come to London.  That's doable     ~~~~~~

robert

(who now wonders who is going to lecture him now on the fine art of pointalism.)
..........

Offline Basquo

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,254
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2007, 10:55:08 PM »
well rats!!!  I guess now we'll just have to come to London.  That's doable     ~~~~~~

robert

(who now wonders who is going to lecture him now on the fine art of pointalism.)

Robert, you hit the mark!  I am looking forward to one day meeting the lady who makes those great images.

Emma, I totally understand even though I so want to see you in person. I'll join RAB in a toast to you. Get well soon wishes to you, but I think you already know what's best for you!

Hugs across the sea,
Creighton

Offline Ric Wilke

  • Member
  • Posts: 573
  • I joined AIDSmed.com 10/2002.
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2007, 12:05:16 AM »
Emma,

Dammit!  We were so looking forward to giving you the AMG Hug.  But, hun you know what is best for you.  We will hold you close to our hearts and will toast to your improved health each chance we get.

"To Emma.  Hip, hip, hurrah".

Love you  hun, R&T

Offline anniebc

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,939
  • AM member since 2003
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2007, 03:36:15 AM »
Dearest Emma

I'm so sad to hear you won't be able to come to SF, but I agree that your health comes first.. you will missed in SF but there will be other times to catch up I'm sure.

Hugs to you and I hope you feel better soon.

Love
Jan :-* :'(
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline mjmel

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,069
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2007, 05:58:06 AM »
Emma this is not worth getting that stressed out about. Glad you have done what you did to stop this upset; sorry our (USA) visa waiver/restrictions caused you so much grief. I hope these conditions clear up soon.
We can send you pics. Lots of 'em!
xxx,
Mike

Offline Blixer

  • Member
  • Posts: 712
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2007, 01:38:37 PM »
Emma,  Do take care of yourself!  You will be missed at AMG but here's wishing you a rapid improvement!!!
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 Buckmark

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,523
  • Would you like to tie me up with your ties, Ty?
    • Henry's Home Page
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2007, 09:00:01 PM »
Emma,

I'm sorry you are not feeling well, and regret that you will have to cancel your trip.  I certainly would have enjoyed meeting you.  But everyone here understands that you have to do what is best for you.  I hope you are feeling better soon.

Hugs,

Henry
"Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things:
     One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell.
     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
- Butch Hancock, Musician, The Flatlanders

Offline mrtallguy

  • Member
  • Posts: 199
Re: I'm having to cancel my trip to AMG
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2007, 10:10:55 PM »
Hey Emma,

How unfortunate that you will not be joining us....but how fortunate that you have allowed wisdom to guide you!  Please do know that you will be missed and that blessings of recovery and strength are being sent with this message!

HUGS from across the ocean!!  :)

Craig
I AM DETERMINED TO SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY!
--ACIM

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.