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Author Topic: Oh the humanity  (Read 4015 times)

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Offline Dachshund

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Oh the humanity
« on: September 28, 2007, 10:21:18 AM »
From that time on, I haven't had a single day that wasn't lived at some level of trepidation, and, for many years, in a state of acute anxiety and fear.


HIV positive since the 80's, I never expected to grow old...

http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2007/09/28/crooked_penis/
« Last Edit: September 28, 2007, 10:23:15 AM by Dachshund »

Offline aztecan

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Re: Oh the humanity
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 11:00:02 AM »
Hey Auntie Doxie,

All I have to say is, "Tell me about it."

If I knew I would live this long I would have saved more money.

HUGS,

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

Offline redhotmuslbear

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Re: Oh the humanity
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 11:05:40 AM »
From that time on, I haven't had a single day that wasn't lived at some level of trepidation, and, for many years, in a state of acute anxiety and fear.


PTSD, not something unfamiliar to most of us.  Would the writer prefer the alternative of having been among the dead?  I attempt to ward of his penile affliction by having other men play with my penis as frequently as possible.

Cheers,
David
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - BF Skinner
12-31-09   222wks VL  2430 CD4 690 (37%)
09-30-09   208wks VL  2050  CD4 925 (42%)
06-25-08   143wks VL  1359  CD4 668 (32%)  CD8 885
02-11-08   123wks off meds:  VL 1364 CD4 892(40%/0.99 ratio)
10-19-07   112wks off meds:   VL 292  CD4 857(37%/0.85 ratio)

One copy of delta-32 for f*****d up CCR5 receptors, and an HLA B44+ allele for "CD8-mediated immunity"... beteer than winning Powerball, almost!

Offline BT65

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Re: Oh the humanity
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007, 08:18:32 PM »
My first job was in a nursing home, and I would always say that when I got old I would go around a nursing home drunk and piss all over the place. 

Anyway, I've been poz since (at least tested poz) 1989 and I never expected to live this long either.  I'm with you Mark, if I'da known, I would have saved some money!
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline bear60

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Re: Oh the humanity
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2007, 09:37:37 PM »
Betty
Its never too late to start. (Saving money that is).  The stock market is volitile right now but invest in foreign stock funds...China is going to be bigger than shit.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline ubotts

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Re: Oh the humanity
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2007, 02:53:23 PM »
Talk about growing old..ha..
Never did I think id last this long.
My lover died in 1992 and she was first diagnosed in 1986..
She died at the age of 39...
I thought I would die the same age as her...
I was crossing a busy NYC street and got hit by a car.
I got a huge settlement,...yes i settled cuz I didn't think
I had time to sit around a few more years and wait for my money..
Ha.
If i knew than what I know now..I would invested my money..
Instead I spent it like there was no tomorrow..
I went to Disneyland, the Bahamas, Arizona, bought my sister a new car,
Gave my nieces and nephews a 1000,00 dollars each for college,
and now Iam having financial problems..
Hey ..Who in the hell thought then that they could live another 20 yrs with Hiv..
Not I..that's for sure.. :o
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline hudstar

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Re: Oh the humanity
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2007, 10:57:54 AM »
LOL, I still live like there is no tomorrow. I do not see money as a thing to be invested, I see it for spending on adventures while i can still get away with it. Lets face it, will I be climbing volcanoes in Vanuatu when I'm 70? As long as I have my memories in my old age of what I did do, I don't care if I sit in a nursing home penniless. If I got sick today I would never say to myself I wasted my life.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2007, 11:00:52 AM by hudstar »
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Offline newbernswiss

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Re: Oh the humanity
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2007, 09:07:47 PM »
I'm with you hudstar. I spend  every dime on what I want NOW. New home 4 years ago, new truck, trips and more trips. If I want it I get it. Sure I have to work my ass off, but what the hell, who knows what tomorrow holds for me. I could live another 40 years or stroke out tonight. I'm going to enjoy life, have fun, and have many memories...

Offline BT65

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Re: Oh the humanity
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 06:14:46 AM »
Betty
Its never too late to start. (Saving money that is).  The stock market is volitile right now but invest in foreign stock funds...China is going to be bigger than shit.

Yes, Bear, but first I have to have extra money to invest! :D
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline megasept

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Re: Oh the humanity, + Stock Tips You Don't Need
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 06:59:40 PM »
Betty
Its never too late to start. (Saving money that is).  The stock market is volitile right now but invest in foreign stock funds...China is going to be bigger than shit.

Well, never too late to save if you're well enough to work, and can earn beyond your medical costs. Just saying.

If you've got money...Most people should not invest in the [US] stock markets...nor in foreign markets (I have done all of the above over 20 years). Made money in Japan, lost money in Japan. Made money with Worldcom for G-d's sake! No place is the right place if you buy at too high a price, or sell too late. I wouldn't take any stock advice beyond the first part of the next opening session. The markets are cyclical ("What goes up must come down...") The markets are always volitile, everywhere (That's how I make profit). Not for the faint-hearted, nor the Sunday Investor.  Really!

 8) -megasept
« Last Edit: October 05, 2007, 07:14:40 PM by megasept »

Offline hudstar

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Re: Oh the humanity
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2007, 02:37:51 AM »
Buy land or property if you are fortunate enough to have excess cash.
diagnosed 1988
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Offline ybbat67

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Re: Oh the humanity
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2007, 06:44:38 AM »
Hello from Australia

After 21 years of being positive it is a fine line between trying to get the most out of your life everyday and also having enough funds to live out however long i am to survive.

Cheers

Offline aztecan

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Re: Oh the humanity
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2007, 09:41:20 AM »
I'm with you hudstar. I spend  every dime on what I want NOW. New home 4 years ago, new truck, trips and more trips. If I want it I get it. Sure I have to work my ass off, but what the hell, who knows what tomorrow holds for me. I could live another 40 years or stroke out tonight. I'm going to enjoy life, have fun, and have many memories...

I like what you and Hudster had to say. It is the way I have tried to live my life, although for someone as anal as I am, it can be trying.

HUGS,

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

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Oh the humanity
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2007, 02:53:26 AM »
Fuck money. It's way over rated.
Positive since 1985

Offline ybbat67

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Re: Oh the humanity
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2007, 06:39:01 AM »
Try paying bills without it LOL

 


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