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Author Topic: Why we should never give up  (Read 2342 times)

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Offline PRMike

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Why we should never give up
« on: October 14, 2007, 10:33:16 AM »
Hi everyone, I just want to share my good news with you all and let you know that no matter how bad things can look in your life there is always a better day ahead now for my news,,  after searching for my son for 28 years I finally found him and yes he was a little reluctant to talk to me becuase he has wondered why I never got in touch with him but after we spoke for alittle while he came around and we spoke until 1:30 am.
I now know that I have a beautiful 3 year old Granddaughter and my son is back in my life.
I had asked God not to let me die until I found my son and let him know that I Love him and always have so in a way I think that is why this Virus has not taken me not to forget my doctors and God's will.
I'm alittle afraid though because now that I have found him my time might be up but if it is I can go knowing that my son is alive and well and that I got my chance to tell him that I love him.
so what I am saying is no matter how bad it looks please do not give up tomorrow can be the day your wishes come TRUE
ok bye for now a very happy man today PRMike ;D
PRMike

Offline Dragonette

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007, 10:36:26 AM »
Congratulations!
"If you keep one foot in yesterday, and one in tomorrow, you piss all over today". Betty Tacy

Offline PRMike

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007, 10:37:31 AM »
Thank you that was sweet of you
PRMike

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2007, 10:40:33 AM »
I love reconnection stories like this. Thanks for sharing this private part of your life. Best wishes for more beauty.  8)

Offline komnaes

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2007, 10:42:48 AM »
Great news Mike .. my best wishes to you, your son and his family!
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline HealthyMomma

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2007, 06:47:12 PM »
Very nice! Best wishes to you all! :)

Offline anniebc

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2007, 07:18:17 PM »
Hi Mike

Your story warmed my heart on a cold and wet day in NZ...I'm so glad you finally got to see and meet your son..and your grandaughter is an extra special bonus..make the best of everyday, and I'm glad today was the day your dreams came true.

Thinking of you all.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline Peter6836

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2007, 07:24:09 PM »
Mike,
What a wonderful story. I am so glad to hear that you have had the opportunity to meet your son and say the things you feel. I too have children and know what a wonderful feeling it must be to renew that connection. I hope you find joy in your son and grandchild, and that through them a cloud of loneliness can be lifted.
With great respect,
Peter

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2007, 08:47:56 PM »
Persistence pays off again. Twenty-eight years is a long time to wait to find your son. This was a good story to read today. A granddaughter will certainly add unexpected years and joy to your life!

Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2007, 09:14:19 PM »
What a soothing, wonderful story.  It can be an insporation to us all.  :)
HIV+ since '93, 1/12 - CD4 785 and undet.   WOO-HOO!!

Offline StrongGuy

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2007, 01:41:57 AM »
That is a great story...

Very very happy for you.

:)
"Get your medical advice from Doctors or medical professionals who you trust and know your history."

"Beware of the fortune teller doom and gloomers who seek to bring you down and are only looking for company, purpose and validation - not your best physical/mental interests."

"You know you all are saying that this is incurable. When the real thing you should be saying is it's not curable at the present time' because as we know, the great strides we've made in medicine." - Elizabeth Edwards

Offline DCGUY2007

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2007, 03:44:45 AM »
wow just read this. what a great story. Congratulations!

Offline PRMike

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2007, 05:27:35 AM »
Hi everyone, thank you for your kind words and yes today I feel blessed and I'm glad that I am clean & sober and that I'm able to be around and hopefully be able to go visit my son and Granddaughter..
thank you again my new found friends  much love always PRMike
PRMike

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2007, 05:27:21 PM »
congratulations Mike!   Great post.

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 PRMike

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2007, 06:49:39 PM »
Hi everyone, just an update my son has sent me some picuters of himself and my beautiful granddaughter,
she is such a darling with her RED hair,  I know he feels blessed with her as I do now having them in my life..
ok bye for now much love to all always PRMike
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Offline jack

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2007, 07:06:00 PM »
great story

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Why we should never give up
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2007, 07:12:09 PM »
Congrats Mike. Don't count yourself out yet, you have a grand daughter and son to get to know and love...Loves stories like this.... ;D
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
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