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Offline heartforyou

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Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« on: November 02, 2007, 07:07:48 PM »
Dan's mother called me tonight.
Dan's fever got higher and he was admitted to hospital.
They removed the catheter and put him on IV antibiotics. His mom said he is in a lot of pain.

I feel helpless with him being there alone...and I hate to know he is in pain.

I hope he will get well soon enough to travel.
Just wanted to let you know.

hermie
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2007, 07:09:28 PM »
Do they know what is wrong? I hope he recovers quickly.

Offline Jody

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2007, 07:39:12 PM »
Dear Herm...I hope this is just a minor complication (there is no such thing when it is a loved one) and that Dan will be better real soon...First getting him well is the only real concern and then he can deal with the travel and relocation issues ahead of you both.

Jody
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2007, 07:45:15 PM »
Wow.  That sucks, Hermie.  Please keep us posted.  I'll be sure and keep him in my thoughts.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline thunter34

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2007, 07:56:32 PM »
Oh, no!!

Damn it!  Yes, keep us posted, Hermie.
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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007, 08:51:37 PM »
My thoughts go out to you and Dan, Hermie. :-* :-*
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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2007, 09:16:46 PM »

Offline Basquo

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2007, 09:39:08 PM »
I won't type what I first said upon reading this but it started with "G" and ended with "odammit!" (ooops)

Hermie, thank you for letting us know what'r going on, and thanks to Dan's mom for calling you, too.

Dan, get better, dammit!  if you see this, you know I'm sending you best wishes for a quick recovery!  This has to be something simple that will be fixed in a day or two.  It just has to be!

Love,
Creighton

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2007, 09:47:23 PM »
Damn it to hell...Tell Dan I am wishing him a speedy recovery....
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
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2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
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Offline Ric Wilke

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2007, 11:28:29 PM »
Dearest Dan and Hermie,

This timing is not what we had hoped for the two of you.  We know how much you want to be together and we know that this will happen when Dan is able to travel.

Dan, recover at your own speed.  And, Hermie, fluff the pillows and the feather bed for Dan to settle into once he is there.

We wish you two a long and happy life together.  Will we be able to throw "rice" for you as you did for us?

We love you both, Ric and Thom

Offline komnaes

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2007, 11:36:08 PM »
Hi Harmie, so sorry about the news. It seems both Dan and you are going through some tough times.. send my best wishes to both Dan and you, for him especially a quick recovery.

Shaun
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
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Offline Basquo

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2007, 11:48:04 PM »
A picture of my friends--who deserve to be together ASAP! 

Sorry but HP Photosmart prefers Hermie to have the Marilyn Manson look so that's why he has one red eye.

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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2007, 11:58:04 PM »
Hermie, if you talk to Dan, tell him I said to get well soon.

Rodney

Offline BirdBear718

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2007, 12:08:37 AM »
Sorry Dan is in the hospital.  I am hoping for a speedy recovery for him.

Sending good, strong thoughts to him...and to you.

Offline Robert

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2007, 12:35:00 AM »
Aw Herman....

I don't like to hear this.  Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a "minor" complication when you're in the hospital.  I'll be thinking about both of you.

Danny...get well soon.  I miss you.

robert
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Offline Longislander

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2007, 01:03:10 AM »
Hi Hermie, thanks for the info. Please wish Dan a quick recovery from this for me .

Keep us posted

Paul
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Offline Lis

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2007, 01:09:44 AM »
hang in there Hermie.. Dan is a fighter!!! I pray for you both every day!!!!



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Offline anniebc

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2007, 02:18:09 AM »
Dear Hermie

Thanks for letting us know..I was all set for a wonderful romantic story, a kind of "When Dan met Hermie"..but now this, if you can please tell Dan to hang in there and get well soon.

(((hugs))) to you both.

Jan :-* :(
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2007, 02:21:55 AM »
Get better soon, Danny. :-*

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2007, 03:47:37 AM »
I'm sending good vibes for a speedy recovery! Get well and together soon!  :-*
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Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2007, 04:03:27 AM »
Dan and Hermie~

I am so sorry to hear about this tonight!  I know how much the two of you want to be together, and Dan, to have you in pain in the hospital is not what I wanted to read.  Please know that I am thinking about the two of you tonight, and Dan, I am praying that your pain is lessened by being given good care.  It may be delayed for now, but I have no doubt that the two of you will be together soon.  Your love for each other is very strong and can be seen in your posts here.  I think all of us can sense that bond across the miles, between the two of you.

Get well soon, Dan!

~ Cindy
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Offline mjmel

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2007, 04:04:56 AM »
Sending prayers/thoughts for Dans recovery.
So very sad to learn of this set-back. Be well soon, Dan J.
Be strong, Hermie.
xxx,
Mike
« Last Edit: November 03, 2007, 06:11:20 PM by mjmel »

Offline Nadine

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2007, 05:28:44 AM »
Get better ASAP Dan  :-*

Hang in there Hermie!

(((HUGS)))

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2007, 07:07:13 AM »
Herman,

Thanks for informing us, as to what is going on with Dan.

Dan, sending healing energy your way. Get well soon...



Ray

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2007, 07:44:22 AM »
get well soon dan, hermie stay strong
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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2007, 09:04:46 AM »
Wishing Dan a speedy recovery. I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you both Hermie. Hugs,
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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2007, 09:12:02 AM »
Hermie, Iggy and I will be thinking of him and you! Wishing him nothing but a speedy recovery!
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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2007, 10:02:39 AM »
Get well soon wishes, Dan!
You've got a flight to catch, dear!
Sending my best.
Craig

Offline heartforyou

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2007, 10:45:01 AM »
Thank you so much for your thoughts.. and sweet support. Dan  and I need it , really.

I just received a phonecall form his mom, telling me he had a very rough night.
His scrotum is now all swollen and infected and he had lost blood.
The doctors are looking into it, but no one seems to understand what is happening.

I hope it is the aftermath of the OP, but I am worried sick and feel like having to watch him drawn with my hands tight.

I'll keep you updated.
Also told his mom to tell him the AM members are keeping him in their thoughts and prayers.

hermie
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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2007, 10:52:09 AM »
Wishing you the best buddy.  You've been through plenty already, so hang tight.  You are a good man Herman.

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2007, 11:00:10 AM »
You and Herman are in my thoughts Dan.

I wish the doctors quickly manage to ease your pain and what is causing it .

Pat
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Offline Life

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2007, 11:34:50 AM »
Dan - That heart of yours will carry you through..

Hermie - Ditto for you to...

We are both praying for little Danny...

Love

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2007, 11:53:32 AM »
Hey Dan! Sorry to hear you're under the weather. Hope the antibiotics do the trick and have you up and ready for a Belgian tour in short order. Damn! The way things get complicated.

Wishing you well!
Andy Velez

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2007, 11:59:46 AM »
Hi Dan ~ Healing energies be with you sweety

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2007, 01:40:08 PM »
Dan, I hope you feel better soon!

Cliff

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2007, 03:03:52 PM »
Get Well Soon Dan!!!!!
« Last Edit: November 03, 2007, 03:22:54 PM by bear60 »
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« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2007, 03:39:34 PM »
Dan - wishing you a speedy recovery...


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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2007, 06:16:27 PM »
Thank you for the update, Hermie. It's tough on you waiting on the sidelines like this.
So kind and sweet of his mom to call and update you. I sure hope they can figure out whats going on in his system.
Awful. Keeping him in my prayers, Hermie.
xxx,
Mike

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2007, 06:31:09 PM »
Ill keep you both in my prayers!

bry

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2007, 08:47:42 PM »
Thanks for the update Hermie....Give Dan a  :-* from me and one for you too..... :-*
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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2007, 09:27:04 PM »
Dearest Danny and Hermie,

This bring both Thom and I to tears.

Dan, Hermie needs you and lord knows that you need him as well.  We know that you two are men of great strength and you are going to overcome this setback.  All our prayers are with you both during this difficult time.

Hoping that our love and cyber hugs will help,  R&T

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« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2007, 10:53:47 PM »
Hermie,
Dan is in my prayers each and every day. So you are you keep strong.
Love
Peter

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« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2007, 07:07:06 AM »
Get well soon Dan. Remember you're from Tennessee and you're as tough of ol' Hickory.

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2007, 09:50:13 AM »
I just talked to Dan.
He will have more surgery on Monday. He might have had a tear in his stomach tissue, due to the throwing up, and had blood in his vomit and stool.
On top of that he is in pain.

I know he is the one that needs to get well here. I hate to see him suffer.

But , to save some money I stupidly refused insurance when I purchased his ticket. Dan heard about the surgery 2 days later. We had to change it once and I had to pay $ 485 extra.
And now he has just been told he will not be able to fly at all in the next future. We had changed the ticket to the end of this week, as Dan and I really wanted to be together. I may loose 1000 dollars when I cancell, not see Dan and have to buy another ticket.

Well hell, 1000 more in the loss won't kill me.
But I surely start to wonder what more challenges will come my way and how I am going to cope.
In the end I am not asking for much. Just a bit of hapiness... but then, aren't we all?????

Just feeling helpless,sad and tired.

Thank you for all your wishes. I know you all mean well, but it is so lonely here...

Herman
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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2007, 09:57:10 AM »
Hermie
I am so sorry to hear about this. Do you think with an explanation to the airlines they might give you credit towards a future ticket? I hope you can work something out.  I read a column in the paper about travel problems and people contact this person about their troubles and he helps them. I'll look it up and PM you.
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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2007, 10:00:21 AM »
Crap Herman!

I'm sorry to read about all the difficulties Dan is having.  I hope they get the situation sorted out quickly and that the 2nd surgery goes smoothly.

Tell him I'm sending lots of positive energy his way.

Take care of yourself too buddy.

RAB

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2007, 10:08:20 AM »
This is Danny's friend Kevin.  I am on the phone with him from the hospital.  Dan says, " I had complications after surgery on Tues.  I'm in a lot of pain.  My scrotum is the size of a large grapefruit(!).  Friday night was bad- throwing up blood all night long.  Tomorrow I'm having a "esophageal(?) scope" to see if there is a tear in my stomach.  If so they will fix it. So travel is OFF indefinitely.  I've had problems with this in the past."
  Danny really appreciates all your concern.  Hopefully he'll be talking to you all soon!  This is Kevin signing out for now direct from Danny in the hospital.

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« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2007, 10:12:16 AM »
Thank you, Kevin.  Get well soon, Dan! 
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« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2007, 10:36:19 AM »
Dan,

I'm sorry for the worsening of the situation though hope that they will able to at least stop the problem so you can recover.

Jeromy and I have both you and Hermie in our thoughts.

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« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2007, 01:20:09 PM »
Dan,
Hang in there.  You are a strong guy with lots of love in your heart.  Both Lance and I wish you a speedy recovery.  Wishing you Hermie the best!

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« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2007, 05:30:53 PM »
Damn Dan, you poor thing. Thanks Kevin for updating us and typing for Dan. Still keeping you in my prayers and hopes that you can travel soon. Hopefully the airlines will work something out with Hermie about the ticket, he's paid enough already. Get well sweetie.... :-*
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« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2007, 05:39:01 AM »
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Dan!

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« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2007, 09:12:35 AM »
Hey Dan,

Wishing you well and hoping for your balls to get back to their usual size real soon.

All the best, buddy.
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« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2007, 09:14:59 AM »
Hermie, since health and surgery are involved in this circumstance with Dan, I suggest you contact the airline and just ask for a credit to be used in the future. A lower level person probably can't authorize it, so if that doesn't work then I would suggest you write to the president of the airlines, explain the special circumstances, perhaps mention you have flown with them many times, (if you have), and ask for a credit against future flights.

The worst that can happen is they will say no. Give it a shot.

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« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2007, 09:23:33 AM »
Please get well soon Dan. And Hermie, I hope you're not stressing out too much. You guys are in my thoughts.

Best of my best wishes, Shaun
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« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2007, 09:44:33 AM »
I just got off the phone with Dan.
They were about to roll him into the OQ to put him under full anaesthesia and perform a drainage of his scrotum.
The antibiotics are not working, so the infection started to spread to his belly and organs. That is not a good evolution.
They will drain and then put him on another AB. Hope that one will work. He is loosing hos patience and starting to wonder if all that was worth the first surgery after all.
I just hope they can contain the spreading.
The candles are lit and my heart is with him.

I have called the airline and they will keep the credit for future travel. I will only have to pay the fare difference, but no changing fees.
At least that is better news.

I am just lost here, don't have the energy to do stuff and really wished Dan were here instead of some lonely hospital... but my guess is you could figure that out...

Thank you all

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« Reply #56 on: November 05, 2007, 09:50:00 AM »
As scary as this stuff sounds, especially when you're far away, I expect Dan to come out of this ok, Hermie. And I'm glad to hear you received a humane response from the airlines. Good deal on that.

Wishing the best for both you and Dan,
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« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2007, 09:55:01 AM »
Hermie~  I am so sorry to hear that Dan has to have another surgery and that he is in so much pain.  It breaks my heart to think of how badly you want to be together right now.  I know its easier said than done, but just pray and be patient, and turn to us here in the Forums for support, too.  Before you know it, Dan will be on the mend and the two of you will be together.  I hope he gets some relief after this second surgery.  Hang in there and know that my thoughts are with you both.

Also, glad to hear that the airline was understanding about this situation.

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« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2007, 09:56:49 AM »
{{{{Hermie}}}} and {{{{Dan}}}}

I am so sorry by the news.

Hoping for a speedy recovery so the those two love birds can be together as soon as possible.

Love and strength to you both.

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« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2007, 10:21:15 AM »
Dan,

I am sending mucho positive, healing energy your way. Know you are in my thoughts and I hope this is all resolved and you are soon back on your feet.

Hermie,

I know this must be nerve wracking for you. I am also keeping you in my thoughts.

A ((((((((((BIG HUG)))))))))))))) for you both,

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« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2007, 11:12:40 AM »
OMG Hermie, I am so sorry to read of all these complications.

I pray for a speedy recovery for Dan and a quick reunion for both of you.

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« Reply #61 on: November 05, 2007, 12:38:30 PM »
Ugh, poor Dan. I know this is all really upsetting to him about now. I hope the other AB kicks in for him. Try to stay strong Hermie, I know how frustrating this is for you but Dan knows if you could be there you would.. :-* Glad to see the airlines were able to work something out with you. Sending all positive vibes to both you....
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« Reply #62 on: November 05, 2007, 01:37:33 PM »
Thank you all and thank you Cindy.

I do not intend to hijack my own thread. but I am sitting here, biting my nails of, without news from the surgery.

I just wanted to write down the stuff that has caused me pain and loss over the years.
Certainly not to whine or victimise myself, but my therapist said writing it all down could help to look at it. And he added : grief is so important. Do you allow yourself to grief??? the answer was  : NO

I lost my job as a flightattendant due to HIV
I lost my lover from a massive heartattack : he was only 32
I lost my husband to another man.
I lost my health
I lost my appartment
I lost my business, I was screwed by a companion for over $ 150.000
Lost my savings  and more after getting sick in 2005 and the business going down : $ 200.000
Got screwed by the guy who took over : $35.000 he doesn't want to pay
My insurance company in Germany agrees on a deal. Promised me $ 25.000 if I signed an agreement. I do. They fool me with some foolish argument and refuse to Pay me. Lost $ 25000
I loose over 150 colleagues and many dear friends + a lover to AIDS
Sorry, but I had to get it out.
it may be a catharsis and I may be able to mourn over it finally.
and there is so much more

Above all i miss Dan...

love

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« Reply #63 on: November 05, 2007, 02:21:42 PM »
Dan, Wishing you a speedy recovery... John

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« Reply #64 on: November 05, 2007, 02:25:44 PM »
Thank you all and thank you Cindy.

I do not intend to hijack my own thread. but I am sitting here, biting my nails of, without news from the surgery.

I just wanted to write down the stuff that has caused me pain and loss over the years.
Certainly not to whine or victimise myself, but my therapist said writing it all down could help to look at it. And he added : grief is so important. Do you allow yourself to grief??? the answer was  : NO

I lost my job as a flightattendant due to HIV
I lost my lover from a massive heartattack : he was only 32
I lost my husband to another man.
I lost my health
I lost my appartment
I lost my business, I was screwed by a companion for over $ 150.000
Lost my savings  and more after getting sick in 2005 and the business going down : $ 200.000
Got screwed by the guy who took over : $35.000 he doesn't want to pay
My insurance company in Germany agrees on a deal. Promised me $ 25.000 if I signed an agreement. I do. They fool me with some foolish argument and refuse to Pay me. Lost $ 25000
I loose over 150 colleagues and many dear friends + a lover to AIDS
Sorry, but I had to get it out.
it may be a catharsis and I may be able to mourn over it finally.
and there is so much more

Above all i miss Dan...

love

Hermie

Hermie,

I'm glad you did rant, but I am gonna make a suggestion for you and Dan when you are together.  I think it is going to be important that you both see a therapist and not try to be each other's therapist.  I think both of you have faced too many issues and need a lot of things to be sorted out and by relying on only each other you may subconsciously put too big a burden on one another.


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« Reply #65 on: November 05, 2007, 07:58:40 PM »
I am late reading this, just found it this evening (Monday Nov 5)....Herman, I am so sorry to hear Dan is not doing well.   Please let him know he is in my thoughts and prayers, as are you, dear friend.

I don't read "off topic" as much as I do "Living With" so I managed to miss this one...

Love & hugs to both of you,

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« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2007, 08:29:33 PM »
Hermie,  your going to hurt your neck looking over your shoulder to much...  Time to look forward.  Time to realize that Dan is in very capable hands.   Dan has every probability of coming out of this just fine..   Time to let go and let someone bigger than you drive the boat.....

Saying prayers for both of you!!

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« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2007, 08:51:18 PM »
Kevin again.  Just talked to Dan's Dad.  He is out of surgery after draining a HUGE abcess in one of his testicles.  AND HIS PAIN IS RELIEVED!  I didn't realize how bad it was until talking to his Dad.  He said Dan couldn't sleep all last night or today because it was so bad.  They couldn't give  him enough painkillers.   But thank God, that much is over.  OH, and the bleeding has stopped.  He is sleeping now.  Still on liquid diet.  That's all I can relay at this time. 

Sleep well, you tough little booger.

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« Reply #68 on: November 05, 2007, 09:01:37 PM »
Thanks for the update Kevin. Again, please recover soon Dan. Hermie, it seems life has dealt you some bad cards for the last few years. But I wonder, just a bit, if you sit down and think, whether you can write down a list of good things that have happened too. Like meeting Dan?! Just a thought.

A big cyberhug to you guys, Shaun
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« Reply #69 on: November 05, 2007, 09:17:02 PM »
Thanks for that happy update, Kevin.

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« Reply #70 on: November 05, 2007, 09:36:03 PM »
That's a hell of a way to bust a nut.

Get better soon Danny.

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« Reply #71 on: November 05, 2007, 09:38:50 PM »
Thanks for keeping us posted, Kevin.

I'm glad Dan has finally got some respite from the pain, and hope he has a restful night.   He is a tough little booger!   One day soon, this will just be another notch in his "AIDS belt".

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« Reply #72 on: November 05, 2007, 09:43:52 PM »
Kevin again.  Just talked to Dan's Dad.  He is out of surgery after draining a HUGE abcess in one of his testicles.  AND HIS PAIN IS RELIEVED!  I didn't realize how bad it was until talking to his Dad.  He said Dan couldn't sleep all last night or today because it was so bad.  They couldn't give  him enough painkillers.   But thank God, that much is over.  OH, and the bleeding has stopped.  He is sleeping now.  Still on liquid diet.  That's all I can relay at this time. 

Sleep well, you tough little booger.

Oh Kevin!  Thank you SO much for another update! 

THIS IS SUCH GREAT NEWS!!!

I am so glad that Dan is out of pain, we are all breathing a collective sigh of relief here in the Forums.   Hermie and Dan, its onward and upward from here!  Woo-hoo!   ;D   :D   :-*   :D

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« Reply #73 on: November 05, 2007, 11:15:03 PM »
Glad to know that things have gotten better and Dan is finally getting some relief. Still wishing you a speedy recovery. Hermie, you have been through a lot from that list and you are still here, that says a lot. Stay strong, Dan will be there with you shortly... :-*
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« Reply #74 on: November 06, 2007, 06:00:50 AM »
Thanks for the update Kevin. If you get to talk to Dan. Tell him I wish him well and hope to see him soon. Tell him his puppy is ready.  :D

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« Reply #75 on: November 06, 2007, 06:05:25 AM »
Oh Lordy, that's right.

Daniel Jones, get your silly cracker arse better. There's a puppy out here who needs you, goddamnit.

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« Reply #76 on: November 06, 2007, 06:19:31 AM »
Great news, thank you Kevin. Hope it's all uphill from now!
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« Reply #77 on: November 06, 2007, 07:12:49 AM »
Thanks Kevin

I wasn't aware of it, as it was probably night here when Dan got out of surgery.

Just crying here on my own, but at least Dan is safe and no longer in pain.

I will have to cushion those nuts carefully ans stuff him with love and chocolates.

off to worl now.

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« Reply #78 on: November 06, 2007, 09:10:39 AM »
Hey Hermie,  It was actually night here when Dan got out of surgery--I think after 7 P.M. our time.  His Dad said they didn't wheel him in until late afternoon, and then an emergency came in so Danny had to lay there in pre-op for over two hours.  I don't have any more updates, as I just got up, but I'm sending much love and gratitude to you.  You are such a blessing to Danny. 
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« Reply #79 on: November 06, 2007, 10:40:55 AM »
Get better soon Dan, sorry this turned out to be so painful.  Hermie stay strong, the two of you will be together despite all these obstacles!
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« Reply #80 on: November 06, 2007, 10:41:29 AM »
Both of you are in my thoughts.  

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« Reply #81 on: November 06, 2007, 12:44:32 PM »
Sorry I haven't been checking online lately, and didn't realize that Dan had had such problems after his initial surgery, doh!

Dan -- hope you are doing much better today.  I am sending prayers, hugs and everything else your way!  (and really...the lengths some folks will go to for big nuts, sheesh!  ;))

Hermie -- also sending you majorly big hugs also.  I told Ron about what's happening and he sends his love to both of you.  Hang in there!

(and thanks Kevin for the on the spot updates)



I will have to cushion those nuts carefully ans stuff him with love and chocolates.


Hermie

I couldn't have said it any better myself.   :D

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« Reply #82 on: November 06, 2007, 01:10:50 PM »
I just got off the phone with Dan (he's in the hospital up the road a piece) and thinks he will be in the hospital for a week longer. Said they might have to do another endoscope  :( but looks like they got all the infection. :D He said it was cool to post his whereabouts case anyone would like to call. His voice sounded good but I think he might be bored. Dan's in Jackson Madison Hospital in Room 6112. The phone number is 731 541-5000 just ask them to connect you and they will be more than happy to oblige.

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« Reply #83 on: November 06, 2007, 01:12:43 PM »
I'm glad to hear that Dan is doing (somewhat) better.
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« Reply #84 on: November 06, 2007, 01:23:37 PM »
Hermie and Dan,

I didn't know this was going on...I am so upset that I missed this.... My thoughts are with both of you.
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« Reply #85 on: November 06, 2007, 03:16:37 PM »
That sounds really painful Dan I hope you are feeling better soon.

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« Reply #86 on: November 06, 2007, 03:26:38 PM »
glad to know youre getting better dan
thanks kevin for the updates
stay strong hermie and take iggy's advice
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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #87 on: November 06, 2007, 06:11:59 PM »
Damn, too bad hospitals don't have 800 numbers or I would give Dan a call...I can see it now...Dan picking up the phone..Hello? Hiya Danny, it's Queen Akasha....Uh, Akasha who? ;D
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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #88 on: November 06, 2007, 06:21:28 PM »
Spoke with Danny yesterday pre-op. Sent flowers today. Keeping fingers crossed for a full out healing. It ain't over until he's gettin' wheeled to the car and the best proof of all will be wheels down in Belgium.
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« Reply #89 on: November 07, 2007, 01:37:12 AM »
Get well soon, Dan. And Herman you're such a trooper.

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« Reply #90 on: November 07, 2007, 09:29:11 AM »
Dan,

I hope you are feeling alot better. You poor guy! You have really been having a rough time of it. I hope it wont be too long before you and Hermie are together again! Get Well Soon! You and Herman are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #91 on: November 07, 2007, 09:59:55 AM »
Damn, too bad hospitals don't have 800 numbers or I would give Dan a call...I can see it now...Dan picking up the phone..Hello? Hiya Danny, it's Queen Akasha....Uh, Akasha who? ;D

Damn girlfriend, drop a dime. Ain't you ever heard of Cricket? ;D Seriously, Dan would be thrilled to hear from you.

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #92 on: November 07, 2007, 01:05:29 PM »
Damn girlfriend, drop a dime. Ain't you ever heard of Cricket? ;D Seriously, Dan would be thrilled to hear from you.

Nah, what is Cricket?
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
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2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
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6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
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11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #93 on: November 07, 2007, 05:27:42 PM »
update Wednesday 4 pm.
Dan sounds tired, bored, and definitely "hospitaled out".  He'll probably be spending a couple of weeks in transitional care where his needs will be better met than at home.  And no parental stress.  I did get him to laugh a bit.  I read him the last day or so of this thread.  Matty and Dachsund, you'll be glad to know that you made him laugh, too.  His nutmeats are still quite tender and swollen and may have to be drained again.  He said he still feels like he was kicked in the balls by a horse.  I'm sure he would appreciate any calls, cards, letters, strip-o-grams, or expensive gifts.  He does have his cell phone as well.  I'm gonna head down there later this week, although he doesn't know how many more days he'll be in the hospital.  It didn't sound like they were meeting his pain needs as adequately as they could, but I guess they're always stingy with the good stuff.  Any of you folks that pray...keep praying!  I certainly believe in that kind of power.  My Mom even has half the Southern Baptists in Union City praying for him (they are good for something after all).  Hermie, starting this thread was a wonderful thing to do.  Danny asked right off for me to pull it up and read to him.  I am so impressed by all of you loving, caring, beautiful people who have written to Dan.  Anyway, that's all for now.  kevin

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #94 on: November 07, 2007, 05:54:25 PM »
Hi dearest family,

Kevin has given the technical details . thanks buddy.
I just talked to Dan. I think he is doing much better than before. he asked me to give you all his love.
He doesn't want to show it, but I know he is very touched by all your concern, your prayers and your support.

Yes Kevin, you now come to see what this family means and does when it comes to "support".
I a sure Kev, you mean a whole lot to Danny as well. I know you do, as you have been friends since junior school. Thank you.

Iggy, I am looking into the "grief" thing. Obviously I am not able to get on touch with that grief at all.
It sits somewhere...and I need to find out how to drain it. Wished there were surgery for grieve.
My chronic hyperventilation makes it hard to function sometime.
And it feels like a Norvir face...

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #95 on: November 08, 2007, 06:52:29 AM »
Thanks again Kevin for the update. Tell Dan I said hi and get well soon.

Rodney

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« Reply #96 on: November 08, 2007, 08:25:43 AM »
I just got off the phone with Dan (he's in the hospital up the road a piece) and thinks he will be in the hospital for a week longer. Said they might have to do another endoscope  :( but looks like they got all the infection. :D He said it was cool to post his whereabouts case anyone would like to call. His voice sounded good but I think he might be bored. Dan's in Jackson Madison Hospital in Room 6112. The phone number is 731 541-5000 just ask them to connect you and they will be more than happy to oblige.

Hal
Got back from the cruise Sunday night and simply can't catch up on the forums. I'll pray for Dan's recovery and I think I'll give him a call later. Until I call I'm sending you positive energy. Get well soon buddy

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #97 on: November 08, 2007, 10:31:40 AM »
Hermie,  Danny will be back in those Speedo's in no time!!  Stay the course!

Love,

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #98 on: November 08, 2007, 12:03:42 PM »
Dan, hope you and your balls are continuing to mend.

If they get sloppy at the hospital with doing whatever, remind them it's a set and you want to keep them together.

Best to you,

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« Reply #99 on: November 08, 2007, 04:14:19 PM »
Hope that he has a most speedy recovery!  :)
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« Reply #100 on: November 09, 2007, 04:50:19 PM »
Latest update from Danny boy.

He is now in the transitional clinic, as he needs care for his "precious goodies" every day.
He is still in pain, but also very bored.

He asked me to post his direct phone number : 731 541 01 10 . I think he would like a little chat with his AM family.

Of course I can give out his cell phone number, a Verizon one, if you send me a PM. I know you guys have some free time at weekends in the US.

I admit I am sad that Dan isn't coming any time soon. But he needs to get well and we will see from there. What shall be shall be I guess.

Once more, a big kiss and hug for all your support. I can assure you it helped me to get through.

Love

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« Reply #101 on: November 09, 2007, 06:36:32 PM »
Dan,
Sounds like you are over the worst! Get well soon.

Hermie...your huge heart will prevail.

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« Reply #102 on: November 09, 2007, 09:59:33 PM »
Scrotum Limerick for Danny Boy

So, we're told you're now in transition
Per your expert personal physician
If this is true, are your nuts now blue
From thinking of Hermie and wishin'?

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #103 on: November 09, 2007, 10:48:55 PM »
Glad to hear Dan is on the mend!  Hooray!

Hermie - hope you can find some peace knowing Dan is getting better.

Thoughts go out to both of you!

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« Reply #104 on: November 10, 2007, 01:40:34 AM »
Glad to hear Dan is doing better :)

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« Reply #105 on: November 10, 2007, 10:43:42 AM »
Em... I thought of this one

I'm in love with a boy from Jackson Tennessee,
who's balls were hurt and blue, oh jee
his nuts got cracked, his sack was sewed,
for sex he's now no longer in the mood

Lord oh Lord have mercy with me
repair his jewels and let me see
this cute little ballsack, all mend and repaired
I promise to cuddle it, strike and be ware

Oh Jesus oh Mary oh Angels above
Give Danny' sweet  lolly new life with your love
round balls, smooth scrotum and no pubic hair
good heavens, I'm horny with Dan over there...

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« Reply #106 on: November 10, 2007, 02:10:34 PM »
Touche, Monsieur Herman

On Guard!

My guess is that Belgium will celebrate
You as their poet of highest rate
We'll say we knew you before fame withdrew you
And thrust you to world-renowned fate!


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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #107 on: November 10, 2007, 02:18:53 PM »
Latest update from Danny boy.

He is now in the transitional clinic, as he needs care for his "precious goodies" every day.
He is still in pain, but also very bored.

He asked me to post his direct phone number : 731 541 01 10 . I think he would like a little chat with his AM family.

Of course I can give out his cell phone number, a Verizon one, if you send me a PM. I know you guys have some free time at weekends in the US.

I admit I am sad that Dan isn't coming any time soon. But he needs to get well and we will see from there. What shall be shall be I guess.

Once more, a big kiss and hug for all your support. I can assure you it helped me to get through.

Love

hermie :-* :-* :-*
Herman thanks for posting his number we have free long distance with our cable/phone/internet service so I just gave him a call. I just find it easier to call than type messages. I'll try to call periodically thru the week.

Sending positive healing energy Dan's way.

Jeff

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #108 on: November 10, 2007, 05:32:12 PM »
I just hung up with Dan...he sounded pretty good, but I know he is in a lot of pain and discomfort.   Medicare will pay for 20 days for him to be in this "transitional care" facility, but let's hope and pray he does not have to stay that long.

Sending love and prayers for speedy healing......

Alan
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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #109 on: November 10, 2007, 05:44:34 PM »
Uh Hermie, could ya be more specific?  LOL

Danny boy, you'd better be on the mend. There's a major Belgian need in the making.

Wishing you a speedy recovery for all concerned.

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #110 on: November 10, 2007, 06:14:18 PM »
Hi Dan~

I am so sorry that what you thought could possibly be a simpler procedure has turned into weeks of hospitalization and care for you.

Your AM Family loves you very much!

I hope that you feel better soon, I know that boredom can drive you "nuts!"  LOL   ;D

I hope you have some decent TV shows to watch.  Just rest up while I send prayers your way!

Much Love,

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #111 on: November 10, 2007, 06:19:41 PM »
Uh Hermie, could ya be more specific?  LOL

Danny boy, you'd better be on the mend. There's a major Belgian need in the making.

Wishing you a speedy recovery for all concerned.

Cheers,

I have now sworn off Belgium Chocolate forever. :P

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« Reply #112 on: November 10, 2007, 06:33:57 PM »
I just got off the phone with Dan.
He is nauseated from time to time.. man, that rings a bell... AZT???

But he is mostly bored...
so, he really enjoys getting some calls.

he even got one form South America, how super is that?

The phone is 731 541 0110

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« Reply #113 on: November 10, 2007, 06:42:21 PM »
Love you, Hermie.  Your spirits are lightening, I can sense it in your posts, and that's a great thing!  I'm glad that you got to speak with Dan this evening, too!

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #114 on: November 10, 2007, 10:54:52 PM »
Well, Hermes gave me Dan's number so I did send him a text message. Not sure if he got it but then maybe he was knocked out from the drugs....Hope you're feeling better, Dan.
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6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
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« Reply #115 on: November 13, 2007, 04:45:03 AM »
Update :
Dan told me the doctors want to keep him 20 , yes TWENTY, more days for an IV antibiotic treatment.
Of course the poor boy freaked out.
His roommate is an old man who soils himself , and so the stench is not what one needs when you feel nauseated.

My poor Danny just doesn't want to stay in there and is trying to have him released and have some sort of nursing help at home arranged.

Keep him in your thoughts...

The good news is that the wound is starting to heal.

love

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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #116 on: November 13, 2007, 06:05:55 AM »
Awww Hermie, 20 more days?? Damn!!

I'll have to make sure to give him a call. 

Hang in there!

(((HUGS)))


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Re: Dan is in hospital. Not well.
« Reply #117 on: November 13, 2007, 06:44:05 AM »
I recently had a 7-day stay at the hospital, and I was sure I was going to die. My boyfriend couldn't be there with me, and I felt very alone. I'm glad to be over it now. But just know that there are a lot of people on here that care about you and Dan.  A hospital stay scares all of us.

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« Reply #118 on: November 13, 2007, 10:37:17 AM »
Spoke with Danny yesterday morning, but that was before this news arrived. Twenty more days means he'll spend Thanksgiving in the hospital. Cards and calls! Hermie, hang in.

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« Reply #119 on: November 13, 2007, 08:04:13 PM »
Hi Hermie
Please send hugs for your Danny and you have to be patient. Maybe he can contact a nurse to the IV antibiotic treatment.
Hugs for you too.
Be in contact please.

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« Reply #120 on: November 14, 2007, 02:42:29 AM »
Hermie:

Best to you and Dan as I drop by here to catch up..mike

 


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