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Author Topic: Another Lurker shows face..  (Read 3730 times)

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Offline ConfidientMeus

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Another Lurker shows face..
« on: December 29, 2007, 01:36:55 PM »
Hi,

I'm Thom, I've been officially diagnosed fro three years, but my doctors pretty sure that I've been PoZ for at least a decade (long story I may post some day). Three years ago I was in the hospital with 24tcells, Lymphoma and taking chemo. Now I'm working, undetectable viral load and trying my best to stay upbeat and "postive"

 I've been reading the boards for a few years, but finally decided to create an account, upload a picture and participate.  The post from everyone here have been very inspirational and informative.

Offline bear60

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Re: Another Lurker shows face..
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2007, 01:43:05 PM »
Welcome aboard.  I hope you benefit from being here as much as I have. The support is great.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline thunter34

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Re: Another Lurker shows face..
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007, 01:55:26 PM »
Right on!  Welcome in, man! 
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Another Lurker shows face..
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2007, 02:40:15 PM »
Hi Thom.  Glad you are joining in on the conversation.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline BT65

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Re: Another Lurker shows face..
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2007, 03:13:45 PM »
Hi, Thom.  Welcome and I hope to hear more from you!  I'm sure you have a lot to offer also-surviving lymphoma is really inspirational!
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline bicycletexas

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Re: Another Lurker shows face..
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2007, 03:20:09 PM »
Hey Thom,

I'm another lurker... you will certainly benefit from the groups here and the words of advice from our fellow members.  I really get a lot of out reading the postings and find it a great source of support mentally.  Here's to my first posting.

I'm fortunate and alive and am not letting HIV run my life.  I tested in July of 86 and have seen things go from dispare and survival, to the fact that we're not going to die, so we need to start living and get back on the

I'm fortunate to have had great medical care and the support from friends and some family to get through this.

I'm looking forward to the New Year and all the good things that come my way.  Lord knows its our birthright and there's just too much good all around.

Peace and prosperity to all,

James
T's 722
VL 1100

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Another Lurker shows face..
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2007, 03:30:06 PM »


Thom and James,....Welcome guys !!! Sit back, and kick your shoes off, we're all in this for the long haul...

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 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline bear60

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Re: Another Lurker shows face..
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2007, 04:32:57 PM »
Happy New Year to both Thom and James.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline RICKY77531

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Re: Another Lurker shows face..
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2007, 07:52:59 PM »
Welcome...Thom..... ;D
06/2007   CD4 266  Vl 62000
06/2007   CD4 200  Vl 13495
07/2007   ATRIPLA
09/2007   CD4 323  VL Undetectable
11/2007   CD4 428  VL Undetectable
01/2008   CD4 357  VL Undetectable
04/2008   CD4 357  VL UNDETECTABLE
08/2008   CD4 402  VL UNDETECTABLE
11/2008   CD4 421  79 DETECTABLE..
2/2009     CD4 450  VL UNDETECTABLE

Offline BT65

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Re: Another Lurker shows face..
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2007, 07:09:30 AM »
Welcome, James!  I hope we hear more from you also!
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline anniebc

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Re: Another Lurker shows face..
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2007, 03:28:13 PM »
Welcome Thom and James

I hope we hear more from you both in 2008.

James why don't you start a thread of your own I would hate to see you get lost here.

I've only been diagnosed for 5 years so I had better get out of here before they gang up on me and throw me out.. ;)

Hugs
Jan
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Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline DanielMark

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Re: Another Lurker shows face..
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2007, 03:54:24 PM »
Itís always heartening to hear that there are other long-term survivors around who are still going strong. Welcome to the forums, Thom and James! And a happy new year to you both.

Daniel
MEDS: REYATAZ & KIVEXA (SINCE AUG 2008)

MAY 2000 LAB RESULTS: CD4 678
VL STILL UNDETECTABLE

DIAGNOSED IN 1988

Offline aztecan

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Re: Another Lurker shows face..
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2007, 09:31:27 PM »
Howdy Thom and James.

I'm glad to see you both and look forward to getting to know both of you better.

Happy New Year to you both - and to us all! 

HUGS,

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

Offline DAF

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Re: Another Lurker shows face..
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2008, 10:52:14 AM »
Hi Thorn,

Glad you decide to join the conversation. I know that having survived something like Lymphoma in the eyes of the general public makes you a super hero. But just keep on keeping on.

DAF
No disease on the face of the planet has been 100% fatal

 


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