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Offline CaptCarl

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Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« on: July 13, 2006, 12:54:23 PM »
Hello out there in to all the kiddies in Pozland!! I'm pretty new on this site. I've been registered for a few weeks, but have mostly spent time reading postings, and replying on occasion. My name is Carl, and I'm tuning in from the mind bogglingly weird city of Albuquerque, N.M. A quick profile of me: I live in the southern part of the city in a nice quiet area, with my two Appenzeller dogs, Waldo & Elmo, as well as KittyC., International Cat of Mystery. I've been positive for a really long time now, 19 years as of this summer. In three more years I will have been positive for half of my life. I plan on having, what else? but a Half Life Party that summer. After all, don't we all feel a little radioactive now and then? Anyway, doing pretty good so far. I don't pay much attention to the lab numbers, as I find they have little to do with how I actually feel. But my doctor insisted on sharing them with me recently, and everything looks pretty cool. I also have Hep B for the same length of time, and those numbers too are ok by me. Recently though, the viral load for the Hep B was over a Billion, it is down considerably, to a more manageable 100,000. I still work full time and then some, I'm an artist, and am currently working on a mural in a museum, and also do landscape construction, specializing in flagstone work. I think that after all this time, doing work like I do, I'm probably in better health than I sometimes realize. I also take the puppies out every day for a goo two to four mile walk in the mornings. I like to mess around with old cars,and spent a few years working in a restoration shop, but it was too stressful as a living, so now it's back to being a hobby, and I enjoy it again. Anyway, That's about it, I have enjoyed getting to know the "family" here as I have time, and look forward to getting to know you all. Thanks everyone, and have a great day!! Captain Carl...
The only thing I can do straight is shoot..

Offline pozguy75

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 12:59:47 PM »
Hey Carl, welcome to the forums!! Glad you were able to find us!!
Dx 2005
ATRIPLA

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 01:05:07 PM »
my two Appenzeller dogs, Waldo & Elmo, as well as KittyC., International Cat of Mystery.

Hi - We're looking forward to gettting to know you too  :D LOL about the int'l cat of mystery! Some of us post pet photos in the Off Topic forum  8)

Alex

Offline The Canuck

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006, 01:06:14 PM »
Hi Captain Carl,

You are certainly welcome here although we hate to have new radioactive members ( just loved your analogy ). Thanks as well for introducing yourself and great to read you are doing well.  :)

Regards,

The Canuck

Offline Poz Brit

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2006, 01:09:49 PM »
Hello, Carl,
Welcome to these forums and thank you for posting your profile, you sound an interesting guy, and so busy, with a lot of things going on in your life, I wish I had that amount of energy and enthusiasm.
I look forward to hearing more from you.

Take care,

John(UK)

Offline ACinKC

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2006, 01:12:52 PM »
See ALL THE COOL PEOPLE ARE JOINING!  From one newbie lurker to another.... WELCOME!
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline Blixer

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2006, 01:16:28 PM »
Hi Carl, and welcome to the forums.  Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself.  I think the half-life party sounds cool.
David
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 Teresa

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2006, 02:43:53 PM »
Hi Carl

WELCOME!

Glad you are here!

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline angels4kelly

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2006, 02:47:25 PM »
Hi Carl,
It's so nice that you're here!
WELCOME  8)



Peace,
Kelly  ;)
POSITIVE SINCE-10/1990
CD4-610
CD4%-29.3
VL-UNDETECTABLE
VIREAD,VIRACEPT, EPZICOM

MOST RECENT...
10/9/2006
CD4's-714
CD4%-30%
VL-Undetectable
DIAGNOSES POSITIVE 10/90
SAME MEDS, VIREAD, VIRAMUNE, EPZICOM.

SHOOT FOR THE MOON! YOU MAY MISS,
BUT YOU'LL LAND IN THE STARS :)

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knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
 
Failure is not in falling down,
but the staying down

Offline krakerjm

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2006, 02:53:48 PM »
I just spent 10 minutes responding and tried to post and got that you might want to review message cause soomeone else posted in the meantime(or whatever it says); wasn't paying attention and lost the post over a snoopy jumping up and down.  I am an artist to and this was important to me and maybe Carl; another time.  Love snoopy, but if that's all you got?????????????????
GWM, 63, PN w/footdrop
"I swear there ain't no heaven, pray ther ain't no hell"

Offline krakerjm

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2006, 03:00:25 PM »
P.S.  I'm sorry I am just upset over this "review" ur post feature, not used to it; I say what I have to say and move on.  Not that it doesn't matter what others post, why does that effect my post: this feature needs to go.
GWM, 63, PN w/footdrop
"I swear there ain't no heaven, pray ther ain't no hell"

Offline cmhjeff

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2006, 03:21:16 PM »
Welcome Carl,what a nice introduction :)My sister lives in Bernallilo NM. We have many animal lovers here so post some pictures of your pets for us to see.   Landscapers usually have nice bods so include a picture of yourself ;)

Offline frenchpat

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2006, 03:37:51 PM »
From a newbie frenchman who once got lost and nearly shot (I am not kidding you!) in Albuquerque,

A VERY WARM WELCOME!!

Pat
People have the power - Patti Smith

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2006, 04:23:16 PM »
Welcome to our family.  Albuquerque is a favorite town of mine.  I used to have a great close friend there until she moved to Boston.  What I love best about Albuquerque is (1) green chile cheesburgers--simply unavailable in Lou-ah-vull, Kentucky and (2) close proximity to Sante Fe--one of the great North American cities.

Glad to have you with us.

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

Offline livingpositively

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2006, 06:27:30 PM »
Hi Carl and welcome.  Glad you found us here at the AM forums.  I'm sure you've already seen, it's a pretty incredible place and bunch of people here.

Shane
4/6/07   CD4 450, % 23, No VL
2/19/07 CD4 487, % 26, VL 47,500
1/4/07   CD4 357, % 27, No VL
10/3/06 CD4 500, % 26, VL 18,000
7/6/06   CD4 530, % 29, VL 83,800
4/6/06   CD4 555, % 28, VL 13,000

Offline OzPaul

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2006, 06:45:13 PM »
Hi Carl

Welcome to our global AM family. It's a very friendly place. We're a good group of people.
I live in Santa Fe a couple of months a year but my home is in Australia. I look forward to hearing more from you.

Cheers
Paul

Offline Nadine

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2006, 07:24:19 PM »
Hi Carl...welcome to our forum family!


Offline JustAGirl

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2006, 09:18:22 PM »
Hello! And Wecome!

Offline TedEBearNC

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2006, 09:40:17 PM »
Hiya Cap!  Welcome to the forum!

Phil
Member since March 2004

Offline Life

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2006, 09:58:21 PM »
Captain!  "She is going to shake apart if you keep up warp 9 for much longer!"  "Give it all shes got Carl !"
 ;D
Welcome to za board! 

Offline bear60

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2006, 10:33:48 PM »
Hi...... I love antique cars but dont have the guts to own one. You sound like a really together guy. Glad you posted.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Oh My God! Another New Guy!!
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2006, 06:50:58 PM »
Welcome! I like your idea of a half-life party! When I turned 34, I had an Older than Jesus party. Made a huge stone out of cardboard and people had to roll it aside to enter the apartment. The cake was shaped like a cross. It was sacrilicious.

:)
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