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Author Topic: Not Another New Guy....A New Female  (Read 3630 times)

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Offline Cherie

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Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« on: July 13, 2006, 08:32:15 PM »
Hello all,

My name is Cherie and l am from North Platte,Nebraska. I have been positive now for six months and a BIG shock it was to me.

I found out after the guy l had an affair with was arrested for drug use and was tested in jail.He called to tell me he was positive and to get tested.The world fell out from under me then. My soon to be ex husband thank God so far has tested non positive.

I have a two year old daughter that lives me. Have two cats,a hamster a tank full of angel fish.

I have not yet started any meds but my Doctor seems to think l will be shortly.

I am still learning about HIV and it is a whole new world for me. Never ever thought l would be dealing with this.

I found your site from one of your other members Blue Love.She was in a HIV chat room l was in and she told me all about it.She is right you all are some of the funniest and smartest people l have read and came across.

I hope in time to get to know you all.

Cherie
"An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia.It is the woman wearing it who  makes it one thing or the other."

Offline livingpositively

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 08:41:20 PM »
Hi Cherie and welcome.

You will find a ton of support and information here.  It's been an invaluable place for me over the last few months.

Hope to hear more from you and get to know you better.

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 angels4kelly

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 08:47:13 PM »
Hi Cherie,
It's really great to "meet" you!
Yes, know of Bluelove. She comes and posts things here pretty often.
She seems like a sweet person.

She was right when she told ya' that there are some of the smartest, funniest people here  ;D
I have only been a member here for a couple of weeks, but I have already learned so much from these wonderful people!
I also get good belly laugh or two everyday.
I hope you stick around and you'll see what I mean.

WELCOME, CHERIE!!
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.
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mastering yourself is true power.
 
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Offline cjc

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006, 08:59:52 PM »
Welcome. Sorry you have to be here but glad you found us. There are some great people here.  Cristy

Offline Teresa

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2006, 09:05:18 PM »
Hi Cherie,

Welcome to the forums! Its a great place with wonderful people.

Nice to meet you

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

Offline JustAGirl

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2006, 09:14:51 PM »
Welcome to the forums!!! I haven't been here long but what a wonderful group of people! They can defiantly put a smile on your face!

Take Care!
Tiffany

Offline TedEBearNC

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2006, 09:41:04 PM »
Hi Cherie!  Welcome to the forums.  I'm sure you'll like it here.

Phil
Member since March 2004

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2006, 09:46:30 PM »
Hi Cherie: Welcome.We're looking forward to hearing more from you. Oooh, angel fish. SO beautiful. (used to have a few way back)

Alex

Offline kcmetroman

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2006, 09:50:16 PM »
Aye, as we say here is sorry but welcome.  I know North Platte well.  Your very own island.

Feel free to cut loose here.

Hugs
John

Offline Lis

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2006, 11:03:18 PM »
Hi sweet pea... im in nebraska too nice to know  there are more like me.... PM if you want to hang out!! your across the state from me but HEY... we could work it out!  be well, and welcome

lisbeth
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Offline bluelove

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2006, 11:14:20 PM »
So you found us.Told you they are a great bunch of people.you can learn a  lot here know l have.

So welcome Cherie.

Offline OzPaul

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2006, 11:18:28 PM »
Hi Cherie

G'day and welcome from the land of Oz (Australia). We're separated by a very big sea and then some but I'm giving you a hearty hug hello. Please feel free to share you're story, we're keen to  get to know you

Paul

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2006, 12:57:43 AM »
Welcome to the boards.....

Offline frenchpat

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2006, 02:40:04 AM »
Bonjour Cherie,

from across another pond, a warm welcome here. I arrived only a few days ago and this place and its people have already made a difference in my life. Enjoy it here!

Pat
People have the power - Patti Smith

Offline Trish

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2006, 02:57:08 AM »
Hello Cherie,

From one female to another, I welcome you with open arms...

For always!!!

We will always be here for you.

Love,

Trish :-* :)

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Offline david25luvit

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2006, 05:00:47 AM »
Hello Cherie...Welcome to the forum family most extraordinaire.  I'm glad you found this place and I believe you will discover this is a fabulous site to find information and Big time Support.  Welcome Sweetheart.  Looking forward to getting to know you as well.
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Offline Nadine

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2006, 06:02:22 AM »
Hello Cherie

welcome to our wonderful family



Offline Ann

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2006, 08:47:34 AM »
Hi Cherie, and welcome to the forums.

Be sure to check out the Welcome thread at the top of the Living forum... it will point you to all the other sections of this website.

I love your avatar! :D

Looking forward to hearing more from you...
Ann
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Offline Christine

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2006, 09:36:25 AM »
Hi Cherie,
Welcome! I am sorry about what happened. The first few months can be pretty difficult. We're here to help.
Christine
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

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Offline ACinKC

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2006, 02:52:07 PM »
Hey Cherie!  Welcome to our site!  I am a newby as well. 

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thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2006, 03:36:28 PM »
welcome Cherie, nice to meet you.

Kate  :)

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2006, 06:47:21 PM »
Heya Cherie! I am sorry about how things went down. But you have found a great resource, in both information and support, here at aidsmeds.com :)

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2006, 06:52:28 PM »
Cherie,
Welcome to the forums.  There is so much here and it is all helpful.  Also if you need a shoulder and listening eyes you have come to the right place.
Welcome Welcome Welcome!
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Offline HollyStar

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Re: Not Another New Guy....A New Female
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2006, 04:49:25 AM »
Welcome to the forums!

This really is a great place. I'm sorry how things turned out but know that this isn't the end. It's just a different beginning. The lessons on this site are great too. I joined in 2003 but have been away from the forums for a while and I missed coming here. I hope that we all get to know each other better and see more of you here. I do have a question however. If you have only been positive for 6 months, why would your Doctor already be talking about putting you on meds? I am in no way an expert but I suggest that you find an Infectious Disease Doctor that specializes in HIV. A lot of doctors that aren't specialists hardly know shit about HIV. You can get help finding these doctors from ASO's (AIDS Service Organizations). Again, I'm sorry how things turned out for you but this place is full of wonderful, knowledgable, funny, caring, and warm people. I hope we see more of you.

Holly
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