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Author Topic: Good news and MORE good news.  (Read 4377 times)

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Offline anniebc

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Good news and MORE good news.
« on: February 17, 2008, 08:46:10 PM »
Hi everyone

For all those who have supported me during the lead up to our 'De-Stigmatization Campaign" I just want to say thank you and to let you know that everything is set to go, posters are ready, story are now in print, interview dates with media, magazines etc are set, the campaign will run for two months..so now it's, Lights, Camera and ACTION... ;)
I'm flying to Auckland tomorrow so I will be away from home for a couple says.

The other good news I would like to share with you all is...I have been asked to represent the women of NZ at this years IAC in Mexico City by the members and the Board members of the "Positive Women's" organization, an organization I'm proud to be a member of.

After I got over the shock and managed to stop crying long enough to be able to talk to them I told them I would be honored to represent them, I have written to the members and the Board thanking them all for their support and for putting their faith in me...I have never done anything like this before, so while I'm very excited I'm also a little bit nervous, but I'm sure when the times comes it will all fall into place.

If someone had told me six years ago while lying in a hospital bed going through a very bad seroconvertion and thinking my life was more or less over..that I would be doing what I'm doing today I would have laughed at them...but with determination, commitment and will power it's amazing what we can achieve...and I never thought in a million years I would be a "Poster Girl" at 60.. ;) :D.

Hugs to you all
Jan :-*
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008, 08:50:05 PM »
I can't think of any better representative for them to have.  You'll be fabulous.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Iggy

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008, 08:57:27 PM »
I can't think of any better representative for them to have.  You'll be fabulous.

I can't think of anything else to say...sans: Thank you.

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008, 09:41:52 PM »
Jan, I just love you!That's all I have to say
Dx 2005
ATRIPLA

Offline allanq

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008, 09:51:39 PM »
Dear Jan,

This is wonderful news! I am so happy for you. I'm looking forward to seeing you again at our next AMG. If I needed any encouragement to make it to Mexico City, this was it.

°Congratulations!

Allan
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Offline Teresa

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2008, 10:16:34 PM »
CONGRATULATIONS!!

You make us all so very proud!!

Big Hugs
Teresa
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Offline fearless

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008, 11:32:46 PM »
Congratulations Jan.

Of course you will need someone to carry your luggage on this journey and to help with your spanish. Little ol' me is only small but very strong, and I can order beers in Spanish  ;D.

ps you only moved to NZ not America - can you please use 'organisation' rather than 'organization' in future correspondence.  ;)
pps do you know if there will be any coverage online - say in the nz herald or other newspapers/mags that we can take a peak at?
« Last Edit: February 17, 2008, 11:36:49 PM by fearless »
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Offline komnaes

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008, 11:46:57 PM »
...and I never thought in a million years I would be a "Poster Girl" at 60.. ;) :D.

.. and you in that poster look totally stunningly beautiful.. :D
Aug 07 Diagnosed
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Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
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Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
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Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
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Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
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Offline anniebc

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2008, 01:34:20 AM »
 :D @ Steve..We, the Organisation will have our "De-Stig" stories in the NZ Herald, New Idea, NZ/Australian Womens weekly, Viva and NZGirl magazines.

I just had a phone call from Auckland to tell me a camera man will be calling on me tomorrow morning to take some footage of me at work with the animals...yeah!! my babies are going to be stars.. :D.., they thought it best to do something from home rather than in a hotel room..it will be used as part of a documentary that will be aired on "Campbell live" a current affair programme aired at 7pm every night here in NZ.

Thanks to everyone for your replies and for your support.


Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline northernguy

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2008, 01:53:40 AM »
Congratulations, you should be very proud!
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Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
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Offline Robert

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2008, 01:56:00 AM »
This is great news jan.  Do you mind double-dipping and giving your friends here at Aidsmeds the latest news you glean from the conference?   When Tim mentioned we would probably need only one drink what with the altitude and all, I figure we can fit you into our budget.

robert

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Offline joemutt

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2008, 04:44:36 AM »
That's so great! :)

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2008, 07:53:55 AM »
What a great morning "headline" to read.

Congratulations Jan.

I hope you can link us to any resulting articles or perhaps your group will post .pdfs of various items.

Frankly, I'm hoping someone in your group will ask your NZ media types to tap the shoulders of those at AP,UPI and/or Reuters and get some worldwide attention!

It could be just the right ball to roll 'round and 'round.


Offline pozguy75

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2008, 08:06:59 AM »
:D @ Steve..We, the Organisation will have our "De-Stig" stories in the NZ Herald, New Idea, NZ/Australian Womens weekly, Viva and NZGirl magazines.

I just had a phone call from Auckland to tell me a camera man will be calling on me tomorrow morning to take some footage of me at work with the animals...yeah!! my babies are going to be stars.. :D.., they thought it best to do something from home rather than in a hotel room..it will be used as part of a documentary that will be aired on "Campbell live" a current affair programme aired at 7pm every night here in NZ.

Thanks to everyone for your replies and for your support.


Hugs
Jan :-*

:D What great news, Jan! So, when they film, are going to get to see a clip or two of our gorgeous Jan and the babies?? Hmm?

My goodness our Jan has a camera man coming and everything! So Joan Crawford...I LOVE IT!
Dx 2005
ATRIPLA

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2008, 08:51:42 AM »
The Positive Women's Organization could have made no better choice in a rep!  We're so proud of you!

David
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Offline mjmel

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2008, 09:38:32 AM »
The perfect lady for the task. I know you will shine.
Competent
Compationate
Classy

 :):-*, and double hugs too.

Mike

Offline BT65

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2008, 10:08:35 AM »
Oh Jan, I am so proud of you!  I know you will do a fantastic job.  I do hope we get to see some of this coverage. 

You go girl! :-*
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2008, 01:53:16 PM »
Congratulations honey.   Wishing you the highest success possible with the new campaign....

love & hugs,

Alan
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Offline anniebc

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2008, 03:43:18 PM »
[quoteMy goodness our Jan has a camera man coming and everything! So Joan Crawford...I LOVE IT! ][/quote]

 :D @ Pozguy...you do know she dead don't you.. ;)

I have been practising my Posh Spice pose and pout..have you any idea how pathetic that looks like on a 60 year old Great-grandmother.. ;D

Just wasting time here, the camera man is due in half an hour then it's off to Auckland...I've had a word with the animals and they have promised to be on their best behaviour...and no spittig at the camera man.. ;)

Take care and will see you all in a couple of days..and thanks again for all your support.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline Cliff

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2008, 04:14:29 PM »
Hi Jan,

That is great news!!!!  Congratulations.  and agree with all above, you make us very proud!!!  Have a great trip to Auckland.

Cliff

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2008, 04:30:51 PM »
Jan  what a great surprise...I know you will do a great job  and we will see you afterward at AMG to fill us all in on the details....

Nick
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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2008, 04:56:17 PM »
Congratulations! You're a very special, talented, and beautiful woman. I'm sure you'll do the NZ women proud!
And don't forget to enjoy the trip!! ;D

Paul
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Offline heartforyou

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2008, 05:22:59 AM »
I am not surprised at all....

You have it all, ut most of all you have the determination  not to have HIV rule your life...

I am sooooooooooooo proud of you and I know you will be doing a great job.

Love

Herman
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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2008, 08:01:39 AM »
Congratulations, Jan. They've made a wonderful and wise choice for you to represent them.

Big cheers,
Andy Velez

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2008, 11:59:28 AM »
Brava!
Absolutely the right person for the job!
See you in Mexico!
Vince

Offline Ric Wilke

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2008, 12:07:18 AM »
Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, now you know why a lot of us call her DAME JAN !!!

Now let's get together and get HRH Elizabeth II to make it official.

(Anyone know a fast track into Buckingham Palace?)

Bravo Dame Jan.  With all our love, R&T

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2008, 05:07:25 AM »
Congratulations Jan. You will be a fine ambassador
The only thing that worries me, is who will ook after the babies???

Regards
Scuddles
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VL = 139000 - 30 July 2007
CD4 = 252 - 6th August 2007
VL = 16400 - 23rd August 2007
CD4 = 240 - 23rd August 2007
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CD4 = 96 - 4th Sept 2007
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CD4 = 160 19th Nov 2007
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Offline anniebc

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« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2008, 05:36:29 AM »
Worry not dear scuddles, hubby doesn't like to travel, so when I take off on my annual holidays my babies are in good hands, he looks after them really well for me.

Hope your recovery is well under way.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline scud44

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2008, 06:16:08 AM »
I am progreesin slowly - had a lousy day today - a bit dizzy and noisy in the head - back to Doctor on Wednesday for some final - hopefully - tests and a clearance to go back to Hobart

I am glad that you have hubby well trained to look after the babies.

Hugs from
Scuddles
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VL = 139000 - 30 July 2007
CD4 = 252 - 6th August 2007
VL = 16400 - 23rd August 2007
CD4 = 240 - 23rd August 2007
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CD4 = 96 - 4th Sept 2007
CD4 = 120 18th Sept 2007
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CD4 = 160 19th Nov 2007
CD4 = 110 10th Jan 2008
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Offline Ric Wilke

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2008, 12:08:08 AM »
Scuddles,

Not to worry, Jan's hubby is just as amazing as is our own dear Dame Jan.

Love to all, R&T

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2008, 02:27:07 PM »
Jan, now you know I think your the top anyway, but now your a celeb as well!  ;)

HUGS,

Mark

Who thinks the world of Dame Jan.

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Re: Good news and MORE good news.
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2008, 09:57:08 PM »
Wow Jan,
 I can't think of a better person to represent NZ, and great timing as well for you to meet up with AMG. I hope you the best during Aug at the IAC, and of course AMG 08.

Take care

jeremy...

 


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