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Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« on: March 30, 2008, 11:50:06 AM »
We are strong women, we always pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps.  Best of all, we have each other to turn to when times are rough.

No "April Fools" here!  :D

Dating Thread History:

Part I:       http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=12526.0
Part II:      http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=13850.0
Part III:     http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=14375.0
Part IV:     http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=14848.0
Part V:      http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=15148.0
Part VI:     http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=15558.0
Part VII:    http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=15951.0
Part VIII:   http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=16271.0
Part IX:     http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=16637.0
Part X:      http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=16913.0
Part XI:     http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=17115.0
Part XII:    http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=17324.0
Part XIII:   http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=17723.0
Part XIV:   http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=17900.0
Part XV:   http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=18150.0

Part XVI:   http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=18329.0
Part XVII:  http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=18596.0
Part XVIII: http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=18828.0
Part XIX:   http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=19011.0
Part XX:    http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=19193.0
Part XXI:   http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=19305.0
Part XXII:  http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=19454.0
Part XXIII: http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=19562.0
Part XXIV: http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=19697.0
Part XXV:  http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=19838.0

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Today is a very special day for me and for Cheech!  It was on this day, March 30, 1994, that I adopted Cheech from the animal shelter!  I got a new plush blue bone for him with a "peeper" in it, which he loves!  We are having a great morning together, and we are going to Iceman's for dinner tonight.

I have been working on a report to help me do a job description of my position at work.  The owner has hired an outside consultant to interview all of us to help us write our job descriptions.  Get this, this consultant said I am doing the work of at least two people!  Yeah, no shit, I say!  Things are going to be changing at the office in the next few months.  I can't wait, because I have been busting my ass while the rest of the accounting dept throws their grunt work at me or spends time socializing and leaving early.

Uh-huh, I LOVE it when I'm right!  Get ready, bitches, I say!  LOL

Queen, you need that sodium from soup or broth to replenish your system.  That's why its magical food!  ;) 

BT, I have tried Lantus 2x over the past 10 years and each time I had a weird reaction to it.  It made me feel like I was on cold meds, all foggy in the head and sick to my stomach.  Very strange.  There is another 24-hour insulin that is out, which I may try after seeing my doc in a few weeks.

Me and my best buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   ;D    ;D    ;D    ;D
(The pic was taken yesterday, check out the dilated pupils, omg, lol!)



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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008, 03:12:49 PM »
OMG Moon, your dog is beautiful!!! Just given a shoutout to all the ladies. Its cold today in georgia,gonna watch me some movies,got"no country for old men" i think Betty has seen it.some popcorn and good food and I'm off.Oh by the way I have gained 9lbs the doc says,and i bought a pair of jeans from walmart and they fit so good, looks like i got some booty lol ,size 12 on my 5'1 frame. well hope all is well.
Queen how u feeling honey??
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008, 05:20:56 PM »
Evening ladies,

Germangirl, my dad passed away 2 weeks and 2 days ago.  My mum passed away 7 months prior to that. 

Cin, love the picture of you and Cheech!  What a cute dog.  I can't really tell you have 'bug eyes' from the photo.  You both look good.

Netta, yeah, 'No Country...' is a great movie.  I hope you enjoy it.

The lunch with my sister went well.  Then I went to Meijer's and did grocery shopping.  I also bought 'Sicko' and Carlos Santana's 'Supernatural' CD.  I owned it before (on cassette) and love it.  He's so versatile and doesn't get near the recognition he deserves. 

Anyway, my brother will be here in a couple hours.  Nothing else exciting going on.  I hope you all have a good evening. 
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008, 05:23:23 PM »
Betty, my condolence.

Moonlight, indeed nice dogs. We also have 3 dogs, Dackel.

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Eres el compania de mi soledad,
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Eres el camino en la oseuidad.
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008, 05:27:09 PM »
just a really quick note to tell ya we're all still alive.  I've been up since 4:30 this morning.  I couldn't breathe - felt like someone was sitting on my chest.  Whatever this is, it's holding on for dear life.  I just can't kill it!  #6 is our wee little blonde, yes.  She just turned 4 on St. Patty's Day.  Our #5 turned 5 yesterday.  I'm running out of babies. :'(

Ok, gotta go!
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008, 05:38:46 PM »
Mum you better not be having a heart attack on us. Take care of yourself.

Cindy - beautiful picture. Your eyes look normal to me. and Cheech is a handsome fella.

I wear a size 10 - 12 too.

10's are sometimes a tad snug and 12's are too loose.
The only 11's I can find aren't for real women. They are for teenagers who haven't had a couple of babies and don't care if their who-ha and butt crack is nearly hanging out.

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2008, 10:06:09 PM »
I am trying to post a couple of pictures and I am having nothing but problems! It keeps saying they are too big >:(

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008, 10:08:23 PM »
Win~  You crack me up with the blue jeans thing.  My 10's look illegal on me and my 12's look like I'm ready to go shuck corn with the farmer down the street, baggy and flapping on the thighs.  

I found a new brand of Levi's (and trust me, I was NOT a Levi's girl) that have spandex in them so they are snug in the right places, but you can still move.  They even have tummy control!  Remember me raving about them a month ago or so?  

Try the Levi's 512s "Perfectly Slimming" jeans.  They are awesome!!

You mean you didn't notice how BIG my pupils were in that pic?  OMG, I look like I'm on something, lol!  Thanks for the compliments on Cheech!  We just got back from Iceman's.  I hadn't seen him in a week since he had his kids for Spring Break.  OMG, I don't know how we survived without each other!

Mum~  Are you sure your illness isn't allergy related?  Maybe asthmatic allergies or something?  I am on allergy meds now for the first time in my life and it really makes a difference.  I hope you're doing ok tonight.

Germangirl~  Dogs are the BEST!  They are good for stress relief, lol!  :D

Sleep tight GFs.....Queen and Cristy, hope all is well since you're laying low tonight.....

Viv~ Right click on your picks and check the size ("k").  I think they have to be under 200 a piece to get on here.  If they are too big, you'll have to shrink 'em some.

~ Cindy



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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008, 10:41:08 PM »
Ok, I think I figured it out. I will do it in 2 separate posts.

Here is my dog, Vivian aka "The Beast"  :)



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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2008, 10:42:56 PM »
YAY! It worked. Now here is a picture of me about 2yrs ago when I was just getting sick.

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2008, 11:02:55 PM »
Evening Ladies---

Sorry if you guys were worried about me. I am feeling much better today. Me and the roomie cleaned and aired out the house today since it was such a nice day. It's going to be nice tomorrow so we will have the windows open again. My tummy seems to be much better, I scarfed down some steak, sauerkraut, and french fries for dinner. And just got out the tub a few minutes ago, I feel like a new woman. A friend of mine picked us up earlier and we hung out for a few. So, it turned out to be a pretty decent day.

Did I mention in the other thread that I spoke to a nurse and she said I probably did have a touch of food poisoning. I guess enduring the cramps was the worse part. Those bitches almost felt like labor pains, sheesh. But something is going on with my left ear. It's always something isn't it? I think it's probably my allergies kicking in or something. I could barely hear out of my ear with my hearing aid in so I took it out and put some ear drops in it since it may be wax build up. I need to schedule an appointment to get my ears cleaned out. I will have my primary doctor check my tummy when I see him on the 7th. I still have something that feels like lumps on the sides but notices them when I am full.

Betty-- I thought you would like American Gangster. I have never seen the Hurricane movie though.

Cindy-- Ohhhh about the boullion cubes and the salt. I am just not much of a salt person, I prefer pepper. I don't like Gatorade either, it tastes too sweet to me so I drink Vitamin Water. I am broke at the moment but I will pick up a few bottles on check day. And Cheech is adorable as always. And I did notice your eyes, one thing for sure, they won't say you look like you were high on weed!!!! ;D

Vivyt---Glad you figured out the pic thing. Nice pic of you too.

Netta-- Thanks for your concern. I am feeling much better but am still going to have my primary do a once over.

I heard my ASO actually had to fight to stay open last year. I hope they make it through this year or I am not sure what I am going to do. I would still keep my ID doc because I use to travel to his office before he started doing clinics at my ASO. He's too good of a doctor to lose. I guess that is about it for me for tonight. I'll check in later.
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2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2008, 11:28:01 PM »
Late evening ladies-

Just a quickie. 

Viv, I love your pics!  Your dog is soo cute and you're a very attractive young lady.  I can say that because I'm older than you are.

Mum, please take care of yourself.  If it doesn't get better by tomorrow, then do something, alright?

Cin, I love Levi's.  They are the most comfortable jeans (well, besides Lees) that I've found.  I get my pants at the Goodwill, so I doubt I wll be getting the ones you are talking about for awhile.

Queen, I'm so glad you're feeling better.  I had food poisoning once.  It was coming out both ends.  I don't think I was ever that sick and I was so happy when it passed.  Yeah, the ASO here is having a hard time financial wise.  I think it's happening everywhere as the national AIDS budgets keep getting cut into. 

OK ladies, I'm going to do a quick drive-by on the other threads, and hit the sack.  My algebra teacher is going to take me out to lunch tomorrow, and I want to be rested.  I also want to drag out my spring/summer clohtes and see what's going to be donated, and what's staying.  Have a good sleep all.
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2008, 11:30:06 PM »
Hi Guys-
I can't believe it is going to be April already!

Cin- You and Cheech are beautiful!  I am definately going to check those levis out.  Maybe after the consultant consultants you'll get double the money or at least a really good bonus!  :)

Mum-  I hope that you feel better soon, that does not sound good at all.  I am running out of babies too.  I keep telling the kids they will always be my babies but they aren't buying it.

Viv-  Great pic of yourself and Vivian.  You are both beautiful too.  I don't have any pics of myself,  I am always the one behind the camera.  I hope you had a good vacation.

Queen- I am glad you are feeling better. I will be so glad when my check comes too.

Tre- As far as your hair goes could you braid the front with the braids that are like a 1/2 inch apart and  go 1/2  back and then split off and combine with the next braid and so one and tease the hair behind so the crown would have a place to sit.  Other than that not a clue but good luck :)

HI to everyone else,I hope you had a good weekend.  I expect to be in pain tomorrow.  My older son and I were playing one on one today, and the little ones wanted to play so I kept lifting them up over my head to the hoop.  We had fun, the sun was out but it was still a little chilly.

Night,
Snow
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2008, 08:12:51 AM »
Morning ladies,

Snow, every time I exercise when I haven't for a long time, I'm in agony for a couple days.  I think the only way to get through that is to keep exercising.

Well, when I went shopping yesterday, I got some Commit lozenges.  All the smoking cessation products are just so expensive.  But, when I weigh the cost of them vs. cigarettes, it all works out about the same.  And if I do quit, eventually the cost will be erased.  And even though there's nicotine in them (stop smoking products) there's no tar etc.  I never did feel quite as good as last summer when I quit and was exercising every day. 

Today I'm meeting my algebra teacher (one of the classes I took last semester) for lunch.  She called me Saturday and wanted to know how I was etc.  She's an extremely nice person, so I'm looking forward to it.  If it wouldn't have been for her, I probably never would have passed the course.  Sometimes she's a little hard to understand (she's Korean), but I'm sure it will be alright. 

Other than that, I have to force myself today to read my homework assignment and take back a movie.  What's everyone else up to? 
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2008, 02:56:28 PM »
Betty- That is good you are trying the Commit lozenges and you are right in time, you won't have to pay for them or the cigs so it will be a bonus to you for doing a good job!  My Mother and I went and checked out the local Goodwill's today.  They have loss thier damn minds with the prices. $10 for jackets, $6 for jeans, if they have any furniture that is half way decent shape it is a buck fifty or more.  Hello, I could by new shit cheaper maybe not the furniture but all the clothes.  Sometimes you kind find some good stuff cheap.  I love me a bargain :)  I think your Fannie Mae is our Hebert Candies out here, life is too short to give up chocolate.

It is raining/snowing here but nothing is sticking thank goodness probably because it is more rain than snow but I am so sick of this shit.  I am going to go opick up the kids and then come home and try to get everyone fed and ready for bed so I can try to make it to my first CoDA meeting, should be interesting.

Hope everyone is well.

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2008, 04:34:56 PM »
Snow, good luck with CODA.  They used to have the meetings here, but I think everyone started dating each other (hee).  The Goodwills here aren't as expensive as yours; but with inflation they may be next.

Edited to add:  I just got off the phone with Cristy (cjc).  She's doing fine.  Her computer crashed.  Hopefully she'll be back here soon.  Just thought everyone would want to know.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2008, 07:13:43 PM by Bettytacy »
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2008, 07:27:26 PM »
Evening Ladies---

Another nice day and I got my exercise. I had to walk my gas bill over to my ASO which is about 6 blocks from me and from there I chugged it over to a friend's house which is about 5 blocks up and 6 blocks over from my ASO. I was actually sweating bullets and downed 2 big 32oz cups of water, just plain old water with ice in it. My friend's bf gave me a ride home and when we get to the block, it is full of cops busting my cousin's ass again. Yeah, one of my younger cousins live across the street from me and he is a dealer. As much shit as he gets into, it really has me wondering if he is a snitch. This is the second time they have busted him in a matter of months but they never take his ass to jail.

My son had called me on the cell and gave me the heads up on the situation. He was sitting outside. I had asked him to go to the store to get me a Pepsi and the cops started messing with him for no reason. He explained that he was at my house and waiting on me to get home. It must've been perfect timing because I came walking up the street. He cop eyed me and I eyed him back though quite high and went in my house. I proceeded to check my messages and saw that I got one from Miss Twice A Week (case manager). It appears since I get rental assistance through them til my section 8 kicks in that they can't cover the whole bill and can only make a budget plan payment of 271. I guess something is better than nothing and will stop the shut off notice. I just hope it gets til next month when I can try to keep up with their high budget plan. Paying it off completely is not even an option since crisis doesn't have the funds to help either. I can only hope with the weather getting a bit better we won't have to use as much gas. If section 8 hurries up and sticks to their 2 month wait, I should be moving in May. I won't complain since it will be warm, I will have a car,I can get the hell away from these high ass gas bills and these damn Bebe's kids on the block.

Another month of just keeping my head above water...And another day in the hood.
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2008, 09:42:39 PM »
Have to laugh at Queen referring to Bebe's Kids, that always cracks me up, lmao!   :D  Glad you are feeling better but pissed that the gas bill issue isn't completely resolved and that you got wax in that left ear.

You're right, its always something.

BT` Thanks for the update about Cristy.  Good luck with the Commit lozenges.  Hopefully with better weather around the corner, you can busy yourself outside and distract yourself from wanting to smoke.  C'mon GF you can do it!

Snow~ Those prices DO seem high for used items.  You would do better at Walmart on shirts and stuff!  Yes, those Levi's are magic, although mine are a tad snug in the wist, but they   give    lol  :)   Thanks for the compliments on Cheech and I!  he is my BEST buddy!


Lookit, Viv, like a lil ray of sunshine with that big smile!  Its nice to "meet" you, GF!   ;D

Drag, CAMMS (MIA woman!), Cristy, Win, Wishful, Tendai, Netta, Mum, Paulette, NY, Tre, German....Oh Lordy, I have prob forgotten a few.......lol

OMG, we ARE quite the group, aren't we?

Sleep tight!

~ Cindy




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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2008, 10:04:12 PM »
Life sucks and I feel like crap!  There, I said it.  I'm back from dance class and ate a bowl of my homemade chili w/ some crackers and water.  I had to stop half way through because it felt like someone was sitting on my chest.  I downed 400mg of Ibuprofin (as an anti-inflamatory) and it finally kicked in towards the end of class.  I'll take another 800mg in a few minutes and head on to bed.  I promise not to die on ya - at least not until after my vacation in June.  We already made the reservation and it's non-refundable :P

I was a horrible mum today.  I had no patients and should've just let the kids run amuck.  Instead, I took it out on them - raised my voice a lot and was totally unforgiving.  So, now, I get to deal with the guilts.  Tomorrow will be better, even if i have to lock myself in my room with duct tape over my mouth and blinders on.  I hate to be that way.  CRAP! >:(

Tomorrow is April Fool's Day, but I won't do anything.  I did get Hubby good one year.  Our #5 - only biological - was born on March 29th, 2003.  On April 1st, 2004, when he was just a year old and #6 was only 2wks old, I ran into the bedroom and handed him a positive pregnancy test.  I thought he was gonna DIE!  He turned ghost white and started heaving.  He grabbed his chest and it really scarred me.  I thought I killed him!  I grabbed his shoulders, shook him, and started screaming "APRIL FOOL'S!  APRIL FOOL'S!"  It was the positive test from almost 2yrs ago.  When he came to his senses, he didn't believe that I was kidding!  He went out and bought a duel-pack test, stood over me and watched me pee on both sticks.  I ended up pissed and he ended up, well....  So, since then, I dont' do anything and we really don't talk about it even existing.  I know, I know, I'm mean...believe me, I've been told.

So, here's to tomorrow and second chances (and third chances, and fourth chances...).  I'll try to stop in tomorrow.

Mum

BTW - our very wonderful friends are finalizing the adoption of a sibling group of 9 on Thursday, April 3rd.  They already had 6 kids, so, do the math ladies - 15 kids!!  14 of them are still home.  The oldest (24) has graduated college and is on her own.  Ages range from 24 to 14mths.  We're going to the party after the court hearing. ;D
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2008, 10:09:14 PM »
Mum, do you have heartburn or indigestion?  Or have you been sick with a head cold?

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2008, 10:23:16 PM »
Moon, hun, I've had this allergy, sinus, croopy crap since October.  I have good days and bad days, just not "gone" days.  I'm sure that a lot of it is aggrivated by stress, lack of sleep, and the proverbial burning the candle on both ends.  It doesn't help that one days it's 65 and sunny, and the next day is 34 with ice / rain mix.  I don't want to be back on a steroid, so Doc said I can take Ibuprofin (800mg every 4hrs is prescription strength) to relieve the inflammation.  I can only take it at night because it makes me sleepy.  I had to take some at dance class because i flat out couldn't breathe.  I'm going to drink my night cup of chocolate milk, take 800mg and call it a day.  I'm going to try VICKS and the heating pad on my chest tonight, too.  At this point, I'm willing to try just about anything.

Thanks for your concern, sweetie.   It truly means a lot.

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2008, 11:09:03 PM »
Oh Mum I know how you feel with the guilt. Sometimes I can be real snappy with the kids at school and then they hand you a little gift or a picture and you feel so bad. Don't worry.

I agree w/Moon. That tightness in the chest worries me. You should really get checked out. Even if it is nothing it is better to find out.

I am SOOOOO tired tonight. Taking a shower and then getting into bed. Talk to you all later!  :)

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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2008, 07:45:21 AM »
Good Morning Ladies,


Just checking in before I head to work. This has been an busy past week for me. My daughter was in a baby pagent., I have been running for the wedding, I had a 900+ word essay do. (DAMN) I need a break. Anywho's

My cousin baby is off life support. He can breathe on his own

Mum- The tightness in you chest has me worried. I was like that the other day, but mines was just trapped gas. :(

Tre- Welcome, and nice to see you piosting and letting us get to know you.

Viv - Nice  pictures Hun!

Wish- Do you want us AIDSMEDS sisters to get together and beat the hell out of baby daddy. All he need is a good ass kicking.  ;D

Hello to all my other girlfriends, Betty, Queen. Netta, Ten, and the rest of you ladies. Love ya, I'm off to work!

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2008, 08:16:51 AM »
Morning ladies,

Mum, I hope you're feeling better today.  I'm with the others, if this doesn't clear up ASAP (tightness in your chest), get it checked out.  I thought your April Fool's story about the 'positive pregnancy' was extremely funny.  I almost spit my coffee on the keyboard.  That was a good one.  About the guilt thing, parenting is trial and error.  I know about feeling guilty.  I used to do the same things with my daughter.  But, you have to forgive yourself and go on.  Kids can be very trying.  They're forgiving at the same time also.  No parent is perfect.  Frankly I don't know how you do it.  And your friend, who's going to be adopting another child, wow.  That's amazing.

Queen, I hope your ASO sending that money to the gas company wards them (gas company) off for awhile.  And I hope section 8 comes through pronto.  Good luck with all that. 

Keeping, glad to hear your cousin's baby is off life support.  That's great news.  Good luck on your essay.  I have a research paper due in a couple weeks and haven't even started on it yet.  There's only four more weeks of school left for me, then I'm taking the summer off.  I've been going striaght through for the past year and 1/2, and I need a breather.   Do you have any pictures of your daughter all dressed up for that pageant?  If you do, it would be great to see them.

I have a couple pictures I would like to post on here (from the past), but I don't know how to do it.  I'm going to try to get my brother's gf over here in a couple weeks so she can show me.  She's the computer whiz. 

Today I don't have a whole lot to do.  It's going to be cold out, so I don't really want to go out anyway.  I have a gift card I'm going to mail my daughter, get some smokes, and go to school tonight.  I have one more chapter to read for school.  We're reading quite an interesting book.  It's called 'War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.'  It's won some critical acclaim, has good reviews etc. 

I don't think I'm going to use the Commit lozenges.  I think I'm going with the nicotine patches.  I was reading through the instructions with the Commit, and I don't think I could quit using them.  But, I have a whole box of 72 that I'm going to try to give away to someone.  Maybe my ASO will take them.   Now I have to pick a quit date.  I think it will probably be sooner than later.  One of the things that bothers me the most is the smoker's cough/congestion.  I think it's really gross and so unlady like.  Hell, I don't even like to hear men hack.  My 2nd ex used to gag and puke up some pretty rank shit from smoking.  My chest hurts all the time, and I can barely exercise.  I lose my breath so quickly.  All you younger ladies who smoke (I'm 42) and are thinking of quitting, do it now.  The longer one waits, the harder it gets. 

I've been so emotional lately.  The least little thing can touch my heart.  They were talking about the 'Idol Gives Back' this morning on the news.  Now, I don't like American Idol.  But that really got to me.  I don't know what this is all about.  I'm usually pretty tough, it takes a lot to move my soul.  I can still detach really easy from things though.  I just don't like this getting all choked up shit.

Well ladies, I'm going to check out a few more threads and exercise.  I'll be back later. 
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2008, 08:28:36 AM »
Today is going to be a much better day.  If things get too rough, I have the duct tape and bungee cords close. (for me, not the kids).  I slept better last night and am feeling better today.  It's Hubby's turn to have school with the kids today, so I have the morning "off" - off to do laundry, off to vacuum the livingroom, off to change the sheets.

#2 has baseball practise today if it ever stops raining.  He's already ready to go - 9hrs early ::).  #5 hasn't started yet.  I guess t-ball isn't really that hard of a thing to learn...hit the ball and run..get the ball, run and stand next to the pitcher to make the runner stop.  So, basically, just run until someone tells you to stop running.

I'm off to have my traditional breakfast of chocolate milk and vitamens with an ibuprofin chaser.  I'll talk to you ladies later today.

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« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2008, 12:10:39 PM »
 Just checking in ladies, feeling very tired, had that diahrrea yesterday and it wore me out.i have to get my but in gear,b12 vitamins not working today. i won't have any money left after i pay this high ass electric bill, no way around it and u have to jump threw hoops to get any assistance, even on disability. I wonder sometimes how i live off this little check. My daughter sent out for my rebate check. that will be a great help. Anyhow I'm looking forward to going to vaginia beach on thursday, I don't have to worry about money or anything when i get there, my sista girl takes good care of me. I just worry about getting diahrrea , causei never know when its coming.i have imodium, and a prescription whic i must fill. but you know how it is, i went out yesterday and had to run to the bathroom in a resturant. Well Shout out to all, hope everyone is well.
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2008, 12:50:18 PM »
I see vagina beach everytime...

I swear.

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2008, 01:45:36 PM »
Hey ladies...
Wini"it does say vaginia beach..Netta means Virginia, im sure..lol..unless there is a vagina beach ..is there??where at?.. :o
Betty: good luck on the smoking thing..After being sick this last time ..i stopped the blacks...Yippee..i was so tired of them stinking things anyways..next is the green..which i have cut down to maybe once or 2x  aweek...that will be done next...
Mum: i hope you feel better soon...my cough still hasnt completely left..i got a bottle of mucinex the other day..i guess its working..i just want the movement in my checst to stop...no pain or anything but its like a smokers cough..eventho i stopped..Go figure..
Keeping: GIRRRRRLL...he needs more than an ass kicking..but ill leave that to karma..she takes care of everything..Im glad the baby is doin better..keep us posted..
Viv: love that pic..youre a cutie pie!
Queen: Whats good with LIHEAP??..have you checked them out?..i went to go pay my electric bill the other day well put some money on it ..it was 987..i was gonna give them my last 300 bucks but since im on LIHEAP..he did something on the pc and ended up crediting my accoutn with 800..(thank GOD) See im already on it but bcus of my income they dont give me much at all..i think all winter i got 92 bucks..lol but the good thing about being on it is they cant cut you off in the winter months no matter if u pay or not..i dunno check them out and Catholic charities..Also i work in the section 8 office...Are you on it?..differnt state i know but same guidelines im sure..
I hope everyone is well..i love you guys! (Betty im emotional as hell too this week...dont know why)
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2008, 02:18:11 PM »
Mum- I hope you are feeling better today and didn't have to use the duct tape.  I feel like a broken record half the time and should think about getting some duct tape for myself.   I used to use duct tape on the kids but that was keep thier diapers from falling off.  I used to get funny looks at the check out when I had a case of wipes, a case of diapers and a huge roll of duct tape :)LOL. That April Fools joke was hysterical, sorry it didn't work out.  My daughter has been wanting her hair braided so I have been watching some vids on youtube to try to figure it out, I haven't tried it yet but here is one of the links that was pretty good, if you are still interested. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IlHSEf9BHo

Netta- Sorry to hear about your diarrhea yesterday I hope you are feeling better today. I hope you have lots of fun in Virginia Beach next week, your girlfriend is so nice!  I read on-line if you direct deposit that payment it will go in according to last 2 digits of your soc #, you would probably get it in early May.  I tried to do mine on-line and the website I went to was supposed to have my state and didn't.  Figures, Just my luck.

Betty- I don't think it is suprising that you are emotional with everything you have been through in the last 2 yrs.  Let it flow, feel what you need to feel and you will, release the negative stuff and you will  be back to your tough self in no time.  I cry everytime I watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition, they have some corny moments but some of the ways they reach out and help people make me cry like a baby.

Keeping- I am so happy to hear your cousins son is off life support, Thank goodness!  I hope she is as well as can be expected under the circumstances.

Speaking about crying.  I went to my first meeting last night and cried after I shared?  I am not really sure why.  The topic was boundaries.  I am going to have to discuss it more with my therapist.  One of my big problems is money.  I think I told you guys I had to file bankruptcy last year.  A huge part of me having to file was my SO not contributing nearly enough to the household bills or any bills for that matter. I still haven't figured out how to address the issue.  I have talked nicely, screamed and yelled,threatened,, slept on the couch for months,  laid it all out, made a budget and I have gotten no where?  I hope this is one of the things that I will be able to figure out in the near future.


Tendai- How are you doing, how did the elections go on Saturday.  I haven't watched the news.  I hope you are well.
Sun- How's training going? Is Whitey still in the picture?
Cjc- How is Robert doing with his peeing.  I have been taking to waking my son up around 11 or midnight and taking him to the bathroom.  It has helped a little and he is feeling more confident.
Hi to Paulette, Drag, Viv, Moon, Queen, Tredai, Thandi,Lovely....everyone!  I hope you are all well.

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2008, 02:50:47 PM »
Hey Ladies---

I'm going to say it now, I am high as a kite so if I fail to mention anyone or anything, blame it on the weed..lol..It did say Vagina Beach, I kept rereading it myself. I was thinking if there is one, it must be a spot for lesbians which is cool to me because most gay guys have their spot, feel me? I know I got jokes today too..*smiles*

Betty, I have emotional moments like that too. Last night I was near tears because Ric Flair retired from wrestling. Damn near all the wrestlers including Flair was in tears. But I knew it was coming, they been playing on it for months on tv. I still have to call my case manager to see what the deal is with the gas thing. I'll know more in a bit.

I have been noticing how all of us ladies have been ailing one way or another lately. What's up with that? Group bug? I still have an occassional cramp here and there but am feeling much better. I think drinking the water yesterday helped too. Mum, I agree with the others, get your butt to a doctor. I know I am one to talk but the chest thing isn't nothing to fool around with. I gave up on the med holiday with my diabetes. I have been checking my fasting sugars the last few days and they have been close or over 200. I guess that's what I needed to see and was going through an invincible thing. I did stop taking my Celexa though. And I have been doing fine...no depression or being bummed. My ID doc is going to have a hissy fit but I am tired of being bogged down with pills. And I think being more active now that it has gotten a bit warmer has me feeling pretty good too.

Wishful--- LIHEAP is out of money. I checked with them yesterday. If the ASO pays the 271 it will just keep my gas on but I am still behind a budget plan payment too. But the gas bill here is outrageous and nothing is going to change til I can get out of here. I wish Section 8 would hurry up. My sister who is one Section 8 has a 2 bedroom and it is just her. She has been on it for years and is telling me you can have as many bedrooms as you want as long as you fall into some rent range or something. Can you clarify that for me?

Since it was only my small check today. I got a few things and got some weed. I am counting the days til Thursday when I will have the car.....Yiiiippppppeeeee. Nothing planned today but to chill and take the garbage out. I'll check back later....
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2008, 04:03:13 PM »
Queen she is right. As long as the rent range is acceptable under section 8 guidelines..meaning..lets say for me i have 3 kids so they approve me a rent range of 1284 for a 3 bedroom..if i find a 4-5 br within that range (could be finished attic and/or basement)...they cant reject it..(i mean unless for other reasons..like not passing inspection) So her rent range prolly followed that of a 1 br but she found a place that happen to have 2..which happens all the time...
I guess LIHEAP vaires form state to state...how about catholic charities, UPI, Homefront...these maybe NJ places tho...but if youve heard of any of them there..try em..
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2008, 04:10:38 PM »
Snow i cry at them make over shows too....Bcus i like when other people are genuinely happy...that tears me up..lol...Hey i wasnt mentioned in your shout outs to everyone.... :(...
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2008, 05:06:08 PM »
YAY! It worked. Now here is a picture of me about 2yrs ago when I was just getting sick.

I forgot to say. Viv ya look marvelous!

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« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2008, 05:07:52 PM »
 :'( :'( :'(
Wish, I am very sorry.  Dammit. I knew I was forgetting someone and couldn't think of who it was, I'd like to blame it on the weed but I haven't tested those waters since starting my new meds.  I was wondering how things were going with your shitbag.  Hopefully, he has gone back home and not giving you anymore in your face drama.  Unfortunately, I have been through almost the same shit with my olders sons father and it isn't pretty.  You will be amazed in yourself when you realize the inner strength you have to defend and protect your children.  I am thinking of you, your children and your situation even though I forgot to mention you :) and I am here if you ever need to chat.

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2008, 06:06:13 PM »
I'm still blaming it on the weed, dammit.... ;) ;D....I have a bit of good news to share. I applied for 2 jobs in the hood, nothing major, one at a laundry mat and the other at the neighborhood store. I was told by the store to bring my ID and SS card on the 15th so I think I may have me a job. Just a PT gig but it's some extra money on the side. I want to save up for a truck and do some other things. Also my case manager called me back, they are going to pay the 271 which is a payment plan and will stop the shut off. I am grateful for that and this job along with the car is right on time. I am so psyched. Perks of the job, my co- workers smoke the good green too including the boss. Wooooo Hoooo. But I plan on being sober as a judge til I get a feel for the job.... ;) Gotta love the hood, I swear. Things are looking up.

Wishful--- I forgot about the drama with the baby daddy. Girl, if he try to get physical with your ass, here's a few things you can do....1) Warm up some hot grease or grits while he is talking shit from behind the door....2) Put in a call to the Po Po while he is talking shit behind the door and grits or grease is warming up.....3) If he starts showing his ass and try to break in, throw hot grease or grits on his ass, close door and wait for Po Po but call 911 for the poor bastard...It will look good in court.....Laughing@myself but serious too. Or you could pull a Tina Turner move and whip that fool with something.... ;)
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6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2008, 07:01:52 PM »
Snow, thanks for the video link.  i watched it and kudoes to the little girl for sitting through the whole thing.  When Min's hair was longer, I could french braid it, but only in 2 sections.  Any more than that and it got too small for my fingers to hold.  Maybe I just need to put more goo in it.  I also don't see us working on it for 2 days - especially since it normally comes out when she sleeps on it.  Her hair is growing and isn't a bad length considering she was skin-bald only 7mths ago.  I liked her hair when it was short - it really showed off her face and eyes.  I may see if she wants it cut that way (on purpose, this time, and by a professional).  She likes wearing barretts, but I could get them in fine when her hair was shorter.  Does anyone else notice that meds are doing / have done a number on your hair?

LOL at your picture Wish - that looks like Mim in about 50% of her pictures! I still have my cough and got some sinus / allergy stuff.  I hope it works because I'm running out of ideas and patience.

Queen: good luck with the jobs.  Having some extra money and not having to spend it on gas to drive far are both positives.  I hope it works out for you.

To everyone else, I hope you are having a great Monday and here's to an even better Tuesday!!

Mum (who still isn't up to par, but it will come...eventually)



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« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2008, 08:25:42 PM »
Hey girls- its been a while.  Cin, you and cheech look great.  He's a handsome pupski.  Thanks too on the jeans.  I wear an 8 and they are a perfect fit.  However the knee is about to play peek a boo and I'm gonna have to just suck it up and buy a new pair of jeans.
Queen-  how are you doing?  I read your posts about boo, upsetting and filled with  alot of surprises.  What a shame. 

Vagina Beach I thought was a  new trend in shaving the vagina....like the Brazilian.

Great shot of you Viv!

I've been real busy.  My office moved from a 20 minute commute to a 45 minute commute.  Seems like everyone is very unhappy with the move and has brought everyone to a new low. Needless to say I have been working on my resume and websites.  I'm grateful to have a job but with gas prices so high, its tough, especially since i"m filling up every two days and spending $50 each time.

Hope everyone is doing well. 


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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2008, 09:07:08 PM »
It's certainly good to hear from you, Camille. I was wondering what was up with you. Sorry to hear about the job morale. How is the love life going? Weren't you in love last you spoke? I have a time keeping up with folks especially today. Roomie bought me a bottle of Arbor Mist and was doing a little puffing with some company. We don't get company often in these parts. I guess we are too boring...lol

Mum-- How long is Mini's hair now? If you can't french braid her hair can you at least braid it into little pigtails? I would need to see the length to actually come up with ideas. Or is her hair really curly? Have you tried tying her head up with a silk scarf. That is usually what is done when one has braids, it's suppose to help the braids last longer. I never took up cosmetology or anything. What I know is from personal experience or talking with some of the girls in the hood. But I don't let anyone in my hair, I do my own. I have had horror stories with girls in the hood doing my hair and salons. Though I had a gay dude do my hair when I lived in Florida and he was the shiznit. Wouldn't know any gay guys who can do hair do you? I haven't noticed my meds doing anything to my hair but does Atripla or Ziagen do anything?

I think I am going to walk away from the computer for awhile. I am feeling kind of loopy...Check in later.
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2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2008, 09:29:03 PM »
Queen, here's a picture of her that was taken a couple of weeks ago.  Maybe you can tell the length from it.  It's "stacked" up in the back and is VERY curly. I was looking at it tonight and I may be able to braid it in 4 sections (part it in the middle and do 2 french braids on each side) but not all the way down.  Probably to the crown.  Someone told me to put a knee high stocking over her head to help hold the braids.  The little curlies kept poking out.  Sorry, I don't know any other way to describe it.  I don't want to put a ton of product - hairspray, gel, mousse - in it because they'll just dry out her hair.  Anyway, here's the picture:




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« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2008, 09:50:01 PM »
Win, I finally realized who you look like! Did you ever watch "In Living Color"? Well in the beginng there was a woman who did a lot of skeches with Jim Carrey and you kind of look like her.  :)

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2008, 10:16:31 PM »
Just wanted to say hello

I have introduced myself elsewhere - but it was suggested |I join this thread

Really great to find you all

I have been looking on the Internet since i was diagnosed in Jan for a 'safe' forum for women with HIV and I think now I have at last found one :)

I run a forum ( which is now registered as a UK charity)  for women with another stigmatised health issue and have done for many years - PPD/PND/PNI - I am not trying to advertise - just trying to fill you in on who I am and what I stand for -  if it is allowed to post a link to it I will - other wise just do a Google to:

Veritee, PNI, UK and I am sure you will find our web site and forum I founded

and I have tired to start a forum  for women with HIV who live in the UK,  in the part of the UK I live in - i.e Cornwall - because i wanted/needed to get in contact with other women in my area with this thing.

Anyway it is great I have  found this place - it is such a relief

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2008, 10:19:10 PM »
Sorry - have to go to sleep now - it is after 3am in the UK so I am tired
but great to find this Internet place

I will be back
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« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2008, 10:35:58 PM »
Late evening ladies:

Veritee, let me say welcome to our little 'click.'  It's always great to have another HIV+ woman join us.  By the way, is that your hair in the picture?  I love it! 

Queen, congratulations on everything (job, car)! ;D  I'm so happy something's finally working out for you.

Wish, I love that avatar!  I feel like that some days.

Netta, I hope you're feeling better.  Diarrhea can be quite the problem to deal with.

Snow, what's going on with you?  Are you doing alright?

Camms, so good to hear from you!  Sorry your new job situation is such a drag.  I'm glad you (finally) checked in with us.  And thanks for the pm.

Well, I got Kid Rock's first CD (Devil Without a Cause).  I got it when it originally came out, but God knows what happened to it through all my moves.  I also (finally) went through all my clothes and took 5 huge bags to Goodwill.  I recycle all the time.

School was uneventful.  There was a speaker there from the HRC (Human Rights Commission).  That was kind of interesting.  I get their magazine (HRC).  I try to keep up, I really do.  Nothing else earth-shattering to report. 

Oh, by the way mum, today is Tuesday. :D  That's alright.  If I were in your situation, I wouldn't be able to keep the days straight either.  Have a good one ladies-
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2008, 10:40:20 PM »
Yes its my hair - and me in the pic

thank you for your welcomes - really off to bed as it is now 3.30 am where I live - but it is lovely that this forum exists

see you all soon
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2008, 11:00:15 PM »
Welcome Veritee, and now its WAY past your bedtime, lol!   ;D

Its past mine, too, so I will try to catch up tomorrow when I don't have an evening appointment.

Mum~  I got allergies for the FIRST time ever last Oct - Dec.  I mean, I was fine on 10/4 and then on 10/5 I started sneezing and coughing, thought I had a cold.  By 10/10 I had nearly lost my voice and was coughing!  Oh, yes, and on 10/23 I had my first phone call with Iceman and boy did I sound "sexy!"  LOL

Now that Spring is here, I have started on Loratadine 10mg a day.  Its the OTC equivalent to Claritin, I buy the Walmart brand.  Its a 1x/day pill, and it makes all the difference in the world.

My point is, you may have allergies.  For the longest time (let's not forget the three months of hell last Fall and Winter) I thought it was a head cold.  Molds and mildews in the Fall, and now trees and grasses in the Spring.  A lot of people have been suffering from allergies over the past year and esp this Spring since its been milder, believe it or not.  I'm just East of you in Frederick, MD so I bet we're breathing the same pollenated air.   :D

Please take care of yourself!

Win, your pics are great!  I know which person they are referring to from Mad TV, but I can't think of her name right now  :-\

Queen, congrats on possibly getting a job, I think it would be good for you.  And the grease and Po Po act cracked me up, lol!

Camms, glad you liked the jeans!  You got the 512s?  Aren't they awesome?

More to all of you when I can sit up, must get to bed now.......so sorry.

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2008, 11:28:22 PM »
Betty-  It is raining cats and dogs here and if felt like our house just got hit by lighting about an hour ago, so I have been trying to get the dogs and my daughter calmed back down.  I have a long day tomorrow.  Drop my oldest off for tutoring for 7:30, get the trips dressed and to school by 9, group at 10:30, therapy at 12, volunteering at 1:15, pick up oldest at 3:30, trips at 4, cub scouts at 6:30. Hopefully, the rain stops by morning because of course the 2 schools are 20 minutes apart and people drive like complete idiots in this weather.  I hate having to rush everywhere. I think I just saw a speech tonight that Ann Hathaway gave at an HRC award banquet, funny that you mention it . I am doing alright, Thank you for asking :)

Queen- Braiding question?  When cornrowing and taking the two strands each time from behind are you supposed to pick up more hair each time on each side.  Thats what part confuses me.  How many do you do before you start picking up more hair.  Congrats on your car and the job....both will be great...now if section 8 kicks in you will be golden. 

Win- I love your animated pic!  It is so Harry Potter  ;D  How have you been feeling?

Veritee-  I like your hair too.  Definately come back when you get some rest!

Hello Wish :)  How long have you worked with Section 8?  When I was working with property management last summer I had to work with some of thier inspectors and good lord, they were sticklers.

Welcome back, Camms!

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #46 on: April 01, 2008, 11:52:11 PM »
Welcome Veritee!

Nice to hear from you Cams... :)

Thank you all for the nice compliments. I wish we could all get together.

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #47 on: April 02, 2008, 03:44:02 AM »
Holy Crap, Betty, thanks for keeping me straight!  So, that makes it Wednesday already.  Not too sure where the week went.  It's way too early in the morning for me to be up, but I'm playing Sentry duty.  Found #1 watching TV at 1:45am and told him to get his happy butt to bed.  Then, I get up at 3:30am and he's back in front of the TV.  So, here I sit in my rocking chair, in the dark, daring him to sneak back out again.  Ok, Ok, plus I can't breathe and I need to sit up until my meds kick in.  There, the whole truth. :P

I have Claritin in the medicine chest.  It's what Doc suggested we get Mini when she had her Viramune reaction.  It wasn't working so we went back and got her good ol' Benedryl.  Not sure it worked, but it knocked her silly.  I can't take anything during the day because everything makes me sleepy.  Well, except Nyquil which keeps me awake, go figure.  Even baby asprin knocks me loopy.  My body is just weird that way.

Another 15 minutes and I should be able to breathe vertically.  I'm going to scan the rest of the forum then try and go back to sleep.

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #48 on: April 02, 2008, 07:16:16 AM »
Good Morning All---

I am not sure what the hell I am doing up when I just went to bed a few hours ago. After posting this, I will try to go back to sleep. I am excited about the changes in things with me too but am not getting too happy just yet. I guess that is the pessimist in me. I am still waiting to hear back from the darn mechanic. He got the car running but hasn't done the pre-inspection thing yet. I wish he would hurry up, he knows that I will be thru tomorrow.

Mum, Thanks for showing me a pic of Mini, now I see what you are dealing with. I would go with pigtails or braiding extensions into her hair to grow it out more. I know what you mean about meds knocking you for a loop, that happens to me too. And since we are on braiding, to answer Snow's answer, yes you are suppose to grab hair each time, that is what keeps the braid close to your head.

Cindy--What act, girl? I was dead serious. I have done it myself, just never got to throwing the grease or grits because Po Po always showed up before I had to. I think I am getting slammed with allergies already too. I think I have more than the outdoor kind that my doctor says I have. I always wake up sneezing and congested.

Veritee---Welcome to the forums, looking forward to hearing more from you. And your hair definitely is a bold move... ;) Reminds me when I use to dye mine purple in the 80's. Has also been a blonde before too and that is a bold color to pull off when you're black and puerto rican.

Betty-- I think it's about time that some good things started going my way....*runs over to Frederick and rub's Cindy's belly*....Come here my golden haired buddha....*scratches Cheech behind the ears and runs back to room*. But being the pessimist that I can be, I am not getting excited just yet.

Ok, it is now daylight and I need to go back to sleep. I will check in when I rise from the land of the sleeping beauties....
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #49 on: April 02, 2008, 08:18:11 AM »
Dear all

I am sorry I can not respond to you all individually and that am not following your stories properly as yet

I guess as I have just joined in it will take me time to catch up? But in the meantime - thank you all for being here :)

I have had bright pink, red or purple hair since 1973, but then I lived in London

Now I live in rural Cornwall and pink is also 'a bit of a bold color to pull off' especially when you are  of gypsy origin and live in the depths of the English countryside!!!! But it is part of who I am.

( being Gypsies - as my husband and I both are - is in the British culture one of the oldest causes of discrimination here - even though it is not detectable that you are by skin colour etc, but I am proud of my culture/genetic origin so do not hide it )

Great to meet you all - I will 'catch up' with who you all are as soon as I can

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #50 on: April 02, 2008, 08:35:07 AM »
Morning ladies:

Cin, I remember last year when you were going through all that congestion.  I'm glad the allergy pills are taking care of it.

Viv, it would really be the bomb if we ladies could all meet up sometime.  We don't have to give up that hope-it can happen someday.

Mum, have you tried the Claritin?  It wouldn't hurt.

Snow, wow.  You're quite the busy person.  I think it's great that you volunteer.  I want to do that this summer when I'm not in school. 

Queen, I'm the same way you are as far as 'counting' on things.  I never count on anything until it's in my hot little hands.  I guess it's all the years of disappointments.  It does sound like things are starting to at least look up for you some, and I'm so glad about that.  I agree, you've had enough shit.  It's time for some sunshine.

Veritee, you don't have to respond to us individually right away.  Sometimes I'm away from here just for an afternoon, and it takes me awhile to catch up.  I had my hair dyed jet-black in the late 80's, wore black eyeshadow, black lipstick etc.  I don't do that now; I'm too fair-skinned.  I am blonde, and that's from a bottle also. 

Oh, Wish, that's great that you quit those Black & Milds.  They are rough on the body.

I have tons of laundry to do today.  And I want to get some new tennis shoes.  I donated quite a few pairs of shoes to the Goodwill yesterday along with the 5 bags of clothes.  I've picked Monday as a quit date (for the smoking).  I really want to do this this time.  Smoking brings me nothing good except maybe some stress-relief.  But there are other things for that.  Other than that, I really have nothing exciting planned today (do I ever).   I'm listening to my new Kid Rock cd again.  I also have a new Bob Seger one and Joan Jett.  I don't know why I felt compelled to buy the Joan Jett one, but Crimson & Clover is on it, and I absolutely love Joan Jett's version.  You ladies have a good morning.  Be back later. 
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #51 on: April 02, 2008, 10:01:09 AM »
Win, I finally realized who you look like! Did you ever watch "In Living Color"? Well in the beginng there was a woman who did a lot of skeches with Jim Carrey and you kind of look like her.  :)

That is SOOOO true!..Are you silly like her too WIn?..you could win a contest for lookalike...
MUm: Mini's hair is pretty..i would just spray with detangler and add some type of oil to it..maybe some African Pride or B&B castor oil rub it in (not too much or it will be white) and get her some headbands and just let her wear it out...keep it moist...its not kinky at all...she got the good stuff..lol
Queen/Snow: that fool didnt even show his face to my door if he did come to Jersey...He always threatening to come do something to me..I dont imagine he would mess his police job up but who knows with that character..He will do anything in order not to pay child support...But i did go and fill the papers out (again) yesterday and dropped them off..its so tedious with outta state cases..but hopefully my packet makes it there..and get the ball rolling before fall..i feel bad cus my kids wont be seeing him this summer but oh well...My bf said they dont need him anyway..but i dont want him to think that i want him to be his replacement...he only has one child and i have never been the type to push my kids off on anyone...i really hate this situation .. :'(...
Oh yeah I have been with section 8 (well in that office) for 4 years now..i actually work in the department that gives money to municipalities and developers to build affordable housing but i get section 8 calls all the time...cus they are right across from me..maybe 6 cubicles over..I have section 8 tho too..so i know about them inspectors...I still pay 7 something for rent tho...sheesh..
Betty: yeah them things were stinking up my car, my room..my hair..they had to go..and bf hated them..but i was smoking cigs when i met him..i let them go but started the blacks..not im off those..i smoked weed yesterday but only a little ..my bff smokes a lot and everyone comes over to smoke at her house...so they just kept coming so i left..weed makes me eat and i think i wanna stop smoking them in the dutches..i need a bong or something....
Veritee: your hair ROCKS!!!! Welcome and i look forward to hearing from you...

Hello to all my girls!....Re: Avatar: I started taking my braids out yesterday...UUGGHHH..i hate it..I think i want to get a sew in next...with a full bang and soft long curls...we shall see...bangs sometimes bombard my face and i hate to hide all this beauty behind some stupid hair.....Peace everyone!
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2008, 01:14:14 PM »
I did manage to get in a few more hours sleep but every time I say I am going to sleep in, I never do..Oh, well..After smoking a blunt with the roomie, I go down to check the mall and a shut off notice is hanging on my door from the gas company..72 hours. I didn't panic since I had spoken to my case manager yesterday who said she would call the gas company and let them know that the check is in the mail, so to speak. Of course, she has done her 2 days this week so she was not in when I called. I explained everything to Laurie who is wonderful. She looked in my case manager's notes and there was no mention of calling the gas company. WTF? So, since she knows what is going on and that the money has been approved from my ASO's HQ, she said she would call the gas company and talk to them. She said she would call me back. I love that woman, she should be a case manager. Her talents are wasted as a receptionist.

Wishful-- Girl, I know about them braids. I have had mine down for a few weeks now since I perm my hair after wearing braids. I wear my braids for up to 6 months but the last time only 2. I am thinking about doing some sew in too but it will be my first time, I have never attempted it before. I was going to buy a hair book and see how I do.

I guess that's it for me for now..
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2008, 01:51:48 PM »
Hi Ladies,

just want to say hello again. I am still doing my exercises.

Sorry, can't refer to all your stories, there are too many information to keep in mind.

Hope you are well.

Just had a check at my gynaecologist   yesterday. Everything is great, he loves my ovaries and my uterine. He always says there are fine and okay.

He asks me all the times when I want to get pregnant, he still doesn't know my husband is HIV positive. Don't know how he would react.

What a shit.
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #54 on: April 02, 2008, 02:25:51 PM »
I"m right along with you on the high pile of laundry.  I've done a few loads and still have 1 to dry and 1 to wash and dry.  Then I'll be done until the kiddies get on their jammies - then I get to start all over again. 

Wish: I have to wet her hair everyday and put olive oil lotion in it.  If not, it gets really kinky and dry looking.  Even after she sleeps on it during the day, she wakes up with it looking dry.  I only wash it 2x /wk. with Creme of Nature shampoo and conditioner.  If I do anymore than that, it just ends up a mess.  After she swims, i put in a rinse that's supposed to rinse out the chlorine.  I use it when we're at the beach, too.  I need to post a picture when it was REALLY big.  It was all frizzed out and I had no idea what to do with it.  Thank goodness for cute hats :P  I also get it trimmed up every month or the ends get little afro-puffs on them.  This time, I'm going to have them clean up her stack in the back.  We have to stick to barretts.  We tried all kind of handbands, but they hurt the bone behind her ear.  With her lipo, it pokes out and anything on it hurts.

On the menu tonight: BBQ chicken cooked all day in the crockpot, noodles with parmasean cheese, and fresh green beans. 

The laundry continues to call my name...better go answer lest we be forced to prance around nekked.

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2008, 02:40:26 PM »
Win, I finally realized who you look like! Did you ever watch "In Living Color"? Well in the beginng there was a woman who did a lot of skeches with Jim Carrey and you kind of look like her.  :)
Kelly Coffield?

Veritee Welcome to the girls section.

Cindy Thanks  

Snowangel Feeling ok right this minute aside from diarrhea. I've been running low grade fevers in the evenings. But I'm alright.
Harry Potter?

wishful I don't think I'll be winning any look alike contest but I have a tendency to be goofy. I amuse me all the time.


Mum Dinner sounds goooood

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #56 on: April 02, 2008, 03:12:33 PM »
Wini thats your sister!!!!!

Mum: yes try the silk scarf for her if she can keep it on..otherwise try the braids then...get someone who can cornrow well..not just anyone cus her hair wil frizz out and look like nothing was done to it...

Queen..my bff does my hair..she does sew in fast too...so i guess they are pretty easy...its either taht or ima get a pony tail but i dont wanna relax my hair quite yet...im tryin to grow it out like it used to be...(shoulder length) now its prolly nape of neck lenghth since my mohawk cut..
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2008, 04:02:45 PM »
Wishful--- I am glad it is a quick process. I have a question though, does she braid your hair first then sew in or braid some and leave some of your hair out to blend in with the sew in? You know what I mean? I have never seen it done or I could pick it up. I mean my bff does her own sew in but I don't like the way she does it. So since I have never seen it done or looked in a book, I am assuming. I may try to see what I can find online. I have never done ponytails either but was told they are really easy.

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #58 on: April 02, 2008, 04:15:06 PM »
Afternoon ladies,

I got the laundry done.  Then I got a new pair of shoes.  I have to meet my professor at school in a couple hours to get some reading material.  I wish I didn't have to, I'd just take a nap.  I feel completely burned out.  I'm not sure why.  I'm blaming it on my increased smoking. :P (cigarettes) 

Wendy, omg, you do look like her! 

Mum, supper sounds really good.  Can I come live with you guys? :D

I really have nothing to report.  Nothing exciting ever happens to me.  Well, I shouldn't say that.  Sometimes amusing things happen.  Just not lately.  But that's alright.  I might get laid this weekend (might), so maybe that'll fix me for awhile.  Have a good afternoon/evening ladies.
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2008, 04:28:45 PM »
Queen: depending on the hairstyle...like if u get a whole head of deep wave or spring curl or something like that then u dont need to leave hair out..but for a straight sew in then yes u need to blend the hair..
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« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2008, 05:34:46 PM »
Winiroo---Yep, that is just who you look like but I assume you have heard that before.

Nope, never heard that before. But she does resemble me, or maybe I resemble her. I donno...

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« Reply #61 on: April 02, 2008, 06:19:11 PM »
Win- You really do look like her:)  Remember how in Harry Potter all the photographs moved?  That is what your latest pic reminded me of .

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« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2008, 06:41:23 PM »
Betty, hun, you are welcome to our home any time you want and you can stay however long you want.  Dinner was really good, if I do say so myself.  And, well, i do. ::) 

Gotta go switch out my last load of laundry and then work on the girls' dresses.  I'm making matching outfits for them.

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« Reply #63 on: April 02, 2008, 08:51:53 PM »
Hello ladies. Our computer is back up. Thanks Betty for letting everyone know. It was a pleasure to talk to you the other night.        I am well and hope everyone else is. I will check in in more depth Friday.    Goodnight. Cristy

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« Reply #64 on: April 02, 2008, 09:50:53 PM »
Ok, I looked up Win's twin.  My vote is still for the Mad TV girl because of the big beautiful eyes Win has.

What do you think? 

Oh, and today sucked, but it was 5 months for Iceman and I.  Where the fuck is my weekend?   :(  I need it.....BAD.



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« Reply #65 on: April 02, 2008, 09:59:30 PM »
Win, that is exactly who I was talking about! LOL! You must have known who I meant. Well not much to report. The kids have "spring fever" and I can't blame them. I swear a lot of them got taller over spring break. Most of them are as tall as me and a couple are taller. It's funny. Anyways...I have some papers to grade but I don't want to do them  :) Maybe I'll get to them later.


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« Reply #66 on: April 02, 2008, 11:00:32 PM »
Hubby has threatened to load me up with melatonin, slather me in vick's vapor rub, put in ear plugs, and hook me up to oxygen so i can get a good night's sleep.  It's so frustrating to be exhausted and not be able to shut down and just sleep.  I try wearing myself out (outta the gutter ladies ;)) but all that does is make me more tired and doesn't help the sleep issue any.  So, here's to a decent night sleep.  I'm going to try some Tylenol severe congestion.  Hopefully that'll break up the gunk in my chest enough for me to breathe.

Hope all of you had a great Wednesday (right, Betty?).  We're on the downside to the weekend.  YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs and moochies to you all :-*
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #67 on: April 03, 2008, 01:09:07 AM »
Just checking in before I roll over and go to sleep. I haven't been sleeping too well the past few days. I need to rest up because hopefully I will know something about the damn car in the morning. I've had a headache for the past 2 days, I think it is my allergies. Can't wait for it to warm up but hates the allergies, I don't know how people deal with it. I just acquired them in 2006 right before I lost my hearing.

Christy, good to hear from you again. Yeah, Betty let us know what was up with you. Cindy, just breathe, gf, you'll be with Ice in no time. I would say more but the light from this laptop is hurting my eyes. Be well ladies.
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« Reply #68 on: April 03, 2008, 07:27:51 AM »
Morning ladies,

Mum, just remember, if I show up at your doorstep wrapped in a blanket, you ok'd it.  Seriously, it would really be nice if all of us ladies could meet up someday, somewhere.  And yes, yesterday was Wednesday (lol).  I really hope you get that congestion taken care of.  Why don't you just break down and go to the doctor?  If one of your kids were in the same shape, you'd be making a beeline for the doc's.  And if something were to happen to where you'd be bed-bound, who'd look after the kiddies?  And I for one would miss our mum.  Please, Kristine, take care of yourself.

Cristy, I'm so glad you got the computer running again.  Call me anytime you like.  I will call back if I'm not here. 

Cin, the weekend is coming.  You'll be with Ice in no time.

Queen, I'm anxiously awaiting to hear how the car is coming along.  Please let us know. 

Today I'm going out to lunch with Liz (some of you remember, she's my lesbian friend).  She just passed the state exam for medical assisting, so I suppose it will be kind of like a celebration lunch.  We're going to go to a local Mexican restaurant which is absolutely fab.  None of this Hacienda crap.  It's real authentic Mexican. 

I'm trying to get myself psyched for the big quit date Monday (cigarettes).  I absolutely cannot stand the 'smoker's cough,' shortness of breath, and the smell of cigarette smoke.  And being that my mum had lung cancer (from 2nd hand smoke), and my father had COPD, my chances of living a long, happy life as a smoker are slim to none.  It's time.  Last summer when I quit for like 2 months and was exercising every day, I was actually able to come off Insulin.  Maybe I'll have that success again.

Nothing else exciting planned for today.  I'm going to try to read my homework.  Oh, and this morning I'm going to clean my apartment.  The landlord will be here in a couple hours to collect the rent.  So, I'm off to check out a few more threads.  Be back later.  You all have a good morning and for God's sake, behave!
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« Reply #69 on: April 03, 2008, 12:21:14 PM »
OK,Ok, So I made a little mistake, lol, I really meant vagina bitch !!! LOL, no just kidding. I shouldn't write when i'm so tired i can't  spell ! that was so funny, "a beach for lesbians??" lol. Well I am off to" you know where" this afternoon. I am still tired , but no runs,so thats a good thing. How about I'm getting my lights turned off ?? I have never ever had this happen to me, but its beyond my control. When I was in VA. last time I let a friend stay at my place and he ran my bill up. i was mad and cursed him out, he  kept promising to pay and now even today check day and he doesn't have my money!!! this has ended our friendship. He has been like a brother to me until this. He was dating a girl that lives in my apt complex and they broke up . i though I was doing him a favor. but the joke was on me. Anyway i can't worry about it  ,i will stay with my daughter untill I get enough money up to pay it. i also had filed bankruptcy last year when I got laid off my job. I think I wiil play the lottery for sure.If I hit big I will send all of us on a cruise and give everyone of you ladies some money! Just think wouldnt it be nice if we could all meet up?? Maybe we could write a grant  and get enough money for everyone to travel to one central location and say its a womens aids support  retreat. ??? Luv to all, busy today, will check in when I get there. My flight leaves at 6pm, say a prayer for me.

ps excuse spelling, I am getting senile , since turning 50 last month, well just give me ,some depends , some bifocals and a  cane . lol . Oh and a joint.
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« Reply #70 on: April 03, 2008, 01:15:29 PM »
Nicole Sullivan is real pretty but I dont see much of a resemblance aside from being goofy.


LOL Netta your so funny

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« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2008, 04:26:05 PM »
Betty, if you're brave enough to show up here - you'd be very much welcomed.  I just woke up from a 3 1/2hr nap and now have to get dinner in the over so the gang can eat before baseball practice.  Hubby had clients today and came home with some new meds, orange juice, and more Vick's vapor rub.  I usually only take meds at night and suffer through the day. I really hate taking medicine.  Today, I broke down and I'm taking stuff every 4hrs.  I'll give this a couple of days and then, if need be, I'll head to Quick Care.  I just hate forking out $120 for someone to tell me that I'm congested. 

It's a cloudy nasty day today with a threat of rain.  If we can just make it through the weekend, next week promises to at least be sunny.  If not, the weather man better change his name and RUN!  We're going to take next week off from school.  We haven't had a Spring break yet.  We're going to drive to Pittsburgh and visit the zoo.  Of course, on the way, we're stopping in Morgantown for some IHOP.  Hubby's birthday is next Thursday and he declared that he wants a scent.  Not sure what exactly that means, but....ok...I"m guessing cologne? 

That's about all I have the engery for right now, ladies.  I'm still trying to recover.  Much love to you all!

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« Reply #72 on: April 03, 2008, 08:56:32 PM »
Have you tried Mucinex? I think a bottle is about 10 bucks.

That's what the docs here try to get us to take when we have any chest congestion.

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« Reply #73 on: April 03, 2008, 09:27:40 PM »
I can't get musinex to work.  This new stuff - and taking it all day long - seems to help.  The most aggrivating thing is that i can't taste anything.  I'm hungry but don't feel like eating anything.  I've drank almost a gallon of OJ - don't want to know how many calories that is. ;)  I'm off to take a shower before Eli Stone comes on. 

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« Reply #74 on: April 03, 2008, 09:48:40 PM »
Good evening ladies,

Mum, this is an order-get to the frickin' doctor and get something to clear that nasty infection!  We don't want to risk anything happening to you.  Oh, yes, I imagine your hubby would like some nice cologne.  Maybe some Calvin Klein?  That's always a good choice.

Netta, I hope you're all safe and sound now.  And please have a wonderful time.  I'm sorry about your electricity being shut off.  That sucks.

Well, I had a pretty much uneventful day.  I took Liz to lunch at the Mexican place, which was good.  Then I went to Bath and Body Works and got a light scent for the summer.  I also got a candle at Yankee Candle.  I was very good other than that.  I walked through the mall, and passed right by Macy's without stopping in.  That's improvement for me.  Sometimes I have moments of weakness when it comes to spending money, and then could kick myself.  I refuse to go to the mall on weekends because of how over-crowded it is. 

I took a 2 hour nap this afternoon.  When I woke up, I felt pretty good, and just hung around here the rest of the night.  My sister in Phoenix called me and talked for 2 1/2 hours.  She's going through a hard time re the loss of my parents.  She's a very overly-emtional person, and sometimes it's hard to take talking to her for any length of time.  And she does like to talk. 

OK ladies, you all have a good night.  I hope everyone's feeling alright and behaving.
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #75 on: April 03, 2008, 10:15:38 PM »
I can't get musinex to work.  This new stuff - and taking it all day long - seems to help.  The most aggrivating thing is that i can't taste anything.  I'm hungry but don't feel like eating anything.  I've drank almost a gallon of OJ - don't want to know how many calories that is. ;)  I'm off to take a shower before Eli Stone comes on. 

Hugs and Moochies to all of you! 

Mum

UUgh I hate it when you get so stopped up you loose all sense of taste and smell. That sucks so bad. Eating looses all its joy.

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« Reply #76 on: April 03, 2008, 10:34:37 PM »
Mum, what are we going to do with you?  Since you have tried everything under the sun, it can't hurt to try one more "remedy."  When I was sick non-stop last fall, my massage therapist said to help relieve congestion and to stop a cough, do this:

Put Vick's Vapor Rub ON YOUR FEET at bedtime (I am thinking on the bottom of the foot....) and put on a pair of socks over the rub. 

She swears its loosens things up and clears a cough, too.  Who knows?  I bought the Vapor Rub but never got around to trying it.  My symptoms kept on changing.

Try that Claritin, I'd swear you have allergies.  My mother says it takes a few days to start working.  I felt better on day three a few weeks ago, and haven't stopped taking the 24-hour pill each day.  I sure wish you felt better!

Yes, Win, your "character" sure reminds me of Nicole Sullivan, and the shape of the face, too!  I love your photos!  :D

Queen, what's going on with the job dilly?  Any news?

Netta, sorry to hear about the lights being out?  You mean your power is O-F-F?  Oh goodness.  And it was "VAGINIA" so say vuh-JINE-yuh, lol!  A happy medium of the beach and a Vuh-Jay-Jay, like Oprah likes to say.  You made the mistake in two different posts so I thought you MEANT to do it, and had one up on us, lmao!  GF, you are crazy!  :D

Betty, yes, I remember Liz.  That's cool that she's a med asst.  Have fun celebrating and ask her what the heck could be wrong with our Mum here!  :)

It was my job to settle the BIGGEST account at work today, on my own for the first time.  My mgr kept saying "no" to things I suggested when it didn't balance.  I insisted for three hours, checking and rechecking the numbers, and guess who was RIGHT?  Sure wasn't my mgr.  There was a mistake in the computer with the figures and the mgr had to void out a transaction, so then the account settled.  Mmmmm-hmmmm.  :D

Oh and the other AP girl told me today that she "had more experience with these things" when she was merely referring to filing away folders alphabetically.  I tried to contain my laughter as best I could.  I hadn't filed folders away from Monday because I was busy settling about two dozen multi-million dollar accounts, so my "filing"  (which I AM experienced in  :D) fell by the wayside.

Lord knows that filing shoulda been my priority.   :P

Nuff said, every day is a brand new day and .....

TODAY CINDY KICKED ASS WITH THOSE ACCOUNTS!!!!

I can't wait to see Iceman tomorrow!  Also, an inch of rain here tonight, too, ugh.

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« Reply #77 on: April 03, 2008, 11:05:59 PM »
Moon- Do allergies affect your ears?  I have never had an ear infection so I am not sure what one feels like?  I have been having the stuffy nose, chest congestion, headaches and a wierd feeling in my ears and I was wondering if it might be allergies?

Thanks,
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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #78 on: April 04, 2008, 04:30:52 AM »
Hi ladies

Mum - your April fools story was hilarious! i hope u get to a doctor and maybe get something that works and feel better soon
Snow - sorry u're feeling shitty - get well soon
Cindy - great to hear u're kicking ass at work.  i hate accounts myself especially when they dont balance. and dont even talk about debt chasing oh my gosh. enjoy your  Iceman today
Queen - hows the job and car coming along?
Betty - good luck quitting smoking. i read this book where people who were trying to quit smoking hired this funny company. so this company would do weird things to your partner as punishment if u smoked. how they knew u smoked was a mystery. the main character had his wife electrocuted or something on her feet, i dont really remember. and there was another guy whose wife had a finger cut off because he smoked. a bit extreme huh?
Netta - have a safe trip. glad u're feeling better. sorry about your friend f*ing up your gas bill and all. hope u get your lights back on again
Wendy - u do look like kelly. or is that you in the last picture?
Viv- u're beautiful, great picture!
Wishful - your ex is such an asshole! he'll get his one day. what goes around comes around...
Veritee -welcome, love the hair!

i got my hair cut really short yesterday. i got sick of watching it break and my hairline receding bcoz of the braiding. people are saying i look like an ugly boy. oh well. im just glad to not have to worry about buying damn moisturiser and oil treatments and sets and the whole damn business. besides all the stuff was getting too expensive for me. 
we're still waiting for the results of the presidential elections. whats taking so damn long, we'll start to think they're trying to cheat or something. its almost a week now ??? at least we got the parliament majority so its something. hopefully Mugabe wont be difficult. he swore he would never let Tsvangirai rule the country. fingers crossed!

oh forgot to mention tomorrow will be my third year anniversary of my diagnosis. still meds-free YAY!! ;D
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« Reply #79 on: April 04, 2008, 06:05:25 AM »
Morning ladies:

OMG, Tendai, so good to hear from you!  I've been quite concerned.  I really, really hope the election comes out good and that there's no funny business.  I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.  And hey, who cares what people are saying about your new hair?  If you're comfortable with it, that's all that counts.  I used to put almost a whole can of hairspray in my hair back in the 80's-early 90's.  Finally I just decided comfort is more important than some style.  I still use hairspray, just not a whole can.

Cin, congratulations on those accounts.  I could never work with numbers.  Of course, I said the same thing about having to take Algebra, and ended up getting an A, so who knows.  Have a good time with Ice this weekend.  Are you staying at his house?

Snow, I hope you get to feeling better.  I used to work for an allergist/immunologist.  Allergies can affect everything, ears, eyes etc.  The rule is that if the snot's not yellow/green, it's viral or allergies.  Hopefully yours is allergies and can be controlled with some medication.  I have constant sinus problems, but mine is from smoking; so when the smoking goes, hopefully so will the sinus problems.

Today I'm up very early.  I wish I would've slept an extra hour.  I'm going to try to get off a couple callouses on my feet this morning.  I got some stuff at the drugstore that's supposed to get rid of them.  And I want to paint my toenails, since sandal weather is on its way.  My feet are so horrendous looking though.  I've broken every one of my toes and my big toe on my left foot is, I believe, a hammer toe because it curves underneath the toe next to it.  On my right foot, the first two toe's nails are thick, but not from a fungus.  A podiatrist told me it was caused from me banging them into something previously.  Which has happened, a few times.  If I was on the ball, I'd have surgery to correct the hammertoe, and get a pedicure.  I'm not very trusting with getting a pedi though.  I've heard of women getting fungal infections from soaking their feet in those things that the feet are soaked in.  They claim one can't sanitize those baths 100%.  I've had a fungal infection under one of my toenails before and it took forever to clear. 

I'm also meeting a girl that used to work at the ASO here for lunch.  She works for Child Protective Services now.  We've always remained friends.  So that should be nice.  I'm supposed to have some company coming in from out-of-town this weekend.  Supposed to, anyway.  We'll see.  I'm like Queen in that respect, I never believe something until it happens (unless it's bad news, that is).  I'm actually cooking tomorrow.  A really good recipe I have for Spanish Rice.  And I got a loaf of 3-cheese bread from Panera Bread to go with it.  Of course, I had to sample a piece of it last night, and it is wonderful. 

Other than that, nothing much else to report right now.  Have a good morning ladies, and for heaven's sake mum, do something about that darn congestion!
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« Reply #80 on: April 04, 2008, 10:23:09 AM »
My sweet ladies, I am on the mend.  I had a couple of hours in the wee morning (from 1:30 - 4am) when I needed to sit in my chair so I could breathe.  But, I was able to get back to sleep once the meds kicked in.  I got some Viramist nasal stuff from the doctor.  She gave me a free sample, but it's full-sized.  It's a once a day, but the doc said it's better to use it at night.  Then, during the day, I take this stuff called "mucous relief and cough" every 4 hours, and every 4hrs, take 1 chlortab for allergies.  At night, i can also take 800mg of ibuprofin to reduce the inflammation in my chest.  So, basically, i'm taking something every 2hrs, alternating between the mucous stuff and the chlortabs with ibuprofin and viramist at night.  I just started it last night, but I do feel better this morning. 

We're getting the kids ready to go to the movies.  Gonna see "Horton".  If nothing else, I'll get a good nap..lol!  Thank you all for the lovingly harsh words.  They were needed.  I'm stubborn and tend to think of myself last, if at all.  Big hugs to every one of you! :-*

Betty, I'll look for some Calvin Klein today after the movie.  Of course, I can't smell anything, so hopefully it'll smell good and won't set off my allergies.  It'd be a heck of thing to be allergic to Hubby and his new "scent"..lol

Be well, my lovies!  It's Friday...CELEBRATE!!
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« Reply #81 on: April 04, 2008, 01:02:05 PM »
Wendy - u do look like kelly. or is that you in the last picture?
All the pictures of me have my name written on them. I'm going to guess it was her not me.

Thank you Cindy. and thanks for the other thing too... Not saying anything else because likely I'm being monitored LOL

Mum - LOL he sure picked a shitty time to want a new scent. Hope you get better soon.

Snow - Its kinda hard to describe what an ear infection feels like. Guess it would initially feel like fullness in the ear, pressure. Then you'd feel pain. Sometimes your ears feel wet on the inside or itchy. Right behind your earlobe if you push you might feel a lump and tenderness. That is pretty much where your Eustachian tube is located. It is the part of your ear that would drain away any fluids. Your ears and sinuses are all connected by these types of tubes so if you get an infection in one it can travel to the other.

I'm feeling much better. I'm not 100% I still have a slight cough from some fluid in my upper lungs. What I described above is the culprit. I started off with an ear infection and it traveled to my sinuses and then proceeded to drip into the back of my throat so that I inhailed it causing my lungs to get congested.
Aside from nightly low grade fevers I'm doing pretty good. I'm not sure why I only get fevers in the early evening and not during the day.

Ok, I'm done rambling.

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« Reply #82 on: April 04, 2008, 01:33:46 PM »
Hey There Everyone----

Sorry, I didn't post, it was one busy day yesterday, I was literally running around til almost after 10 pm. I had my son's car, yep, he has a car, long story but he let's his Ma Dukes(his nickname for me) use it when he is not busy. I put about 25 bucks of gas in it. It just felt good to drive again. Speaking of driving, my car isn't done yet but I'm not mad or disappointed because I knew something was going to happen. The guy at the garage said one of his mechanics didn't show up for work, I guess he is the one who is to put my car on the inspection thingy but it is suppose to get done today. So, I am waiting to hear something but he is going to have to wait to get some of his money. Why? Because my cable company pulled a fast one and turned my cable off before I could get in to pay the bill and they taxed me extra to get it back on. And this is after I made arrangements last week to pay my bill yesterday. Suffice it to say, I was pissed. They continued to give me the run around after I paid them waiting for my services to be restored. Then when my services were restored everything was back on but the dvr box in my bedroom. Once I called them, it was a horrendous hold time then I got disconnected after 20 minutes. I called back about 4 times total after being given excuse after excuse to finally find someone competent enough to flip a switch or send a signal to the dvr box. Service was restored close to 11pm.

After the fiasco with Time Warner, I started doing my hair. I am not done yet but I should be some time today since I am not doing braids this time. Today I am going to chill, finish my hair, watch some wrestling and wait on my gay bf to come over so we can watch Battlestar Galatica tonight. He told me one of his smoke buddies came over wanting to smoke and he turned him down. Honestly, I don't know whether to believe him or not but I congratulated him. I am not going to worry about it anymore.

Cindy, you asked me about the job, I have to bring in my ID and SS card on April 15 so I guess I have the job. I won't know anything else til then. I did make my case worker aware of it so I am waiting on paperwork from her so I can get a clothing allowance. I am happy about the job but am not going to be doing flips or anything til I find out when I start. I guess it is the pessimist in me.

Snow, it is my understanding that allergies can affect the ears,nose, throat and even the teeth. I found out I had allergies shortly before losing my hearing in 2006. My teeth have been hurting the past few days along with the sides of my nose too. I was using Afrin but read the article on HIV and Allergies on Poz so I decided to go with a saline solution. My nose can be running one minute and dry as a desert the next which painful as hell. Sometimes it makes my nose bleed but the saline solution has helped a great deal for me.

Betty, when I blow my nose, I get clear and yellow sometimes mixed with a little blood. What does that mean? I am guessing the blood is from my nose being dry or blowing too hard. I just ordered some stuff from Avon which included some nail polish. I did my toes last night.

Mum, You gotta let me know how Horton is. I love me some Seuss. Isn't Jim Carrey in that one too? Now Mum, if the latest slew of things don't work, take your maternal rear to the doctor!!!! Don't make me come over there... :D

I need to peruse the rest of the forums before getting back to my hair. I will check in on you all later. Maybe once I get my hair done, I will take a pic. I know I said that before but I do need some new ones. Later homies.....lol@myself.... :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
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« Reply #83 on: April 04, 2008, 01:47:16 PM »
Time Warner uggh. I have them too. For cable and internet. Everything is good with the service I get as long as nothing wrong happens LOL

I just colored my hair again. Its still a little darker than it will be. I've been trying to get the red out of it. My hair has a natural chemical imbalance so that no matter what color you dye it it wants to be red. Especially if I color it blonde. I can tell already by looking at the roots its going to be auburn. That was a waste of money...

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« Reply #84 on: April 04, 2008, 01:48:04 PM »
Good afternoon ladies,

Well I just got back from going out to eat with a friend of mine who actually used to be my case manager at my ASO.  It was alright.  The rest of the day I'm going to probably just stay home and chill out a little.  I've been running around crazy for the last few days.  And I'm tired, well sorta.  I'm happy to report the blood sugar has been under good control the past couple days.

Mum, lucky for you you're on the mend.  I was going to get jakey on you (don't know exactly what that means, I just used to hear it all the time).  I hope you all enjoy the movie.

Wendy, you better take care of yourself also.  What is up with you ladies?

Queen, I'm glad you got to drive some.  I know it feels good after not doing it for awhile.  I hope your car gets done quick.  The cable company is one big pain in the ass.  They always are willing to sell something, but God forbid you might need an extra day to pay the bill.  What assholes.

I have nothing exciting planned this weekend.  Like I said before, I might lay someone, who knows.  Actually someone is supposed to coming in from out of town.  Other than that, nada.  Zip.  Zilch.  Have a good one ladies.
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« Reply #85 on: April 04, 2008, 02:06:42 PM »
I'm doing good Betty. I promise.

Yep its auburn alright. and you all get the added benifit of seeing me without makeup and my hair unstyled LOL nothing new there this is me on a typical day. I rarely wear makeup anymore unless I'm going out somewhere to see people or I get a wild hair to want to look nice.
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« Reply #86 on: April 04, 2008, 02:25:56 PM »
I like the shade Wendy.
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« Reply #87 on: April 04, 2008, 02:53:22 PM »
I like the shade Wendy.
Its close to my eyebrow color. It just bothers me that I cant color my hair and have it turn out the same shade as the bottle says it will be. I even used a drabber which is supposed to prevent red color. LOL

Funny how you can do something over and over and get the same result and still think maybe this once it will work the way you want it to.

Was that the definition of insane?

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« Reply #88 on: April 04, 2008, 04:42:37 PM »
Just back from the movie and I think it was good.  There are bits and peices that didn't make sense so I think i dozed off through part of it.  With all the crap I'm pumping into my body, it's no wonder.  After, we stopped by Wally World and I grabbed a 16inch pizza for supper.  I figure I should be able to heat the oven, pop it in, and set the timer without too much difficulty.  I just took my dose of mucous stuff and after supper, I'll take my allergy stuff. 

Oh, moon, I forgot to say, that I'm going to try the vick's on my feeties tonight.  Although, I don't think Hubby will get the same thrill from rubbing it on my feet as he did from rubbing it all over my chest ;D.  I'll have to be fashionable and wear my pink stripped knee socks with Minnie Mouse on them.  Either those or my black ones with Tinkerbell.  I might even mix it up and wear one of each...hehe!

WHEW! the meds are kickin' in.  I'm gonna go check the other forums and then start our wonderful excuse for supper. ;)

MWAH :-* and lovin's to each and every one of you!
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« Reply #89 on: April 04, 2008, 07:40:20 PM »
Hi All,
Before I forget- I heard from Sunseeker, she is alive and well, just busy and she will get in touch soon.  ;D

Mum- Glad to hear you are feeling better!  I liked Horton Hears a Who too, my daughter fell asleep on my lap though :)

Was that the definition of insane?
If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again :)  That's not insane that perserverance.  You could do what every else does and sue for false advertising.  I like the color too. At least auburn sounds nice, my hair color is classified as ash blonde- kinda sounds like an oxy moron to me, if that is the right word.  I have yet to see any ashes that aren't black. When I was growing up we had iron in our water and all through high school I had a lovely orange streak at the back of my head, thank goodness I couldn't see it.
 Thanks for the ear infection explanation, my ears don't feel like that, it is more just a dull pain off and on and mostly on my left side.

Betty- I have never gotten a pedicure either, I have been thinking about getting one because my feet have been hurting so bad lately but now I am not so sure :) Glad your blood sugar is better.  I hope you get lucky this weekend  ;) ;D

Queen- You started braiding at 11 pm?  Yikes!  My hair would be in knots.  One way or another all cable companies suck, I have never not had a problem, with service or billing.


Ten- Congrats on 3 yrs meds free. You go girl!  :) I would love to cut my hair off too.  I am sure you look beautiful, the people who said you look like a boy are probably just jealous cuz they don't have the balls to do the same thing.

I hate every other Friday because that is when I usually have to see my olders sons father.  Well he was supposed to go this weekend and I usually call in the morning to confirm and he never called me back until 5:30 tonight.  He is in the hospital, he had a stint put in his heart.  Must be a non-invasive procedure cuz he went for 6 this morning and expected to be done before we usually meet? I guess it is good I can wait one more week.

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« Reply #90 on: April 04, 2008, 08:49:35 PM »
Hello ladies! Nice picture Win. I like the hair color.

Ok I am so PISSED OFF today! I went to see my ID doctor for blood work results and a couple of other issues. As I have mentioned before I have been gaining weight and am at the highest weight I have ever been. This has not made it easy to feel good about myself. I have been kind of down and my therapist recommended antidepressants. This was after I told her about the meds sometimes causing depression. Anyways there is more but it's too much to get into it. So I brought up the weight and the antidepressants with the nurse and she wrote it down. Now normally a doctor is supposed to talk about what the nurse writes down, right? Well I brought up the weight issue and how I have been exercising and while I don't necessarily eat "healthy" I don't eat any different than I did before I got sick. I would say I eat normally. He just asked me some questions and then nothing else so I said so I just keep exercising? And he said yes. Then he said make an appointment for two months from now. I didn't even bring up the other stuff since it was clear he really wasn't interested. Now I have to give some background on him. In the beginning I thought about changing doctors because he really didn't give me any information about HIV. Everything I have learned I have researched on my own. I am thinking about finding another doctor for real this time. I just feel like he is not really interested in me. I should have trusted my instinct earlier. I left the office feeling really bad. I guess I should start looking for another doctor. What do you think?

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« Reply #91 on: April 04, 2008, 09:36:39 PM »
If you have the option, I'd start looking around.  Our PID didn't give us any information,either.  Everything I've learned has been since Nov. 2007 when I joined aidsmeds.  i didn't research anything because I thought she'd told us everything.  Boy, was I wrong!  You need to do what is best for you.  If this doctor isn't it, then go find another one.  I'd see about setting up an "interview" with several, if you can, so you don't have to keep making appointments with various ones before finding one that you like.  Write down questions / issues that are important to you, and make sure that they mesh with the doc's M.O.

You know, it would be wonderful for us women if OB/GYNs could take the extra training to become HIV-doctors.  It would certainly open new doors of communication.  One can always dream.

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« Reply #92 on: April 04, 2008, 10:06:16 PM »
Viv- I would definately look for another ID Doc, that is ridiculous!  The problem with some of the docs is that they won't admit when they don't know something and inturn make us feel guilty for even asking the questions.  I think you should have a doc you feel comfortable with and one that you can have an open line of communication with.  He should be making or at least attempting to make you feel better .  I don't remember do you have a local ASO that you go to?  You could call them and see if they have any recommendations for docs in your area.  I wonder if there is an HIV doc network by city and state?  That would be a good list to compile ,wouldn't it ,for future newbies.  Stay away from so and so- he suck's  ;D  Good luck.  Let me know if I can help in anyway.

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #93 on: April 04, 2008, 10:16:27 PM »
I think if you are uncomfortable you should definitely look around and see who else is available. I don't recall getting any HIV info either when I started going to the doctor. They may have provided me with a pamphlet, I don't know. But I use a county clinic so standards in care for a state run facility is typically less than what you would receive with a private doctor.

And don't feel bad about wanting to shop around for a new doctor either. You deserve to have quality care and you deserve to be happy with the person that you are trusting to help you with taking care of your body and health.

If your not happy with who is taking care of you how can you trust them to do whats in your best interest? And if they don't bother to know you and understand your needs how can they take proper care of you?

Good luck honey. I hope you find a doctor who will turn out to be friendly and caring.

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« Reply #94 on: April 04, 2008, 11:34:35 PM »
Funny how you can do something over and over and get the same result and still think maybe this once it will work the way you want it to.

Was that the definition of insane?

Actually Wendy, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over & over, knowing what the result will be, and doing it anyway.

Viv, I would definitely look for another doctor.  Your doctor sounds mundane to say the least.  You need to get a doctor who can give you information and answer your questions thoroughly. 

Snow, if you're having dull pain in your left ear, even if it's off & on, see your doctor.  You don't want to screw around. 

Mum, good luck with the Vicks.  Let us know how that works. 

Nothing going on this evening.  Yes, I did get lucky tonight.  And I probably will again tomorrow.  My friend is here from out of town.  We watched 'Pulp Fiction,' which is one of my faves, but we both fell asleep before the ending.  I've seen it quite a few times, but he never has.  I purchased 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Goodfellas,' 'Scarface,' 'Amadeus,' 'Traffic' and 'Sicko' a few weeks ago.  He brought 'Van Helsing' which I've never seen.  Will probaby watch that tomorrow night.  Have a good one ladies, and all you sickos, take care of yourselves! 
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« Reply #95 on: April 04, 2008, 11:37:11 PM »
Thanks for reminding me, BT, I almost forgot about the Vick's footie rub.  The only way i'll get lucky tonight is by not waking up until daylight.

Good night and sweet dreams.

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« Reply #96 on: April 05, 2008, 04:17:49 AM »
Tendai,
I am watching your election theatre every day. It is outrageous how Mugabe behaves, he still doesn't want to give off his power.
I keep my fingers's cross for you and your country to get things changed over there.

Another question: I have heard that South Africa is the sole country that does virus load checks and that you can't get your VL checked in other African countries. Is that right? How do you get to know when it is time to start your medication?
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Eres el camino en la oseuidad.
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« Reply #97 on: April 05, 2008, 07:37:47 AM »
Morning ladies:

Yes, I also am waiting for the final reports from the elections in Zimbabwe.  Tendai, please let us know how everything is doing.  I've got hope.

Well, my daughter just called me a little while ago drunk.  Yes, it's only 7:30 in the morning here.  But there's 3 hours difference where my daughter is (of course, that's 4:30 where she's at).  Nothing like talking to a child drunk.  Oh well.  She's having a hard time with my parents' deaths.  We lived with them off and on, so they were like 2nd parents to her. 

I have nothing earth-shattering planned today.  I'm going to get a CD tower (probably from Big Lots), because I'm getting too many to leave under the t.v. anymore.  Nothing other than that.  I hope all you ladies have a good morning and for God's sake, take care of yourselves!
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« Reply #98 on: April 05, 2008, 07:47:39 AM »
Good morning ladies.   Just got out of bed.  Not much going on here, just working a lot. I work dinner tonight, then I am off for 2 days. 2 whole days!!!!!!!!!                                                                           Glad to hear you have company, Betty. You lucky lady.  I have not seen the movie Sicko but have seen Van Helsing and it was good.                  Vivyt, research your options. Surely there is another doctor you can see that acts more interested.                                                           MM, hope you feel better.  Glad you went to the movies. Sounds like an adventure.                                                                                   Win, love your picture and haircolor. I like auburn.                                  Queen, congratulations on the job.  Hope it works out well for you. I wish I could smoke with my coworkers but it's not like that.                      Anyway, hope everyone is well. I am off to read my book or maybe fold clothes. It's raining here and has been on and off for the last week. Good for the garden, boring for us.                                  Talked to my oldest son's father last night. Trying to get some news but nothing new on that front. He(oldest son) will be shipped soon and then it's just a matter of finding out which prison he is at.              I'll check back in later. Cristy                                   Edited to add:  Tendai, hope things work out with the elections.  If people don't like your haircut, tell em, don't look.
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« Reply #99 on: April 05, 2008, 10:14:40 AM »
Mum, hopefully Hubby didn't touch his eyes, nose or anything else (on you or him) after giving you the footie rub, lol!  I'm curious to see if you got any relief, its supposed to work wonders, esp for a nagging cough.

BT, getting lucky!  Glad to hear that you have some special company! 

Viv, I would most certainly get going and find a new doc.  I am going to search for one this weekend.  My current HIV doc is the only one for miles near my home and she is the bitch I referred to a few weeks ago.  I have been going to her for 3 years.  I can't get in at the Health Dept bec I HAVE insurance, and they run off of grants, for people in need.  Since I have a new job closer to Washington DC and NIH (Bethesda, MD), I will look for a doc down near work.

Its a shame having an actual HIV doc who sees you for ten minutes, looks at your CD4 count and asks how your shit is?  Um, YEAH.  The only thing she does for me different from my Primary and my Diabetic docs is look at that CD4 count.

Hell, I have been monitoring that myself, saying I'd stay with her in case I got sick.  Well, turns out that I have heard from people that even when you are sick and in the hospital she doesn't deliver.  So what, I'm gonna wait around and stay with her "in case I get sick?"

Hell NO!

I have been pos for nearly 15 years, I think I can handle finding a new doc.  So, keep us posted, Viv.  Do you have insurance?  Even if you do, check out the local Health Dept.  Sometimes they have THE best HIV docs.  Mine are from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, one of the best hospitals around.  I just can't get seen because I have insurance, but maybe your Health Dept. is different.  Good luck.

Iceman is working until noon today.  I can't wait to see him, but we have both been a little burned out from work.  I want some TLC and I am hoping to get some when he gets home, before the hockey game starts!  LOL

Maybe I'll hit the Lotto tonight, I think Netta mentioned that, lol.  We play at the office when the pot gets big.  I have 75 SETS of numbers here cause 15 of us put in $5 each at the office for Powerball.  Its fun even though we never hit anything big!

Can you just imagine if we did?   :o

~ Cindy
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« Reply #100 on: April 05, 2008, 01:16:23 PM »
I'm taking post 100!!!

Cin, it did work!  I woke up this morning and saw - THE SUN!!  It was almost 7:30am and I'd slept all night long.  I'm still having to take meds during the day, but I can handle just about anything after a decent night's sleep.  I just got back from the grocery store and am debating rubbing some mroe on.  I can't believe it helped, but it did!  #4 and #6 (middle and youngest daughters) have been coughing at night, too.  I'm gonna give them a vick's footie rub before they go to bed tonight. 

Nothing too earth shattering, or interesting, going on here today either.  I'm doing laundry - as always.  The kids are supposed to be cleaning their rooms and aren't - as always.  It's cloudy and cold outside - as always.  And, I'm hungry - as always. 

Have a wonderful weekend and don't go doing anything that I would do. ;D

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Re: Dating Thread - Part XXVI: No April Fools here!
« Reply #101 on: April 05, 2008, 01:30:18 PM »
Consider this thread closed, maybe Ann will come through and lock it. I wonder how she is doing anyhow, she's been kind of quiet...I'll post more in the new thread I am going to start....
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
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