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Offline OzPaul

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personal milestone
« on: July 14, 2008, 10:51:23 AM »
Hi Everyone

I just wanted to share with our global family a personal milestone. On Wednesday, the 16th, I turn 50 years old  ;D

I feel so blessed to have made it this far ! When I tested positive in 1985, I could have only dreamed to be able to reach this day. As we are all too aware, the prognosis back then was very bleak. I lost many dear friends to AIDS along this journey and to them I dedicate my victory over the odds and cherish their memory. I carry their spirit with me as reminder of the blessings I've received of good health and longevity.



Happy Birthday also to all the other July babies  :D

in Peace and Love
Paul

Offline Iggy

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 11:04:31 AM »
Happy Birthday, Paul.

May you enjoy many more milestones to come!

Offline ANGEL42

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 11:04:51 AM »
Happy Birthday Paul! Here`s to many more!
" My Body Might Be Broken, but My Spirit and Soul are Alive and Well " my personal mantra

Offline David_CA

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 11:35:19 AM »
Happy birthday, old man!   ;)  Actually, 50 doesn't sound so old.  Like my hubby always says, we're now closer to 50 than 30 (yikes!).  Like the others have posted, here's to many more.

David
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

Offline komnaes

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 12:49:27 PM »
Happy birthday half-century man!  ;D
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline BT65

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 01:40:43 PM »
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL!
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline OzPaul

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 02:04:08 PM »
Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes  :D

It's going to be a fun week. I'm seeing three operas this week at the Santa Fe Opera. I'll have a quiet celebration with my partner and friends on Wednesday.

(((((hugs))))) to all
Paul

Offline fearless

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 07:06:12 PM »
Happy birthday Paul.

Have a grand celebration.
Be forgiving, be grateful, be optimistic

Offline Longislander

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 08:13:28 PM »
Happy 50th Paul!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  ( x 10)
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2008, 08:17:26 AM »
Happy Birthday Paul. I turned 50 last year! So congrats. I will let you know how
 60 feels when the time arrives.
Positive since 1985

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2008, 07:34:34 PM »
Hello Paul,

Must have missed this.  Wishing you a belated happy "50th"  Hope you had a great day !!

Ray 8)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline OzPaul

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2008, 05:16:31 PM »
Thanks gang for the birthday wishes  ;D

I went out with my partner and friends for dinner then off to see the Santa Fe Opera production of Billy Budd.

I highly recommend anyone google the lead singer named Teddy Tahu Rhodes. He stands 6'3" slim and totally buffed with a highly defined torso. He has a habit of appearing shirtless in Operas such as Streetcar Named Desire, Dead Man Walking and now Billy Budd.

Also, I am beginning to feel my age  :D but in a good way !

Thanks again everyone.

Cheers
Paul

Offline poz1970

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2008, 09:47:44 PM »
Happy Birthday!!! :-D

J
"The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to  heterosexuals. That doesn`t mean that God doesn`t love heterosexuals. It`s just that they need more supervision." -- Lynn Lavne

Offline aztecan

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2008, 11:23:03 PM »
Hey Paul,

A belated but heartfelt HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I haven't been to the Santa Fe Opera in years, but I used to love to go.

A toast to many, many more good times, youngun.

HUGS,

Mark

(Who is older but no wiser! :D)
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline redhotmuslbear

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Re: personal milestone
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2008, 08:36:07 AM »
I highly recommend anyone google the lead singer named Teddy Tahu Rhodes. He stands 6'3" slim and totally buffed with a highly defined torso. He has a habit of appearing shirtless in Operas such as Streetcar Named Desire, Dead Man Walking and now Billy Budd.

Also, I am beginning to feel my age  :D but in a good way !


No birthday spankings from the stud, or just not telling?  ;D

If 40 vs 30 vs 20 was any indicator, I'm eager to hit 50 in under 7 years;  and I totally agree on carrying the memory of friends.  Yet, I prefer to look at milestones and achievements in life, rather than age.   

28 February 2010 will mark thirty years since being diagnosed with hydrocephalus.   
8 November 2009 marks twenty-five years as an Out Queerman---9 June 2004 marked over half my life Out.
4 September 2007 marked twenty-five years with the hivvies, while 10 Feb 2014 will mark living with Dx longer than living with them unaware. 
Today is Day 8677 as a survivor of rape.

Measuring my life in those terms empowers me, while the common yardstick of time since birth does not.

Namaste,
David
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - BF Skinner
12-31-09   222wks VL  2430 CD4 690 (37%)
09-30-09   208wks VL  2050  CD4 925 (42%)
06-25-08   143wks VL  1359  CD4 668 (32%)  CD8 885
02-11-08   123wks off meds:  VL 1364 CD4 892(40%/0.99 ratio)
10-19-07   112wks off meds:   VL 292  CD4 857(37%/0.85 ratio)

One copy of delta-32 for f*****d up CCR5 receptors, and an HLA B44+ allele for "CD8-mediated immunity"... beteer than winning Powerball, almost!

 


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