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Author Topic: Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold  (Read 3728 times)

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Offline RAB

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Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold
« on: July 15, 2008, 08:07:51 PM »
That's what I asked for.

Today, Damn Fool and I are celebrating our 21st (yes you read that right twenty first) anniversary.

Never in my wildest dreams, when I tested positive in 1985, could I have imagined my life today.

Never in my wildest dreams when I sero-convertred in 1983, (going through what so many of us experienced) could I have hoped for any kind of future.

Yet here I am.

Here we are.

He's never once blinked. He's never once shied away from the struggle.   He's been by my side every step of the way.

I'm not sure I would/could have survived without that. 

So, I asked for Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold.

I mean 21 years is certainly  worthy of something isn't it?

What did I get?

I got a new BBQ!

I think I got the better deal to tell you the truth.

RAB   ;D


Offline AlanBama

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Re: Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 08:18:16 PM »
Happy Anniversary Honey!  21 years -- wow.   That's fantastic.

Fire up that BBQ, send him for steaks...... ;)

hugs to both of you!

Alan  :-*
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline BT65

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Re: Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 08:31:06 PM »
A great big Happy Anniversary!  Now get those steaks cookin'! ;)
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 08:43:56 PM »
Guys, !!....

CONGRATULATIONS GUYS- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ! I remember you guys having an anniversary, close to the same time as Ed and I.  Wishing you both the very best, and many more years !!


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



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Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 8/25/14,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline aztecan

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Re: Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008, 09:41:17 PM »

Never in my wildest dreams when I sero-convertred in 1983, (going through what so many of us experienced) could I have hoped for any kind of future.

Yet here I am.

Here we are.

He's never once blinked. He's never once shied away from the struggle.   He's been by my side every step of the way.

I'm not sure I would/could have survived without that. 

RAB   ;D

Congratulations RAB.  Wow, 21 years with DF.

We tested positive the same year, but I've been at it on my own.

There have been times I would have loved to have had someone just to hold on to or to help me feel more secure, whether it was real security or not.

Oh well, can't change any of that.

Now, send  DF off to Ralph's for some steaks or, even better, RIBS!

Enjoy and many happy returns.

BIGS HUGS,

Mark

(And give DF a hug for me too! ;D)
« Last Edit: July 15, 2008, 09:42:59 PM by aztecan »
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Offline Robert

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Re: Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 02:03:08 AM »

Congratulations RAB.


Quote
What did I get?   I got a new BBQ!


Well, I gotta ask.  What did he get? A bag of charcoal?

robert
..........

Offline rondrond

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Re: Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008, 05:27:44 AM »
Congratulations on 21 years.

ronnie
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

Offline anniebc

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Re: Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008, 05:30:43 AM »
Well, I gotta ask.  What did he get?

He got RAB.. ;D

I have seen the BBQ, and it's a beauty..so stop whinging RAB and enjoy your anniversary... ;)

Love and hugs to you both
Jan :-* :-*
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Offline heartforyou

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Re: Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008, 09:02:15 AM »
congrats on da boys....

hermie
Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
Viread, Kivexa (Epzicom),Viramune once daily

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline ozzie

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Re: Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008, 10:31:38 AM »
Wow congratulations  ;D !!! next week is my turn... 4 years lol  ::)

Offline RAB

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Re: Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2008, 10:33:33 AM »
Hey Everyone


Alan--Love ya buddy and hugs back at ya.   :-*

LOL @ Robert--if I'd thought of the bag of charcoal you can bet I would've done it.   ;)

Mark--we don't have "Ralphs" here, but we did have Babyback Ribs.  Yumm!

Jan--if I stopped "whining"  it'd scare the heck out of DF.  He'd assume I had croaked or something!   :P

JRE--Happy Anniversary in advance (yep I remembered too)

Betty, Hermie, Rondrond---Thanks again guys for the well wishes.

RAB   ;D

Offline bear60

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Re: Diamonds, Rubies, and Bars of Gold
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2008, 12:45:25 PM »
Hey thats great....21 years and going strong. Congratulations.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

 


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