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Author Topic: Hello after a LONG time and update  (Read 837 times)

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Offline naftalim

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Hello after a LONG time and update
« on: June 28, 2010, 10:57:25 PM »
So, haven't been on here in ages. In a way, I could look at it as a good thing in that my life is "full" and "normal" to a certain extent, so the HIV part is a minimal issue. Not so completely, but I guess enough on the back burner that its not a priority.

Last June I realized I needed to take some time off work. I had never really taken a long vacation, and needed to de-stress. I was fortunate to own an investment condo which I sold and have been living on the proceeds ever since. Lots of people told me that it wasn't the most "prudent" thing to do, but I knew that I needed to. When was I going to enjoy that time, when in my 70s (I'm almost 55) I will have to get back into the work force soon though.

So, I have spent the past year, cycling swimming and running lots, and trying to train for triathlon. I did some great rides this past year. It's not that easy to be off that much, especially when you don't have a companion to share your time with.

On the health front, things are very good. Hard to believe that its been 11 years now since I was infected and 5 years since I got on meds. Selzentry is still working great and still no side effects.

I guess the only negative is the lack of a partner/companion, but its less stressful than it has been

Thanks for reading

Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: Hello after a LONG time and update
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 12:18:02 AM »
Selzentry is still working great and still no side effects.



It's nice to hear your update and good for you that you have taken some time off.

I was wondering, what else do you take apart from Selzentry?

Were you able to keep insurance coverage after quitting your job?

Offline naftalim

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Re: Hello after a LONG time and update
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 10:19:49 AM »
Thanks, I'm on Truvada as well. Aids meds are free here in Canada. As well, since I participated in the Selzentry study, they provide the meds for free and I'm still monitored every 3 months.

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Re: Hello after a LONG time and update
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010, 11:07:39 AM »
Thanks, I'm on Truvada as well. Aids meds are free here in Canada. As well, since I participated in the Selzentry study, they provide the meds for free and I'm still monitored every 3 months.

You're lucky you're in Canada, it would have been hard to take time off that way in the US as far as maintaining health insurance.

 


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