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Author Topic: Receiving my results for the 1st time and deciding to live  (Read 2462 times)

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Offline Happy1976

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Receiving my results for the 1st time and deciding to live
« on: January 29, 2009, 04:41:44 AM »
Morning Ladies

I am a 32 year old , single parent .My son is 16 years old and in Grade 10.I am a South African and I work in a mine and I am studying MBA parttime.
I was diagnosed on the 27th of April 2008.At first I was shocked and then I was angry at my self.I thought, how could I hate myself to an extent of infecting myself with HIV.

I did not tell anyone other than my boyfriend.We both went for tests and twice his results came back negative and in both instances mine came back positive. I thought he was going to live me and he told me that we are in this together.

A month after I was diagnosed I read an article and the writer mentioned that she received more information on The body.com and on POZ .com. I then started reading other peoples stories and after reading the stories I too decided to live.

I started paying off all the debts, drawing up a will, going to the GYM and got my self a personal trainer, I started drinking lots of fluids,eating six meals a day with lots of fruit and veggies.

I went for CD4 count and Viral Load.

My results were: CD4 = 480
Viral Load=30990

I would not have had the courage to want to live if it was not for your inspiring stories.
I want to say thank you and together we shall overcome.

With Love

Happy
« Last Edit: January 29, 2009, 04:50:00 AM by Happy1976 »
Nothing happens until I make it happen .contributed by: Scott Wilson

Offline BT65

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Re: Receiving my results for the 1st time and deciding to live
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 06:54:51 AM »
Hi Happy,

Welcome to the forums, particularly our women's "family."

Your counts look pretty good.  I'm glad you decided to take care of yourself, that shows really good judgement and self-care.  I know how hard it can be in the beginning.  We're always here.

I invite you to join us in the "ladies' thread."  It's where we women talk about our daily lives, struggles, little victories, and encourage each other.  We'd love to have you.
  Luv,
Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Winiroo

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Re: Receiving my results for the 1st time and deciding to live
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 09:49:29 PM »
I'm glad you decided to join us on the ladies thread. I look forward to chatting with you more.

Offline cjc

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Re: Receiving my results for the 1st time and deciding to live
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 11:22:02 AM »
Sorry you have HIV but glad you are here and have decided to live. I am looking forward to hearing more from you.     Cristy

Offline nikki

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Re: Receiving my results for the 1st time and deciding to live
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 10:30:44 PM »
I enjoyed what you composed. Keep up the good work. I too did the same exact thing as you. I lost two pound and working on 22 more.

 


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