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Offline netta

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Hi ladies, My husband is a diabetic and  takes 3 insulins!!! he eats what he wants and is very stubborn. today he had his first appointment at the free clinic and his numbers were through the roof ! 300!!! of course he forgot to take his insulin!! I wanted to kill him !!! he is very good at keeping up and keeping me up with my meds, but this day was just ridiculous !!! the doctor checked it thats how he knew it was so high,and after I let him drive to the doctor by himself !!(he is trying to learn his way around town) so I stayed home. last nite he cooked me a great dinner, while I went to play rehersal. My church is doing skits again and this one is about an hiv+ woman who is shunned by her family. It should be interesting, the topic will be depression.Oh we went to the moives and saw "ma dear goes to jail " it was real funny.
Hope all is well. I am enjoying married life, but I have to get use to cooking for someone again, I used to eat anything, but my husband is 215lbs. and eats 3 full course meals a day !He buys all the groceries, which is his favorite passtime, besides looking fora job, he is going to school online to study business and accountanting.
I am on antibiotics again!! for an ulcer in my mouth that hurts like hell, I am being treated for periodontal gum desease,which I do in 2 visits, which i have to pay for because we have no  dental insurance for hvi in this state, this is a shame, and I wll proply have  to have some teeth removed and get dentures or partials, again another high cost.
Hope all is well. luv netta
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Offline Winiroo

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I got 3 outfits in the mail from http://www.roamans.com/ Leggings and tunics size medium. The shirts go to the middle of my thighs. Totally comfortable.

I haven't looked at Woman Within. I'll take a peek though. Thanks.

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betty - i hear u on the veggies. i can only stand them when they have a bit of meat on the side otherwise - yuck! so u're not allowed even tiny little portions of the good stuff? just to take the edge off..

keeping - im liking the new house BUT im feeling bad coz my landlord is being taken to court by the girl who moved from my cottage bcoz she claims some money went missing. which is a load of bull as she was moved out coz of failure to pay rent, so where did that money come from when she wasnt paying rent? i'm hoping nothing happens to them as its all cooked up. first the money was on the window, then it was in a bag then it was in the washing basket. first it was $150 then it was $250. i dont know why the magistrate isnt throwing the case out. apart from that its ok.  im glad u're feeling better. i'm one of the enquring minds wanting to know what u guys were up to...:)

netta - its great that u're loving your marriage and looking after each other with James.  Bummer about the oral issues, the pain, not to mention u're restricted when it comes to food and kissing ;). Hope it heals soon

mum - im glad u're loving Dr D.  'nothing scarey' sounds good. hopefully it'll stay that way..

camms - i hate spiders with all my heart.  it was one of those flat house spiders but it just freaked me out. i guess its too much of me watching horror movies where people get eaten by creatures.  oh and i've got a gecko in the house.  that i also hate but i read on it that it eats spiders and other insects so i guess i'll have to co-exist with it, as long as it stays out of my way (not that i'll ever be brave enough to kill it) :)  I also loved the picture of those deer up to their necks in the snow, and the warm dog

absolutely nothing going on here.  we're sitting back watching these guys try to run the new government. its tricky coz Mugabe and/or his generals wont help things along much, keeping people in prison when they're supposed to released etc. i dont know what it will take for them to just give up and release the stranglehold they have over our country. jerks. on a brighter note, the teachers and nurses are going back to work coz they got paid in foreign currency (US100).  They had wanted US$2-3000 each and people were like "get real - where will that come from". Its a start anyway..

Offline minismom

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Speaking of nasty critters, I heard on the radio the other morning that if you have a problem with mice - like field mice or mice in the barn / out buildings, then you should buy an albino mouse.  For some odd reason, albino mice have automatic territorial rights.  The guy said to buy an albino mouse and keep it in a cage.  The other mice will see the albino mouse, and leave.  I guess the things are too stupid to see that it's in a cage and not really in a position to claim rights to anything. 

We live in the boonies in the woods.  Lots of critters around.  I'm thinking of looking for an albino mouse and putting it in our barn (in a cage).  It's not so much the mice I'm scared of - well, OK, it is - as much as I'm scared of the snakes that will go into the barn to eat the mice.  I don't think I've stepped one foot in the barn since we built it almost 2 years ago.

We have some sick babies today.  We went from 9F yesterday to a high today of 50F.  Runny noses, sore throats, and coughing abound.  I don't think anybody slept well last night.  Before I went to bed, I dosed out 3 medicine cups of Triaminic (10mls / each) and a handful of cough drops.  That way, when our poor wee ones came in, I didn't have to get out of bed.  I just gave them their dose of Triaminic, a cough drop, kissed them on the head, and scooted them back to bed.  Probably won't win any mommy awards, but it was a worthwhile strategy.

Not a whole lot going on today.  I'm hoping to finish the laundry.  I started yesterday, but didn't get it finished.  I hate doing laundry.  Other than that, it's just the same ol', same ol'. 

Have a great hump day!
Mum
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Offline cjc

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Good Morning Ladies. Nothing new here. I did go to Robert's attendance meeting Monday and the really nice lady(I kinda expected her to be hateful but she is so nice) said he has missed 20 days but since 16 of those 20 are excused absences, I must have forgotten to write a note for the other 4, and as long as he can do the work, he will be passed. I am very relieved.                                                          Mum, I am glad the MRI showed nothing scary but wish they would have been a little more specific, I hope you get to talk to Dr. D and get more info.                                                                                     Tendai, I like most spiders but not in the house . We get these huge  Wolf spiders, harmless but talk about somebody moving fast, I hate those things.                                                                               Betty , you have more willpower than me. Are you allowed fruit, it might help your sweet tooth while still being healthy.                    Camms, love the picture of your doggie.                                                     Viv, sorry about your birthday dinner and the stuff with your dad  . It seems to hurt more when Dad  fusses at least to me. Hang in there and good luck with Report cards.                                                        Lucas' Mom, We love the library  , they have story time for kids here , too. I wish I could have seen him dancing with the bells. I bet it is priceless.                                                                                 Netta, glad you are happy, you deserve it.                                                Gotta go, heaven help me if I am on the internet and somebody actually calls . Hope everyone has a great day and hope I didn't miss anyone. Later.   Cristy                                                   

Offline BT65

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Morning ladies,

Netta, your hubby takes 3 different insulins?  Wow.  You know I'm diabetic, and I can tell you it's hard following a diabetic diet all the time.  But, it's necessary (at least 98% of the time), if one wants to avoid all the bad things that can happen because of uncontrolled diabetes (having to have limbs taken off, dialysis etc.).  I'm sorry about your gum disease.  I had that back in '89, and had to get dentures.  Do you not have Medicaid?  Because I think they cover part of the expense, or something like that.  I hope your mouth gets to feeling better soon.

Wendy, thanks for that website.  I'm going to check it out.

Tendai, I do cheat a tiny bit sometimes.  Otherwise I would go insane.  A gecko, eh?  When I lived in Alabama, I was going to work one time, went to put on my boots, and there was a little green lizard on them.  I immediately called my brother and had him come over.  Of course, the thing was harmless.   I'm glad the teachers and nurses are going back to work.  I'm really wishing the best for you all and your new government.  

Mum, I had to chuckle when I read about you not going into the barn.  I probably wouldn't either.  Not without armour on.  I cannot stand mice; of course, with Poppy, I've never seen one.  I've never heard of the albino mouse thing, but hey, it's worth a try.  Give all the sick kids hugs from me and Poppy.  

I was up earlier, then laid back down.  I'm going to be going to the Y in a little bit, after I eat breakfast.  Then I've got a tiny bit of shopping to do, and studying, and school tonight.  Tonight isn't the awful final in Biology.  Tonight's my last class called "The Family."  Tomorrow is the dreaded final.  Then next week I start three new classes.  That's about it for me today.  You all have a good one.

Cristy, you just posted when I tried to.  Yeah, I'm allowed a bit of fruit a couple times a day. But of course, nothing replaces chocolate or grease. :P  I'm glad that Robert's meeting went well. 
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Offline keepingfaith

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Goodmorning Ladies,

Betty- My weekend consisted of having my whole house lit with about 70 small tea candles. I had all the lights off. There was a little note on the door that told him what I wanted him to do. I had rose petals leading from the door through the house to the bedroom and to the tub. In the living room I had mad a palete on the floor surrounded by pillows. I had slow music playing on the stero. I had cups of strawberrys and grapes. I bowl of ice. sparkling grape juice and some ALize, 2 wine glasses, chocolate body paint, whip cream, and an eatiable candle and all my little sex toys. we had a wonderful night  ;).


anyways nothing much happen her today. I have to finish my hair and get to work. Talk to ya later!

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Hey Ladies---


Awww you go, Trice. That sounds so romantic, I always wanted someone to do that for me. I bet it was a good night for all... ;)

Not much going on with me. I got my contacts, both eyes are the same prescription so I think I have a 6 month supply and I can stretch those for a year. I got colored so now I have green eyes. I'm gonna mess around with my cam later so I'll post a pic. I am so loving this cam, I can't wait for it to get a little warmer so I can post pics of my hood. You know once it gets warm everyone comes out... ;D Rey came to see me yesterday, it was nice, I wasn't expecting it because he has been working a lot lately. I think his daughter is getting ready to live with him.

I have now found out that the new PCP has rejected me as a patient. I really don't know why but I do know it was not because of my insurance. So, I guess my case manager is going to try to find me another one. Good think I am stocked up on my med, the only thing that may run out quick is my lantus shot since I am now taking 49 units. I feel for your hubby, Netta. Taking 3 shots, wow. And lately my sugar has been bouncing in the 300's too. Had another inspection this morning, it went quick so I really can't complain.

I did get to watch two movies on the computer the other day, the remake of Friday the 13th which I thought was done pretty well. The other one was Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans, it was good but it took long to get to the action and though it was a prequel, some things didn't make sense. And I have seen all of the Underworld movies. I am trying to get Madea goes to Jail which has been kind of difficult because what I am finding is the play instead of the movie.

I haven't joined the Y yet like you Betty but I am seriously considering it. There's some parts of my body that needs work. But I have been doing little exercises and a little extra...

I guess that's a wrap for me. Have a good evening....
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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Offline minismom

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Well, I was feeling pretty good until I read my e-mail.  The very first e-mail was from Poz magazine.  The subject line read "Aging and HIV not good for the brain" (or somthing like that).  So, I click on it, read, and print it for Dr. D and Doc. It talks about brain inflammation and other neuro-issues.  I think, "yeah, ok, maybe THIS is what's wrong with Mim?"   A little further down was an article talking about how HIV+ women have shorter life expectencies than HIV+ men.  I thought "great, why not slap me while I'm down!"  I clicked out of the articles and deleted the message from my in box. 

Michelle, I'm feeling you, babe.  Rejection sucks! Maybe he doesn't have room for another patient, or maybe he's reached his "limit" of medicare clients.  Or, maybe he's just a snob and not worth his weight in snot.  He's a doctor, so I'm more inclined to the snot scenerio.

Dr. D didn't call today, and he's in surgery all day tomorrow.  I'm REALLY anxious to hear from him.  Oh, I keep forgetting to tell you (or maybe I have) that he is willing to put a hearing aide in #6's right ear!  YEAH!  I think I just may have to kiss him when I see him next.

Speaking of moochin' on people - good gravy, Keeping!  If I tried anything like that the best I could hope for is not burning down the house  ;).  I sure hope your man was appreciative of all your...um....efforts. ;D

I heard back from my buddy who's setting me up with his HIV specialist.  The new doc - Dr. F said to give him a few days, he's working something out.  Gotta love docs with cryptic messages.  First I'm told that it's "nothing scarey" and now "something's" being worked out.  I'm thinking Dr. F is trying to figure out how to get medicare to pay for us to go out of state.  He said he REALLY wants to be able to see Mim and help us out.  Of course, he may change his mind once he meets me.

Other than that, not a thing going on here.  I had to go get more cold medicine for my babies.  I don't give them anything during the day, but if I don't at night, they can't sleep from all the coughing.  And, like last night, I'll have medicine dosed out and on my night table. 

Have a great night!
Love you all,
Mum
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Offline Winiroo

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Its been one of those days. The baby has been pretty much living with us. I wont go into the details because its too personal and nothing I want to talk about. Today was her birthday. Her father took her to the doctor to get shots. When they came back she was just miserable. She had 7 shots.
I just got her down for the night. I hope she will stay asleep. I had to rock her forever.

My car was making noises this morning too. So Billy took it to the shop. They still have the sucker. The shop has called a few times with one thing after another that is wrong with it. Now the bill should be more than the car is worth. Lovely huh?
But since they have already started they might as well finish it. We have been talking about buying another one and Billy fully intends on getting one for me. I've just been putting it off because I don't like spending that kind of money even if its not my money. Plus I have no clue what kind of car I'd like to have. I would prefer something built after 2005 and I like small cars and I don't want it to be to costly. Thats about all I know.

I should be glad I can get everything I need and stop stressing over it but thats just not the way I am made.

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Viv- No aide, with 31 kids?  What happens when you have to pee or leave the room.  Like I think I said before, you must have the patience of a saint.  Sorry to hear about what happened with your Dad.

BT- I hope your final went well.  It seems like your classes are going by fast.  Did you end up getting hit by the last storm?  We were supposed to get 4 to 6 and got nada.  I am so sick of this weather, I want to scream.

Mum- Don't take this the wrong way but I love you!!  You are so freakin funny AND I totally needed that clothing website.  I am always looking for longer shirts.  I hope things work out for Mini new ID doc and that they all feel better soon.  I tend not to read a lot of that stuff either, that article would probably freak me out and I try to be a glass half full girl, although it is not working lately.

Keeping- I am glad you are feeling better.  You go girl- getting down and dirty- I might be able to do something like that in the next 5 years when all of the kids are out of the house.  My phone was shut off for most of school vacation, then one of the kids gave me thier milk when we were at McD's and I put it in my pocket and it opened and got my phone soaked.  :'(  Thank goodness, I got it dried out.

Camm- Your dog is so cute.  I love the sweater pic.  I got a flash thingy to put my pics on, thanks!  You are such a nice friend, to take your friend shopping and to the service.

Win- Your granddaughter is adorable.  Sorry to hear about your car problems, maybe if you do get something newer you can get a good deal.

cjc- Good news about school.

Queen- Your contacts sound cool.  Glad Rey could drop by.

I am going tomorrow to get my results, hopefully things are still good, I have been so stressed lately.
My dogs are driving me nuts.  The little one is in heat and the pit is going crazy.  He is breathing heavy and has his nose in her butt, all the time.  We came home today and the poor dog looked like that scene in Something about Mary, hair on her head and body going everywhere.  I had to put her in her cage tonight.  I got in a huge fight with my SO. My checking account was in the red, because I didn't read the fine print on some stuff that I had ordered and had to call and cancel it.  It seems like everyone is out to get you, you have to read a novel to see if there are any hidden charges, which in my case, there always are. I am sick of this weather. Calgon, take me away ;D

Hope everyone has a nice hump day ;D ;D
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Hey everyone...ok, I'll try and hit everyone...

Mum- That's good news about the hearing aid for #6. I'm sorry you have to keep waiting for the results of the MRI, but maybe no news IS good news?

Keeping- You go girl! I'm glad you had a good night... ;D

Win-Car trouble is the worst. Your granddaughter is too cute!

Queen-So you and Rey are still good... :) I wear contacts too and I always make them last much longer.

Betty- It is so hard stay on track with eating when you know you can't have something. That is always when I want it the most. I am a total emotional eater too which makes it terrible. Good luck with that final

Snow- It really isn't customary to have an aide in the class unless there is a special needs child and he or she has it written in their IEP. As far as bathroom breaks go, we go during recess and lunch just like the kids. If there was an emergency I could have my partner teacher in the room next door watch the kids. The kids are not allowed to be in a classroom without a teacher mainly for safety reasons.

Well, yesterday when I got home I found out that my cable was not working so I called Time Warner and they couldn't figure out what the problem was so they scheduled someone to come out and take a look....on Friday!  >:( I won't have any t.v. for 4 days. I know Mum wouldn't mind...LOL! My main concern is whether or not my shows are being recorded on the DVR. I will be so irritated. On top of that I can't figure out what is wrong with my DVD player. Last night I figured I would just watch a DVD. I have one in the front room and in my bedroom and I couldn't get the one in the front room to work so I had to go into the bedroom. Technology drives me crazy! I am also out of my Atripla and when I called to refill my prescription they had to call the doctor and that idiot still hasn't gotten back to them. So now I haven't taken it for 2 days. I know I've said before that I need to find a new doctor and I still haven't. This is not the first time the doctor has not responded to the pharmacy. Can't take it. Ok...I am so tired and I think I am going to put a movie in and get into bed. Have a good night!

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Yeah, I know what you mean about Time Warner, I am growing to hate them. They just shut me off yesterday when I made a 58 buck payment(which wasn't due til the 20th) to them the beginning of this month. Their reason is because I have a 92 dollar back bill which I have paid down from 300.00. So now I have to pay 155 to get it back on and have a clean slate. I got no warning or anything, they just cut it off from the pole since I don't have a dvr. But I hate to break it to you Viv, if your service is down so is your dvr and they can never get anyone out to you under 5 days. I am considering satellite through Verizon since I have phone and internet through them. So, now I am going through my movie collection once again til next week. So far I have watched, Goodfellas, Casino, American Me, Hoodlum, CandyMan, Pumpkinhead and now I am on Queen of the Damned, one of my fave movies. I have over a hundred movies so I think I'll make it til check day. Ooooooh, I wish I could go to Time Warner's office in Ohio and blow it the hell up........

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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Offline minismom

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Snow, baby, I LOVE YOU TO! :-*  That made my day - even if it's only 5:30am ;D

My poor oldest son has been up all stinkin night with a head cold, sore throat, coughy thingy.  My youngest son, too.  And, to round it off, my middle son.  So, it's me and the boys.  Hubby and the girls are fine - YEE-HAW for them.  I'd let them take care of us, but Hubby's not allowed to cook anything but bacon, eggs, and pancakes so I'd starve to death or die from a heart attack.

Wendy, I'm with you on the vehicle noises.  The steering wheel in our Honda has started creaking and moaning every time we turn it.  I found it amusing, like it was either having a REALLY good time with the steering column or it was old and cranky.  Hubby was less amused and said it's the power steering going out. And, now the breaks have decided that if the power steering doesn't have to work, then niether do they.  We don't drive it much - just to work, doctor's appointments, dance class 2x/wk, anytime we don't have all the kids with us.

Then, not to be out done by a foreign car, our Expedition (I think that's what it is) started acting up last night.  The check engine light came on, the RPMs started revving at funny times.  We just had some exhaust pump thingy changed on it last fall.  Ticks me off!  It's the car we can't do without - it actually FITS all of us.

Wendy, for good small cars, I'd go with a Honda.  Even with all it's problems, our 1995 (97?) Honda CRV has an appraisal value of over $3000.  They are good, reliable cars and great on gas mileage.

We're going to run into town to Goody's today.  It's thier last day and everything is 90 - 95% off.  Probably picked through, but I can't pass it up.  They're even selling the shelves, tables, and hardware.  It's certainly worth the drive.  Other than that, I'll be getting my stuff ready for co-op tomorrow morning and, of course, school today.

Have a wonderful Thursday - 1 more day!
Mum
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Mum-  90-95%off.  That's a great deal.  What did you end up getting from that amazing bargain bonanza.?  Sorry to hear that the boys are sick...hopefully the girls and hubby don't get sneezy too.

Bt-  I'm looking into online courses for the masters degree.  Its going to take some research because I don't want it to be some bogus online school that has one dope sitting behind a computer.

Queen-  So what kind of camera did you get?    I'm a fan of the original Underworld, but like most other films for me, the 2nd and 3rd films usually fail to live up to the first.  Except for Return of the King, which was the third in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Viv-  I remember back in December when I was still at the (our) ex husband's house.  My direct tv went out...my dvr service failed to record my shows, my wireless and dsl all dropped.  I think I got a few gray streaks that day.

Snow-  What kind of dogs do you have?  Standard pit?  And are you getting him fixed or going to breed the little one?

Nett-  sounds like your husband found a good woman to keep him in line with his health.   Why is it that all the men I know are terrible with taking care of themselves or going to the doctors when things go south?

keeping-  take care of yourself.  Sorry that you are still sick.

Winn - hope you are doing well.  Sounds like you have your hands full with having the baby staying with you.

Christy-  good news on Robert's passing despite his absences.

Just more studying today and heading to the beach for my walk.  Hope you have a great Thursday!!!

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Morning ladies,

Keeping, woo-hoo.  That set up you did really sounds nice.  I'm so glad you had a good time.

Queen, I always think about getting contacts, but I'm a bit paranoid about taking things in and out of my eyes.  Is it weird?  I'd like to get purple contacts (if they make those). 

Mum, I saw those articles about women with HIV and aging and HIV.  I didn't read them all the way through.  I think about that sometimes, being that I just passed it being 20 years since diagnosed.  I understand your concerns about Min, but until the doctor says there's reasons to be worried, try not to.  Easier said than done, I know.  Especially when it's concerning your kids.   I hope your kiddos feel better soon.

Snow, we got the last storm about 5 or 6 days ago.  We had tons of snow (about 8 inches); now most of it's melted.  So it's just sloshy outside.  Good luck with your results.  Please let us know what they are, if you don't mind doing that.  Oh, about reading fine print..yeah, that's how I learned how, was by paying more than I thought the original price was. 

Andrea, sorry about your cable.  We don't have Time Warner here, it's Comcast.  I think about getting satellite sometimes, but people who have had it say it's fine unless there's a storm; then it gets fuzzy.  I hope they get it fixed right.

Camms, when is your school over?  Are you going to take some time off between this school and the next one (when you get your master's)? 

Well, yesterday I caved.  I went to Arby's and got their fish sandwich, and small fries.  And I found out that I really don't like Arby's fish sandwich.  They put the fish on the same buns that they put the roast beef on, and the buns are really too small for that type of sandwich.  So, I'll probably try Wendy's fish next week.  I've been craving fast-food fish, not sure why.  Probably 'cause it's a no-no.  Anyway, I've still got my sugar under control.  I just learn that when I eat stuff like that, I don't eat for a long time after.  And I'm sure the exercise helps.  Since I've been on this diet/exercise kick, I've been able to cut the insulin down from 30 units at night to 10 units. 

Today I'm going to be cramming for that awful exam in Biology tonight.  Last night I finished my other class.  Two of my classmates last night announced that they're pregnant (must be that time of year).  One of them is in her middle 20's, has five kids already, and just had the last one less than 7 months ago (hello-birth control).  She said she hasn't told her husband, 'cause he didn't want any more kids.  Geesh.

Well, you ladies have a good day.  I'm going to check out a few more threads, then hit the books and notes.
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Got my car back. $1300 later of course.
I got a new water pump, a tensioner pully assembly<whatever that is>, radiator flush, window motor, window regulator, installation of harmonic balancer<whatever that is>, front brake pads and rotors.
Plus they fixed my windshield squirter for free. It only squirted on one side. Now it is niagra squirtin falls.

The baby is still cranky a little. Raising her is very different than my boys. She is way more moody than my boys where. Crys at the drop of a hat and its not always a real cry its often a fake cry that just annoys the heck out of me. I don't like fake crying.

I gotta run... I'll have more time to read everyones posts later when she is asleep.
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Oh, my sweet ladies.  I HATE shopping.  But, I LOVE sales ;D  We had two buggies full of clothes.  I was really worried about the final total.  As we were waiting in line, one of the workers was changing the 90% off signs to 95% off.  I asked the cashier if our stuff would come up 95% off.  She said that they have to manually put in the discount since it changes so much during the day.  Being the cheapskate that I am, I asked if it was going to go up again in the next half hour or so.  If it was, then we'd walk around.  She didn't know (of course not). 

After we got home, we added up all of the original tags.  OK, this is where it gets exciting.  No, really, you may want to sit down.  Go ahead, I'll wait. ::) ::) ::) ::)  $734.60!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You got that right, ladies.  Nearly $735!!  Have you fainted yet?  Well, don't because we didn't pay that (who could?).  Get ready to hate me (except Snow since she's already declared her undying love for me ;))  We paid...total...with tax and hangers...a whopping....$35.00.  It is NOT a typo.  $735 worth of clothes for a mere $35.00!  Go ahead, you can touch me. 8)  Not there! :o  That's better :D

Still haven't heard from Dr. D, but didn't expect to today.  If he doesn't call by tomorrow, I'll call him. 

Wendy, that so totally sucks!  But, it is cheaper than a new car.  At least that's what I keep telling myself when our cars crap out on us.  Good luck with the wee one.  My kids are the opposite.  My boys are WAY whinier than my girls. 

You gals have a great evening.  Love you all!
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UUgh!  I lost my whole post cuz I tried to add a pic and it was too big :-\

Mum- That is my kind of shopping.  I love getting stuff from clearance especially for the kids.  They either grow out of it quick or destroy it playing.

Camm- We got the pit when he was a puppy from my So's brother, the father was a king pit( which I have never heard of, just looks big and tall) and the mother was standard, so I am not sure what that makes Cassius.  He is a lot taller and longer than most I see.  I definately don't want to breed either of them.  When I get some money together I am going to get them both fixed.

BT- Good Luck with studying tonight. I always loved biology, I wish I had paid attention more.  That is good you can take less insulin at night, you have doing well with your diet.

Ten- Sorry I forgot to mention you yesterday :'(  I hope things are going well.  Your new landlord is probably happy to have in there now and not have to deal with the headaches.

Win- Glad you got your car back. I think boys are easier to raise than girls. It always amazes me how different little boys and girls are, even when they are tiny.

My appt. went well today.  I am still undetectable and my t-cells were 618.  I do have to start excercising everyday because my cholestoral is slightly elevated, not enough for medication.  I hope everyone has a good night.
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Hi everyone. Mike (orthotist) came out Tuesday to cast Lucas. He was incredible & things went smoother than I thought possible 8). He said Lucas' braces should be ready in about 3 weeks.

Lucas had his preop checkup Tuesday. Everything is fine. wt 26# ht 33". I decided to take him to McD's for a treat after. They have a playland and it's been too cold/windy for the playground. The playland reminds me of a gerbil's habitrail. In the past, Lucas has been able to play in the lowest play area with a boost to get started. This time he was able to get in w/o help. Then he decided if the other kids could climb so could he. I was so afraid he'd get stuck where I couldn't get to him, but he made it to the top and came down the slide 8) ;D. I was so amazed and proud. Then he decided to go up to the middle play room. It was filled with girls and once there he didn't want to leave  ;)::). Before the girls left that level, I told him it was time to go (we had been there over an hour, and it was almost nap time). The stinker quickly figured out that I couldn't reach him there. The girls left the room about 5 minutes later and he finally came out but then spent another 15 minutes crawling up and around before finally finding the slide and coming down with this huge grin on his face ::).

We had Alpha class at church Tuesday night and I didn't get a chance to post. Weds. Lucas was in rare form and we had Ash Weds services so I couldn't get to the computer. Today was OT & PT.

Win - You want to talk fake crying, Lucas is the drama Queen ::). He will try to manipulate those around him. He routinely spends 1/4 of the PT session fake crying, hoping we'll stop and let him go play. He hasn't realized that no tears and an immediate stop to the crying at the end of an exercise give him away. ::)

Mini - I hope that everyone feels better soon. Congratulations on the shopping spree! 8)

Snow - I'm glad you're still undetectable :).

Keeping - Wow! What a hot weekend! ;)

Christy - I'm so glad Robert will be able to stay with his class. :)

Vivyt - We have Comcast here. Unfortunately when we've had a problem things don't get recorded. Not only that, things that have been recorded, but were unwatched often get lost >:(. Also things that we've deleted months ago sometimes show up again  ???. Sometimes we're able to catch up on our shows online. Good luck.

Well, I've fallen asleep twice now in front of the computer. I guess I better say goodnight. I'm sorry for those I missed. God Bless!
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Morning ladies-

Sooo BT how did you do...or how do you think you did? 

Snow-  Nice lab results.

#1 mom-  Sounds like Lucas had a fantastic time with the girls and the playground.  Fortunately for you he didn't get stuck.

Winn-  Sorry to hear about the car trouble...brakes and rotors are the worst.  At least it should be a long while before you're replacing the brakes again.  I had to replace my brakes a few months after I first started financing my car.  I have a  bumper to bumper warranty but that, of course, is not covered.

Mum- I love that radical bargain, especially in a economy like this.  I say, "good for you"! 

I'll finish posting later.....

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Good morning, Ladies.                                                                  Betty, I hope the biology test went well for you last night. AS far as your pregnant classmates, yes it is that time of year. I know I am in heat.  Don't be too hard on yourself for caving, it's not like you messed up the whole diet.                                                               Mum, I just want to touch your hand and maybe some of your awesome saving skills will rub off.   That sounds like a great haul.  We do a lot of sales, especially with food but you have us beat by a mile.                                                                                                       Wendy, sorry about your car. Glad you got it back. I agree girls are harder to take care of than boys.  I would say ignore the fake crying and maybe she'll stop but I'm not sure if that will work. Wishing you lots of patience .                                                                                         Snow, your #'s are great. Keep up the good work. As far as getting the dogs fixed, here in NC, if you qualify, low income of have Medicade, you can get a $20 fix through the SNAP program. We have taken 3 cats so far and it is really great. Even if you don't qualify, it is still only $60 and they  give them rabies shots and a few other things as well. I don't remember what state you are in but it might be worth checking it out.                                                   Lucas'mom, glad ya'll had such a good time at McD's. Robert loves to go there. Especially if there are girls , he is a  flirt.                                Andrea, sorry about your cable. We have dish and I have gotten so spoiled cause now I can watch Brett Michael's Rock Of Love and marvel at the skankiness of those girls. Maybe I am  jealous but mostly I just laugh.                                                                 Camms, good luck with the studying and I hope you enjoyed your walk.                                                                                            Well, things are going well here. My former employers called yesterday and I went to talk to them. She is going to call me in a couple days but she said she would add me to the next schedule for a few lunches and we would work from there. I will be glad to be back at work.         Oh, and I am talking to a cute guy from off the personals. Just talking right now but maybe something good will come from it. I did mention I am in heat. Mostly its from the dreams I  have been having lately, talk about XXX,woooo.                          Hope everyone has a great day.   Cristy

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Morning ladies,

Wendy, I admire you for having the willingness to raise that baby.  I don't know about girls being harder to raise than boys-maybe when they're older, 'cause at least with boys you don't have to worry about them getting pregnant.

Mum, I'd love that kind of sale.  I'm glad you got some good bargains.  You need them with all your kiddos.

Snow, that's great about your numbers!  Yeah, my cholesterol is high also.  But, I have to take medication.  It brought the cholesterol down, but my triglycerides are always high. 

#1mom, I'm glad Lucas' braces appointment went so well.  He sounds like quite the ladies' man. :)

Camms, I don't even want to think about that exam.  I know I didn't get higher than a "C," and I really just hope I passed it.  It was totally awful.

Cristy, good news about your job.  I hope it works out. Now, as far as this man and your impure thoughts, hmmm.......  Really, I hope things work out there as well.  Yeah, it must be the time of year.

The exam last night was the mother of any exam I've taken in that school.  I've never had any exam so hard or so long.  Everyone was complaining, everyone.  I'm just glad that class is over.  Next week starts the new ones.  We don't even get spring break. :-\

Today it's extremely windy.  It's the type of wind that cuts right through you.  I hate that kind of stuff.  I don't know if we're ever going to get spring, but if it doesn't happen pretty soon, I'm jumping ship and moving!  I don't know how people who live in states like Alaska or Minnesota can stand winter year-round. 

I really have nothing exciting to talk about right now.  I hope you ladies have a good day.
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Morning Everyone---

Camm---Sorry, I keep forgetting to mention the camera, it's 5.0 pixels, whatever that means? I often wonder why folks make sequels when they are never as good as the first. But I guess they figure if they make a killing from the first one, why not make another.


Snow---I never heard of that kind of Pit either. But I do think it's cruel what people will do to make them mean. I really feel for animals and often wish I was Dr. Doolittle because I would love to hear what is on their minds. My one friend has 2 of them, male and female. She had the male from a pup and he is the sweetest thing. I think he likes me so much cause I use to bring him steak bones. The female she got from the same person she got the male from but the female was already grown and she is a bitch alright, mean as hell.

Mum---All I am going to say is that I need to take you with me when I finally have some money to go clothes shopping.

Betty--I thought I would have the same problem with contacts. But I got use to it really easy. You're not suppose to sleep in them unless they are extended wear but I sleep in mine all the time. I hope you passed the test.

Christy---So are you excited about getting your job back? New man, huh, good for you. I met one off the personals recently too, kinda feeling him out right now. Girl, I watch Rock of Love too, that show is a trip, I also watch I love money 2 and For the love of Ray J. What people do for 15 minutes of fame, eh.

Wini---wow, 1300 bucks..Aren't mechanics only suppose to fix what you sent it there to get fixed for? Forgot what mad you take it in the first place. But a lot of those things wrong you would've had to get fixed by inspection time anyway. So, I guess it's just better to get it over with.


Well, TGIF ladies, nothing exciting going on with me. I wonder what's up with Cindy, she hasn't been on in so long....Have a good weekend everyone....
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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)
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4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
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Just got off the phone wiht Dr. D's nurse.  She read the radiology report that says "IMPRESSION: No abnormalities detected."  Why do they call it an "impression"?  They're doctors and should be more confident in what they see.  So, it should say either "diagnosis" or "this is what there was or wasn't"  Then again, they also "practice" medicine. :-\

Next step will probably be for taxoplasmosis testing and an EEG.  I'll know for sure on Monday after Dr. D takes the weekend to figure it out. 

Betty, congrats on your exam.  Be sure to let us know how you did. 

Cristy, congrats on the job.  I hope it works out.  I'm glad about the attendence meeting, too.  It sounds like they are willing to let Robert advance as long as he can do the work.

Queen, anytime you're ready let me know.  I can always help someone else spend their money.

Wendy, good luck with the baby.  Are you still working?  Who watches the baby while you're gone?  I guess you've decided to keep your car, huh?  I don't blame you.

Co-op went well today.  My drama class is full of drama queens - especially the boys.  My research class is 4 highschool boys (the size of houses), 1 freshman boy (the size of a peanut), and 2 middle school girls.  It was intresting, to say the least.  Then, Hubby went and played basketball with them.  Poor thing.  He was Mr. Tough Guy until he got in the car.  We drove until they couldn't see us, then he pulled over so I could drive.  His legs were killing him.  He's taken 600mg of Ibuprofin and rubbed Bengay over every inch of skin from his neck to his toes.  I just laughed at him.  He's such a goofball.

Showers free, so I better go while I can.  Have a great Friday!
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I get up before the baby wakes up in the morning for work and I'm only gone maybe an hour and a half tops most often. Billy gets her up and is usually feeding her breakfast by the time I get home.
My job is really quick. Its mostly checking in on Harold and setting his meds and clothing up for the day, tidying up whatever the biweekly house keeper doesn't do, doing his laundry, bulllying him into showering, buying whatever he needs, and keeping notes on his behavior and shenanigans, talking to his doctors and making sure he keeps appointments, refilling his medications, checking the milage on his car, checking his mail, checking his phone, searching his apartment for things like cigars or other things he should not have and reporting anything reportable to his sister.

Pretty cush job. I could work more hours but its really not neccessary and there is only so much of Harold I can stand in a day. I love the old fart but he is very annoying.

As far as raising Haley goes. I hope that she will wind up with one of her parents in the end. But not years down the road. I'm talking within the next several months. I think my hair is getting more grey. LOL

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Well I'm waiting here for the cable guy. Of course they can never make a "real" appointment. We'll be there sometime between 4 and 6. I just want my tv back! Oh...Cristy and Queen...I watch those shows too. They are my secret vice! I have report cards to finish this weekend so no wasting time....sure...LOL!


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Morning ladies,

Queen, I may try to get some contacts when I get the money.  With my glasses, when I put my head down to like read, the glasses almost fall off.  It's very annoying.

Mum, "impression" is what's always put on those types of reports, i.e. x-rays, sonographs, etc.  It's just normal medical language.  The result's great!  I'm so happy she didn't have anything show up.  What do you do in your drama class?

Wendy, kudos to you for taking care of your granddaughter.  When my daughter and granddaughter lived with me, right after granddaughter was born, I would get up in the middle of the night with granddaughter, and warm up her bottle, change her diaper, then lay out blankets and pillows on the living room floor, and put on classical music and read to her.  Then when they lived with me when granddaughter was about 3, I would get her up in the morning and get her ready for preschool, then wake up my daughter to take her.  That was a crazy time, though.  Anyway, I think it's great that you're willing to do this.

Andrea, did the cable guy show up?  I have watched the Rock of Love bus, and it's pretty comical.  I don't watch it regularly.  I like the end the best, when he kicks someone off.  I also watch the Celebrity Rehab Sober House.  I really like that one.

Well gals, my Biology teacher e-mailed eveyone their final grades.  I got an A-!!!  I was so excited when I got that e-mail yesterday, I could have run through my neighborhood naked (well, maybe not that excited).  I certainly didn't expect that.  I'm still waiting for the grade from the other class, which should be posted on my school's website sometime Monday or Tuesday. 

I have nothing exciting going on today.  I'm going to go to a local grocery store and get a few things.  I'm also probably going to do some reading.  I'm reading an excellent book about crime reporting.  It has several true stories that have been run in newspapers or magazines over the years involving crime stories.  They're very interesting.  I'm also reading a book about courtesans (kept women) from long ago.  It's about their "virtues."  It's entertaining.  I'm also probably going to try to figure out how to get to my online class, which doesn't start until Monday.  You ladies have a good day.
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Good Morning!

Betty-Congratulations on your A! Are you done now?

Well the cable guy came and fixed my tv...YAY!! He said that someone broke off some thingy where the hookups are. He thinks that a technician did it trying to find someone else connection. I didn't care as long as the the tv worked again. Anyways...I am doing report cards this weekend so I am hunkering down. I have to go the market and I am supposed to go to a wedding this afternoon but that is it. No procrastinating...Did I just say that?  ;D

Have a good weekend ladies!!!  :) :)

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Morning Ladies----

Well, I am going freaking nuts without my cable. I plan on paying the 155 to get it back on even though it was a lame ass reason for them to turn it off. I have over a hundred dvds and I am getting tired of watching them already. Thank the Goddess for Warcraft...

Well, the car might be fixed today. There is someoone out there now working on getting the old catalytic converter off but the pipe that goes from the converter to the exhaust broke and I need a new one. I was hopeful but there is nothing that can be done about it until check day unless my friend puts it on his card. But he hasn't offered to, I am just hoping he will since we both get checks on the 3rd. Everybody cross their fingers and toes.

I was downloading more movies. Not sure if anyone is into video games but I am. But even if you're not, I am sure you've heard of Resident Evil. They made 3 movies with Milla Jovovich in it...Anyhoo, a new Resident Evil movie came out called Resident Evil: Degeneration, except this is based more around the video games and has CGI animation, I think that is what it is called. Long story short, I downloaded it, from what I did see, it is pretty good but I am going to have to start from the beginning again. I also downloaded The Dark Knight...

I gotta run friend is here. Now they are saying I may have gotten the wrong catalytic converter and still need the tail pipe and another muffler cause the muffler has holes in it... :-\
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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
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WOOHOOOOO.   Betty got an A!!!!! You go , girl. I knew you would do well. I am so happy for you.                                                           Queen, I hope the car gets fixed and your cable gets turned back on.                Nothing going on here, just stuck in the house.It is raining  and the rain is expected to turn to snow. I am wishing for 10 inches but we will probably only get a dusting. I will keep hoping, I'll check in later. Hope everyone is safe and warm. Later.   Cristy     

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Well, this day has turned into an emotional rollercoaster...What was suppose to have been a good day has gone to shit in a matter of hours....

I did end up getting all the parts for the car, which was an extra pipe which came up to 35 bucks and another 30 for a new muffler. My friend paid for it and knew that my bff couldn't pay it all back at once and was willing to accept payments. I call her to tell her the news and she gets pissed off at me for getting the extra parts even when I explained she didn't have to pay it all back right away. Then has the nerve to say that she would've gotten the extra parts when she could but yet she doesn't even have anyone to fix the damn car. Her mechanic got into the car accident a few weeks back. What do I plan to do? I am still getting the car fixed tomorrow morning but she will not be getting it back til she pays what she owes me. She can take her time if she wants but I refuse to let this car sit in my driveway another 3 months waiting on her ass.....


And after that, I ended it with Rey. I don't want to go into the details. I am hurting about it now but I think it's for the best. Let's just say I deserve more than what he is willing to give. On, the bright side, there is still two guys left. The one from the personals is looking promising too plus it would keep me from having to worry about the disclosure issue. Thing is he is in NY, Queens to be exact and I am not sure how a LDR would work out. Let's call him Big D, shall we... ;D Then there is Orlando who lives about 5 hours from me. Who just bought a car so he could come see me but we know he bought it for other reasons too... ;D I like him but I think he has some issues and then I would have the disclosure issue to deal with....What is a Queen to do?


I am just pissed and hurt right now........ :'(
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I'm at work right now, but thought I'd check in quick. Nothing happening here.

Betty -  :) :) :)  CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :) :) :)
                         ;D  I knew you could do it!  ;D

Queen - I'm sorry you had such a bad day. I have no advise on what a Queen should do, but just wanted you to know someone is here to listen.

Vivyt - I'm glad your cable is back.

Mum - I'm glad that mini's CT showed no abnormalities. I know how hard and frustrating it is when you don't know what is wrong. I'll keep her in my prayers and on the prayer chain.

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I'm doing the "Betty got an A in Bi-o-lo-gy" boogie.  A little butt wiggle, clap, turn, shuffle left, shuffle right, another butt wiggle, clap, half-turn, hand wave,strike a pose, jazz hands, half turn (repeat and continue to post)

Queen, sounds like you're having some tough times. I'm sorry, I really am.

LM (Lucas's mom): Thank you for your prayers, we covet them.  I'm anxious to see Tuesday what Mim's numbers are doing on Tuesday.  The Lipid doc gives us a print out of the results.  Since we have her lipid and ID labs done at the same time, I'll know everything but her load.  We see her PID on Friday and I'm praying, HARD, that we can go in singing "Hit the Road, Jack!" 

We've also set up an appointment with an Occupational Opthomologist.  He uses all sorts of really cool techniques to help with tracking problems, among other things.  He gives different computer programs to the kids to work on with funky looking glasses.  When they finish one program, we mail it back to him and he mails us the next in the series.  Which program depends on the specific issues. 

I know people who have used him for all sorts of issues and LOVE him.  It's quite a drive, but he takes our insurance at no cost to us, so we're going.

Alrighty, I'm getting winded from my Betty Boogie - dizzy, too.  Also time to get everyone ready for church.  It's blue blazing cold, but the sun is shining and the snow has missed us.

Everyone have an awesome day!
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Morning ladies and thanks for the congrats,

Andrea, I have 8 more weeks, then I'll be done.  I'm glad you got your cable back.  How are those report cards coming?

Queen, I'm glad you're going to be able to get the car fixed.  I'm sorry about Rey, but it sounds like you got a couple in your side pocket, so that's good.....

Cristy, you really want 10 inches of snow?!  Have you lost your mind?

#1 mom, thanks for stopping in and for the congrats.

Mum, (hee), I'm picturing you dancing.  You have more energy than I do in the morning.  It's really cold here also, though we've had no snow either.  Good luck Tuesday.  I'm curious to know what Min's numbers are also.  That opthalmologist sounds like a great doctor; I'm glad you found him. 

Last evening I went to a guy's house from the HIV support group.  They had a get-together (dinner, visiting).  It was really fun.  I was the only HIV+ woman there (as usual).  The leader is female and she was there, along with a couple other ladies who have been involved with the group.  They didn't stay too long though.  So, it was me and seven guys (all gay).  We had a blast, talking and laughing.  I didn't know about this happening yesterday morning; the guy whose house it was at called me yesterday, early afternoon.  I'm glad he did.  Otherwise I probably would have really been bored and pulling my hair out.

So today,  I'm going to figure out how to do the online class (hopefully I can without drama).  And the usual stuff....dishes, clean the cat's litter etc.  I talked my landlord into getting a recyclable container last week, so I'm going to go around and see what I want to throw into it (and what I can throw into it).  There have been a couple things I've thrown in there that I've had to take out.  I need a list of what can and can't go in.  Other than that, nothing else happening.  My brother should be over tonight for more of 'The Wire.'  I can't remember what season we're on, but I think it's season 4.  You ladies have a good day.
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 :o guess what ??? it must be a cold day in hell, because it snowned here in Georgia!!!!
ithasn't snowed in 10 years!!!!
My grand is 5 and its the first time she has seen snow, she called and asked me why we were not outside p;aying in the snow and why we were not taking pictures! mind you it is about an inch and they have already closed the schools for tomorrow!!
Well hubby is back on trac with his numbers and me fussing.
last week there was a fire in one of the apts and a man I know who is hiv got burned. he had an oxgen tank and was smoking !!! I  had just warned him about that a week ago. they flew him to the burn center in Augusta,Ga. I felt really bad , they do not expect him to live. About 2 weeks ago he asked me to come and have prayer with him, he is in a wheel chair. I promised him I would, but i got busy getting married and all, i kept telling my husband we must go visit him, I had seen him outside on and off and just waved hello in my hustle and bustle that week. I learned a lesson, don't put things off. you just never know.
Betty- congrats!!!
Mum- Hope your kids are well.
Wendy- you are a good grand ma, good luck with the car.
Keeping- i can't keep up !!!
Queen- hang in there. another one bites the dust.!!
Hey ladies I met my husband on hiv net.com funny cause I haven't been on the sites for a long time, just decided to cruz that nite , looking for friends and just as I was about to sign out, a quick flash with new members picks poped up and his pic was there. I decided to read his profile, it was short and sweet !!, we emailed, im and eventually he gave me his number, the rest was history!!!!
good luck ladies, hope all is well.
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Morning ladies,

Wendy, thanks.  How are things with grandbaby?

Netta, my father used to smoke with his oxygen on.  He told me he would forget to turn off the oxygen.  I was always expecting on the news to hear about his house blowing up, but nothing ever happened in that regard.  I can't believe they closed down the schools for an inch of snow.  It's only 7F degrees out right now, but we haven't had any snow in the last few days, and I'm so glad.  We've had our fair share of snow this season.

Not much going on this morning.  I couldn't get onto my class yesterday (the online one), so today I'm going to try to get on.  If I can't, I'll be heading to the school to have the secretary fix things.  Other than that, I plan right now on going to the Y.  Nothing else.  You ladies have a good day.
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Betty, I hear you!  We have a dusting of snow, but it will be gone before long.  It's 7F right now with a windchill below 0.  I'm suprised they haven't posted a 2hr delay because of the cold.  The buses run on diesel and they have to warm the engines to un-freeze the gas.  The news just announced that NYC schools are closed today - the 1st time since January 2004!  We've never gone a year without schools closing at least 3 or 4 days during the winter (mostly due to flooding) They've missed so much school this year that the kids have to go until June 8th and school boards are talking about starting school the middle of August.  That would reduce summer to about 6wks.

We're not supposed to get anymore snow, but it's stinkin' COLD!

You asked about my drama class.  We're doing a puppet skit and 2 "real people" skits.  We're making puppets with paper-mache heads.  The kids will be able to paint the faces, and make the hair and clothes.  Even though there are only 3 kids in the puppet skit, I'm letting all the kids make one.  The art class is going to paint our background for us.  I have 2 AS kids in the class - our middle son and another 9yr old named Nathan.  They are a hoot.  I know when 1 raises his hand, the other one will, too.  They've only met twice, but they act exactly alike.  It's so funny.  Next week, I'll be getting another AS little guy named Carter. He and my son are good buddies.  I MIGHT have hair left by May.

The boys and Hubby are just about over their croop.  Of course, mine is still holding on for dear life.  I found some meds that work.  I made it through yesterday with only 1 breathing treatment and 2 doses of meds.

Not much going on today.  Mim and I will be heading out tomorrow at 6am.  She has to have her bloodwork done before we see her lipid doc at 8:45a.  She'll have her fasting lipid panel and her HIV labs.  We'll find out this afternoon if Dr. D wants to add taxoplasmosis.  I'll let you all know what happens.

Have a great Monday!
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Good Morning Ladies!

Betty- You are so close! What class are you trying to take?

Mum- Your classes are going well? How are the kids?

Queen- Sorry to hear about Rey but it sounds like you are rebounding... ;)

Netta- Snow! In Georgia!? My dad has some family out there and I have never heard of it snowing!

Wendy- How are things going with your granddaughter?

Well it's Monday and I'm almost finished with report cards. They are due tomorrow so what I have left I have to finish tonight. They are done online and sometimes it takes sooooo long! I just have some Language Arts grades and comments left...UGGHHHH!

On another note...I have mentioned that I have been having "down moments" and really it just isn't getting much better. I'm good at pretending and "functioning" if that's what you call it. Things just aren't getting better. My mom emailed me about how I am pulling away from the family and that I don't talk to anyone or ask how she and her fiance are doing. She wants to know what my "plan" is and that it doesn't have to be this way. I told her that I am just trying to make it through each day and if it wasn't for Vivian (my dog) and my job I wouldn't have anything to get up for. My therapist thinks that I need to start on some medication because I'm just sinking lower and lower. I just don't care anymore. I've never felt this way and I don't like it but I can't get out of it, you know? I've also gained weight and that doesn't help. I'm not motivated to do anything about it. Ok....I know, boo hoo, boo hoo. I don't want to be a downer... :) Just kind of unloading.

Have a good day ladies!

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I have been having "down moments" and really it just isn't getting much better.
I hope you start feeling sunny soon.

I can't believe they closed down the schools for an inch of snow. 
They do it all the time down south. We are not accustomed to driving in any freezing weather conditions.
Snow generally turns to ice and southern people just cant drive on ice. The snow we get is most often gone within 24 hours. Replaced by dirty slush and black ice. Its a safety issue. Too many people get injured and killed when the road conditions are frozen. So city officials will close schools and city offices if the weather is too bad for southern drivers.


The baby is fine. Just as rotten as ever  ;D just like her Nanni <me>


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Hello,ladies. Hope everyone has had a good day.                           Betty, I lost my mind a long time ago ::) ;D, you just noticed? We got about 2 inches of snow and it closed down schools and most of everything. Robert and I went out and played a bit but I don't like the cold so we came in. We did get a lot of ice, and it will be worse in the morning cause everything melted and it will refreeze tonight. The low is going to be 11 degrees.                                                                          Betty, the outing  on Saturday sounds like fun. glad you got to go.                     Minismum, I will be wishing for the best possible results for her.               Wendy, I second your whole post .       
I hope you start feeling sunny soon.
They do it all the time down south. We are not accustomed to driving in any freezing weather conditions.
Snow generally turns to ice and southern people just cant drive on ice. The snow we get is most often gone within 24 hours. Replaced by dirty slush and black ice. Its a safety issue. Too many people get injured and killed when the road conditions are frozen. So city officials will close schools and city offices if the weather is too bad for southern drivers.


The baby is fine. Just as rotten as ever  ;D just like her Nanni <me>


  Except for the part about you being rotten ;D, you seem like a unselfish person to me.                                                              Anyway, I start back to work tomorrow. I got put back on the schedule today for 4 lunches T-F and Sunday. I will be glad to be back at work, maybe I can lose the 20 pounds I've gained from PeppridgeFarm cookies, my junk food of choice here lately.                    Queen and Andrea, hope you ladies get to feeling better. Have a great night.     Cristy

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Hi everyone. Lucas has his eye surgery in the morning. We have to be at the surgical center at 0715. If you pray, please add Lucas to your prayers. We got about 4" of snow here. All the roads were plowed, but will freeze overnight. Hopefully we'll be able to get out of our road. After that we'll be fine traveling. The surgical center is only about 10 miles away.

Vivyt - You can unload any time you need. If your therapist is recommending medicine, maybe you should try it. About 6 mo after my hysterectomy I was having killer mood swings. I'm talking suicidal to homicidal in the blink of an eye. Now I take a bioequivalent hormone replacement therapy and am as normal as I get ;). I know that's different from your situation, but the point is better living through chemistry saved me ;D.

Mum - I'll be praying for mini's blood tests.

Well, tomorrow's going to be a busy day. I better hit the rack. I'll post when I can to let everyone know how Lucas did.

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Howdy ladies,

Mum, thanks for the welcome and invite. I see that you have a house full as well. I'll tell ya right now, kids lose their damn minds when they hit puberty. In addition to the 6 kids at home, we have 2 cats (Pete and Repete), Beagle (Boo), another dog of the Hines 57 variety (Captain Morgan),and a 4 1/2 foot long green iguana (Fluffy). Fluffy is my baby. Can't wait for it to get warm, he likes to go for walks.
I'll try to post a pic of him, he's huge.

Anyway, gotta finish up some paper work before I get to go home. Hope to get to know some more of you ladies. Have a great day.

Just real quick, thank god there is another gamer in here! Queen, what type games do you prefer? And where was this stuff when I was a kid? I had Pong!
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Morning ladies,

Mum, I didn't know your boys and your hubby had croop.  Ugh.  Good luck with Min's bloodwork.  She's probably already had it by now.  I'm anxious to find out what the results are.

Andrea, maybe you should follow your therapist's advice and try an antidepressant.  Opinions here vary widely.  I can tell you that I've been on one or another the past three & 1/2 years, and that's one of the big ways I stay alright without going over the edge.  I know I have a chemical imbalance, and many people do.  Not everyone needs medication, but some of us do.  It's worth a shot, don't you think?

Wendy, yes, I lived in Alabama for awhile, and everyone freaked out even when there was just frost outside.  I understand people don't know how to drive down there; you know, we deal with black ice a lot up here, I guess we've just learned how to drive on it (or not drive and have accidents).  Usually the accidents caused from stuff like that up here are pretty minor.

Cristy, I'm sure it will feel good to be back at work.  Pepperidge Farm, aye?  Mmmm.

#1 mom, Lucas is in my thoughts.  Please let us know how everything goes. 

Fruitloop, welcome to our family!  I look forward in getting to know you.

I'm not going to the Y today.  I have a stomach virus, and was up and down all night with the runs.  So, I'm going to stick close to home today.  My landlord will be over in a couple hours to get rent and I have a couple other bills to pay.  I'll be working on homework for one of my classes today also.  It's the online class.  I really hate it; there's so many different programs the class uses and I am not computer smart at all.  Seriously, I was so frustrated yesterday when trying to figure it all out, I was almost in tears.  Which is very unusual for me.  If I can't get it down by tomorrow, I'm heading to the school and telling the secretary to show me how to do it. 

Other than that, nothing else going on.  I talked to my daughter last night; she's doing alright and says she's really starting to show.  She also said she's getting her tubes tied after this child is born, but she's unsure if the hospital she's giving birth at will allow tubals, as it's a Catholic hospital.  She has a doctor's appointment today, and will find out when she talks to her dr.     Anyways, you ladies have a good day.
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Just dropimg in the say HI, and Congradulate Betty on the awesome grade. We're almost there girly.


I will check back in later. ~1~

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Hi everyone. Just a quick post. Lucas had his eye surgery today. So far the surgery appears to be a success. During the surgery his heart went into SVT (very fast heart rate) several times. The first several times it slowed with out the Dr. doing anything, but the last time they had to give him medicine to slow it down because it was over 200 and was not slowing. He has an appointment with a pediatric cardiologist in the morning.

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Hey Ladies--

I don't think I reported in since the weekend. So here it goes, the drama still goes on with the car. It finally has gotten fixed, it just has to have the gasket put on it, without it, it is kind of loud cause air is getting in the exhaust. My bff might soon be ex, decided to send her son over to get the car while I was gone. I think she tripped and bumped her head. I'll just say that instead of going on a rant which is what I have been doing part of the day.

I am still pining for Rey which I could just kick myself for. Oh, don't get it twisted, I am not depressed but just misses the time we use to spend together. Now I have to think of something to do in place of him. The guy from the personals, Big D has done a Houdini all of a sudden...So, I am like  ??? and wtf? So now I am down to one. And he is 6 hours away...

Time Warner tried to jack me today. When I spoke with them on the phone they told me all I needed to pay was 155 but when I went into the local office it got jacked to 274....Yeah, well, they know what they can do for me...*bends over and moons them*.....f*ckers. I think  I am going to try to get satellite but that is going to have to wait til next month. I'll just make due with the internet and dvds. Which now my dvd player is acting funky and a movie is stuck in it. I am about ready to throw the s.o.b.

Tonight I am going to start back on my meds. I wanted to make sure I had some trees in case I get to feeling sick to my stomach or something. I am nervous like when I first started them. But I think I will be fine, meaning no resistance. We shall see in May when I go back to see my ID doc. I am still doing my little exercises for my stomach around the house. I am going to look into a membership somewhere. I thought this was cute...I went to a store today to get cigarettes and actually got carded. I thought the girl was carding me but I wasn't sure being partially deaf and all. So when I asked her to repeat what she said, I think I kinda scared her. But to make her feel good and me, I told her my age and said if she had to card me then I consider it a compliment.

*starts singing I'M TOO SEXY and struts down the catwalk*

PS--Fruitloop, I play all type of games..For the computer I am into Warcraft right now but has played most of the Diner Dashes, Wedding Dashes. I also like hidden puzzle games. As far as game systems go, I can't afford a PS3 and use to play the Resident Evil games for the PS2 along with The Sims, The Godfather, and Scarface...It's good to have another gamer aboard because I don't think the ladies here know what I am talking about when I mention Warcraft.....

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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)
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6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
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Welcome to the ladies thread Fruitloop

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Welcome Fruitloop...just typing that makes me smile  :)

Queen- That car has been causing you nothing but problems. I hope you get it resolved

Betty- You're taking a computer class, right? Do you have to or do you want to? I really have a difficult time when it goes beyond basic stuff.

#1Mom- I'm glad the surgery went ok. That's too bad that now he has to see a cardiologist. Did the doctor say why his heart rate was going up so high?

Cristy- Did you decide to go back to your old job?

Win- Thank you... :)

Not much going on. I go to see my ID doctor on Saturday and my therapist wants me to talk to him about going on Lexipro. I was on it for a few months before I was diagnosed. I cried my eyes out at my session today but that's a good thing. There's just so much...anyways, report cards are done so that is a relief. Next week we have parent conferences. I'm tired just thinking about it. Is it June yet?? LOL! Ok, ladies....I am going to watch some T.V. and go to bed... :)

Good night...sleep tight!
Andrea

 


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