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Author Topic: Waxing........  (Read 2702 times)

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Offline bear60

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Waxing........
« on: April 03, 2009, 01:16:57 PM »
Waxing Nostalgic on my 65th birthday. (Monday, Apr 6.)
It is also:
20 years since testing HIV positive in 1989.
14 years since Paul, my former partner, died of AIDS on April 4th, 1995
and
I deeply miss all my friends who have died from AIDS:
Gary M. in 1989
Paul B., 1990
Pat M, and his lover Lloyd in 1992
Johnny C. in 1992
Jonathan L., 1996
Jim G. in 1998
Gene H. in 1999
and
Bill R in 2001
Steve T in 2002
Jim R in 2006
Fred C 2008

and

I miss my parents who died in old age: 
Dad in 1999
 my Mom in 2007

also:
my good friends
Ron W. in 2007 from cancer
and
Jim M. in 2004 from too much partying  ( but hey, the party lasted 30 or 40 years!)

All of these guys made the world a better place and their absence makes it that much harder for me to find a "Happy Place".
Its the life of a long term non progressor.
I keep a list.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2009, 02:58:25 PM by bear60 »
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Offline leatherman

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Re: Waxing........
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2009, 04:41:32 PM »
WOW! and I thought I was old turning 47 just a couple weeks ago. ROFL  :D ;D
But seriously, the happiest birthday wishes to you my cyber friend. :-*

I sure am glad you made it through this last year and were around to celebrate another year, as you were a source of comfort and support :-* to me during my crisis with Jim. Unfortunately, I all too well understand your "discomfort" of being a survivor and having a "happy" birthday. Though you may be saddened by thoughts of those who have left you behind, please feel some gladness too knowing that there are people still around who are glad that you've made it allllll these years.  ;)  ;D

Happy Bday Joel! and many more!!  ;D
mikie
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

Offline BT65

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Re: Waxing........
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 08:03:09 AM »
Joel, I really hope you have a great birthday!  You deserve it.  I understand about the losses, but that's where memories help.  Have a great one!
  Luv,
Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Texan38

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Re: Waxing........
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 09:32:44 AM »
Wishing you nothing but the best for your birthday. You're a good person and a wonderful friend.

Sending you a big ol' Texas size <<BEAR HUG>>  :-*

Mark
In Hollywood an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty per cent of publicity.
~ Lauren Bacall

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Waxing........
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2009, 10:29:06 AM »
Happy Birthday Joel and many, many more to come.

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Waxing........
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009, 01:01:52 PM »
Happy B day  and ,many more ...  plan a nice celebration for you and include  some good thoughts for those who can no longer attend..  maybe a nice bottle of wine and several glasses so you can drink one  for each of them


Nick
remember the good times...honor the past but don't live there
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Offline bear60

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Re: Waxing........
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2009, 03:25:15 PM »
Thanks Nick...thats a good idea.
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Offline bear60

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Re: Waxing........
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2009, 03:41:59 PM »
WOW! and I thought I was old turning 47 just a couple weeks ago. ROFL  :D ;D
But seriously, the happiest birthday wishes to you my cyber friend. :-*

mikie
Mikie....
Turning 65 has been a LOT of work.  Getting hooked up with Medicare Parts A and B and choosing my Part D provider.  Lots of mail coming in to get me to choose this one or that one.
Setting up automatic payment of Part D.
I still need to get my Transpass...woopee...now I ride for free.
Got my bifocals a couple of months ago.
I appreciate your thoughts.....Betty.... and Texan... and Rod

Joel
modified to add: Dinner last night with friends was a  nice celebration.  We went to a Burmese restaurant named Rangoon.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2009, 11:24:47 AM by bear60 »
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Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Waxing........
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2009, 09:48:05 PM »
Joel,

I hope you had a wonderful birthday and wish you many more to come!

Big Bear Hugs & 65 birthday whacks,  :o
AA
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Waxing........
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2009, 03:53:37 PM »
Happy Birthday honey, and many many more!

When you started out by naming it "Waxing...."  I thought "surely Joel is not going to go have his chest waxed!"  LOL

My list of lost loved ones grows longer with each passing year.   It never gets any easier, just more 'comfortable' I guess is a good word for it.   I still miss my Dad every day of my life, since he died in 1986.   Got together with a fellow Alabama LTS this weekend, and we reminisced about our friends who have gone on........

Birthday HUGS !!

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 lonewolf

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Re: Waxing........
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2009, 08:36:38 PM »
HB Joel !!!
Life can be hard, especially those who give us great times and memories pass on.  As we get older, I guess it is part of our life individual life, to grow stronger, get used to bifocials ,think more positive, and to pass on our wisdom and kindness to others.
You are a GREAT guy, and keep enjoying life and your friends, who I know love and cherish you!!
Congrats on things falling into place abit more for you too..
Each day,  something to be thankful for,  whether it is a fond memory or something good for us.

Take care my friend,  I am blessed to know you here on this site.
Hugs,  Bruce
« Last Edit: April 06, 2009, 08:40:02 PM by lonewolf »
"To all within the sound of my voice, I appeal: Learn with me the lessons of history and of grace, so my children will not be afraid to say the word “AIDS” when I am gone. Then, their children and yours may not need to whisper it at all."  Mary Fisher

Offline Winiroo

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Re: Waxing........
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2009, 09:53:48 PM »


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Offline aztecan

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Re: Waxing........
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2009, 09:27:33 AM »
Hey Joel,

A belated Happy Birthday! I hope you celebrated appropriately and had a great time.

It is always bittersweet to reminisce. I'm glad you're still here.

HUGS,

Mark

"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline rondrond

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Re: Waxing........
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2009, 11:47:36 AM »
Happy belated Birthday, Joel


     AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT GROWING OLD:



   

   
   

     Well, crap...

   
   

     Now I forgot what it was.
"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

 


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