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Author Topic: I am poz and don't know what to do  (Read 14357 times)

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Offline missy

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Re: I am poz and don't know what to do
« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2009, 12:37:44 PM »
I have been reading your thread and wanted to say Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your new HD, I really miss riding with my husband, he passed away last year and being alone is a whole new experience. It has really been a struggle to keep a happy attitude but I realized I needed to go on and be happy. Enjoy your bike and ride with the wind!
Mary

Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: I am poz and don't know what to do
« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2009, 06:47:24 PM »
Hi Chuck~

I hope everything went well and you got the bike!  Right now the weather is gorgeous, so I hope you're out and about getting bugs in your teeth!  Enjoy yourself!

~ Cindy
HIV+ since '93, 1/12 - CD4 785 and undet.   WOO-HOO!!

Offline CHUCK610

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Re: I am poz and don't know what to do
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2009, 09:10:38 AM »
Hi Everyone,

Sorry I havent checked in in a while, been enjoying my motorcycle and just trying to get my life back to some normality, The side effects of the meds have been subsiding, which is good. I am feeling a bit better about myself and my future. I go next week to have my numbers redone to see if the meds are helping (god I  hope they are).

Missy I am sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hang in there and keep looking forward.

Have a Great Day

Happy Fathers Day to all fathers out there
Diagnosed 5/01/09
cd4 289 vl 20k 20.5%
6/03/09 started med Reyataz, Norvir, Truvada
7/6/09 cd4 463, vl 1,400. 22%
7/22/09 cd4 472 vl 260, 29%
9/1/09 cd4 462 vl 218, 30.8%
10/22/09 cd4 462 vl undetectable (yahoo) 30.6 %
01/21/2010 cd4 537 undetectable  35.8%

Offline CHUCK610

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Re: I am poz and don't know what to do
« Reply #53 on: June 25, 2009, 09:17:53 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Just thought I would let everyone know how I am doing.
Been really enjoying my motorcycle. Feeling real good these days, had the blood work done now that I have been on meds for 4 weeks now. should get the results next week.

My wife and I are doing really good, we have decided to downsize our house and we are putting it on the market this week and looking for something smaller. We really don't want to be tied down to this big house anymore. We want to start enjoying life. So wish us luck on selling it,

I want you all to know how much your support has meant to me over the last 2 months. It has really helped me move on. My thoughts are obsessed as much with the HIV. Though I still think about it and get sad now and then but overall I am doing great and just enjoying life and doing what ever I have to do to stay healthy physically and mentally. ( The motorcycle is really helping).

Have a Great weekend


Many Thanks
Diagnosed 5/01/09
cd4 289 vl 20k 20.5%
6/03/09 started med Reyataz, Norvir, Truvada
7/6/09 cd4 463, vl 1,400. 22%
7/22/09 cd4 472 vl 260, 29%
9/1/09 cd4 462 vl 218, 30.8%
10/22/09 cd4 462 vl undetectable (yahoo) 30.6 %
01/21/2010 cd4 537 undetectable  35.8%

Offline positivmat

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Re: I am poz and don't know what to do
« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2009, 09:27:18 PM »
That is great to hear Chuck. You are an inspiration to me. I am glad the Eastern seaboard let out the sun for you for a few days now and then so u can enjoy your hog. Be well and enjoy life. Matt

Offline missy

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Re: I am poz and don't know what to do
« Reply #55 on: June 28, 2009, 05:57:48 PM »
Glad to hear all is well with you. Time helps and you will adjust to the meds.  Rubber side down! Ride with the wind.  ~Mary from Maryland

Offline CHUCK610

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Re: I am poz and don't know what to do
« Reply #56 on: June 29, 2009, 09:25:49 PM »
Hello All my Friends

Well I've planned my first trip away from home for 6 days this july 4th weekend, a little nervous about being so far away from home, the wife and I are going to the beach. What makes me nervous are the meds and the timing that they have to be taken. I have purchased a small cooler to keep them in. Really hope it goes well.

On another note. I am so going to miss my motorcycle, can't take it with me don't have a trailer for it and to far of a ride just yet. I'm going to go through serious withdrawals to not be able to ride for so long. But hey thats apart of moving on with life. Dont you think?

I hope everyone has a great 4th
Diagnosed 5/01/09
cd4 289 vl 20k 20.5%
6/03/09 started med Reyataz, Norvir, Truvada
7/6/09 cd4 463, vl 1,400. 22%
7/22/09 cd4 472 vl 260, 29%
9/1/09 cd4 462 vl 218, 30.8%
10/22/09 cd4 462 vl undetectable (yahoo) 30.6 %
01/21/2010 cd4 537 undetectable  35.8%

Offline missy

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Re: I am poz and don't know what to do
« Reply #57 on: June 29, 2009, 09:45:42 PM »
I just came back from the beach.  I had a wonderful time and I am sure you will too. Enjoy and have a happy 4th.  ~ Mary

Offline CHUCK610

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Re: I am poz and don't know what to do
« Reply #58 on: June 29, 2009, 09:51:44 PM »
Thanks Mary

I am going to do my best
Diagnosed 5/01/09
cd4 289 vl 20k 20.5%
6/03/09 started med Reyataz, Norvir, Truvada
7/6/09 cd4 463, vl 1,400. 22%
7/22/09 cd4 472 vl 260, 29%
9/1/09 cd4 462 vl 218, 30.8%
10/22/09 cd4 462 vl undetectable (yahoo) 30.6 %
01/21/2010 cd4 537 undetectable  35.8%

Offline irishkimmie

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Re: I am poz and don't know what to do
« Reply #59 on: July 13, 2009, 11:57:14 AM »
hi chuck  just sending u a huge hug here from the uk and sorry ur head is up ur ass at the mo but it will come down at some point and u will carry on with ur life like it is normal and u will forget that the hiv is there , I  myself have been poz 23yrs and like u at first idint know what to do where to run anD DINT KNOW  what was goin to happen well what is goin to happen is u and ur wife will get ur both heads together and say know what flick it we are goin to live our lifes to the best we can and enjoy every day we wake up and hug each other and love each other  and thank god that ur are still alive dont forget that we can live with all these new meds for yrs now and mind over matter  TRY AND STAY STRONG  i know it hard but ur alive . QUOTE !!!! LIVE LIFE LIKE UR DYEING AND LOVE LIKE U HAVE NEVR LOVED BEFORE  xxxx

Offline smalltown66

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Re: I am poz and don't know what to do
« Reply #60 on: July 18, 2009, 04:34:33 PM »
Chuck,

I am glad you are getting things worked out. I know the initial diagnosis is very traumatic to you. That is a very normal reaction. Find support as all the other posters have advised. This forum is a great start for support. Prayers healing and support are going out for you.

Smalltown66
Lifting the weight of the world sure is easier with others with the same goal.

Offline nycpoz

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Re: I am poz and don't know what to do
« Reply #61 on: July 20, 2009, 12:34:42 AM »
Hello Chuck, You said your wife had positive western blot, and later she tested negative on others tests? I tested positive on elissa and wb on 17 jul (this friday). I had no risky exposures in my life. I had sex only 3 times in my life (i am 27 years), and all 100% protected and no failures. I received oral from my ex-gf about 2 months back. Later i develped sore throat and ulcers on tonsils. They went off in 2 weeks. My doctor asked me about my hiv risk exposures and based on what I described he said no tests required. But I just had it tested as a routine, and got biggest shocker of my life. I have cried relentlessly for hours during the weekend.
Is it really possible to have a false positive on WB? my doctor says NO. He anyways is doing that again, but results won't be back until 2 weeks. I feel doomed and cheated by life. 

 


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