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Author Topic: What valuable tools/skills have you picked up since becoming positive?  (Read 2595 times)

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Offline skeebo1969

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  I got this skill I acquired since becoming positive.  Some how I am able to, when taking a dump, spray the area between the toilet seat and the toilet bowl.....  man it's just amazing at the precision I have acquired since being diagnosed.  I ain't even got the aim down when I take a piss.... but yet I can do this on demand and am even thinking of placing a bullseye there so I can get even better with the aim...

 I can also do the 7 pill grab when I fill my pill box.  I think I have only been off one time and that was September 17, 2008 at exactly 4:07 PM.  Ever since then I have been perfect..

  I think this could be some sort of beginning to some sort of Olympic games or something......
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline next2u

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i was thinking resilience, but i was obviously going down the wrong path with that  :D
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Offline anniebc

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For some crazy reason I htought this was going to be a serious post...silly me.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline Luke

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I can also do the 7 pill grab when I fill my pill box. 

It is great how good some little things can make us feel ;)

Offline mecch

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  • red pill? or blue pill?
My bullshit detector works better.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline skeebo1969

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  Sorry folks for trying to find something funny in all this bullshit we go through.....  I'll try to keep things a lil more on the morbid side next time.
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline GNYC09

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skeebo, I enjoyed the joke...

Anyhow, I learned to not fear having a needle stuck in me (especially since I have to inject myself now). And I learned to not postpone the fun things that I can do today...


Offline mjmel

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These past 10 years (!!!10!!!) I've learned how to keep a toilet bowl sparkly clean 24/7.

....but now that I've switched to Atripla and left the PI's behind (pun alert) it seems my new skill is not being utilized as often.

meh!

Mike

Offline minismom

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Mim has this skill.  When it's time for her stool sample, Hubby and I will draw straws to see who has to hold the cup!   :o  We need to find those gloves farmers wear when they birth cows - they go clear up to the shoulder.

Mum
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"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today...it's already tomorrow in Australia"  Charles Schultz

Offline WillyWump

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None. I'm still as unskilled in everything as I was pre diagnosis.

-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline Joe K

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The ability to swallow 96 pills, each day, for almost three years.  Think multiple PIs... enough said.

Offline mecch

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96 pills! Geezuz! Bravo

I liked the comments about the clean toilet. Somehow clean surfaces, clean home, makes everything a bit easier and lighter.

“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline next2u

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ahh, i have one.

it's not a skill or a tool but i think it qualifies. i got over my fear of needles!!!

best,
d
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Offline anniebc

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I don't think anyone is taking this serious Skeebo..maybe I should have put a smilie at the end of my post.

I have learn to swallow the pills first...then shout at the grandkids, it scares the hell out of them when you start choking in front of them.... ;)

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline skeebo1969

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I don't think anyone is taking this serious Skeebo..maybe I should have put a smilie at the end of my post.


 No Mrs. Annie that was not directed towards you.... Some people may not be having it so well right now, completely understand.
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline Robert

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   I can also do the 7 pill grab when I fill my pill box.  I think I have only been off one time and that was September 17, 2008 at exactly 4:07 PM.  Ever since then I have been perfect..

  I think this could be some sort of beginning to some sort of Olympic games or something......

That 7 pill grap is something, isn't it?  It's uncanny how I can grab a bottle and toss out 7 pills without even looking.

Now, as for the exploding ass, phenomena, we'll combine that with friggin' hemorrhoids and you get a bloody mess.  With a quick flick of the wrist I can clean a toilet with the best of them.

robert
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Offline mjmel

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ahh, i have one.

it's not a skill or a tool but i think it qualifies. i got over my fear of needles!!!

best,
d

Honey, your resilience skill would have been just fine. You meant in the pliability sense, yes? That's just cool, dude.
 :P
Robert, clearly ya have a delicate way with words, don't ya.
 ::)

Mike
« Last Edit: July 26, 2009, 07:53:22 PM by mjmel »

Offline newt

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patience and forgiveness mostly patience with myself - matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline Basquo

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That 7 pill grap is something, isn't it?  It's uncanny how I can grab a bottle and toss out 7 pills without even looking.


I've almost got the 21 pill shake mastered for the 3-a-day's. Almost!

Offline next2u

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oh, and there is a guilt reflex as well. since im not on meds im priming myself by taking vitamins everyday. when i forget there is a guilt reflex. which is followed by a did or didn't i pondering. this is followed by a where are the extra vitamins. the final thought usually being just take them when you get home, even if you forget you wont over vitamin yourself, lol.

thanks jan, guess im still compensating, lol.

midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

 


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