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Author Topic: A question or two from an AMG newbie!  (Read 2892 times)

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Offline odyssey

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A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« on: August 03, 2009, 06:14:29 PM »
Hey guys and gals, its Odyssey, and I'm set to join the fun this Thursday via an Amtrak train from Maine. Does anyone know if there is a specific check-in time or place I can put my luggage if I get there before I can get in my room. I can't find it on the hotel website. Also, I have Asperger's Syndrome, which is an autism spectrum disorder, so is there anyone who would be willing to "take me under their wing" so to speak? Thanks, any info and help will be greatly appreciated!

Odyssey
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

Offline anniebc

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Re: A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 07:31:26 PM »
Hi Odyssey

Not sure about the luggage thing but as for someone taking you under their wing..well just take your pick there are enough of us and everyyone of us would be willing to help you out...see you soon..
Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline Joe K

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Re: A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 09:28:32 PM »
I would imagine check in to be around 2 or 3 and if you get there early, they can hold your luggage, until you check in, so you can enjoy yourself until then.

Offline AMG Coordinator

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Re: A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009, 09:48:22 PM »
Check-in time is usually 2pm. I have emailed the hotel everyones aproximate arrival time, so the hotel will do their best to have a room available for you by the time you check in.

Offline minismom

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Re: A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 06:57:48 AM »
Odyssey,
3 of our children have A.S.  If there's anything you need, just let us know.  But, Jan's right, you'll be surrounded by a host of amazing and wonderful folks.

Mum (and Hubby and Mim) - see you in 2 DAYS!!!!
www.watoto.com
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Offline odyssey

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Re: A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 05:29:01 PM »
Thanks for the kind responses! I'm just kind of nervous because this is my first real trip of any sort of significance alone and Boston is certainly a big city. But I'm comforted by knowing there will be kind people there. :D
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

Offline mjmel

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Re: A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009, 07:58:07 PM »
You will certainly be among friendly folks!
See you soon.

Mike

Offline confidentIwillbeOK

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Re: A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2009, 10:33:59 PM »
Sorry for a real stupid question but I just joined the forum....what is "AMG"?  Is it "AIDS Meds gathering"? I live in Boston...I assume I can just swing by some of the social events at Fritz to chat with some people? Diagnosed last week.....doing real well....will post something in the "Newly Diagnosed Forum" soon.


Offline anniebc

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Re: A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009, 10:43:40 PM »
HI there

Yes AMG stands for "Aids Meds Gatherings"..I certainly hope you can stop by and say hello we would love to see you there, if you can make it you can meet us at the "Cheers" pub on Friday night as well.

Take care and hope to see you in Boston.
Jan
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Offline confidentIwillbeOK

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Re: A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2009, 11:07:36 PM »
great...will try and make it.  My first doctors appointment is tomorrow and the office is 2 mins from Chandler Inn and Fritz.   :)  Should I just saunter over to Fritz and start socializing with people are ya'll going to be wearing name tags or T-Shirts?  ;)  How many people are expected?

Offline anniebc

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Re: A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2009, 11:39:04 PM »
Hi again

We normally hang around the hotel first thing in the morning before we decide on what to do for the day..I'll be the old lady with blond hair and glasses if that helps.. ;).

Call in anytime you can.

Take care
Jan

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Offline confidentIwillbeOK

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Re: A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2009, 11:43:52 PM »
Thank you...due to work and docs appointment I was hoping to swing by for the social hour I saw listed in the other post:

***Wednesday Social Hour***

Time: 5:30: - 7:00 p.m.

...and if I can make it it will be a two-for.....gonna bring my husband.   :)

Offline anniebc

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Re: A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2009, 11:46:20 PM »
Sounds good to me..see you both soon

Jan
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Offline mjmel

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Re: A question or two from an AMG newbie!
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2009, 05:28:30 AM »
Confident,

Don't let Jan fool you with that old lady stuff.........she doesn't look the part at all
Oh the other hand, that accent will ID her every time.

 ;)
Mike

 


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