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Author Topic: 10 Years Clean  (Read 1397 times)

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Offline antibody

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10 Years Clean
« on: January 12, 2010, 11:41:52 PM »
1/13/2000 I stepped into rehab for the fifth and final time to quit heroin and cocaine. I haven't looked back and made a change in my life that has lasted. It took years to move from crashing on friends couches to having my own place. I've had a few health issues, ie HIV but I still keep a job and was promoted to manager and now make a great living and have a wonderful boyfriend that I've had for 7 years now. He is HIV negative and he treats me like I was too and love him so much words can't describe. So tomorrow I celebrate 10 years of a wonderful life and look forward to the next ten.
Timbuk      <50/ 794  CD4 10/06 
                 <50/ 1096 CD4 3/07
                 <40/ 1854 CD4 4/09

Started Atripla  7/14/06
Switched to boosted Reyataz Truvada 3/28/07

*Ask me about Medical Marijuana and how it can help you!*

Offline PozBrian

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Re: 10 Years Clean
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 01:05:55 AM »
Happy Rebirthday!
3/8 CD4: 495, 31%, VL UD
2/1 CD4: 564, 20%.VL UD, switching to Issentress & truvada
10/11 CD4: 446, 29%, VL UD
7/11 CD4: 873, 35%, VL UD
4/11 CD4: 573, 34% VL 0
12/10 CD4: 405, 30% VL UD
9/10 CD4: 416, 31% VL UD
5/10 CD4: 393, 29% VL: UD
02/10 CD4: 423, 37% VL: UD
11/09 CD4: 379, 25% VL: UNDETECTABLE!!
10/09 CD4: 245, 25% VL: 87
9/09 CD4: 246, 24% VL: 49!
8/09 CD4: 277, 26% VL: 115
7/09 CD4: 346, 24% VL: 221
6/09 started Atripla
5/09 CD4: 326, 16%  VL:125000
4/09 HIV +, CD4: 397, 16%  VL:195000, PPD reactive

Offline fearless

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Re: 10 Years Clean
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 03:46:52 AM »
good for you. happy 10th
Be forgiving, be grateful, be optimistic

Offline BT65

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Re: 10 Years Clean
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 05:49:30 AM »
Much congrats!  That's quite an achievement.  Here's to many, many more years!
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline john33

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Re: 10 Years Clean
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 06:00:27 AM »
congratulations!!!!

Offline Texan38

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Re: 10 Years Clean
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010, 07:16:50 AM »
Happy 10th Anniversary!  :)
In Hollywood an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty per cent of publicity.
~ Lauren Bacall

Offline bocker3

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Re: 10 Years Clean
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2010, 07:48:50 AM »
Happy Anniversary!!  It is amazing what we can achieve a day at a time.

Keep going.......

Hugs,
Mike
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2013 691/31% <20

Offline bmancanfly

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Re: 10 Years Clean
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2010, 09:20:03 AM »
A truly happy anniversary.  Congratulations!
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 Bertrand Russell

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: 10 Years Clean
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2010, 10:20:20 AM »


Congratulations !! This is truly an achievement, you should feel great this day, and everyday !

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline jcelvis

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Re: 10 Years Clean
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2010, 12:43:07 PM »
Yay! Congrats, positive influences always makes things easier. I'm pretty sure your boyfriend is a solid rock and it's always nice to have that kind of support.
Change the way you view the world, and the world around you changes.

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: 10 Years Clean
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2010, 12:52:50 PM »
Congratulations!  :)

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: 10 Years Clean
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2010, 01:03:13 PM »
 true accomplishment that should be widely celebrated..... staying off drugs is an amazing life changing event...stick with it... you both deserve a huge congratulations.....
come to Las Vegas in august  lets meet this super partner...


.
Nick
remember the good times...honor the past but don't live there
Le stelle la notte sono grandie luminose, nel cuore profondo del Texas

Offline antibody

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Re: 10 Years Clean
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2010, 12:39:50 PM »
Thanks everyone for your encouragement and support. I am proud to be one of the ones that made it. 1 in 10 heroin addicts stays clean. I've come such a long long way.
Timbuk      <50/ 794  CD4 10/06 
                 <50/ 1096 CD4 3/07
                 <40/ 1854 CD4 4/09

Started Atripla  7/14/06
Switched to boosted Reyataz Truvada 3/28/07

*Ask me about Medical Marijuana and how it can help you!*

 


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