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Offline Gio

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bummed - Venting
« on: April 14, 2011, 10:47:36 PM »
So I am turning 40 years old  >:( in about 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Was stressing it but not anymore i think i am stressing more the fact that i  kinda of feel sad by myself sort of and that i am definitely not in a place in my life that i expected or hoped to be...  Otherwise health and everything else is fine..  I have to keep reminding myself that it could of been worst...  So here's to me! Got to not let it beat me or get down

Offline drewm

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 10:54:08 PM »
Happy Birthday from someone who almost didn't make it through his own last year. On my birthday, I was at death's door with a VL of 500,000 and CD-4 count of 008. Keeping it all in perspective, I am blessed to be looking at another birthday next month. Don't sell yourself short, you are here for a reason!
 :)
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PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

ATRIPLA - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 11:00:27 PM »
Thank you Drew :)  I know what you mean!  I just have all this in me that i am letting loose love the forum....  So here is for another wonderful year of life and hopefully the big "C" not the bad one :)

Offline drewm

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 11:08:00 PM »
It's hard sometimes to wrap our brains around this disease and the meaning of life. I had never planned on this journey either but it is what it is...ya know? I am making the best of it and I'll be damned if I am going to be derailed by some virus that is fragile as hell and is on the way to being BEAT!

Hang in there!!!
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

ATRIPLA - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 11:28:20 PM »
Happy Birthday! ;D

I was in the hospital and nearly died from AIDS on my 34th birthday and yet again on my 36th birthday - so every year when my birthday rolls around and I'm not in a hospital and I'm still alive, instead of being "concerned" about getting older, I'm ecstatic that I'm even having a birthday. ;D I mean the alternative of not having a bday and not growing older isn't really much fun. ::) I just celebrated my 49th birthday last month which I never thought I'd see and I'm pretty excited about making it around to next March to see the big 5-oh.

of course, if you're not happy with where you are in your life, you already know the solution - get out there and do what you need to do to make it what you want it to be. ;) Good heavens you're only 40 :D, there's plenty of time to turn things around.

Happy birthday (in half an hour) and good luck this year changing your life to be what you want it to be. ;)
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline woodshere

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 11:49:28 PM »
Even with being diagosed poz at 42, I love my forties!!!!  

Hope you have a great b-day!
"Let us give pubicity to HV/AIDS and not hide it..." "One of the things destroying people with AIDS is the stigma we attach to it."   Nelson Mandela

Offline SunnyFlorida

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011, 11:52:32 PM »
Happy Birthday, Gio! :) May you have many, many more to come! *hugs*

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 12:01:54 AM »
So I am turning 40 years old  >:( in about 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Was stressing it but not anymore i think i am stressing more the fact that i  kinda of feel sad by myself sort of and that i am definitely not in a place in my life that i expected or hoped to be...  Otherwise health and everything else is fine..  I have to keep reminding myself that it could of been worst...  So here's to me! Got to not let it beat me or get down

Happy Birthday!  I know how you feel, I just turned 40 two years ago.    While I have not been able to fully accept turning 40,  getting a stronger prescription in my glasses today proves my eyes are adjusting well to it.  You're right though, it could be worse and this is what I keep telling myself.   Being born my sister's kid would be worse for example.... when I need proof I just look at his picture.  
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline Theyer

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011, 06:55:24 AM »
Happy birthday greetings my advice eat the most expensive delicious cake you can get you hands on
love theyer
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Offline Ann

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011, 07:11:35 AM »
Didn't you get the memo? 40 is the new 30. And I keep telling myself that 50 is the new 40 - I'll be turning 50 in eighteen months.

Happy birthday!

Ann
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Offline denb45

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2011, 08:43:52 AM »
Cheer up dear, 40 is when everything really starts to make sense, and @ 50 things get even better, you'll find that you no longer have time for a lot of bullshit, that you worried about when you were younger  ;)

Happy Birthday, and I hope you have many, many more to come  ;)
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2011, 09:21:01 AM »
Happy birthday!

Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2011, 10:40:05 AM »
Happy Birthday to you.
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2011, 10:50:50 AM »
So here's to me! Got to not let it beat me or get down

Yes indeed!  Happy 40th birthday and EAT SOME CAKE!!!

Offline Buckmark

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2011, 11:51:02 AM »
You can't change the number, so there's no use fretting about it.  If turning 40 causes you to evaluate a few things in your life, and make some changes for the better. then that's a good thing.

Happy Birthday!

Henry
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     One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell.
     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
- Butch Hancock, Musician, The Flatlanders

Offline Gio

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2011, 01:08:32 PM »
Thank you everyone and i am stcking to Ann 40 is the new 30 so here are for many more Bdays to come and good health.. 

Offline Theyer

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2011, 01:11:23 PM »
No cake?

theyer
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Offline drewm

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2011, 04:21:44 PM »
Right! What about the cake?  ;)
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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2011, 05:24:34 PM »
mmmm cake! Yes, I'm certain that bday cake makes changing things around in your life even easier (I read that on the internet, so it's got to be true!) so you really do need to have some bday cake! ;D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2011, 05:33:35 PM »
Here is a virtual cake for your B-day!


Offline RWR

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2011, 07:13:53 PM »
Happy Birthday
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Offline Ann

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2011, 08:57:58 PM »
Gio, I hope you had a great birthday and had your cock cake and ate it too.




And I absolutely cannot believe that not one of you queens men thought of that joke before me. I've been waiting since I first posted earlier today.

Yeah, so maybe it's just me with the sick odd sense of humour.

:P




PS - 50 is the new 40. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2011, 07:51:33 AM »
PS - 50 is the new 40. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I agree and am looking forward to entering my 40s again this August! 

Offline Gio

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Re: bummed - Venting
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2011, 07:38:23 PM »
Ann lol lol I know right...  :)    The Bday was awesome dinner dancing and surrounded by alot of folks... 

thank you Ladies and Gents

 


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