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Author Topic: A Day to Remember......  (Read 3940 times)

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Offline Moffie65

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A Day to Remember......
« on: September 14, 2006, 04:40:33 AM »
Well, I have a load of stuff to do today, but before the day starts, I wanted to come in and share something very personal with all of you.

On this date, in 1983; an immunologist looked into my face and told me, “you have AIDS related complex, and you should get your affairs in order, as you probably will not see Christmas this year”.  Twenty three years ago today….  I will not recount the last 23 years, as most of that I tend to keep in my Blog, but I am marking this as a milestone year, and am looking forward to the next year with anticipation and excitement.

This last year has been a very good one, and even though the struggle for equity of services for those of us living with this disease is a long and difficult road; I still find enjoyment in doing the work. 

Thank each and every one of you for being in my world and for spending the time here to offer support and help to those that request it and need the “light” to make their trip a little easier.  This Website, this forum, and you people, all make up a resource that is historically significant.  We have never lived in a time of the instantaneous communication opportunities that this medium extends to us, and so it makes it so much easier to get in touch with those in need.  I feel so lucky to have lived this long and to see what a difference this medium has made in the lives of PLWHA. 

In closing, I want to thank all of you who have enriched my life over the last year, and to those that I met and communicated with in Montreal; a huge and sloppy kiss to all of you.  You have enriched my life beyond anything you might have imagined.

In Love and Thanks for good people.
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline Nadine

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2006, 05:36:26 AM »
Tim,  Thank You for being here for all of us!

(((Big Hugs)))

Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2006, 06:04:18 AM »
Dear Tim,

I wish I had read this post prior to attending the Planning Counsil meeting tonight.  Each month we light candles and share a moment of silence for those we have lost to AIDS.  I often think of people who are still living and fighting for a better quality of life for everyone living with HIV/AIDS. 

Tonight with the Directors of Medicine at both the Center of HIV Prevention and Care, the Russian River Health Center, as well as the Executive Director of Face-to-Face and the Executive Director of Food for Thought abstaining, the FY 2007 budget was approved as written.  Even more important, the Community Re-Connect program has been included in the budget. 

Over this past year on the forums, I have gotten so much support and advise from you, I enjoy spending this 23rd Anniversary with you.  Where are those Roses when you need them?  Have the best day
Michael

www.Commission-on-AIDS.org

Offline anniebc

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2006, 07:00:53 AM »
Dearest Moffie

You gave me advise, information, you inspired me and encouraged me to start my support group, which by the way is going very well, and you saved your last piece of chocolate cake for me...so I say to you THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE WHEN I NEEDED YOU

With love and hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2006, 07:19:41 AM »
Mad props to you Daddy Tim. You know how much you mean to me. :-*

MtD

Offline Teresa

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2006, 07:21:38 AM »
Tim,

Thank you for being you!
You have helped me so much since I came to these forums. I will forever be grateful to you.

Much Love
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2006, 07:32:58 AM »


Thank each and every one of you for being in my world and for spending the time here to offer support and help to those that request it and need the “light” to make their trip a little easier. 


Hello Tim


And thankyou for being in this world and taking up the cause ,and struggle, that I myself should have been a part of years ago. Thankyou for the inspiration, and the motivation. You do motivate, whether you realise it or not !! I know I certainly don't mention that to you often enough. You have definitely given me some wake up calls !!



Respectfully------Ray 




Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline fearless

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2006, 08:13:12 AM »
Thank you Tim,
If I was half the man you are, if I had half the guts, half the determination, half the inspiration, half the compassion, well... my life would be grand.
You are an inspiration.
Steve
Be forgiving, be grateful, be optimistic

Offline Moffie65

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2006, 09:30:05 AM »
Thank you one and all.  I don't think any of you realize just how much your messages mean to an old man.  I now have to get breakfast, take the truck in for service, and then come home and rest, as it seems a cold/sore throat/congestion thingy is settling in and I have about 25 phone calls and a meeting to tap into today.  Oh well, nobody said it would be easy.

Guys, thanks, you give me strength.

In Love and Gratitude.
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline ndrew

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2006, 09:43:18 AM »
Your attitude, character, power and strength is an inspiration.  You have a gratitude for the gift that is life.  Keeping working and playing in love...

Drew

Offline Iggy

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2006, 09:47:51 AM »
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« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 09:29:54 PM by Iggy »

Offline emeraldize

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2006, 09:54:04 AM »
Tim

A phrase I like, but rarely enact is " Brevity Leads to Clarity " -- I'm heartened we met in Montreal and that doctors' forecasts are sometimes cast off.

Em
« Last Edit: October 31, 2006, 10:19:23 PM by emeraldize »

Offline Biggums

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2006, 09:55:38 AM »
And thank you Tim as well.  I love ya.
44 year old gay man .......just broke up with the only man I've ever really loved.

You can love completely without complete understanding.

Offline ACinKC

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2006, 11:33:53 AM »
Always an inspiration Moffie!

Andrew <--- Who is pretty sure the outfit you're wearing in your Avatar is ALMOST back in style!
« Last Edit: September 14, 2006, 04:22:16 PM by ACinKC »
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline sweetasmeli

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2006, 12:37:43 PM »
On this date, in 1983; an immunologist looked into my face and told me, “you have AIDS related complex, and you should get your affairs in order, as you probably will not see Christmas this year“.

Well, you certainly showed him, didn't you Tim!

And I for one am very glad!

Melia ;)



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(,,,_ ,,,)/   (,,,_ ,,,)/ Cats rule!

The difference between cats and dogs is that dogs come when called, whereas cats take a message and get back to you.

Yeia kai hara (health and happiness) to everyone!

Offline Alain

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2006, 01:18:53 PM »
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« Last Edit: November 03, 2006, 09:01:23 PM by cowandalehouse »

Offline Joe K

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2006, 01:40:41 PM »
Dear Tim,

What can I possibly say?  Wishing you happiness, after all that you have done with your life, seems inadequate as the words just escape me.  You know how you much you mean to so many of us and your willingness to remain on the front lines (despite being an "ancient") is a testament to the caliber of your character.

You know how we feel about you and our wish for your always remains that you will always have what you need.

Love always.

Offline Life

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2006, 02:11:36 PM »
Tim, wishing you all the best in this not so pleasant situation.  Knowing you are just a click away means everything.  Hope concurs all.. You give us that..

Love

Offline cmhjeff

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2006, 02:34:16 PM »
a huge and sloppy kiss to all of you. 
Oh Daddy! Just the way I like them  :-*

Tim - THANK YOU

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2006, 02:42:33 PM »
Tim,
You are an amazing person! I don't know where you get the strength and courage to fight like you do. But it is an inspiration. I am proud to know you. And I'm looking forward to getting to know you even better in the years ahead. Happy Anniversary!
Positive since 1985

Offline AlanBama

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2006, 04:21:32 PM »
Hi Tim,

sending you LOVE and hugs, and I'm glad you're still with us!

Alan  :-*
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline LatinAlexander

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2006, 04:44:34 PM »
Yes, yes....WE WILL SURVIVE!! (God bless Gloria Gaynor and Diana Ross) :)

Alex
Poz since Jul 19 2006
Initial numbers : CD4-250 VL 3500
First labs after HAART (Dec 04-2006) : CD4-432 VL-<40 (Undetectable)  cd4%=25.11%
Started HAART: Combivir+Efavirenz Aug 26 7:38 pm
Feb 08 2007 - Gradually stopping HAART cause of Myalgia. Protecting Efavirenz. Stopped Efavirenz, ahead with Combivir....
February 17 Combivir stopped.
April 3 -07 : Started ddi+3tc+efavirenz...
Gay and positive (What a lack of Identity...:) )
Looking for my Ben....

Offline o

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2006, 05:05:00 PM »
Dear Tim,
I remember the days i first began to write to this forum with a lot of despair and i will always remember the roses i got from you.
they were just as good as real.
but the roses die, we will survive

to many years a head, with love. life and trust.

and i send u my favourite flowers to you
xxx

Offline Jerry71

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2006, 05:12:11 PM »
Tim

You The Man! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Offline Robert

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2006, 11:53:21 PM »
Tim...

Thanks for sharing the past with us with your blogs and insights.  And I look forward to sharing the rest of our lives together.

robert
..........

Offline livingpositively

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2006, 12:19:26 AM »
Tim,

I am so glad you pissed in that Dr's wheaties.  You ruly are an inspiration.  I was but a child 23 years ago (not trying to rub it in  ;) ), You have helped fill the potholes in one shitty road, and my journey will be easier (presumably) because of it.  So I say a big huge thank you.

And I look forward to getting to know you better.

Love
4/6/07   CD4 450, % 23, No VL
2/19/07 CD4 487, % 26, VL 47,500
1/4/07   CD4 357, % 27, No VL
10/3/06 CD4 500, % 26, VL 18,000
7/6/06   CD4 530, % 29, VL 83,800
4/6/06   CD4 555, % 28, VL 13,000

Offline Moffie65

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2006, 11:37:28 AM »
Thank you all so very much for the good wishes.

I am taking a break from the forums today, due mainly to this cold which has settled in my lungs and throat.  It is miserable, and all my joints hurt like hell, so typing is out of the question.  I wanted to write today and just lay low, but hell, I guess this will have to do for the typing. 

Hope you all have a good day today, and stay positive and don't let anything get you down.  I am not going to let this one get me down and in a couple of days, I'll be back.

IN Love and Thanks for good people.
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline Christine

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2006, 11:45:58 AM »
Hi Tim,
Thank you for sharing your experiences, your strength and your knowledge with all of us. When I read your posts, they are always filled with wisdom, and an unselfish nature which inspires me to keep on fighting this nasty thing. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Christine
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000

Offline Teresa

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2006, 11:49:42 AM »
Moffie,

Hope you get to feeling better soon. I am just getting over a cold so i know how miresable you feel. Seems like I always get a cold when the weather changes.

Get plenty of rest!

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline randym431

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2006, 08:58:56 PM »
I'll never forget your roses when I first came aboard. That in itself told me I was not alone.

 :) :) :)

Offline pragyamishra

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2006, 07:37:17 AM »
 Hey Tim!

Your love for life and rock solid detrmination are a real inspiration of all !

I wish we had more ppl like You.

Hugs.....
Prags :)

Offline aztecan

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2006, 07:49:44 AM »
Hey Tim,
Congrats on the milestone. I remember those days, and docs saying things like that to those of us with HIV, all too well.

Hope you're feeling better and will soon be back in the pink.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline eirin

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Re: A Day to Remember......
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2006, 05:03:09 AM »
Big hugs to you Tim!

Thanks for all the love and food for thought you bring on here!

 :-* :-* :-*

 


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