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Author Topic: New Member to the family  (Read 1904 times)

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Offline socalpoz

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New Member to the family
« on: August 04, 2011, 06:39:19 PM »
Hi,
Although I am a new member, I have been following posts like a junkie since I was diagnosed at the end of January. For some reason it took months to finally get approved to join this forum, not sure I fully understand the limit of one member per ip address (anyway that it is another story).

The past six months have been an emotional roller coaster, I have had to confront my actions and my responsibilities in not only becoming HIV + , but the cheating on my husband and the hope that I didn't infect him as well. I believe due to my blood work I was infected about a year prior to my diagnosis and although I had been around I thought I had always played it safe.

During my journey so far there have been numerous sleepless nights, crying bouts, depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Had it not been for this site I really don't know if I would have made it. I am taking each day one day at a time and trying to be my normal upbeat positive self. I have only revealed my status to a couple of people as I am still not sure who all I can trust.

I do want to just thank everyone on this forum for all the good, bad and the ugly comments, it really does seem like one big caring family!

First question how does one post there lab results as part of their signature?
Diagnosed Jan. 22, 2011
feb/11 cd4 547, cd4% 37, vl 527
mar/11 cd4 650, cd4% 37, vl 97
may/11 cd4 698, cd4% 37, vl 303
jul/11 cd4 744, cd4% 39, vl 239
aug/12 cd4 675, cd4% 39, Vl 42
Jun/13 cd4 594, cd4% 38, Vl 1860
Jul/3/13 started Stribild
Aug/13 cd4 758 cd4% 43, vl ??

Offline thunter34

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 06:43:15 PM »
Hello and welcome.

I will let members of the administration here detail the "one per IP" issue, but suffice it to say that it is most likely due to the sensitive nature of this forum board.

As for sig line stats, go to "user" (in the top left of your screen), the click on "forum profile information".  That should open up your profile to put your info in the signature line.

AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline Since2005

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 07:00:03 PM »
Welcome to the Forum. I am myself is a new member. Less than a week. I really know what you meant by "I have been following posts like a junkie .... it really does seem like one big caring family! " I do feel that way too.. feels like a sense of belonging.. Good luck!!

Offline WillyWump

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 07:05:28 PM »
Welcome aboard Socal!

-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 klassykitty

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 07:13:11 PM »
Welcome SoCal
Michelle 8)
How to handle stress like a dog:
If you can't eat it or play with it.....
then pee on it and walk away

Diagnosed 01-20-2011
01-23  CD4 32    VL 125,400
02-18        76     VL 189
03-14  no cd4 test done   VL-52
04-14   69  VL-UNDECTABLE  YEA!!
05-26   50  whoopsy  
06-27   71        %-7
08-15   64 WTF %-9 
10-16  80         %7  
2012  CD4  %Thing   VL-UD
01-18  87    7
04-18  93    8  
07-16  151  8         
10-18  83    9    VL-70
2013   CD4   %thing       VL-UD
01-28  121     9
04-24  148    11   
07-25  157    11   
10-22  185    13
2014   CD-4  %thing   VL-UD
02-07 201 YEA!!!!!!  12
06-03  205      12

Offline anniebc

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 07:17:00 PM »
Hi there

Welcome to the family, like all families we have our ups and Downs, but when it comes down to the serious things everyone is here to support you.

Thing's will get better for you in time, you just need to give yourself that time, don't be frightened to ask question, there will always be someone who will have the answer for you, it may not always be what you are looking for, a few of the really good guys here believe in tough love...and it works if you listen to them.

Hope to hear more from you.

Aroha
Jan

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Online Jeff G

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 07:17:25 PM »
Welcome to the forums ... glad you found us ... sorry you need us .

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 07:23:18 PM »
Welcome SoCal - glad you found us and joined in to introduce yourself.

-Phil
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline socalpoz

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2011, 08:18:13 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcomes. I am already feeling the Love  ;D.

I do have to say this feels very similar to coming out of the closet, and I actually got a little emotional reading your warm and loving comments. A the weight on my shoulders feels a little lighter now.
Diagnosed Jan. 22, 2011
feb/11 cd4 547, cd4% 37, vl 527
mar/11 cd4 650, cd4% 37, vl 97
may/11 cd4 698, cd4% 37, vl 303
jul/11 cd4 744, cd4% 39, vl 239
aug/12 cd4 675, cd4% 39, Vl 42
Jun/13 cd4 594, cd4% 38, Vl 1860
Jul/3/13 started Stribild
Aug/13 cd4 758 cd4% 43, vl ??

Offline leatherman

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2011, 08:21:17 PM »
Howdy-do!  ;D
welcome to the forums (even if you've been around a while now lurking ;) )
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline buginme2

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2011, 06:38:20 AM »
Hi socal!

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2011, 06:52:27 AM »
Welcome Socal. By the way, I was diagnosed at the end of January too.
Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

Offline wolfter

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2011, 08:01:06 AM »
Welcome and sorry you even need us.  I am curious about something; if your husband is negative, who else has an account using the same IP address?

Again, welcome and I hope you find all the support you require.

Greg
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline socalpoz

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2011, 09:09:23 AM »
@wolfter;

Thanks for asking about the husband, unfortunately due to the lies/betrayal he is soon to be my ex-husband. All tests have been negative (Thank GOD!, I don't know if I could have taken it knowing I infected him) and at this point no chance I could have infected him.

In regards to the ip address he first found this forum and signed on the day after my disclosure to him in the forum Someone I Care About... When I tired to sign up of course it wouldn't let me but I did send a couple of emails to the admins with explanation in hopes that I could get it resolved, but I never heard back from anyone. The long story is the other day I had time to kill and the site up on my cell and decided to try and sign up through it and it worked.  :)

So here I am and now you can't get rid me.   :D

 
Diagnosed Jan. 22, 2011
feb/11 cd4 547, cd4% 37, vl 527
mar/11 cd4 650, cd4% 37, vl 97
may/11 cd4 698, cd4% 37, vl 303
jul/11 cd4 744, cd4% 39, vl 239
aug/12 cd4 675, cd4% 39, Vl 42
Jun/13 cd4 594, cd4% 38, Vl 1860
Jul/3/13 started Stribild
Aug/13 cd4 758 cd4% 43, vl ??

Offline BT65

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2011, 11:59:13 AM »
Welcome socal,

Glad you were able to access the site.  Like Jan said, sometimes the advice you get may sound irritating, but the people giving it are sincere.  Hope you stick around!

Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline karry

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2011, 06:07:59 PM »
Hi Socal! Welcome to the forums!
Sad to learn your husband will soon become an ex. I feel it must be tough having to deal with a recent diagnosis as well as a separation. I wish you all the best in dealing with that.
Hugs to you!
Karry
Take it a day at a time....and be positive about it too!

Offline socalpoz

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2011, 07:23:03 PM »
@Since2005;
Yes I saw you were recently new to the forum as well (I have read your posts), I would encourage you to not wait to follow all the excellent advice you received. I hope the forum benefits you as much as it has me as a lurker all these months.

@spacebarsux:
I have followed your many posts and I have appreciated your openness and sharing of all that you were going through, it helped me tremendously!


@Karry;
Thanks for the empathy, it is hard, but I know it is because my actions of lies, betrayal and cheating. I do keep hope that in time that he might recognize that I have changed and grown from this experience and might consider giving us another chance (we were coming up on our 20th anniversary). Either I am learning to focus on me and be healthier, I am seeing a therapist.

Diagnosed Jan. 22, 2011
feb/11 cd4 547, cd4% 37, vl 527
mar/11 cd4 650, cd4% 37, vl 97
may/11 cd4 698, cd4% 37, vl 303
jul/11 cd4 744, cd4% 39, vl 239
aug/12 cd4 675, cd4% 39, Vl 42
Jun/13 cd4 594, cd4% 38, Vl 1860
Jul/3/13 started Stribild
Aug/13 cd4 758 cd4% 43, vl ??

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2011, 09:04:35 PM »
Welcome Socal! :)

MtD

Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: New Member to the family
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2011, 09:10:51 PM »
Welcome to da family, SoCal!
"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

 


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