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Offline Growler

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G'Day
« on: September 04, 2011, 07:14:30 AM »
New member here so I thought I should say G'day and introduce myself. I'm Joe (a.k.a: Growler) and I live in Sydney Australia. I'm male, gay, 42 and poz. Was diagnosed in Dec 2009, a memorable day for me and the Doctor who gave me results....I puked in his office. I'm happy to report that with a bit of time and perspective I'm much more relaxed about the situation now. There's alot more embarrassing stuff I could share but I'll save it for another day!
“If loving someone is putting them in a straitjacket and kicking them down a flight of stairs, then yes, I have loved a few people.”

Offline BM

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 07:19:16 AM »
Welcome!

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 08:00:53 AM »
Welcome to the forums Growler.  Look forward to hearing more from ya!




Offline Basquo

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 10:54:39 AM »
Welcome Growler!

Offline emeraldize

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 11:14:46 AM »
G'day backatcha.  And, welcome.

Offline wolfter

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011, 11:34:11 AM »
Welcome Growler.  Please continue, we like embarrassing stuff.   ;D

Wolfie
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Offline Billy B

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2011, 01:46:44 PM »
Welcome Joe-  Like the rest of us I hate you are here but glad you found us. 
Peace,
Billy
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Offline Since2005

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2011, 02:59:39 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

Offline Growler

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2011, 07:18:44 PM »
Hi Guys. I've finally had a chance to look around the site and have to admit it's impressive......also confirmed what I already knew, and that is that I have a lot more to learn about all this stuff.

Have to say though the biggest eye opener was the Am I Infected? forum... I almost pissed myself laughing at some of the bullshit that goes on there, but at the same time the ignorance and fear being expressed was just sad. The moderators have the wisdom of Solomon and patience of Job. Personally if I was in their position I would....... well I think I'll keep that thought to myself ;-)

Wolfer, I've never been accused of being a tease mate, but for now you'll just have to wait.
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2011, 07:24:58 PM »
Welcome aboard ... anyone who sees humor in the AM I forum is probably going to get along fine with me . 

Offline mecch

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2011, 07:56:20 PM »
Was diagnosed in Dec 2009, a memorable day for me and the Doctor who gave me results....I puked in his office.

Im sure it wasn't at all funny at the time, but with your present reveal and good humor about the vomiting, I think you deserve some sort of award for dramatic diagnosis scene.   ;D
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline anniebc

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2011, 08:45:26 PM »
G'day and welcome, ex pat here Perth WA, now living in NZ.

Hope you stick around we have a coupe of Aussie here, look forward to hearing more from you.

Aroha
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Offline OneTampa

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2011, 01:00:11 AM »
How do! (from the USA South in Central Florida)

 ;D
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Offline Theyer

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2011, 08:02:19 AM »
Welcome Joe ,

I think you are going to enjoy contributing as much as we are going to enjoy you posts.
Love the puke intro
take care
theyer
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Offline pozoz

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2011, 12:23:38 AM »
G'day from Perth Joe, and welcome.

Cheers mate,

PozOz
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Tested Pos      May 2009
May 09 CD4 544 19%   VL 22K
Aug 09 CD4 514  19% VL 25K
Dec 09 CD4 510  20% VL 32K
June10 CD4 502  20% VL 36K
July 5th,10 Start Truvada  Reyataz Norvir July 30  CD4 360  21% VL 339
Oct  22 CD4 459  27% VL 191
Jan 2011CD4 561 33% VL U/D <40
Feb  Add Verimune lead in dose to start switch to Verimune/Truvada  
Mar 17 Viramune x2 + Truvada. Stop PIs   
Apr 29     CD4 528 33% VL U/D
July 2011 CD4 440  %?  VL U/D
Sept 2011CD4 620  %?   VL U/D
Dec 2011 CD4 531 31% VL 224
Jan 2012  CD4 576 36% VL U/D
May 2012 CD4 504 36% U/D (start Viramune XR
July 2012 576 (36%) (test request due to XR issues)
Feb  2013 629  (? %) U/D
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Offline harleymc

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2011, 04:23:56 AM »
ROFLMAO A Technicolour yawn on the doc's office, Love it!
G'day from Redfern.

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2011, 04:27:53 AM »
Welcome.  :)
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Offline Growler

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2011, 05:00:29 AM »
And here was I thinking I'd be the only Aussie on the forum :-)

Yeah the technicolour yawn was a show stopping performance. Subsequently I have considered a career in the theatre, having discovered my latent for drama, but I it wouldn't have worked out, I'd look shithouse in drag.

Growler
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Offline littleprince

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2011, 05:15:20 AM »
G'day, another aussie here.

Welcome.

Offline bocker3

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2011, 07:33:54 AM »
Welcome -- you'll find that we are a lively bunch who fight a fair bit but also come to each other's rescue -- just like a dysfunctional, but loving, family.

And here was I thinking I'd be the only Aussie on the forum :-)

Oh -- you will come across the prince of darkness himself soon enough.  An Aussie ambassador like none other.   ;D

Mike
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Offline Growler

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2011, 11:53:46 PM »
I look forward to an audience with his unholiness.........but be warned he might have competition ;-)
“If loving someone is putting them in a straitjacket and kicking them down a flight of stairs, then yes, I have loved a few people.”

Offline Theyer

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Re: G'Day
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2011, 02:35:44 PM »
I'd look shithouse in drag.

Growler
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