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Author Topic: Didn't think I would live to see this day....  (Read 2611 times)

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Offline Christine

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Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« on: September 23, 2006, 01:55:28 PM »
On Monday, September 25, I turn 40...40...40...

When I was first diagnosed in '93, I really did not think I would live to see 40. I remember thinking that I would not fall in love again, but I did. I remember thinking I would not live to see the year 2000, but I did. And now I am arriving at the 40 year mark. There is a future with hiv. Sometimes it is hard to see, but it is there. I am now looking forward to seeing the 50 year mark!

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 IzPoz

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2006, 02:04:06 PM »
Happy (early) Birthday Christine!!

Each day is a birthday... it's a new day for all of us!! Enjoy your special day!!
The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves so lightly. ~ Chesterton G. K.

Offline Morton Salt

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2006, 02:10:13 PM »
Ride on Christine........Ride ON......................

~Mort

Offline bedder1

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2006, 03:12:03 PM »
http://HAPPY BIRTH DAY TO YOU
AND MANY MORE........
theres only us
theres only this
forget regret
or life is yours to miss
no other road
no other way
no day but today!

Offline Teresa

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2006, 03:40:29 PM »
Christine,

Welcome to the 40s.

Wishing you many, many more birthdays!

Hugs
Teresa

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Offline Alain

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2006, 03:54:14 PM »
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« Last Edit: November 03, 2006, 09:29:28 PM by cowandalehouse »

Offline blondbeauty

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2006, 04:06:35 PM »
You will be like one of the goldengirls.  ;)
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Offline Life

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2006, 04:25:18 PM »
Welcome to the 40's Christine!!  Been here two years and have a nice warm chair for you to sit in....  Dont remind me when we are at sixty...  You go Girl! :D

Offline Val

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2006, 04:39:54 PM »
Happy Birthday, Christine!

Love,
Val
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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2006, 04:43:02 PM »
happy birthday beautiful   ;D

Offline Eldon

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2006, 04:56:53 PM »
Hello Christine, it is Eldon.


HaHa!!!! I am sending you BEST wishes for your Birthday on the 25th. Happy Birthday, and I wish you many more to come! Enjoy.



Have the BEST Day!

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2006, 06:33:58 PM »
Hope you celebrate in a big way, Christine!  You deserve it.

hugs,

Alan   :-*
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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2006, 11:09:42 PM »
On Monday, September 25, I turn 40...40...40...

When I was first diagnosed in '93, I really did not think I would live to see 40. I remember thinking that I would not fall in love again, but I did. I remember thinking I would not live to see the year 2000, but I did. And now I am arriving at the 40 year mark. There is a future with hiv. Sometimes it is hard to see, but it is there. I am now looking forward to seeing the 50 year mark!

Christine
I've only been poz since 2003, but have had many of those same thoughts over the last 3.5 years.  It truely brings a smile to my face knowing and seeing how excited you are, I'm so very happy for you Christine!  Here's to 40 more wonderful years  :)
Poz since 2003.

Offline BillyPsych

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2006, 11:26:25 PM »
Wishing you a very happy birthday.

Billy

Offline poobear

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2006, 11:33:52 PM »
Happy Birthday Christine.  I was diagnosed in 94 with some of your same thoughts.  You go girl and keep going and enjoy every little bit of Life. Happy Birthday!!!! ;D

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2006, 08:01:13 AM »
Congrats, Christine. And many happy returns of the day!
Andy Velez

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2006, 08:09:19 AM »
jelly + ice cream all round - happy birthday for tomorrow

kate

Offline Christine

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2006, 09:48:23 AM »
Thanks guys!! Last night we had a wonderful birthday celebration...cake, ice cream, chips, chocolate...all my vices, it was great!

Everyone here makes me smile!  ;D

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 DanielMark

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Re: Didn't think I would live to see this day....
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2006, 09:59:09 AM »
When I was first diagnosed in '93, I really did not think I would live to see 40.

When I was diagnosed in 1988, I was 28. The doc told me to go home and put my affairs in order because I probably only had six months tops left to live.

Well six months came and went, then 30 and 40 years old came and went. Now I'm 46, and guess what? I'm still here.

This must be that new math thing, which I could never really understand.  :-*

Daniel


ME ON A VERY WINDY DAY IN 1988
« Last Edit: September 24, 2006, 10:58:54 AM by DanielMark »
MEDS: REYATAZ & KIVEXA (SINCE AUG 2008)

MAY 2000 LAB RESULTS: CD4 678
VL STILL UNDETECTABLE

DIAGNOSED IN 1988

 


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