Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 23, 2014, 10:50:50 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 631650
  • Total Topics: 47816
  • Online Today: 283
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 5
Guests: 197
Total: 202

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Self Realization and Happy Thoughts  (Read 2012 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline WRD_123

  • Member
  • Posts: 15
Self Realization and Happy Thoughts
« on: May 09, 2012, 12:40:59 AM »
The other day I was having a down day.. kind of depressed about things and nervous about the future, but then it hit me...

Although I have HIV... I would rather be me with HIV than anyone else.

I kept thinking about that over and over.. and you know what.. It makes me feel so much better about life.

Money and material things are all nice to have, but I would never trade this life I have because it would mean trading the people that I love.

Plus.. I know that HIV doesn't define me. Anyone with the disease can still live a fullfilled life! Yes there will be hard times, but regardless of disease or not.. hard times will come.

The main thing that I wish everyone would realize is that "You are beautiful, you are loved, and you should love yourself"

Offline joemutt

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,039
Re: Self Realization and Happy Thoughts
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 11:43:13 PM »
 :) :) :)

Offline leatherman

  • Member
  • Posts: 6,052
  • Google and HIV meds are Your Friends
Re: Self Realization and Happy Thoughts
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 12:24:03 AM »
that's a great attitude to have! ;D
I dare say that most people who have lived a long time with HIV or AIDS attribute their longevity to having a positive attitude.

I would rather be me with HIV than anyone else.
I would rather be me with HIV . . . than dead.  ;)
(since I've been close to dead and lost plenty of people, I know where of I speak  ;) )
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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

Offline Lad_Liam

  • Member
  • Posts: 56
  • it's a hitchhiker, not a hijacker
Re: Self Realization and Happy Thoughts
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 11:33:35 PM »
WRD that's a great observation... And the leatherman snap-on as well.

I just got my confirmed dx yesterday, and yeah, good to read your perspective on it. I was feeling like I had lost my sense of me to this diagnosis. Still have lots to work out, but now I will always remember reading your post, your brain flash amid a depression, and will be able to do it thinking "I'm lucky to still be me."  8)
a new dark passenger joins the ride

Offline Blue75

  • Member
  • Posts: 53
Re: Self Realization and Happy Thoughts
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 01:16:39 PM »
Your post made me smile! :) Such a loving, caring, selfless thought.  You're special & your loved ones are lucky!
Husband:
2/14/12 Tested HIV+
3/16/12: CD4-216, VL-56,500
5/4/12: Started Atripla
5/7/12: CD4-184, VL-12,000 (Taken off Atripla after 3 days, awaiting liver testing) Started antibiotics.

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.