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Offline nixsmail

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Thank you
« on: June 18, 2012, 11:38:52 PM »
I've been here frequently, don't always sign in but just catch up on what's going on. I really do think that the designated responders for the Am I section do not get thanked enough. they do get thanked from some of their inquirers but for the most part it seems thankless, but i do know that getting the correct information to them is critical and beneficial, so i applaud you vigorously, I'd put a happy applauding face if there was one. thank you for for your responses and your patience and perseverance. i am a patient person but probably couldn't survive a day doing what you do much less day after day and month after month.
09/05/07 Officially diagnosed +4yrs at the time
11/06/07 CD4 624 (18%) VL 43,200
05/04/09 CD4 272 (15%) VL 521,190
06/10/09 CD4 127 (13%) VL 626,376 Started Truvada/Prezista/Norvir
07/15/09 CD4 849 (20%) VL 379
09/09/09 CD4 594 (21%) VL 68
01/28/10 CD4 706 (23%) VL 127
05/27/10 CD4 655 (22%) VL 322
07/29/10 CD4 750 (22%) VL 220
10/22/10 CD4 669 (23%) VL 65
12/27/10 CD4 720 (24%) VL 270
03/08/11 CD4 644 (23%) VL 631
07/27/11 CD4 694 (23%) VL <20
03/09/12 CD4 601 (20%) VL UND
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04/17/13 CD4 559 (23%) VL UND
11/07/13 CD4 846 (24%) VL UND
03/28/14 CD4 869 (24%) VL UND

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 08:39:38 AM »
Good to hear from you, Nixs. Thanks for your comments.

You're always welcome to bring up your own concerns about anything of importance to you.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline Ann

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 08:05:53 AM »
Thanks Nixs, your comments are appreciated.

Back before we had the "three posts" rule regarding PMs, I used to get the occasional "thank you" PM from someone who had never posted, but had read the responses in Am I and got the information they needed without having to ask themselves. Those thanks were always more meaningful to me, I guess because quite often the thanks we get in Am I can feel more like buttering us up so they don't get timed out, rather than heart-felt thanks, if you see what I mean.

It can be very difficult to be patient and diplomatic over there, but I think (for myself anyway) having my trusty Time Out TruncheonTM next to me helps. Sometimes I type out what I really think, then delete it (instead of hitting post), put my diplomat's hat back on and play nice giving them a proper response. Very therapeutic! Sometimes I feel like throwing my laptop through the nearest window. That's when it's time to go do something else for a while. ;D It also helps having the occasional laugh with people about what goes on over there. A couple of my (real-life) mates regularly ask me what the latest howler has been about and we have a good laugh.

I also think the people who don't have access to a Time Out TruncheonTM (Jonathan, Matty, Rev Moon and Rodney) are the real heroes. All they can do is issue warnings, they can't actually have the satisfaction of whacking them one with the truncheon. Thanks, guys! I probably don't let you all know how much I value your help in there often enough.

But anyway, it's an important (if annoying) part of this website. People just are not being educated about hiv in their communities, so somebody has to do it and it may as well be us. At least they're not getting scare-mongering (mis)information here, like so many other websites publish. I do some (informal) hiv education in my community as well, and I find face-to-face is usually much less fraught.

Thanks again Nixs, your appreciation is appreciated. :)

Hugs,
Ann
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 01:44:11 PM »
 :) Ann, we do your light work and we leave you, Andy and Tim to clean it up. It all works out and has for years.  ;)

Offline Blue75

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2012, 07:10:17 PM »
I couldn't agree with you more Nixs!  I thought I was a patient person too...I realize I'm not. 

I would like to Thank You all as well!
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.

 


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