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Author Topic: A BIG THANK YOU TO THIS FAMILY HERE!!  (Read 1064 times)

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Offline MB12

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A BIG THANK YOU TO THIS FAMILY HERE!!
« on: August 21, 2012, 01:20:35 PM »
Hi All,
Am sure you wondering who this is..well some of you remember an "Md34" who posted once like 6 months ago in Positive Women after finding out i was poz and disappeared. This is she. first am logged on using a different username because i forgot my password lol, must be the confusion that comes with new disturbing information.

I really want to say thanks to all of you for always writing, you might not know this but it really helps when i feel lost and feel like I am alone and cannot face another day. Just reading experiences and advises by all of you makes me realize that the road ahead might be tough but I am not alone and there are people always ready to hear you out and advise.

So 6 months down the line and I haven't still been able to confide to my family or friends. Emeraldize from my initial post I did not disclose as you thought simply because of stigma. So for now it's just me and the doctors. I believe with time i will get the strength to do so.

From crazy eating plans to gaining lots of weight, depression, shutting out my friends, trying to make new one's , killing my social life and finally to acceptance that nothing can be changed and I need to get a grip of myself. Here I am ready to face whatever comes along. I am slowly  learning to live a day at a time. So for now i just want to say a big THANK YOU & HUGS to this family here. You might not know it but the advise you give is priceless. It helps dozens and dozens of people ( I being one) who feel like they cannot go on with life.

Hugs
MB12

Offline onemoretime

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Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO THIS FAMILY HERE!!
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 01:56:42 PM »
We have all been where you are.  Thats one thing i have learned here.  It will get better in even more time
08/04 diag 490 cd4 vl 50,000
10/25/05 436 50,513 hvb 1.1 billion
12/13/05 truvada sustiva
02/16/06 742 und, hpb 63,000
04/27/06 740 und hpb 60,000
01/05/07 458 und hvb und
03/08   470 undetectable still on atripla. Non smoking (chantex)
08/08 cd4 550 undetectable hiv, Hep B UND. Atripla
06/09  cd4 444, vl undetectable testo 130
09/09/09 CD4 687 46% UND  Testo 213 started androgel
10/12/09 cd4 682 46% und testo 597
01/12/10 cd4 842 48% und testo 434
041010 cd4 693  53% testo 492
100410 cd4 568 48% testo 523
012711 cd4 523 hcv 56 testo 596
083011 cd4 280 Hcv/HIV und
042912 cd4 158 hcv /hiv und, was on hep c for 11 months. do have ssdi filed and getting LTD
061912 cd4 151, bactrum, hep c and hiv und
071712 cd4 287 52% HIV HCV und
112012 cd4 520

Offline drewm

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Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO THIS FAMILY HERE!!
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 02:48:57 PM »
(((HUGS)))
MAY 2010
VL>500,000 CD4>8

JUNE 2010 STARTED ATRIPLA

DEC 2010
VL>30 CD4>323

Atripla. Valtrex, Trilipix, Fluoxotine

Offline gingin

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Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO THIS FAMILY HERE!!
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2012, 06:26:20 PM »
I could write the very same story as you, every thing close to the same.  Thank goodness we have this place to be ourselves.  I, too, appreciate everyone in my new extended family.

Offline tednlou2

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Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO THIS FAMILY HERE!!
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 12:51:13 AM »
I'm glad you dropped back in and get comfort and knowledge from this site.  I know it has helped me.  Don't feel pushed into telling others.  Tell people when it feels right for you.

Take care. 

Offline emeraldize

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Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO THIS FAMILY HERE!!
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 04:07:44 AM »
Hey Former MD34!

So glad to see you're back complete with a new moniker.

Just a bit of housekeeping.  I reread the thread where we first met and I picked up Karry's relationship with her mum and sis in her post and combined it in one of my posts to you. Highly likely I was asleep at the keyboard and blended them.

As we discussed, you'll know when it's right for you to disclose, to whom and why.
I am glad to learn you settled on a doctor because you were making that decision at the time.

I agree with you that this site is a resource, a refuge, a reflection and thankfully ripe with comedy --mostly in the Off Topic zone.

Hugs back to you.
Em

Offline Ann

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Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO THIS FAMILY HERE!!
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 12:12:09 PM »
Hi MB, nice to see you here again.

While you really shouldn't have started a new account (having more than one account here can be grounds for a permanent ban), I'm going to let you slide this time because I understand your confusion. Just don't do it again. Make sure you use a password you'll remember or write it down somewhere safe. I've disabled your original account so you won't be able to use it again.

I'm glad to hear you're doing a little better. It will continue to get better, believe it or not. You're the same person you were before diagnosis and you can still plan for the future. Hang in there!

Hugs,
Ann
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Offline phost86

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Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO THIS FAMILY HERE!!
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 06:05:28 PM »
Yup, great crowd we have here :)

Offline MB12

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Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO THIS FAMILY HERE!!
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2012, 09:56:28 AM »
Thank you all, for the encouragement.  As i said its always great checking in here .This time round i will not disappear. Hope it gets better with time.                           
Ann,thanks for that. For sure  i won't forget my password this time round  :)
You all keep safe for now.

Hugs from Kenya.

 


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