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Offline thunter34

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Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« on: December 17, 2012, 01:28:04 PM »
Um....yay?   Yippee?  Meh.

It just occured to me that I just had mine the other day - Saturday the 15th, 2004 was the "official" date, as in the day I got the Western Blot absolute yup fur shur that I had the High Five.

I'm only posting this now in hopes that some of the people on here who are totally beyond freaked about "OMG!  Meds every day FOREVER!" and "Will I suffer god awful side effects?" or "Will I be outcast from all of society?" and on and on will take note that the Big Date passed two days ago, and I just now had my "Oh, yeah" moment.

*This is NOT to say that AIDS is "no big deal" or that there is in any way any thing such as AIDS Lite TM.*

What it IS meant to say is that if you just treat it and yourself with the respect both deserve, it is possible - indeed, most likely - that life can go on with some degree of normalcy and even quite a bit of happiness.

Because of the courage and efforts of those before, we have that blessing.  And the best way to show your respect and admiration to those who worked so hard for you and braved so much is to simply....live.  Live and live fully.

So yeah.  Um...I guess that's all.

*Insert congrats or any other superfluous flattery below.  All ego inflation welcomed.*
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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 01:43:33 PM »
hey congrats tim! a milestone and accomplishment to be proud of. happy birthday! all ego inflating is wholely deserved and not a bit superfluous (but that .25 word just rolls off the tongue so sweetly don't it)

Offline thunter34

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 01:50:44 PM »
(but that .25 word just rolls off the tongue so sweetly don't it)

Yes, it does!

(Send me a line when you can - here or email - and lemme know how you're doing sometime.)
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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 02:25:18 PM »
Happy Aids-O-Versary Tim . Its times like this I see the irony of how a not so wonderful condition can bring such wonderful people into your life . 

Offline leatherman

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 02:29:50 PM »
congrats! ;D

I just passed the 27yr  anniversary of when I was infected and am getting ready to celebrate my 20 yr AIDSaversary coming up the day after X-mas. And I sure do celebrate these days. Although some of them were days of terrible news, none of them were the death of me. Just like you said to live fully, I strive to do that so that these anniversaries are a reason to rejoice in still being alive - especially when so many of my friends and my 2 partners are gone. My next anniversary to celebrate coincides with my bday in march. on that day I can celebrate having NOT gone back into the hospital in 15 yrs.

Congrats again. ;) Although it may seem to be kinda odd to celebrate an AIDSaversary, I don't think there's ever such as a thing as a bad reason to celebrate being ALIVE! :D Here's to many more AIDSaverseries for you Tim! :-*
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Offline thunter34

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 03:02:55 PM »
Its times like this I see the irony of how a not so wonderful condition can bring such wonderful people into your life .

^Case in point with you!

Although it may seem to be kinda odd to celebrate an AIDSaversary, I don't think there's ever such as a thing as a bad reason to celebrate being ALIVE! :D Here's to many more AIDSaverseries for you Tim! :-*

And that's the thing...once you've been with it awhile, you see that it really isn't odd at all.  It's sort of like the AMG thing.  Even though it has a memorial service as its cornerstone event, it is still ultimately a celebration of life.

And thank you.
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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 03:14:44 PM »
Congrats on the milestone!!!!  I guess one positive about this damn virus is the life long friends we've acquired. 

Live longer and prosper my friend.

Wolfie
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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012, 04:01:01 PM »
Congrats on the new AIDSaversary, Tim.

Good points and observations, especially for anyone who may be afraid or depressed due to a recent diagnosis. Life does go on, both the good and the bad.

Continue enjoying life, my dear.
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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2012, 04:40:30 PM »
Just wait until your 10th anniversary. You get a toaster, a bag of coke and a male stripper.
"Ive slept with enough men to know that Im not gay"

Offline Dachshund

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012, 04:45:14 PM »
You've come a long way from your days stripping at the Kit-Kat Klub. Love you from the heart of my bottom.

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2012, 06:09:21 PM »
Hey Tim;  Happy AIDSaversary! 

I am one of those new here that was really freaked out, and is much less so now in large part to this community - so thank you.  This includes the respect and gratitude of those before - I think about how blessed I am at this time.

Just think about what the anniversary gifts will be 10 years from now...hopefully not just a male stripper that is 10 years older.

JM

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Offline buginme2

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2012, 07:01:45 PM »
Um....yay?   Yippee?  Meh.

 AIDS Lite TM.*



 :D

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2012, 08:04:35 PM »
Congrats. on the anniversary.   Hope there's many more to follow.
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Offline Growler

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2012, 08:41:13 PM »


HERPES AIDS

 ;)
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2012, 09:36:17 PM »
LOL @ Growler^

Happy Aidsaversary Thunter  ;) Wishing you many many more.

I've lost track of my Aidsaversary, Im not even sure if its 4 or 5 years now  :-\

-WIll

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2012, 10:26:53 PM »
LOL @ Growler^

Happy Aidsaversary Thunter  ;) Wishing you many many more.

I've lost track of my Aidsaversary, Im not even sure if its 4 or 5 years now  :-\

-WIll

Losing track of your aidsaversary is a terrible thing , the only way to tell how long you had it now is to cut your dick off and count the rings , so tell me Willy , do you remember the date now ? I bet ya do .  ;)   

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2012, 11:47:19 PM »
Losing track of your aidsaversary is a terrible thing , the only way to tell how long you had it now is to cut your dick off and count the rings , so tell me Willy , do you remember the date now ? I bet ya do .  ;)

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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2012, 12:09:18 AM »
Oct 29th. 2008. 3:12am

How precise of you  :).  Cheap hookup with a pozzie top twink after a night of line dancing at the Queen's Rodeo? 
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2012, 12:18:29 AM »
How precise of you  :).  Cheap hookup with a pozzie top twink after a night of line dancing at the Queen's Rodeo?

Oh, you've heard the account of that evening before? ;)

Throw in an 8-ball and a case of Miller Lite and you pretty much are spot on
« Last Edit: December 18, 2012, 12:21:06 AM by WillyWump »
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Offline Joe K

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2012, 12:49:27 AM »
Hey Tim,

I'm happy for your milestone and here's to many, many more.

I've got two more years, when I hit 60, where I will have been poz for half of my life.  Hell, I can't even remember what it was like to be neg.  Hoping you reach the same milestone as well.

Joe

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2012, 01:01:02 AM »
Hi thunter, Many congrats on reaching this milestone!  :)

It isn't a superfluous flattery though, it's well-earned, I think.

Cheers
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Offline mitch777

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2012, 07:48:01 AM »
congrats on your aidsversary!

don't expect the presents to improve with future aidsversaries.
on my 30th (2 months ago), the generous people here suggested a lapel pin, a membership card, and the proverbial toaster (deluxe model).
  :)
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Offline skycee

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2012, 12:19:30 PM »
Congratulations, Thunder, keep counting.

Live long and be happy.
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Offline thunter34

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2012, 01:12:12 PM »
don't expect the presents to improve with future aidsversaries.
on my 30th (2 months ago), the generous people here suggested a lapel pin, a membership card, and the proverbial toaster (deluxe model).
  :)


I've long since given up on the promises from this lot.  My post count supposedly entitled me to a ruby studded butt plug ages ago that has yet to arrive.   >:(
AIDS isn't for sissies.

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2012, 01:29:35 PM »

I've long since given up on the promises from this lot.  My post count supposedly entitled me to a ruby studded butt plug ages ago that has yet to arrive.   >:(

Maybe you need a bigger mail box .

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2012, 01:39:01 PM »

I've long since given up on the promises from this lot.  My post count supposedly entitled me to a ruby studded butt plug ages ago that has yet to arrive.   >:(


Philicia hax0r3d into your account and had it send to her address instead.  She had broken the previous one by using too often.
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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2012, 01:45:29 PM »
That's a federal crime ... I sure would hate to see Miss P doing time on the ruby dildo rap . We should have a Christmas dildo drive to make sure Miss P gets her sex toys and avoids prison time , kind of like dialing for dildos or sumthin .       

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2012, 02:55:17 PM »
You've come a long way from your days stripping at the Kit-Kat Klub. Love you from the heart of my bottom.

Funny, that's the actual name of the club I used to work at. :o
YPT, I love you.  Many more 'versarries to come.
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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2012, 03:01:46 PM »
That's a federal crime ... I sure would hate to see Miss P doing time on the ruby dildo rap . We should have a Christmas dildo drive to make sure Miss P gets her sex toys and avoids prison time , kind of like dialing for dildos or sumthin .     

hmmm....
i can picture her talking to the warden about the badly needed improvements of the prison menu.
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Offline Iggy

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2012, 08:56:36 PM »
Congrats on the anniversary.  As earlier stated we celebrate the years we survive and not the years infected per se. 

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2012, 11:59:44 AM »
Hey Tim,

Celebrating life is always important! Congratulations on your anniversary.

I will drink a toast to you in the hopes of your having many, many more, just like we did in Seattle!  8)

BIG HUGS,

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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2012, 12:54:54 PM »
Congrats Tim and hope for many more to come. :)

Jody
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Re: Happy AIDSiversary to Me!
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2012, 03:59:01 PM »
It really does seem to go by quickly!  Happy anniversary!
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