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Offline wolfter

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an old friend
« on: March 15, 2013, 08:04:24 AM »
In the modern day of technology, it's difficult to lose track of friends.  Not so much in the olden days.  Without today's technology, it was a lot easier to lose contact with people as we often moved about and were struggling with living.

I had a great friend from highschool who tested positive around the same time I did as well as a quite a few other friends.  We all maintained a pretty tight bond until illnesses, moves, and life took over.  This particular friend decided to move away and somehow we lost contact. 

He is another one of those whom I've thought about often.  I assumed since the rest of the group has long passed away, that he did too.  I rec'd a FB request from him as he saw me on a mutual friend's list.  After I accepted him, we PM'd for quite a while and it was fabulous.

He has recently moved back to the area after inheriting his family home after his parents passed away.  He suggested we get together soon for an old fashioned boys night out.  I know what that meant in highschool...lol  We're getting together next Friday night and it'll be so awesome to catch up.

This has lessened the cloud of sadness a bit and I can't wait to see him again.  I can no longer claim to be the remaining survivor amongst my original group. :D

Wolfie
Judging someone does not define them, it defines you. 

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.

Offline mitch777

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Re: an old friend
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 05:48:50 PM »
Great story Wolfie! :)
A blast from the past.
He is single I assume?
Have a great time on your "boys night out".  ;)
Keep us up to date on this.
Love me some gossip.
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline leatherman

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Re: an old friend
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013, 01:15:08 AM »
I can no longer claim to be the remaining survivor amongst my original group. :D
that's definitely something worth smiling about!
have a great reunion!
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: an old friend
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2013, 07:40:41 AM »


Great story, I think/know,.. you guys will have a great time together, catching up!

Ray 8)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline wolfter

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Re: an old friend
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2013, 08:51:44 AM »
We didn't discuss too much PMing.  I don't want to set any expectations til I see him again.  I've not seen him since he was a young slim guy.  I've been snooping through his pictures, trying to get a modern day look at him.   ;D  And he might look at me with horror too as he hasn't seen me since my youthful days.  Hopefully he has already checked out my pics and sees that my hairline matches my age.

Either way, it'll be great to reconnect.  It's kinda surreal to imagine someone has probably died and then have the chance to spend time with them again.
Judging someone does not define them, it defines you. 

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.

Offline mitch777

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Re: an old friend
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013, 08:55:37 AM »
Have you decided what you are going to be wearing yet?
And...
the all important shoe dilemma? ;D
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline wolfter

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Re: an old friend
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2013, 09:02:45 AM »
Have you decided what you are going to be wearing yet?
And...
the all important shoe dilemma? ;D

Now how did you know I've already been focusing on that?   ;D 
Judging someone does not define them, it defines you. 

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.

Offline mitch777

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Re: an old friend
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2013, 09:06:17 AM »
Now how did you know I've already been focusing on that?   ;D
i used to be a rocket scientist. :)
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline AlanBama

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Re: an old friend
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2013, 06:43:33 PM »
hope your reunion goes well, Wolfie.
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline jm1953

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Re: an old friend
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 10:41:07 PM »
Survivor's guilt has plagued me for so long.  Like you, an old acquaintance has come back into my life who is positive and knows all the people l did who died in the 80's and 90's.  We are kind of their historians, and it is great to talk about them and keep their legacy alive.

I'm happy you have found each other.

Hugs,

Jeff
Positive 25 years. 7/21/2012 Current CD 4: 780 Viral load: less than 50. 38 to 40%
Current drug regimen, Isentress, , Emtriva, Sustiva Wellbutrin, Klonipin, Allegra, Ambien, Testosterone, Nandrolone, Vicodin, Benedryl, Aspirin, lots of vitamin supplements.

 


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