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Author Topic: Ten years ago today  (Read 834 times)

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Offline bmancanfly

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Ten years ago today
« on: April 01, 2013, 07:57:43 PM »
I thought my life was over. 

Boy was I wrong.

Two pills a day,  reasonable healthy (sort of),  a great loving partner,  a good life,  and most importantly a great future ahead of me.

Having lived through the nightmare of the 80's and 90's in NYC,  i consider myself truly blessed.

Thanks to everyone here for all the information and support over the years.  I may not post that much,  but I read a lot and these forums have been invaluable.

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 Bertrand Russell

Offline mitch777

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Re: Ten years ago today
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 09:55:53 PM »
that was a sweet comment.

nice to hear as often as possible.

I only wish there was a better way than typing on a computer to express my gratitude.

Happy 10 year anHIVersary!
« Last Edit: April 01, 2013, 09:59:36 PM by mitch777 »
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline bmancanfly

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Re: Ten years ago today
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 01:29:08 PM »
thanks Mitch  :)

I spoke with a friend of 20+ years the other day who is 26 years into his diagnosis. He's not doing so well.   It made me realize how lucky some of us are.  Anniversaries often make you take stock.

Count your blessings.
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 Bertrand Russell

Offline OneTampa

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Re: Ten years ago today
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 01:33:44 PM »
Very thoughtful posts.  I am into my 28th year and wish everyone well.

Best.
"He is my oldest child. The shy and retiring one over there with the Haitian headdress serving pescaíto frito."

Offline wolfter

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Re: Ten years ago today
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013, 08:48:30 PM »
I have to often remind myself how my worst days are still better than most of my long gone friends' best days.

Thanks for sharing.

Wolfie
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Ten years ago today
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 11:18:28 PM »
Glad to hear things are going well.  All the best for many more.

Offline gadawg1979

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Re: Ten years ago today
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2013, 02:36:13 AM »
I thought my life was over. 

Boy was I wrong.

Two pills a day,  reasonable healthy (sort of),  a great loving partner,  a good life,  and most importantly a great future ahead of me.

Having lived through the nightmare of the 80's and 90's in NYC,  i consider myself truly blessed.

Thanks to everyone here for all the information and support over the years.  I may not post that much,  but I read a lot and these forums have been invaluable.

 Bless u 


Thanks for post this.

After a year I needed it and I agree a supporting partner is a god sent.
Diagnosed March 2012
Initial CD4- 156 VL 200K (started Complera) Genotype test no resistance
First labs on meds CD4- 246 VL 2K Taken after 30 days on Complera
90 Day labs VL 306 No CD4 Drawn
8/21/2012 CD4 474 VL Undetectable (40) %20.6
11/27/2012 CD 4 522 VL Undetectable (40)
2/14/2013 CD 4 464 VL Undetecable (30) 19.6%
6/8/3013 CD 4 528 VL Undetectable (30)
9/24/2013 CD 4 546 VL Undetectable (40)
1/30/2014 CD4 660 VL Undetectable (40) 22 %

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Ten years ago today
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2013, 07:49:33 AM »
Congrats. My ten-year anniversary approacheth. I agree with you that we are fortunate.

 


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