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Author Topic: Don't stop living...  (Read 2338 times)

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Offline PozBrian

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Don't stop living...
« on: August 13, 2013, 05:06:23 AM »
... if you do, you might not make it to the top of Mt Fuji to watch the sun rise. It's easy to forget sometimes. It was a long hard climb all night, but the view was worth it!

3/8 CD4: 495, 31%, VL UD
2/1 CD4: 564, 20%.VL UD, switching to Issentress & truvada
10/11 CD4: 446, 29%, VL UD
7/11 CD4: 873, 35%, VL UD
4/11 CD4: 573, 34% VL 0
12/10 CD4: 405, 30% VL UD
9/10 CD4: 416, 31% VL UD
5/10 CD4: 393, 29% VL: UD
02/10 CD4: 423, 37% VL: UD
11/09 CD4: 379, 25% VL: UNDETECTABLE!!
10/09 CD4: 245, 25% VL: 87
9/09 CD4: 246, 24% VL: 49!
8/09 CD4: 277, 26% VL: 115
7/09 CD4: 346, 24% VL: 221
6/09 started Atripla
5/09 CD4: 326, 16%  VL:125000
4/09 HIV +, CD4: 397, 16%  VL:195000, PPD reactive

Offline bmancanfly

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 09:23:19 AM »
Good for you!   :)
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 Bertrand Russell

Offline wolfter

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 10:02:25 AM »
That is an amazing view.  Congrats on your trek

Wolfie
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline britchick

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 10:52:19 AM »
Wow!Thats a beautiful view.
Thanks for posting that and also for encouraging people to follow their dreams.

britchickx

Offline gadawg1979

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 06:09:00 PM »
Amazing and great advice.
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 560 VL Undetectable (40) 22 %
6/19/2014 CD4 584 Vl Undetecable (30)

Offline eric48

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 06:10:17 PM »
Could you easily go thru customs with your meds ?

Eric
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 3 months (2013: FOTO= 5d. ON 2d. OFF ; 2014: NCT02157311 = 4d. ON, 3d. OFF)

Online Basquo

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013, 09:42:27 PM »
Fantastic! I would love to do and see that...but, is there a toilet nearby?

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2013, 10:28:24 PM »
Incredible! and better words never spoken  ;)
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline ShadowBlue

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2013, 05:30:46 AM »
The title of this thread is the total opposite of what I've done, since finding out my status.

I stopped living.

It's so hard to come out of.

I isolate like I'm getting paid for it.



Lovely picture, by the way, and good for you!
« Last Edit: August 22, 2013, 05:33:10 AM by ShadowBlue »

Offline wolfter

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2013, 07:22:09 AM »
The title of this thread is the total opposite of what I've done, since finding out my status.

I stopped living.

It's so hard to come out of.

I isolate like I'm getting paid for it.



Lovely picture, by the way, and good for you!

It's ok to coast on "auto pilot" for awhile.  It takes a while to completely come to grips with this virus and all it encompasses. 
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline ShadowBlue

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2013, 05:45:07 AM »
It's ok to coast on "auto pilot" for awhile.  It takes a while to completely come to grips with this virus and all it encompasses.

My "awhile" consists of a range overlapping 4 years.

I've come to grips my status, mostly.

I just can't seem to get on track, when it comes to "living" again.


Offline ratcat

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2013, 10:00:46 AM »
My "awhile" consists of a range overlapping 4 years.

I've come to grips my status, mostly.

I just can't seem to get on track, when it comes to "living" again.

Dude get over it.  HIV is only a big deal if you let it be.  The stigma is the most dangerous part because if you let it affect your decisions you may make the wrong ones and head down the bad path.  I live my life like I always did with the volume turned up.  You are lucky to be alive.  go forwards.

Offline buginme2

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2013, 10:59:39 AM »
Dude get over it.  HIV is only a big deal if you let it be.  The stigma is the most dangerous part because if you let it affect your decisions you may make the wrong ones and head down the bad path.  I live my life like I always did with the volume turned up.  You are lucky to be alive.  go forward

HIV is only a big deal if you let it? Didn't your gf just die from untreated HIV?

HIV is more than just cute cliche's and pick me up phrases. 
Don't be fancy, just get dancey

Offline ShadowBlue

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2013, 07:03:16 AM »
Dude get over it.  HIV is only a big deal if you let it be.  The stigma is the most dangerous part because if you let it affect your decisions you may make the wrong ones and head down the bad path.  I live my life like I always did with the volume turned up.  You are lucky to be alive.  go forwards.

Having gone through life with the volume turned up hasn't done me any favors, thus far, and if anything, is the reason behind my current situation.

I'm glad that method is working well for you, so kudos.

Also, I've found that whether or not it's a big deal hasn't much of anything to do with my own perception of things.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2013, 07:05:23 AM by ShadowBlue »

Offline ratcat

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2013, 12:15:02 PM »
buginme has a point!!! u probably should not take advice from me on this subject due to my track record!!!!


Actually, I entered that response when I was fairly drunk, during my last night of beer drinking before beginning Atripla.  What I meant is that you may want to take action and get your labs done regularly and begin treatment if it is time.  Also, get out there and enjoy your life.  I do lots of sports and I push myself to be the best that I can be at them, and I am lucky enough to really enjoy my job.  Hobbies, educating yourself, laughter...anything productive is well....productive!!

My ex was like talking to a brick wall.  I loved her but she was stuborn to the point of stupidity and too pessimistic and in denial.  It was very selfish of her.  She paid the ultimate price.

Do you have any hobbies or cool sports or pass-times that you enjoy?  Are you healthy?  If you do and you are then move on because u r one of the lucky ones.  It could be much worse...don't u know?!!!!!

Offline moxieinme

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Re: Don't stop living...
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2013, 01:32:10 PM »
Also, get out there and enjoy your life.  I do lots of sports and I push myself to be the best that I can be at them, and I am lucky enough to really enjoy my job.  Hobbies, educating yourself, laughter...anything productive is well....productive!!

My ex was like talking to a brick wall.  I loved her but she was stuborn to the point of stupidity and too pessimistic and in denial.  It was very selfish of her.  She paid the ultimate price.

Do you have any hobbies or cool sports or pass-times that you enjoy?  Are you healthy?  If you do and you are then move on because u r one of the lucky ones.  It could be much worse...don't u know?!!!!!
Yes! Find what you love. Find what turns you on. It likely won't be a big sudden obvious revelation, like a Monty Python version of God appearing in the sky to dispense wisdom or silliness, but if you stay positive (so to speak) and follow your heart, you'll be so much better for it. I know it sounds cliche, but I've managed to connect or come back to so many important things in life since HIV. It's still an ongoing process.

As for the comment about your gf being stubborn and a pessimist, it's really pushing a button for me. I'm currently living with someone who just seems to have lost his joy and sucks the life out of the room and our relationship. I'm only now grappling with how this is profoundly affecting me and my overall well being. I worried about being selfish, but a friend just reminded me this morning that self-caring is much different from selfish.

See? We're all striving to improve our lives, in simple as well as complex ways.

Salvage therapy wrangler, riding the poz bronco and dodging bullets for over 24 years.
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CD4 at diagnosis 1989 = 330
Began treatment (AZT) 1989
Lowest labs 1998: CD4=74, 7%, VL=750,000
First sustained undetectable VL in 20 years (2009); CD4=315
Current labs (12/13): CD4=637, 27%, VL=<20
Current meds: Prezista, Isentress, Intellence, Norvir

 


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