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Author Topic: The Battle is Over  (Read 2144 times)

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Offline Martha

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The Battle is Over
« on: October 02, 2013, 08:50:59 PM »
Today our friend Dave passed away at the young age of 49. He was diagnosed with Hiv-Aids in April and developed HIV Dementia and then was diagnosed with Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy the middle of May. Now he isn't suffering anymore. Thank you for this wonderful forum that has given me hope and support. His wife is doing well on her Stribild thankfully.  Now my husband and I and her friends will hold her up and keep her healthy if we can since she was also recently diagnosed with advanced COPD. She also is only 49. Treasure life it is precious. God Bless and Keep All of You!

Offline Jeff G

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Re: The Battle is Over
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 08:57:05 PM »
My condolences to you , his wife and the family . Please remember to look after yourself as well Martha . (((( Martha )))) .

Offline Martha

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Re: The Battle is Over
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 09:20:55 PM »
Thank you so much Jeff. I will take care of myself but now I am just very sad. You take good care of yourself too!

Offline Jeff G

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Re: The Battle is Over
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 09:36:54 PM »
I will do that , get some rest and know you were there and did all you could to support your friends .

Offline Martha

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Re: The Battle is Over
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013, 09:39:48 PM »
Jeff, I'm going to do that. Thanks again.

Offline drewm

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Re: The Battle is Over
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 09:56:50 PM »
So sorry for your loss.
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

ATRIPLA - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

Offline britchick

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Re: The Battle is Over
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013, 05:03:37 AM »
Martha,

(((((((((Im so sorry to hear your sad news.Thanks again to you and your husband for caring and supporting Dave and his wife))))))))))))))

britchickx

Offline Martha

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Re: The Battle is Over
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2013, 03:39:42 PM »
drewm and britchick, Thank you.

Offline karry

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Re: The Battle is Over
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 10:23:21 PM »
My condolences Martha. You are a good friend. Your friend was lucky to have you. May he rest in peace.Hugs to you. Karry
Take it a day at a time....and be positive about it too!

Offline Martha

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Re: The Battle is Over
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2013, 09:43:11 PM »
Karry, Thank you. I feel so much better now that I know Dave isn't suffering anymore.  If only he would have taken his antiretroviral medicine but he just wouldn't. The doctor told him he might have a chance if he took his meds but he became fatalistic when he got the PML diagnosis since the doctor said it was untreatable.

Offline Martha

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Re: The Battle is Over
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2014, 05:04:30 PM »
Hello everyone! I check the forum often and want to thank you all for being so helpful during our bests friends very short battle with HIV-Aids. His wife is doing well  on her anti-retroviral drugs. The holidays were hard but we find comfort knowing that Dave is no longer in pain.  I wouldn't have been able to handle it again without your help.

Martha

Offline emeraldize

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Re: The Battle is Over
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2014, 05:13:00 PM »
Martha,

I extend my sympathy to all of you.

We would all be so lucky if we have a friend like you at life's end.

Please invite Dave's wife to join us if she'd like.

There are enough women here to give her added support, answers and even humor whenever she's ready to pick a name and jump in our pool.

And, as you already know, the men here are supportive beyond words.

Em

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Re: The Battle is Over
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2014, 05:16:37 PM »
(((((Martha)))))

Thanks for the update. It's good to know that your friend is doing well and that you both got through the holidays despite Dave no longer being here. Bittersweet times I'm sure.

More hugs,
Ann
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Offline Martha

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Re: The Battle is Over
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2014, 05:53:13 PM »
Thank you EM and Ann, I told my friend to feel free to drop in and say hello. I think she registered but hasn't ever commented.

 


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