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Author Topic: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!  (Read 2330 times)

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Offline bocker3

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Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« on: October 14, 2013, 08:50:22 AM »
I MISSED YOU,,

Hope you had a nice holiday from this dysfunctional, but wonderful family........

Hugs

Mike
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2013 691/31% <20

Offline Ann

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 09:12:51 AM »
I think I have jet-lag.

Thanks, Mike. :)

Hugs....
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 09:38:06 AM »
Ann -
I was so happy to log on this morning and see your name...

You were missed.... 

Hope you got some very much deserved rest.

September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline OneTampa

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 10:00:27 AM »
Ann



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

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 10:01:40 AM »

WELCOME BACK ANN !!  :)


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 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 10:31:59 AM »
I missed you Ann! :)
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline weasel

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2013, 10:34:02 AM »
Welcome back Ann  :)
" Live and let Live "

Offline Raf

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013, 01:08:06 PM »
welcome back lady ann  ;D
Dx: 05/14/2008
Latest HIV Meds combo I've been taking:

Kaletra + Combivir (since 05/16/2008 - today)

Offline BT65

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 05:03:56 PM »
Thank God!
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2013, 05:06:16 PM »
Thank God!

Your welcome but I had nothing to do with it .

Offline mitch777

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2013, 05:55:27 PM »
Your welcome but I had nothing to do with it .
you are probably being too modest, God.  :)
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2013, 06:04:44 PM »
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
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
.

Offline Joe K

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2013, 06:23:41 PM »
Sometimes, we do not realize, how much of a difference one person can make.

You are one of those people... welcome back.

Joe

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2013, 07:26:27 PM »
Welcome back, Ann! :)

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2013, 08:25:01 PM »
Outta the lifeboat, back onto the ship!

Glad you are back!
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

Welcome Thread

Offline ds4146

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2013, 09:32:37 PM »
Yeah! Hope all is well and you are rested and back for good! Be well!

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2013, 06:50:33 AM »
Welcome home!!!!!!!!

britchickx

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2013, 10:37:19 AM »
Welcome back; hope everything is OK.
"I’ve slept with enough men to know that I’m not gay"

Offline wolfter

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2013, 11:09:02 AM »
welcome back darlin.  Now, if we don't get some details, I'll be forced to create them.  :)  Pics also, if available.
productivity breeds content

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2013, 01:37:57 PM »
Welcome back dearest Ann.  Hope you are doing well. 

Hugs,
Jody :)
"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world".
 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

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Offline Buckmark

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2013, 11:42:49 PM »
Ann who?   ;)

Seriously, I missed you, Ann.  Hope you were able to "decompress" in your time away.

Henry
"Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things:
     One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell.
     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
- Butch Hancock, Musician, The Flatlanders

Offline Ann

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2013, 10:14:54 AM »
Being clumsy with a coffee pot one morning, I fried my modem. Water and electricity don't seem to mix very well - who knew? Long story short, it took me a while to get it sorted out. Otherwise, I've been fine. Sorry I worried anyone. Believe me, if there ever IS cause to worry my daughter has instructions to let people know. No news is good news where I'm concerned. :)

Unfortunately I wasn't sitting on a beach somewhere exotic - I think the most exotic place I went to while I was away was to a lecture given by the head archaeologist (Richard Buckley) in charge of the dig where they pulled Richard III out of a car park in Leicester. Good lecture.

The lecture was given at the house of Dr John C Taylor, creator of the chonophage. The one in the bottom photo on the chronophage page is slightly different to the one currently in the same hall, mainly in that the creature on top is more dragon-like. And yes, that hall is in this guy's house. It's an amazing place, full of artwork and antique clocks, some dating from as early as the sixteenth century. He's got some serious money! So yeah, that was kinda exotic, even though it was only over on the other coast of The Rock.

I'm still trying to catch up on threads here, but I'll get there eventually. I wanna know whose been naughty or nice! It is getting to be that time of year, after all. ;D

I missed you guys too. Group hug!

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline OneTampa

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2013, 10:50:03 AM »
Yey!   ;D
"He is my oldest child. The shy and retiring one over there with the Haitian headdress serving pescaíto frito."

Offline Ann

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2013, 10:50:33 AM »
Here's a photo of the chronophage that currently hangs in Dr. Taylor's hall:

(I think it's nicer than the one on his website - they're the same size, but the dragon has more zing.)



The photo was taken when Dr Taylor was showing it off at an art fair in Shanghai just over a year ago.

It's absolutely mesmerising to watch. My friend and I stood watching it, totally transfixed, for a quarter of an hour. It was amazing how watching time made time fly. Usually clock-watching makes the minutes drag by.


ETA - http://www.wired.com/culture/design/magazine/17-02/st_chronophage check out the video.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2013, 10:57:15 AM by Ann »
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline Theyer

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2013, 01:32:36 PM »
See Ann its a Welcome back love fest-------Zippery do dah ------------feel the love--------Zippery day---------
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2013, 08:58:47 AM »
They found Richard III in a car parked in Leicester? Gee.

Oooops, that's off topic.

Very happy to have ya back, Ann. xoxo
« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 09:02:06 AM by Andy Velez »
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2013, 09:08:09 AM »


Those damn coffee pots! 

It seems my coffee pot magically goes from 6 cups to 30 gallons when it spills.

Welcome back!

Thomas
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Offline Snowangel

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2013, 03:50:30 PM »
Welcome Back!
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important

The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge..

One thing you can give and still keep...is your word.

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2013, 07:14:03 PM »
Here's a photo of the chronophage that currently hangs in Dr. Taylor's hall:

(I think it's nicer than the one on his website - they're the same size, but the dragon has more zing.)



The photo was taken when Dr Taylor was showing it off at an art fair in Shanghai just over a year ago.

It's absolutely mesmerising to watch. My friend and I stood watching it, totally transfixed, for a quarter of an hour. It was amazing how watching time made time fly. Usually clock-watching makes the minutes drag by.


ETA - http://www.wired.com/culture/design/magazine/17-02/st_chronophage check out the video.

I would love to see that ! As far back as I can remember, ( probably 4-5 years old), I have always had a fascination with the mechanical movements of clocks.  Ed wont let me wind the clocks with a chime  ;D  the ticking and the chimes drive him batty. I find it soothing.  Clocks are kind of a hobby for me, along with collecting old weather barometers. I also like the fine movements in these weather instruments as well. 


I get a kick out of this guys videos :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdOuNPSVHj8



I think I know have about 25 Barometers.  All working, and I know where I purchased each one of them!  :)

Ed doesn't mind them, they don't make noise!  ;D


Ray
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 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline magnoman

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2013, 08:02:01 PM »
Delighted to see Ann back. As a serial lurker who visits approximately monthly I was worried when I saw another post saying she had gone missing.

I am the negative partner in a sero-discordant relationship and this place has helped me a) keep my sanity and b) I like to think make my partner's HIV positive life a little easier...

Without the posters on this forum none of this would be possible so I thank you all, but especially Ann and the other moderators for keeping this a sensible island in a turbulent sea....

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Re: Welcome Back Ann!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2013, 09:08:12 AM »
Obscenely late, but welcome back Ann! Hugs.
Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

 


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