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Author Topic: It Ain't Easy...  (Read 1501 times)

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Offline rondrond

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It Ain't Easy...
« on: December 05, 2013, 07:11:37 AM »
Well, it has been awhile and I have had a few adventures. I can still function at home and in public dealing with what life keeps throwing at me.

The latest event has been ....

Victoria Alana.....

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/rondron/df88ebab-e287-433e-9c08-cba83d0a08d9_zps235538e5.jpg

My niece, Jennifer was just going along with her life, leaving one boyfriend and finding another, Derrick. Jennifer had never used birth control as she was told by a doctor once that she could not have children for some strange, exotic female thing...

...he was wrong...She started throwing up and feeling bad and Mom and my sister Terry looked at each other, knowing full well she was pregnant yet unable to convince Jennifer that doctors do not always "get it right"

Victoria was the star of our family Thanksgiving this year. She is sooo quiet and happy and loves her bottle.....which, Jennifer had tried the brest feeding thing, and Victoria had refused to suckle, which brought a lot of maternal attention from Mom and Terry as they tried to get Victoria to eat.

Had to use formula which is 'new and improved' from the last baby of 8 years ago, as now it doesn't even have to be refrigerated or heated, just serve room temperature, in already prepared bottles. Mom is just amazed at how different having a baby is in 2013.

Victoria does not like to be held in a prone position as she will fuss and kick until you stand her up.....then she's happy.

..I am ok with it except that I keep shaking off feelings of "Boy, am I getting old" as all the babies are now having babies....Thanksgiving had 5 generations all together and I just never thought I would have made it this far.

March 1 is my birthday and my anniversary date for my diagnosis, which has now been 20 years, soon to be 21.....I have far exceeded my great expectations....and while it ain't been easy, it just seems to have happened as door after door keeps opening, closing, and well, dang if there ain't another one...
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

Offline Jeff G

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Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 08:10:06 AM »
Welcome Back Ron !!! . A few people have been asking about you . Congratulations on the baby news .

Offline rondrond

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Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 08:18:06 AM »
Well, one of those doors had the name Jeff G on it.... ;D
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

Offline Jeff G

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Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 08:21:40 AM »
Your old thread is still one of the longest running threads in forum history and I still see people view it every now and then . Glad your back with us . 

Offline Theyer

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Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 09:13:02 AM »
It is fun becoming a Great Uncle , wait till you start explaining that it does not matter what you do you will always be a Great Uncle.
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline AlanBama

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Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 12:07:40 PM »
Hi Ron,

good to see you posting, my friend.

HUGS, Alan
"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 rondrond

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Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 03:45:14 PM »
It is fun becoming a Great Uncle , wait till you start explaining that it does not matter what you do you will always be a Great Uncle.

I have tried with McKayla and Madeline, but they still just call me Uncle Ronnie, like their daddy does.
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

Offline rondrond

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Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2013, 03:53:30 PM »
Hi Ron,

good to see you posting, my friend.

HUGS, Alan

Thank you Alan.

I've been trying to catch up on my reading. I too seem to have lost my 'git up and go' at certain times of the day. I just love naps..

My energy spurts last about 3-4 hours and then naps last about 2-3 hours.

I don't watch too much tv anymore as I will be watching a show and suddenly find myself waking up and there's a different program on waking up to another different program and then getting these strange looks from mom, who had watched the same program. but I seem to have quite the different synopsis.

"Huh?" "What channel were you watching?"
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

Offline Theyer

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  • Current ambition. Walk the Dog .
Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 01:21:55 PM »
I have tried with McKayla and Madeline, but they still just call me Uncle Ronnie, like their daddy does.

I just Boom it out to Rupert and Oliver.


BTW did you know I am English.
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline bear60

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Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013, 02:07:58 PM »
Hey, you old fart.  Dont stay away so long. 
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline leatherman

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Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2013, 03:19:50 PM »
long time, no see! we missed you!!  :-*
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline aztecan

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Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2013, 01:48:15 AM »
Hey Ron,

Great to see you here again.

Welcome back!

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline rondrond

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Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2013, 04:13:08 AM »
Hey, you old fart.  Dont stay away so long. 
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas to you too.
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

Offline rondrond

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Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2013, 04:13:47 AM »
long time, no see! we missed you!!  :-*

Missed you too.
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

Offline rondrond

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Re: It Ain't Easy...
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2013, 04:14:29 AM »
Hey Ron,

Great to see you here again.

Welcome back!

HUGS,

Mark

Good to see you too Mark.
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

 


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