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Author Topic: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03  (Read 2843 times)

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Offline AlanBama

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Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« on: December 01, 2006, 07:51:48 PM »
Ray will celebrate his 55th birthday on Sunday!   Sharing Ray's birthday is Tim S., who will turn 61 Sunday.

Dear Ray and Tim,

Hope you both have wonderful birthdays, and many many more!

Hugs,

Alan

"I am expanding the boundaries of my dreams.  I want to go as far as I can in this lifetime.  I want to be happy, joyous, and free."
"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 Nadine

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006, 07:55:09 PM »
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAY & TIM


Offline Teresa

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006, 08:11:16 PM »



                                      

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline Jody

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 08:25:15 PM »
Happy birthday and many happy returns Ray and Tim.

Jody
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 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

Grateful Dead

Offline angels4kelly

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2006, 08:26:10 PM »
DEAR RAY, HAVE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

DEAR TIM, I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR BIRTHDAY ;D

Peace & Love to you both,
Kelly

                                        
                                                                  
POSITIVE SINCE-10/1990
CD4-610
CD4%-29.3
VL-UNDETECTABLE
VIREAD,VIRACEPT, EPZICOM

MOST RECENT...
10/9/2006
CD4's-714
CD4%-30%
VL-Undetectable
DIAGNOSES POSITIVE 10/90
SAME MEDS, VIREAD, VIRAMUNE, EPZICOM.

SHOOT FOR THE MOON! YOU MAY MISS,
BUT YOU'LL LAND IN THE STARS :)

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knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
 
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but the staying down

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2006, 08:27:30 PM »
Happy Birthday guys.

Rodney

Offline MSPspud

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2006, 08:38:28 PM »
Happy Birthday!

Offline Eldon

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2006, 09:26:34 PM »
Happy Birthday to Ray and Tim!!!

I wish you both many more to come.


Make the BEST of each Day!

Offline Blixer

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2006, 11:06:01 PM »
Happy Birthday Ray and Tim!!!!
David
Diagnosed 1/9/06
8/27/2007 CD4 598, 29%, VL 58 (72 wks)
11/19/2007 CD4 609, 30%, VL < 50 (84 wks)
2/11/2008 CD4 439, 27%, VL <50 (96 wks)
5/5/2008 CD4 535, 28%, VL <50 (108 wks)
10/20/2008 CD4 680, 28%, VL <50 (132 wks)
Changed to Atripla in 2012
1/14/2013 CD4 855, 35%, VL <40

Offline RobT

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2006, 11:32:13 PM »
Happy Birthday Ray and Tim!

RobT


Current meds: Atripla
VL: undetectable
CD4: 630

Offline cph9680

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2006, 11:41:07 PM »
Happy birthday to both of ya's

Offline anniebc

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2006, 04:56:06 AM »
I hope you both have a great day...a day full of wonderful surprises.

Happy birthday to you both.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline JohnOso

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2006, 05:06:28 AM »
A very happy birthday to you both!

John

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2006, 09:53:56 AM »


   Hope you each enjoy your birthdays!  I bet your friends and family are glad they can knock out the Christmas and birthday gifts all at once.


  Have a happy one!
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2006, 10:17:33 AM »
Happy Birthday Ray and Tim!

Here's wishing you both a great celebration.

Ray I haven't told you this, but over the years in these forums, you are one of the members who I have respected and admired a great deal.  Your compassion and input always adds something to the thread when you post.  Thanks guy for being here and helping to make these forums such a wonderful resource.  Hugs to you guy!

RAB

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2006, 10:24:26 AM »
Happy Birthday Boys

Love and Respect to you both

Paul xXx
Diagnosed 01/08/06
CD4-9, VL->500,000, CD4% 1
Started on Sustiva/combivir 22/08/06 changed to kivexa 18/09/06
02/10/06
CD4-50, VL-1496, CD4% 5
04/12/06
CD4-112, VL-125, CD4% 7.5
22/02/07
CD4-121, VL-<50, CD4% 9
29/05/07
CD4-125, VL-71,(re-done 149), CD4% 11
25/09/07
CD4 -231, VL-74, CD4% 15
Cant remember the next few dates
17/01/08  Kaletra and Truvada
CD4 - 281, VL-115
06/03/08
CD4 - 287, VL-178

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2006, 11:48:55 AM »
Have a great one, guys, and many, many happy returns of the day.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2006, 02:22:42 AM »
Helllo Alan,

Just want to thank you for the birthday wishes. And everyone else, I thank you also. Now that I am officially declared a senior citizen  8) ( by age) I promise not to get grumpy, or irritable....Right !!! ;)

Ed and I are going to attempt a 20 mile bike ride today. We're going to get on the Pinellas trail at Dunedin, and ride north to Tarpon springs, One way is ten miles.

http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/12_Trail.htm

The exercise will do the both of us good. I think I am going to have a sore ass afterwords, but what the hell !! Get all that fresh air, and enjoy this great Florida weather today. Supposed to get in the low 80's today, but it still a little  muggy !! Shouldn't take us more than two hours to complete the ride. We're not rushing !! Once we get up to Tarpon Springs, we will check out some of the shops there.

I also took tonight off from work !!! Ed and I are taking his mother out to dinner with us. We will most likely go out around 4:00 She will turn 83 on December 7th. I already know what I am having. This one restaurant we will be going to serves absolutely the most fantastic trout !! So thats my choice for later today. And I am going to have an ice cold beer of two in a frosted mug !! :P Maybe even a shot of schnapps !!


Rab, thanks for your thoughts. I appreciate it. I also have a great respect for you also !!! It was you, that coaxed me back in 2004, to finally get my picture up, on the old forums !!  2007, is just around the corner, lets hope it's a great year for all of us !!




Thanks again----------Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 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 DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline Cliff

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2006, 03:53:38 AM »
Happy birthday Ray!

I hope you have a good time today.  And thanks for being here.  You have a very positive impact on the forums.  Always have.

Cliff

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2006, 09:42:18 AM »
Happy Birthday Ray!

I hope you don't end up too saddle sore - those birthday swats will sting enough on their own! :D

It's been nice getting to know you over the years Ray, here's to plenty more! And by the way, I thought you weren't officially a senior until you hit somewhere in the 60s? You weren't telling Alan porkies about the year of your birth, were you? ;D

Birthday hugs,
Ann
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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 aztecan

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2006, 10:11:38 AM »
Ray,

YIKES!   Sorry, I have been kind of out of pocket the past few days.

I hope your birthday was stupendous!

Tim, same goes for you. Remember keep celebrating - a day for each year!

Now, albeit after the fact, a time-honored tradition must be observed!

So, get ready for those BIRTHDAY SWATS!  ;D

HUGS,

Mark
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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline Longislander

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2006, 10:33:59 AM »
Happy Birthday guys!
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline quarterhorsetn

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2006, 11:02:50 AM »
Ray,

Hope you have an excellent Birthday!!

Brian
Brian

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2006, 06:07:09 AM »
Just wanted to follow up !!

Had a great bike ride yesterday. Actually,  I am not as sore as I thought I was going to be. Dinner was absolutely fantastic... cooked right to perfection, And the few drinks I had afterwords put the final touches on the day. Slept like a rock last night !!! :)

For Ann !!!

Actually 55 is the age where you can start getting  those  those senior discounts, by some of the companys/ restaurants etc!! so I am up to getting my discounts. :P. We do have 55 plus communities down here. I often wonder how they can get away with that. Seems like age discrimination to me !!


In reality,

I need to be 62 to start collecting social security. Which is now 6 years and 364 days away ! :P


I am 9 years 364 days  away from Medicaid.

For "Full retirement "for my age group( born in 1951) is 65. So I am 9 years, 364 days away from that... But who's counting !! :P



Take care and thanks again everyone !!-----Ray




Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 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 DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline heartforyou

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2006, 06:11:17 AM »
Happy chocolates Ray and Tim

Hermie
Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
Viread, Kivexa (Epzicom),Viramune once daily

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2006, 07:35:56 AM »
bit late, but... happy birthday  :)

kate

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2006, 06:08:50 PM »
LOL Ray, who's counting indeedy! Wow, so you count for senior discounts at 55 now? I'm not sure how I feel about that - I'll let you know in 3,891 days. ;)

Glad you had a good day Ray, you certainly deserve it.

Hugs,
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

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Re: Happy Birthday Ray! 12/03
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2006, 06:26:57 PM »
Sorry, I am late for the birthday wishes, Tim and Ray but nonetheless wishing you both the best!
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
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