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Offline thunter34

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Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« on: December 05, 2006, 02:14:32 AM »
Ok.  Call it mushy, touchy-feely, whatever you want.  It won't bother me a whit if you think so.  I've just had some nice little exchanges with a number of folks on here, and I'd like to start this post as a place for me to tell 'em I'm grateful for having crossed paths with them...even if only 'virtually'. 

A blessing of places like this on the internet is that we are able to mentally transcend barriers of distance and geography, and even more intangible barriers like finance and sociological boundaries.  One might even say it is a blessing that we have these obstacles in place when personalities clash and tempers flare.  Of course, for every Yin there is a Yang.  Every light produces a shadow.  One of the curses of this virtual plane is that sometimes we get lulled into a forgetfulness of the existence of these real world barriers...until we get reminded of them all too vividly.  Online friends become desperately ill or hospitalized in another city, experience loss in another state or become alarmingly depressed in another country.  What then?  What do we do?

We make the most of what we have.  And what we have here is a piece of spiritual real estate, and I'd say it has some damn fine curb appeal.  On this little stamp of virtual earth, spirits can connect even if bodies aren't physically able to.  So I'm gonna mine everything the soil has to offer here...and name some of the diamonds I've found.  I invite everyone to join in.  But if you wish to do any trashing, start another thread for your landfill.  I earnestly request that no one tarnish the sentiment of good will on my thread.  Please.  I've had enough for awhile of hearing who hates who and why.  This one is for appreciation.  It doesn't have to be mushy.  It can be funny, tender, admiring...whatever.  And you can repost about the same person.  Just keep it in the vein of appreciation.  I'm going to have many.  The first is below.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2006, 08:09:20 PM by thunter34 »
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Offline thunter34

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2006, 02:15:37 AM »
David NC:  For being the first person on here to reach out to me and welcome me in. 
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2006, 02:55:13 AM »
Wow, honestly I don't know who initiated first contact with me but I have grown to love this place. So, I will say mad love to Peter, creator of the site, if I knew where you lived, I would give you a great big kiss! This site has caused me to open up tremendously.

Lwood, who I think is fucking funny as hell. When I am pissed about something, I can read one of his posts and everything is right as rain.

Anniebc, I think is the sweetest person. I love to see her paintings. I also love to hear about the animals. To use someone else's phrase, she is the bees knees..

Matty The Damned, just because I love his damned ways. I miss the hell out of you, please come back.

John Oso, I love reading his posts. I thought I was the only one who watched Showgirls..lol..

The 2 Jerrys, Isn't it great that people can find true love, even on the Internet. That goes for Hermie and Dan too.

Melia, Who has a way with words. Are you over the throat thing yet? I hope so.

Mouse, Whose sweet innocense(sp?) I love and his age tends to bring the mother hen out in me.

Strayboy, I love you like a brother from another mother.

JeffreyJ, You are the sweetest.

Eldon, I'm feeling the positive vibes, you are a reminder of the good things that life has to offer if we only look and see them.

Thunter, My first gay love, is there such a thing? If there isn't, it is now. Let's make passionate love, you can still be gay and I won't tell a soul.... ;)

Damn for the moment that is all my brain is allowing me to remember. Blames it on the weed but as I see more names, I will add later....
« Last Edit: December 05, 2006, 04:47:59 AM by Queen Akasha »
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2006, 03:02:50 AM »

We make the most of what we have.  And what we have here is a piece of spiritual real estate, and I'd say it has some damn fine curb appeal.  On this lttle stamp of virtual earth, spirits can connect even if bodies aren't physically able to. 


Hey Thunter34...

With confirmation follows a blessing. This is your confirmation. It is empowering and it is fulfilling just as well. I will follow-up with more later.




Offline Angel-Ronnie

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2006, 03:04:06 AM »
When I first got here I was bit scared seeing the comments of others and i must say lately there are many who I can trust in saying thank you for being true to me.

Thunter this is a very nice gesture thank you so much this is appreciated by me

Eldon you are truely a blessing to me bringing me closer as to what i can be to others. You are in my heart and thoughts each and everyday

Queen you are the bst I read mostly all of your threads and posts and appreciate the kindness of your intentions

Much love

Angel
« Last Edit: December 05, 2006, 03:05:55 AM by FallenAngel »
Bide the Wiccan law ye must,
In perfect love and perfect trust
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill
An' ye harm none, do what ye will.

What ye send forth comes back to thee,
so ever mind the Law of three,
follow this with mind and heart,
Merry ye meet, and merry ye part.

Offline thunter34

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2006, 03:06:22 AM »
Leave it to the Queen to kick this thing off right.  And leave it to Eldon to be among the first.

Never fear...my post for you is coming.

(But then, I'll bet you already knew that.)

~+

And a PS to Angel and Eldon:  FA, you are quite welcome.  E, only minutes later...and the blessing is already coming.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2006, 03:09:39 AM by thunter34 »
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2006, 03:12:15 AM »
Actually Thunter34...I did. No need to explain. I feel the ever powerful energy that is moving through this right now.

Offline thunter34

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2006, 03:21:58 AM »
I just looked at the main forums board, and the only thing you see right now for recent posts is, 'Who I Appreciate On Here And Why".  I don't really know what to say about that at the moment, other than it is a welcome sight.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline heartforyou

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2006, 03:35:33 AM »
You are so right Thunter.

Energies is what bounds.
Just open up to them and you will feel the connection.
And that is what will never be destroyed at death in  each and every one of  us : our energy. It is a law in physics.

Thanks you Thunter. I can feel you right here with me.

Queen A, I love yr style.

Hermie :-*
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Viread, Kivexa (Epzicom),Viramune once daily

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline Angel-Ronnie

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2006, 03:37:51 AM »
when I first got to these forums DanielMark was the first one who welcomed me and he made it worth being here I appreciate his friendship and shoulder he gave me. Much appreciated DaniŽl.

Bide the Wiccan law ye must,
In perfect love and perfect trust
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill
An' ye harm none, do what ye will.

What ye send forth comes back to thee,
so ever mind the Law of three,
follow this with mind and heart,
Merry ye meet, and merry ye part.

Offline thunter34

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2006, 03:49:56 AM »
I am exhausted right now.  But before I go to bed, I'm going to manufacture a reverse schism for myself by posting these two together...

Eldon: For always making an effort towards encouragement and enthusiasm.  Some may perceive it as 'Hallmark Sentiments', but it should be noted that Hallmark is the number one name that people turn to for such things.


Moffie65:  For being fearless in his convictions.  He is clearly willing to risk unpopularity for saying what he feels needs to be said.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2006, 03:56:57 AM »
Awww, Thanks for the love guys....For those I may not have mentioned, it is because there are so many to list, but as I see names I will post. Even if you don't see your name listed by me, you are still loved, believe it, and some of you I am just getting to know.....More to come from me......
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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
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2006, 05:44:38 AM »
Great idea for a thread, thunter34. On a morning when it's -11įC / 12įF, and I have a therapy appointment to get to, it's nice to find something this heart warming happening here.

Quote from: FallenAngel
when I first got to these forums DanielMark was the first one who welcomed me and he made it worth being here I appreciate his friendship and shoulder he gave me. Much appreciated DaniŽl.

What a kind thing to say, Ronnie. I appreciate your friendship too.

Whenever I see your username, I immediately flash in my mind to one of my favourite Jennifer Warnes songs. I will post an excerpt here and I think you might see why.

So many hearts I find, broke like yours and mine
Torn by what we've done and can't undo
I just wanna hold you, come on let me hold you
Like Bernadette would do
We've been around, we fall, we fly
We mostly fall, we mostly run
And every now and then we try
To mend the damage that we've done
Tonight, tonight I just can't rest
I've got this joy here inside my breast
To think that I did not forget, that child
That song of Bernadette

from: Song of Bernadette
by: Jennifer Warnes
album: Famous Blue Raincoat

Daniel
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MAY 2000 LAB RESULTS: CD4 678
VL STILL UNDETECTABLE

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Offline Angel-Ronnie

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2006, 08:16:47 AM »
Daniel,

thank you so much. It is so beautiful I love it you truely are a gift

Much love

Ronnie
Bide the Wiccan law ye must,
In perfect love and perfect trust
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill
An' ye harm none, do what ye will.

What ye send forth comes back to thee,
so ever mind the Law of three,
follow this with mind and heart,
Merry ye meet, and merry ye part.

Offline tcellsnaction

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2006, 08:25:00 AM »
Bravo!

It's nice to see that others have a yearning to share appreciation....

I am truly grateful just to have a place to rest....with others who might give me comfort from a rather uneasy life now....

Thanks to all...

 :-*
Live With Passion!

Wherever you feel most comfortable, this is your home....
Whoever shows you greatest love and kindness, these are your family....

Offline MSPspud

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2006, 10:30:27 AM »
I often think about this place online and truly feel it is special because of the diversity.  I don't respond to every single thread or correspond to everyone via PM's but that does not mean I don't appreciate.  I know it sounds cheesy to be all encompassing but I truly feel this way.  My list of those who stand out in my mind would be a mile long.  I will mention a few of the people who really inspire me to think because that is what I gain most from this place.

Ann - a master of people politics.
Dachshund - a master of American politics.  (and Jack for providing a glimpse of the darkside)
Melia - a master of written word and openness.
Newt - a master of HIV science.
Moff/Joe/Lis - masters of HIV history and survival.

I used to come here out of boredom and for entertainment but as I've become more involved I've found much more.  I am confident this place will continue to live and prosper despite our growing pains.

Offline Boo Radley

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2006, 10:35:23 AM »
I haven't been back here long enough to have a long list but Ann definitely gets kudos for all her hard work and affability and AlanBama has a heart of gold.

Boo
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Offline Javicho

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2006, 11:09:57 AM »
I'm still new in this forum I just started last month, but I will say thank you LONGISLANDER  :-* you are the only one who welcoming in this forum and remind me how good my brother was giving me this website.

And thank you Thunter for start this tread good idea
P.S. I have a crush on you ;)

Offline bear60

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2006, 11:27:07 AM »
I appreciate all of you and the consolation you have given me through this difficult time.  Loosing another friend is so hard.  He was more than a casual acquaintence.  We had dated briefly. I included him in everything.
THunter, thank you.
And Mark, Aztecan was the first to welcome me here.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2006, 01:37:48 PM by bear60 »
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2006, 01:33:13 PM »
Everyone gets major props from me...You have all showed a kindness that many people in my life as of currently have not. Thank you my warm fuzzies!


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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2006, 02:14:41 PM »
<--- never knew Swede was such a HOTTIE!   Wooooooooooooooo!

I appreciate you all, but probably you most of all Scarecrow.....

Or some line like that out of Oz!!!
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline ChrisNCoronado

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2006, 03:20:15 PM »
<--- never knew Swede was such a HOTTIE!   Wooooooooooooooo!

I'm with you on that.  Beautiful, beautiful woman. 

So as not to hijack this thread (despite one very hot DISH, as noted), I am fond of one Mr. Staley and all the good he has created with AidsMeds. 

Thanks to Peter's foresight (I nearly typed foreskin; eep) and vision for AidsMeds; his decades-long commitment to all-things HIV/AIDS; the vast amount of energy and talent he has brought to this site (Andy, Tim, Ann, Grossman (formerly) etc.)); his [obviously] savvy business intellect; compassion and relentless commitment to the 'cause'....and so much more, to Peter, I say "thank you." 

AidsMeds is here for all SURVIVORS (no newbies, no dinosaurs, no hideously divisive labels), but ALL survivors of this horrific pandemic when we want and/or need information, friendship, camaraderie, support and more.  "When we want and/or need...."  Imagine that.   

Now, just for a moment, imagine no AidsMeds at all. 

From where I sit, I can think of few others who have impacted this pozzie, this survivor, so darn...well (here comes the cliche).....positively.

And for that, I say...thank you, Peter.

-Chris

Offline thunter34

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2006, 04:07:54 PM »
Rapid Rod:  For sticking it out and going the distance to provide guidance on the 'Am I Infected?' forum as well as any Moderator.  You have far more resolve than I.
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2006, 04:36:25 PM »
This is a good thread. Thank you for posting it thunter.

I'd like to thank everyone. Peter for creating this site, and all of the members who post about their lives with hiv.

I felt alone with my hiv, and then I found this site, and I am no longer alone. You are all the wind beneath my wings....corny I know, but it is true.

Christine
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Offline thunter34

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2006, 05:51:57 PM »
anniebc:  Do I even have to explain this one?
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2006, 06:14:48 PM »
ACK
<--- never knew Swede was such a HOTTIE!   Wooooooooooooooo!

I'm with you on that.  Beautiful, beautiful woman. 

So as not to hijack this thread (despite one very hot DISH, as noted)

You guys are nuts! =P


Also...I would like to thank Mouse for reminding me that I am still young and there is alot of life ahead of me and everyone else.
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2006, 06:16:59 PM »
Ok, whats all this mutual admiration society bull shit for? Maybe you guys need another trip to Canada.

Offline ChrisNCoronado

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2006, 06:18:21 PM »
Nice try, Jack.  But we all know you've been lurking in the gay porn thread too  :D

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2006, 06:18:42 PM »
Sometimes everyone needs a little bit of  mutual admiration, silly. ;)
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2006, 06:30:17 PM »
<--- never knew Swede was such a HOTTIE!   Wooooooooooooooo!

She's one helluva great camp counselor, too.

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2006, 06:34:00 PM »
As for me it has to be hands down pozguy75 : he was the first to befriend me when I joined AidsMeds.com . But, all of you guys are the greatest!!!

Shawn
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Offline Longislander

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2006, 06:48:58 PM »
First off, I definitely thank Peter for this place. I wish I had found it 10 months before I did. I think every testing site/ASO, should hand a newly diagnosed person a business card for AIDSMEDS!

J.R.E, (especially) and ANN (moderator) for holding my hand in the beginning when I thought I might have to start meds.

ELDON-who's helped me learn some things about myself and life in general.

WIN-who's also there to help me learn about myself

ANNIEBC (JAN)-a delilghtful woman who always brings a huge smile to my face.

NEWT-for his HIV intelligence and his mannerisms in speech.

QUEEN/AKinKC-for making me laugh, and AK for making me jealous as all hell!

THUNTER-for unknowingly reminding me what I want for my life, and making me smile , too

JEROMY-for being cute, sexy, sweet, and alot of fun

GSOGYMRAT-for inpiration (dam what a bod!)

I'm sure I could go on and on if I had a list of everyone in front me!

Love,
Paul



EDITED TO ADD ERIC!-how could I forget all that support!?

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2006, 07:40:08 PM »
I love everybody here (see my Christmas card in "Living With" for my extensive list)  :D

I think Jan and I may have been soulmates in a previous life.....

Rocky has become a true and dear friend, as well as Lis, Lisa, Jody and so many more.

I am especially thankful this holiday season for all our 15+ years survivors, who have been living with this all throughout the 90's and 00's....I'm afraid to start listing, for fear I'll leave someone out.....but there's Joe, Tim, Rocky, Lis, Lisa,
Herman, Dan.....oh and ME !  (I knew I shouldn't have started to list them, now my brain has gone dead)

Hugs & love to all,

Alan
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« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2006, 08:33:18 PM »
Hi Thunter

Mushy or not you started a thread that came straight from the heart.

There are so many here who have touched my heart and in so many diffrent ways, and I don't always get the chance to say thank you...so thank you Thunter for starting this positive and heartfelt post and giving me the chance to do just that...but, there are far too many for me to name..so please let me just say to each and everyone of you thank you for being here for me, for your support, for your love and compassion over the past 3 and a half  years..for you patience and for loving my animals as much as I do.. ;)


To the Tin Man..we have met before, it was on that magical road to OZ..and I think Rocky was there also ( he was one of the Munchkins... :D)


Thanks Thunter for a wonderful post...once again you have made my day.

Hugs
Jan :-*




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« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2006, 08:47:43 PM »
I could never list all of you that have made a difference in my life over the past 14 months.

There is one person that has become my best friend as well as my older...opps...big brother (sorry about that Rodney) I love you!  :D

 I do want to thank Peter for founding this site, I don't know where I would be today without the love and support that I have found here.

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« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2006, 08:51:31 PM »
Yay camp!
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« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2006, 08:54:28 PM »
I don't think I would have made it the first week of waiting for the results of mine and hubby's test results if it wasn't for Ann, Andy, and Rod in the Am I infected. You guys are truly awesome and do such a wonderful job!

Then when hubby's came back positive and mine negative everyone showed me so much love and support. You all here have literally saved my sanity and I will always love each and every one of you for that.
To Moffie and Rab, who when i needed a bop upside my head, was there to give it to me!
Nadine for your words of encouragement, because you truly know what i have been going thru.
Ray, Eric, Jeff, Alan, Jan, Alex, you have always been there for me and I appreciate all of you so much.

To all the rest of you I appreciate each and every one of you. You have taught me so much about living with HIV, about compassion, understanding, and the courage to go on.

I love you all
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« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2006, 09:04:50 PM »

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« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2006, 09:24:05 PM »
Thunter.... Way to go...

I think everyone of us have touched eachother in ways that have allowed us to move and grow.  I get really weird when I just lay dormant and am not moving either forward or back.   The wonderful people who I have met either by reading and responding or just taking in a thread on the sidelines have moved me, rocked me, left lumps in my throat, tears in my eyes as well as jumping for joy....  Getting that kind of support from a written message, boy!   What a time it would be to actually just meet and hug you all...   A place where all our worlds and spirit collide cannot be all that bad.....   I for one, am pretty FUCKING HAPPY THESE DAYS...

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« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2006, 09:41:13 PM »
 :D :D.. Trust you Rod...don't you just love those Munchkins... ;)

That made me laugh..thanks.

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« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2006, 10:09:26 PM »
Ok, the brain isn't as fuzzy as when I first posted here so there are a few more to add...

Newt, I value the information you provide even though sometimes I still don't understand it. I also like seeing what you are listening to when you posts, even thought I've yet to recognize any of them. :D

RapidRod, I appreciate the information you provide. I also enjoy your wicked sense of humor. You are indeed a blessing to the I just tested poz thread.

Andy, Ann, You guys have the patience of saints. What is your secret? You can tell me...It's weed isn't it? ;) Just kidding...

LongIslander, You have a heart of gold. When you gonna let me see more than just that eye?
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
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« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2006, 11:05:59 PM »
Andy, Ann, You guys have the patience of saints. What is your secret? You can tell me...It's weed isn't it? ;) Just kidding...

LongIslander, You have a heart of gold. When you gonna let me see more than just that eye?


 
L M A O....No, I mean like really, really.   


Oh, Queen!  I knew you'd get around to asking both those questions eventually!

What are we gonna do with you?  LOL
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« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2006, 11:47:37 PM »
Thunter~~

Do with me what you will, as long as it doesn't include pain! ;) Leave it up to me, right. I enjoy making folks laugh, it's just part of my nature. I can't help it, I got weed on the brain. There's prolly so much thc there if you were to scape it off, you'd have a fantastic buzz... ;D


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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« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2006, 12:43:11 AM »
LongIslander:  Because I have valued our exchanges more than I could ever properly express.  You are a gentleman through and through...a class act, in my book.
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« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2006, 12:49:27 AM »
pozguy75:  Because you never fail to lift me in some way.  Yes, sometimes the lift is below the belt...but more often and most importantly, above.  My heart and my thoughts.  Thank You for that.
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« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2006, 01:01:10 AM »
golly...this thread is incredible!

Thunter, thank you for your kind words...and for starting this thread! I have to say, the feeling is definately mutual my friend...we are so close geographically speaking and I can't wait wait to lay my eyes on you for real!! You are truly a knight...oh, when I am filming this weekend and my ass is in the air...I will only be thinking of you for my inspiration!!  :-*

It's so late to list everyone...I will be posting later to add more...thunter you have brought me to tears tonight...all in a good way, thank  you for that!

Love you all!
Dx 2005
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« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2006, 03:31:15 AM »
Damn, Pozguy is closer to Thunter than I am..(location, location,location) :D Jeromy, don't think you're going to have all the fun this weekend with your ass in the air and thoughts of my Thunter! I'm willing to share but let's not get greedy. ;)



(who can use gay men for inspiration and motivation!!!!!)
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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
Cherish the simple things life has to offer

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« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2006, 07:40:33 AM »
Thunter you are a hottie have to say liked the other pic more next time show more chest whoef.......LOL

Others I can thank who made it possible dealing with so much as what I have and their friendship is so much appreciated by me some are on here and some on aids2hiv.com and they are such a wonderful family to me
Cochise and Tammy- Big Brother and sister
Franfrog - hmmm love her to bits
Keepluv4ualive.Judes my girl Sister in spirit
Florida69- Donnie my online boyfriend
Choosing2live & Alivehoping the two Gary's
Kcgal and KCmetroman-John And Trish
Izpoz she is such an inspiration
Bear and Eric
Aztecan. Mark your shoulder just when i got on this site

Gosh and those who I have not mentioned you are all in my heart and your guidance and advice has made me better as to just wanted to give up, you all showed me the true friends you all are.

Much love

Angel
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« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2006, 10:27:59 AM »
This is the first time I have checked back in since me and the bf broke up over Thanksgiving.  It's been incredibly hard and good at the same time.  We are still living together and the past few days he has been sweet as hell to me.  We do not really have any kind of official title for our relationship anymore, just seem to be rolling with the flow.  Taking it day by day.  We love each other and maybe it can somehow work out still.

This is a great thread, I thought of not responding because I know I will leave people out.  But off the top of my head......

Moffie:  I can't tell you how much this man has affected my life.  He not only encouraged me almost non-stop at the beginning but his articles always are cutting edge and he has a way of keeping it real for me.

JeffreyJ:  He has an incredible way of sending me a private message of encouragement at just the right time.  I love you buddy.

Teresa:  What a class act she is.  Always making lemonaide out of lemons.

Eldon:  Mr Encouragement to everyone here.  I admire your spirit so much.

MattyThe Damned:  I care about you alot.  You and I have gotten into some good spats on here at times but I've never doubted you cared.  Where you been lately anyway?

There are many others I do not have a deep personal relationship with but would give alot to just sit down over a beer and talk with because I find them awesome people......Eric, AlanBama, Azteca, Hermie, many others. 

Thanks to all who care for each other on here.
44 year old gay man .......just broke up with the only man I've ever really loved.

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« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2006, 10:51:31 AM »
I appreciate everyone that comes to these forums. I've had my share of disagreements with some, but it was unrelated to HIV/AIDS but that is what opinions are for.  We have to be thankful that we can all share, whether we agree or disagree on subject matter. Isn't that life? We have to appreciate everyone here that fights this everyday in hopes to live one day more.

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« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2006, 01:49:09 PM »
The list is endless and if it weren't for this fucking PML I'd be able to remember everyone by name and why I appreciate them but here are a few that stand out in my mind.

Dan J For being one of the first to send me a PM and to always offer support and to make me laugh as I tried to accept PML and it's consequences.

Ronald1985 This is a no brain-er you gave me hope when there was nothing to hope for!

JordanThe friendship & the music. I do miss that believe it or not.

Nadine I don't know how we connected but we did and I'm so lucky that we did!

PDXRON31For an understanding most here just don't have without knowing PML and for starting the PML Survivors Yahoo group.

POZGUY75 What can I say that obviously everyone knows about you already. I love you Jer. You make me smile - you make me laugh - You make me hard - You remind me of my younger and much wilder days. I think of you when I see VW bugs and when I hear Donna Summers. Typing this now you've even made me cry. OINK OINK OINK

Water Duck For caring enough to share your knowledge and your energy.

These are just a few of many. I could add many others like RapidRod and Eric and Bucko and Coen and Tim H and....but my mind is fried trying to remember everyone.

HUGS to One & All


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« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2006, 05:36:03 PM »
In all actuality, my list is quite long. I appreciate each and every member for their INDIVIDUALITY and their willingness to interact and share with the other members of the forum.



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« Reply #52 on: December 06, 2006, 09:46:04 PM »
I'm no good at mushy stuff, but Thunter you were the first person to pm me here and I really appreciate that. plus you keep changing your photo and letting me see how much of a hotty you are.

Jan - You make me smile, I STILL wanna give you a hug.

everyone else who has responded to my long, drawn out ranting posts and tolerated my excessive use of (brackets), you keep me coming back.

Offline allopathicholistic

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« Reply #53 on: December 07, 2006, 10:04:02 AM »
Everyone.

As far as why, well, sometimes there's no "why" when it comes to emotions. But I do know I learn tons from every person here. Read my new signature (Thanks eirin)

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« Reply #54 on: December 07, 2006, 10:51:59 AM »
I just pretend to like you all so you let me play your reindeer games!!!


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in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

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« Reply #55 on: December 07, 2006, 12:06:36 PM »
I started to write a few names and then thought why single out certain ones.  Everyone contributes in some form.  Of course I have my favorites and to those I will tell them directly.  But  from what I have seen each person brings a different perspective to the forums and I am so glad to be able to be a part!
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« Reply #56 on: December 07, 2006, 02:33:16 PM »
Well...first, I sincerely appreciate Thunter...I think I mentioned why above...but here it is again: Thunter you give me that warm tingly feeling in my gut, that feeling when I see a post from you, or get an PM from you, I feel complete and happy. Not sure why...but I am looking forward to finding out why...thank you for being you!

Matty...what can I say...other than, I love you more than my dildos! I think the absolute world of you...with out you in this world, well....it would just be hollow!

Alan...you are one of the first to welcome me hear over a year ago...you certainly have a special place in my heart...because you love with out condition and question...thank you Alan for being here!

Oh golly...they just called my flight, I will update more later...love each of you!
Dx 2005
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #57 on: December 07, 2006, 05:09:09 PM »
I'm not going to list names but I appreciate everyone who shares on this forum. Hearing everyone's stories reminds me I'm not the only person dealing with HIV. I particularly appreciate the people who have emailed and shared their experience with lipoatrophy and treatments. HIV affects such a variety of people from all walks of life and I have been able to share experiences of people with whom I have little in common and been the better for it.

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« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2006, 06:05:11 PM »
I would like to say that for me, I appreciate the hell out of some thunter, pozguy75 and booradley... I'm a sort of wry bastard, and they encourage that.  I love sarcasm enabling...

I generally send people PMs to let them know how much I appreciate them, but this thread is a cool idea.

**holding a virtual beer to prevent real liver damage** I love you guys! 
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« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2006, 08:54:51 PM »
First off, I appreciate everyone here on this forum. I have seen the power of this group when  I  was in emotional turmoil last July and for that I am very thankful for everything for  those that took action on my behalf. You know who you are & eventhough some of you may never forgive me for it I love you anyway (Hal, Matty, Jonathon, John, Trish, TNboi)

Jan- One of the most amazing, talented people I have ever had the privledge of knowing.

Alan- What can I say about this wonderful, loving man? You're an inspiration to me.

cmhjeff- What can I say? Your daily PM's are always a highlight of my day. I hope you start sending me some more very soon.

Jeromy, I LOVE YOU

Moffie- For all your tireless efforts for what you have done for people like us. Tirelessly offering support and sharing the wisdom you have gained while living on this planet.  You have my unconditional love & respect.

Aztecan- Mark is a sweet man & a person EVERYONE should try to meet.

Basquo- My little new wave music fanatic. I love you more than David Bowie. (If you know Anything about me you would know how much I love D.B.)

Lisa- Honey what can I say about someone I love so much. You are special to me, my big sister & someone I always come to when I need to talk. I am here for you anyway I can be.

Jody, One of the sweetest, most humble, loving people I have ever met. Thank you for being who you are.

Juan-  I LOVE YOU

Water Duck- She thinks she is a superbitch. But honey, you don't have me fooled one minute.

I know I am leaving someone out. So I will say this Thanks for all of you for taking part in this forum. We have touched one anothers lives in ways we never thought would happen. I am a memeber of several different forums on the internet, but none of them hold a candle to the community that Peter, Ann, Andy & Tim have created.


IN LOVE & RESPECT TO ALL OF MY BROTHERS & SISTERS,

Dan J.

Last but not least:

My Hermie- I watched you from afar for many many months. When you joined the forum I KNEW from the moment I read your first post that you were going to be a powerful force in my life. Thank you for being who you are & for allowing me to be a part of your life. I LOVE YOU

way too many to mention I wish we didn't have to meet because of HIV but knowing all of you makes living with this disease easier.

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #60 on: December 07, 2006, 10:03:08 PM »
aupointillimite:  From the instant you made the scene here, both my head and heart said  'Caution'.

As in:                                     STOP                          LOOK               &               LISTEN


In both your posts and our PM conversations, you have revealed a spirit that houses the courageousness & abandon of your youth, and a wisdom and compassion that belies it.

         Always a little left of center, yet somehow right on target.       And never, ever out of touch with your 'sexy'.


Yeah...I can dig it.


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« Reply #61 on: December 07, 2006, 10:16:06 PM »
If I may be serious for a moment, for once in my bloody life.  I would actually like to take out the time to publicly thank thunter, Amosboy, booradley, and eldon.

Really and truly, with all odds stacked against any hope of us getting along.  I am younger than all of you, and we all know about the cardinal sin that is a gay guy in his 20s not crucifying older guys (as well as the sin that is older guys not thinking that I'm a smiley face ovum and nothing more), and also pretty new to the whole HIV thing.  Through all the divisions that we have created for ourselved, the four of you have been nothing but open and have given me that rare gift that offbeat youngish college dropout gay guys never get: meaningful dialogue.

You've shied away from giving me pat, cliche answers, and I appreciate that more than I can say.  Thank you for actually treating me like the human being that I was beginning to forget that I was.
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« Reply #62 on: December 07, 2006, 10:36:22 PM »
Ok, Queen...you're up!   


Sometimes you encounter a person and you instantly feel like you go way back, ya know?   Right off the bat.  You don't feel the need to question it at all.  You just jump right in head first without reservation.  You are one of those for me.  That's all I need to say.

Plus, I'm trying not to exhale...        (Just kidding ya, girl!  Figured you'd get a giggle out of that!)

~+

PS-  I keep getting bumped offline tonight.  I wanted to also say:  You are a buzz in and of yourself.  Whenever I read your words, I get a contact high.
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #63 on: December 07, 2006, 10:55:35 PM »
Thanks Thunter, You mean a lot to me too..

(runs up and sucks the smoke out of Thunter's mouth) I had to steal a kiss somehow....... :-*
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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« Reply #64 on: December 07, 2006, 11:52:28 PM »
jack   and   Dachshund:  For giving each other (and pozguy75 among others) someone to scrap with.  Even if you disagree with another's ideologies, the challenge to examine and perhaps defend your beliefs can be a beneficial thing.  You can lose your strength if you don't exercise.  I think that goes for convictions as well.
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« Reply #65 on: December 08, 2006, 07:33:03 AM »
I appreciate "Mister Kinsey Scale," AC (in KC) ... Through his pictures, three things I know to be true in this world are now enhanced:

1. anything is possible - http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=6323.0
2. love is grand
3. life is full of lovely surprises

(and let's not forget
http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=6434.msg72575#msg72575)


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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #66 on: December 08, 2006, 02:51:48 PM »

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« Reply #67 on: December 08, 2006, 04:05:27 PM »
Lwood:  Like anniebc above, this is another one that shouldn't require explanation. If you don't already know, you must be brand new here!
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #68 on: December 08, 2006, 04:59:12 PM »
People whom I love -

you know who you are. xD

I don't make my adoration of certain people much of a secret. lmao

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2006, 05:08:32 PM »
As an FYI...folks are probably gonna see this thread hanging around for awhile yet.  I still have a fair number of people I want to put up here, and I imagine more will appear as time goes on.  Connection problems are keeping me from posting much of anything right now.

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #70 on: December 10, 2006, 12:18:08 AM »
I appreciate so many here, but haven't had much interaction with a lot of them.  I just searched the archived forums for my first post called "Introduction".  It was a hard post to write, and there wasn't much to it.  I got about 25 responses to it, and every one means more to me than I can express.  Instead of listing all the people who offered support, welcomed me, and cheered me up, I'll just link to it http://www.aidsmeds.com/Fusetalk/messageview.cfm?catid=5&threadid=29058&FTVAR_MSGDBTABLE=arc

Of course, the list of who I appreciate doesn't stop there, but that's where the list began.  Jeromy was one of the first to PM me and that's stuck in my memory.  Of course, there's Ernie, who we can't wait to see again!  ;) There are a lot of newer members that bring so much positive energy (Queen, thunter, Longislander to name a few) that I'd say the forums really HAVE changed.  I missed quite a few posts during my hospital stay, and am slowly catching up, but I've never ceased to be amazed at the support and care here. 

Some avatars are hot enough to keep me appreciating, too!  It's also amazing what some of us have in common, besides the obvious.  Some members and I know people in common from years back.  At least three (one being my hubby) live in the same town.  I've met a few from NC.  I appreciate all those that attended the AMG; keyboards and screens are one thing, but face to face interaction means a lot to me.  I guess I should state the obvious and say that I appreciate pretty much every member here.

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06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #71 on: December 10, 2006, 01:46:21 AM »
Joe
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Ann
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #72 on: December 10, 2006, 07:05:03 AM »
Alan(bama) because he's sweet and reminds me of my cousin Bernie  ;D

Ray (JRE) because he's a class act and has made me LOL on more than one occasion :D :D
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« Reply #73 on: December 10, 2006, 11:31:16 AM »

   The people I appreciate most are the people who have shown a genuine heart and I don't mean just towards me, but towards everyone.   

   Nadine heart of gold and always asks how I'm doing... Love ya girl!  Lisa and Lis the blunt truth of it all is what I can expect from the two of you, your concern has caused a tear to well during our conversations at times..  Love ya!          Paul (Longislander) who seems to have such a gentle soul.  Alex (allopathichostic), I admire his positive attitude and reading his posts make me smile.   Rodney (rapid rod), if I had some sanity this is who I would compare to myself humor wise....  just a cool person, although Rod I heard something about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chili (eeewwww)... ;D    The moderators Ann, Andy, and Tim just for who they are.   Peter Staley for founding Aidsmeds.com...   

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« Reply #74 on: December 10, 2006, 12:55:50 PM »
Rod I heard something about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chili (eeewwww)
  LOL Thomas....no jelly, just peanut butter!  :D

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« Reply #75 on: December 10, 2006, 03:31:18 PM »
sweetasmeli:  For her truth in advertising.  You couldn't find a sweeter honey in Tupelo.  So mild, so soft & quiet.  But when she speaks, she can make the whole earth shake.  Simply delicious.
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #76 on: December 10, 2006, 03:36:07 PM »
MSPspud:  For being the epitome of an online 'buddy' to me.  Helpful, funny, intelligent and, yes, sometimes catty and sarcastic...but in the best way possible.  He can flat out call me a Cum-Sucking Sperm Sponge...and make me feel all warm and fuzzy about it.

Big, fat X's and O's to you too, Sweetheart!
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« Reply #77 on: December 10, 2006, 03:42:29 PM »
I appreciate Boo because he has such a big and such a good heart.  Oh, and because he obviously likes TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.
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« Reply #78 on: December 10, 2006, 08:24:32 PM »
First off, I definitely thank Peter for this place. I wish I had found it 10 months before I did. I think every testing site/ASO, should hand a newly diagnosed person a business card for AIDSMEDS!

J.R.E, (especially) and ANN (moderator) for holding my hand in the beginning when I thought I might have to start meds.

Alan(bama) because he's sweet and reminds me of my cousin Bernie  ;D

Ray (JRE) because he's a class act and has made me LOL on more than one occasion :D :D


  :) :)   :-*


Thankyou guys !!! You have certainly started off my evening, with a big ole smile on my face !! I wish you both,
( and everyone else here) a very good Holiday, and a healthy and Happy New year !!



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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


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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #79 on: December 11, 2006, 10:54:20 AM »
Bear60:  I am awed, humbled by the depths of your kindness.  You know why.  May blessings come back to you 1,000 fold.
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« Reply #80 on: December 11, 2006, 07:38:31 PM »
I appreciate the forum members who answer and help calm all the WW's in Am I Infected?

Where do you all get the patience is what I wanna know!  :D :D :D :D :D :D

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« Reply #81 on: December 11, 2006, 08:05:19 PM »
I'm new to this but let me just say that after reading the postings (and I have to admit, also brought a tear to my eye) there is so much support and positive energy, I'm glad I found this web site.
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« Reply #82 on: December 11, 2006, 08:21:19 PM »
marco..I'm glad you feel so welcome here =) I felt the same way.....so many good vibes =)
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« Reply #83 on: December 11, 2006, 09:31:26 PM »
Well I can say the first four names of those who either answered my questions or popped emails in my pm box when I was new here. They are;

jjmcm- You were the "first" person to respond to my questions when I began with Fuzeon. If it wasn't for you sharing your experience with this medication, I would have gone haywire during that time. You told me what to expect and it was just like you said it would be. Thank you for the crucial information. I wish you well and I see you continue to share that wisdom with others new to Fuzeon. God bless you for that. :-*

Christine- Thanks for sharing with me those answers about traveling with the Fuzeon traveling kit. I haven't forgotten you for that. :)

Allopathichologist-for always leaving friendly messages and making feel welcome here. You are as sweet as sugar, honey.

Newt-for the straight forward answers about meds and everything else I had in mind. ::)


 Time has passed and now I know MANY persons who really cheer me up. I may sell myself as a strong person but many times that I've made someone else happy, I myself might be feeling sad and not mention it at all. Making someone else laugh, or teasing in a friendly way, makes me happy because I enjoy putting people "on the spot" to see how they react and then I burst into laughter. But yes, I do send lots of love to every person who has shared emails with me or responded on the threads to my own posts. I love you all! :-*

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« Reply #84 on: December 11, 2006, 10:45:51 PM »
Hey guys,

Thanks for taking the time to give me advice.....I appreciate and love you all!
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« Reply #85 on: December 12, 2006, 01:37:02 PM »
sweetasmeli:  For her truth in advertising.  You couldn't find a sweeter honey in Tupelo.  So mild, so soft & quiet.  But when she speaks, she can make the whole earth shake.  Simply delicious.

Oh my! What can I say to such lovely words except  :-* :-* :-* Tim!

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #86 on: December 17, 2006, 06:33:39 PM »
Peter, Ann, Andy and Tim Horn:  Obviously, Peter, for founding this site, and also (as Joe has pointed out) for trying to remain forward thinking about these forums...looking ahead to anticipate needs & broaden the scope of the site.  And to the Moderators for their hard work and TLC.  I gotta say a special shout-out to Ann and Andy, though...for their efforts on the "Am I Infected?' forum.  I mean, "the patience of saints" doesn't even begin to do justice to their resolve.  They need a bust or a stamp or something.  Several others already have voiced their appreciation for these folks on here, but I would be remiss if I did not say so specifically.  Your dedication is remarkable.

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« Reply #87 on: December 17, 2006, 07:43:56 PM »
Ditto....But I would have to throw RapidRod in that group too. I really appreciate the sarcasm at times and imagine him at the computer while responding.
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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
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« Reply #88 on: December 17, 2006, 07:50:31 PM »
Yeah...I started to lump him in, but I already gave him a post of his own somewhere up above.  Guess he has earned the double mention for that, so:  Rod, if you're reading, more shouts for you for helping the Mod Squad with the WW's!
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« Reply #89 on: December 17, 2006, 07:51:23 PM »
Queen, aren't you glad you wasn't a WW and had to confront me? ;) I love you too. ;D


Thanks thunter, lord nerve pills really work.  :D

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« Reply #90 on: December 17, 2006, 07:57:01 PM »
LOL@Rod..We wouldn't even have to go there because one of my pet peeves is that I don't like to repeat myself. Which is now coming back to bite me in the ass since I have lost some of my hearing. I now have to ask people to repeat themselves...the irony..
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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
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #91 on: December 17, 2006, 10:00:27 PM »
The "Am I" folks Ann, Andy, Rod, HIVworker, for giving me some of my sanity back.

All you gay people for showing me the idiocy of my homophobia.

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« Reply #92 on: December 17, 2006, 10:18:59 PM »
Ack !! 

Thank you, Rhino!  I can't believe I left out HIVWorker earlier!  My bad, for sure.  I appreciate you for the work you do both on and off this site.  I was reminded of the value of your contributions earlier this very day- when I was rereading some of the long, horrific epics in the "AII" forum.

Bless you, bless you, bless you !
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #93 on: December 18, 2006, 11:37:13 PM »
poet:  Win, this post for you should have already been up here.  I just happened to be scouring back over this thread and noticed that I couldn't find it!  I had connection problems a week or so back, and the post I made for you apparently got lost in cyber-space.  There's a few things I could say, but I'll keep it to its simplest.  Here goes...

I appreciate you for the words that you share.  So provocative, but provocative in the most wonderful way.  You lead us to dive into these wonderful pools of introspection, and help us examin ourselves both as individuals and collectively.  Thank you for that.
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #94 on: December 20, 2006, 12:17:27 AM »
Ok...

Jonathan- He's moved on from the forums, but I can't even begin to tell you how much I love him.

Thomas-  My first buddy here on the forums. I love ya bud, you know that...

Rasheen-  Thom is right: Not a mean bone in her body.  She is always nothing but supportive. I'm gonna call her right now.

Basquo-  You are so kind and caring and have always been supportive of me and my adventures.  Be it watching my shows or bringing me movies while my ass is healing to buying me shots of Jaeger in montreal. I love you

Alan- for the birthday list.

Trish-  Even though she doesn't come around anymore, I've learned a lot from her.

John- For making me be sensible sometimes

Zephy- For daily hours long conersations.

Rocky- For being the caring selfless person that he is.

Jan-  Comfort.  That's the only word I can use to describe you.

Jeromy- for always making me smile.

Peter- For posting pretty pictures of himself.  Oh yeah, and I guess starting the site and maintaing it.

Ann-  For tirelessly policing the forums and keeping us safe from attackers and even ourselve

Andy-  For talking to me about Bernadette Peter.

Cliffy- For always being honest with me... Even if it made me angry...

Jenn (Lotus or Swede these days)- For rocking.  You can always make me smile.


I'm sure I've missed some...
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« Reply #95 on: December 20, 2006, 12:58:42 PM »
Thank you Thunter34 and Rhino for your words of support. :)

Rich
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« Reply #96 on: December 20, 2006, 04:01:01 PM »
Thank you Danny!

The Birthday List is a labor of love, for people like you.

Hugs,

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« Reply #97 on: December 20, 2006, 04:16:56 PM »
And, oh yes...AlanBama:  A man that embodies and radiates the spirits of head, heart and courage all at once.  And works so tirelessly to make sure that everyone here feels like they have found their home...without even having to click their heels or anything.

That's some wizardry, friend.
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« Reply #98 on: December 20, 2006, 09:36:01 PM »
****blush*****

 :-*
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« Reply #99 on: December 22, 2006, 02:22:25 AM »
Supporting You

Hey Tim & Alan...

Because, Because, Because, of the wonderful things that you DO Alan!!! There was a reason for the yellow brick road to follow afterall. LOL!


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« Reply #100 on: August 04, 2007, 10:05:17 PM »
On the way home this evening, I decided I would resurrect my little love fest thread here because there's someone I needed to acknowledge.  I was fairly new on here when I started this thread, so I didn't know him very well at the time.

Dachshund


Hal, thank you for brightening so many of my days.  You are truly a gem of a man and I absolutely love you, friend.


-Me


PS:  And your little dog, too!  A  :-* for The Sammers!
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« Reply #101 on: August 04, 2007, 10:18:31 PM »
Wow, thanks Timmy!

I'll play it forward and post my deep appreciation for Christine. Her dignity and strength is truly inspirational and she is a sucker for dogs.

I love you Christine.
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #102 on: August 05, 2007, 12:10:39 AM »
Moffie: He always had my utmost respect on here for being able to say things that I could never find the words to express. I will definitely miss his posts, and I hope he comes back.

Thunter: For just being yourself. You always make me smile.

Matty.the.Damned: I love your ability to say something with both sugar and a bit of venom. However, when you speak, I listen - even if your hammer is directed at me.

Otherplaces: Brian, you were one of the firsts that I actually connected with, and I want you to know I deeply appreciate that. You are very special to me.

THE Queen: I know we haven't conversed much, but I do love your spin on things. You always leave me chuckling to myself, and laughter is the greatest gift one can give second to love.

Allopathicholistic: For always being real yet upbeat. You made a huge difference when I first joined this site, and you still do.

Falkore: For being who you are, and a whole list of other reasons.  :-*

Bucko: For your writer's heart. It did not go unnoticed, and it will never go uncherished.

BuckmarkTX: For your heart. Whenever you post, I see bigger glimpses of the gold that beats in your chest.

Moonlight: For showing me that I'm not crazy, and for being so cheerful and sincere.

RapidRod: For standing up to me even if we disagree. I admire that greatly.

Aupointillimite: For your insights and for challenging me intellectually. Even though we differ on a few viewpoints, I always love someone who will challenge me and help me question.

Mouse: For showing me that age is not an indicator of maturity, and for reminding me of innocence (even though you are not as innocent as you seem). :D

Christine: There aren't any words that describe how you've touched me with your heart, but I see it, and thank you.

Before I compose a list to rival the U.S. Census, I'll bring this to a close. There are many, many more that I haven't named, and I apologize. However, I cherish you. I truly do.
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #103 on: August 05, 2007, 12:43:10 AM »
thanks for bumping this back up.....I feel so thankful for all of you actually but some people especially

Moffie: For keeping me grounded and sharing his wise words

Thunter: for posting as much as you do and just being there

Matty.the.Damned: For being the funniest bitch on here

THE Queen: Diva of the boards

Bucko: For being the dirty birdie he is

allopathicholistic: For being such a wondeful person

Mouse: for being incredibly wise beyond his years....I am in awe

Christine: For being wonderful

Bear : for amazing advise

Life and Alanbama: Sweatest guys on this board.

Basquo and Pozguy75: for being so HOT

Moltenstorm : I stole his format

Ann, Jan, Andy : for putting up with our shit

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #104 on: August 05, 2007, 02:52:55 PM »
OK, "By Your Side" by Sade is playing and I am a mess now after reading this entire thread, thinking about all of the wonderful people I have met and read about.  This month marks 11 years since my husband died from AIDS.  I am absolutely kicking myself for not finding this place sooner....

Molten~  Thank you for the compliment that has brought me to tears in this new place I call "Home." (Keep growing that long hair....  ;)  )

I have been here a little over a month and never thought I would fit in, never thought I would have anything of value to say, and certainly never thought I would be taking friends under MY wing and chatting amongst hot, gay men.  It truly is better to give than receive!   ;D  (Although some of you may beg to differ!   ;)  )

So, without further adieu~~~~~

Queen~ My new sister who I share everything with.  You are very special to me.  What more can I say than "I love you!"

Emeraldize~ For always being here and sharing your humor (and gummy bears), and for PMing me, making me laugh on gray days!

zachysmom~ For the gentle way in which you share your "pain" with me, and making me feel better by letting me know I'm not the only one.

cjc (Cristy)~ For always checking in to see what your sisters and I are doing in our latest tirade.  *Edited to add:  and also for being a cool Metal chick, lol!*

Dragonette~ For your writings to us, your captivating way of sharing personal experiences from across the ocean.  This website knows no boundaries.

Timtation~  For being the first guy to PM me here thinking I was a movie star, for the inspirational "Lyrics" thread as well as this one, for being deep and understanding (now I KNOW someone is gonna take THAT and run with it, lol).  Damn was I pissed when I found out you were gay!

MtD~ For your fire in these forums.  I have always been intrigued by your replies.  You speak what I am thinking at many times.

RapidRod~ For really messing with my mind as I first tried to figure out the face on the dog thing, and for your perfectly timed one-liner responses here.  Even for the third and fourth time, in some cases. 

Bucko (Brent)~ For your descriptions of "self" at the end of each post which have always made me smile!

milker~ For your sarcastic wit and great sense of humor.  You keep the threads lively, to say the least.  I remember when I first started posting and saw your pic, and I just laughed and laughed.  "Can I call you sometime?"  LOL

aztecan (Mark)~ For your wealth of knowledge and sharing of personal experiences through the great work that you do.

LTNPs~ Whether on meds or not, I must say I never thought we'd live to see this day, so many years later.  So much strength in our shared personal stories of triumph.  You are all truly inspiring to me and other people new to this site and this virus.

May God bless all of us and keep us safe.

Someone pass me a tissue......   :'(

~Cindy
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #105 on: August 05, 2007, 03:38:12 PM »
Lisa, If it was not for meeting her in 2005 at AMG Nashville Gathering I guess we would never have come close like we are today. Also with this Gathering got to meet Alan, Lis, Jody. I really appreciate the whole family here at Aidsmeds if it had not been for this site I would have been lost without all the friends I have meet on here. :-*

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #106 on: August 05, 2007, 08:36:19 PM »
I shudder to think whom I'll leave out, but will give it a whirl:

MtD: Whom I love most: My best friend, my confidant, my co-conspirator, my succubus and my incubus. Matty has saved my life twice, at least.

AD: Director of The Spin Cycle Fan Club, cherished friend, fellow traveler along the same damn road.

Jaser: The bravest person I've ever met...ever.

Mellie: How can so much love come from one place? Were I ever to be able, you'd be the woman I'd marry (but the honeymoon would be odd).

Benj: My favorite bright Young Thing and enfant terrible rolled into one; Honors student at Uncle Bucko's School of Advanced Depravity.

JK: The reason I joined AM over two years ago was the chance to meet you. My admiration is boundless, as is my lust.

Jan: Who lured me back out of my shell and got me posting again.

Ann: Without whose support I'd have never published my latest series of articles.

Jeromy: Who still owes me a "date".

Hermie: Whom I have never stopped loving...ever.

Moffie: My leathery daddy Tim whom I support without condition and love without measure.

JoeKillfoile: For inviting me into his home on more than one occasion.

Alanbama: For keeping his soul and heart open for all to muse: the most positive person I've ever met.

Christine: For being the embodiment of grace and resistance.

Mark(Aztecan): For being the kind of friend I'd presumed all died by 1990.

Nadine: Who never forgot me.

Timberly Hunter: Who made my return so effortless.

Moltie: Who reminds me that I am still an object of lust amongst the young.

Rich (Pozattie): Whose faceshot I enjoyed as much as the underwear shot.

Cerrie: Who opened up his "private pix" for me. How i wish I knew German.

Jakie: For whom I always include salacious details of fellatio.

IthicaNights: Who has read everything I've ever written and still wants more.

Philly: Who never played me for a fool, though he's had more than one chance.

Rod: Who inspires patriotism in me when I forget, and whose brevity I can only aspire to.

Cin (Moonlight): Whose charm always comes through.

CarolAnn: For being the fabulously outspoken person you are. Keep me on your good side, sweetheart.

Cammie: Who sends me the most luscious PMs.

Jeffie: Who worships my thighs.

To the three kind souls who responded to my latest emergency with an unexpected generosity, I can only repeat my earlier thanks. Without each of you I'd have been ruined.

To anyone I've left out:
PM me and I'll shower you with private praise.

Brent
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #107 on: August 05, 2007, 11:34:21 PM »
I was wondering who brought this thread back to life, glad to see it was the person who posted it. I was wondering what was going on with you, Thunter Bunny. I love my sis, Moonlight but I saw you first... :D If you gonna be giving up some booty, I should be first in line. ;)

I would like to thank those who put me on their list. It amazes me that people actually pays attention to my spin on things. I know most thinks I'm just a hood rat prolly because I talk a lot about smoking weed but I still have some intelligence, I haven't burned all the brain cells yet.. ;) And even if I become a mindless zombie, you still have to worship me...Translation...Make sure Her Majesty has plenty weed, pepsi, and healthy munchies... ;D Oh, yeah and a PS2...

Yes, I try to crack jokes on a regular, you just don't know how laughter has helped me get through many things in my life. I figure if I can make someone forget what they are going through just for a sec with a joke or make them laugh then I have done my job...Now on to my list, not in any particular order and if I forget anybody, I blame it on the weed... ;D

Aunty Doxie-- There are some days when you really have me choking on my smoke with the things you say. If anybody could really feel me on some ghetto type things, it would be you. You are the Aunty, the one who's house you would go over to chill at, like a second home. You are fam.


MattytheDamned-- I can not use just one word to describe you. I know you prolly get that a lot... ;D But I mean it in the best way. Call me sadistic but I love your verbal lashings. I get such a visual when you go into a frenzy. When you display your warped sense of humor, I just melt. And the stories you tell... Oh, I could go on for hours. I love you beyond words....

Moonlight--- Although we have not known each other long, it feels like I have known you a lifetime. I hope one day we meet and have a girl's night out. You have brought out so much in so many in such a short time. Girl, you are an angel. You are officially adopted as my sister....Don't try to run now.... ;D

Philly-- Forgive me for not remember the numbers behind your name.. :D I enjoy your posts for the information and for your sense of humor. You are a fountain of knowledge and information. Anything you post is worth paying attention to!

RapidRod,ACinKC,LWood--- You guys are the most hilarious to me. You bring humor to everything even things political. I haven't seen LWood post in awhile and I really miss his style of humor.I hope all is well with him.

AlanBama,Dan J., Hermie I consider you all to be the heart of this forum. I would like to say more but has never been good with mushy stuff..

Newt,Moffie,Ann-- The things I have learned from you all are invaluable. You have taught me to not just accept what doctors say but to question it as well. Moffie, we may have had our differences but if it wasn't for you, I'd still be in the dark instead of stepping into the light.

Thunter,Amosboy,Pozguy75--- Just because y'all is sexy as hell to me.


Whew, I am spent. Now I must run, I'm late smoking my next doobie.... ;D



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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #108 on: August 06, 2007, 09:49:02 AM »
I appreciate ALL of you. Not so long ago I believed I was dieing everyday for the pass 23 years from this dreaded disease. Now I have a better understanding of this disease and for that I thank all of you.
Thank You
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #109 on: August 06, 2007, 10:23:59 AM »
" Aunty Doxie--There are some days when you really have me choking on my smoke with the things you say. If anybody could really feel me on some ghetto type things, it would be you. You are the Aunty, the one who's house you would go over to chill at, like a second home, You are fam."

Queenie, Queen, Queen...that just might be the nicest compliment I have ever received. In my hood if you ask somebody about their aunty and you aren't sure, the question that always follows is, is that your real aunty or your play aunty? The meaning is clear, related by blood or not you consider that person family. I must say you represent with strength, dignity and reality, served up with a heapin', helpin' of humor. So my little ghetto fabulous, playa partna, keep keepin' us real. The girl is crazy y'all...like a fox. ;D

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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #110 on: August 06, 2007, 11:48:17 PM »
I havent been on lately but I have been thinking about you all...ILU.
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #111 on: August 10, 2007, 12:30:54 AM »
Philly

It could be for any number of reasons. 

For the PM dish...

For Oompa Prompa...

For being the one I always get grouped with during troll attacks...or who knows what else?

But if you haven't figured out my affection for you by now...

Barbara, please.
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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« Reply #112 on: August 10, 2007, 12:35:49 AM »
SDGirl


The rumors are true:  This lady here- she's absolutely bewitching.   ;)

Lisa, me more than likey.

Thank you for reaching out to me in all the ways you have.  You are one spectacular gal.

But bite me anyway.   ;D
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