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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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Offline Eldon

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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.

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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......
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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Offline DanielMark

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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
MEDS: REYATAZ & KIVEXA (SINCE AUG 2008)

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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Offline swede_dish

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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.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

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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!?

« Last Edit: December 05, 2006, 09:58:13 PM by Longislander »
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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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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« 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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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« 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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Re: Who I Appreciate On Here And Why
« 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
Teresa
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« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2006, 09:04:50 PM »

Offline Life

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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.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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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
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
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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!!!!!)
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 #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.

You can love completely without complete understanding.

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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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