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Author Topic: i`m here with you.  (Read 2473 times)

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Offline Wildpony

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i`m here with you.
« on: December 12, 2006, 02:15:57 AM »
Hi! I`m from Russia. Why am I here? `cause I am pozitive for 7 years. At home I`m an activist and a volunteer, we have the same forums and chats, but I`ve realised lately that I need more. I am eager to get to know your experience as you have the same problems. Yor meds are more up-to-date. Well, you are smiling as my language is a little bit funny and too "right". But is it important? I would like to find friends, to share my experience if it`s possible. :) :)

Have a good day, guys. Nevertheless, I`m happy that I`ve found this site.

Offline Eldon

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 02:38:33 AM »
Hello Wildpony...

It is unfortunate that you have tested positive for HIV. However, it good that you do know so that you can take better action with your health. You have come to the right place. Let me welcome you to our community in my own way as you will like it and enjoy your each stay:

I wish to extend to you a WARM WELCOME here at the AM forums. Here you will find the encouragement, communication, understanding, support, some cries, some laughter, and many of your questions relating to HIV/AIDS answered.


We have a great group of Real People who will listen as well as answer you. We are here to encourage one another and to learn from each other.

With the consideration of implementing a Positive Mental Attitude, it will also assist you on your journey in this life as well as having a Positive Impact on your immune system.

In fact, through your Positive Mental Attitude, it will help you push forward through all of the obstacles on your path that you are now walking on.

Talking to other people helps us see that we are not the only ones with problems. Feel free to come and vent with whatever is on your mind from time-to-time.

Often the act of writing and the ability to “see” your feelings leads to therapeutic insights and solutions. .

In the interim, you may want to start taking a multi-vitamin, Omega 3 and you may want to keep an eye on your diet.

Exercise at least three times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes.

"Don't Give Up, Don't Give In... cause it is all within you to WIN!"

Offline Wildpony

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006, 03:26:24 AM »
Oh, God! Ihave the first reply!

That`s graet! Thank you for a really warm welcome, before posting here I looked througth some topics and drew a conclusion that I would find the right place. I feel fine as it`s nice to realise that you are a part of a word community not only your local one. Yeah, I`m HIV+ but I gess it`s a challange not a judgement.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2006, 03:28:10 AM by Wildpony »

Offline Angel-Ronnie

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006, 03:28:34 AM »
Welcome to the family Pony. this family is one of the best you can ask for  they will help you like they have with many of us.
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 Eldon

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2006, 03:37:21 AM »
Hey Wildpony...

It brings a smile to my face that you have found our community place. Anything you need just ask and you will see, that this is exactly the place you need to be. We have many members from all over the World so please do join in as you are part of our same concern.


"Don't Give Up, Don't Give In... Cause it is all within you to WIN!"

Offline Wildpony

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2006, 05:26:09 AM »
You`ll never guess, it took me three or four hours to find an analogous resource in English. This step is a way to make friends with my HIV-infection.  ;D I`m a minority in my country who have an opportunity to read foreigh resources. I neglected all this stuff for some years but not now. I work for an international AIDS-service organisation. I don`t deal with HIV itself but it still remains a very important part of my life. By the way, perhaps it would be logical to move my topic to "Off topics"? It has just occured to me.

Offline poet

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2006, 05:32:33 AM »
Welcome, Pony.  It's nice to hear from the rest of the world here. :)  You posted that you yourself are positive, so as long as your thread is about you and your issues as someone who is positive, you were, I believe, correct in posting it here in the Living With section.  Win
Winthrop Smith has published three collections of poetry: Ghetto: From The First Five; The Weigh-In: Collected Poems; Skin Check: New York Poems.  The last was published in December 2006.  He has a work-in-progress underway titled Starting Positions.

Offline Teresa

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2006, 08:57:56 AM »


Glad you found us!

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

Offline bear60

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2006, 09:07:43 AM »
Hello and Welcome.  Its great that you are an activist and a volunteer.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline Christine

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2006, 10:56:13 AM »
Hello Wildpony,

Welcome to the forums!
Christine
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000

Offline ACinKC

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2006, 11:02:14 AM »
Hello and welcome to our lovely community.  I am sure you will find this site is very informational, helpful and also loving and accepting of lots of different opinions.  This site will be what you make of it.  It can be dysfunctional and frustrating at times but mostly its warm and inviting.

Feel free to post as much or as little as you like about yourself at the time you feel it is appropriate.  I personally have put my entire life on this site and it has yet to bite back.  I consider this place a second family to me and love being here and sharing what I can with those I can.

Anyway…. Welcome, you have received my canned greeting deeming you WORTHY of further communication!!!

Andrew


And in Honor of Eldons Handshake of DOOOOM!  I present the Expolding High Five!

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 thunter34

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2006, 11:56:53 AM »
Welcome, pony!  Glad you are here.

No offense, Eldon...but why does that handshake always make me think of this...?

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« Last Edit: December 12, 2006, 11:59:06 AM by thunter34 »
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline ACinKC

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2006, 03:01:37 PM »
Thunt it CANT remind you of the Greatest Band of ALL TIME!! It is the handshake of DOOM!
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 marco23

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2006, 03:13:39 PM »
Hi wildpony!

So happy you joined this forum.  There are good people here w/ such great positive vibe and wonderful support.  I have nothing but good things to say about this site. I've been positive for 13 years and on meds for three. I'm currently taking Combivir and Reyataz w/ good results....
Welcome!  ;D
Don't hide your hurt, pain and feelings inside..for they will harden your heart.

Offline thunter34

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2006, 03:37:55 PM »
Thunt it CANT remind you of the Greatest Band of ALL TIME!! It is the handshake of DOOM!

Agreed....it's the greatest band in my opinion, too.  But that still looks like a handshake of doom in their photo!

~+
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline Longislander

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2006, 05:30:25 PM »
Welcome Wildpony!
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline Eldon

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2006, 10:12:40 PM »
Hey Guys...

It is the handshake of reassurance.



"Don't Give Up, Don't Give In...Cause It is ALL within you to WIN!


Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2006, 01:27:13 AM »
Hi Wild Pony, welcome to the forums. I hope you find it as awesome as I have. It is an interesting place, and I hope you enjoy it!
hope you are doing well. What meds are you on? Take care,
Jeff
Positive since 1985

Offline Wildpony

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2006, 03:28:10 AM »
 I've been positive for 13 years and on meds for three. I'm currently taking Combivir and Reyataz w/ good results....
Welcome!  ;D
[/quote]

That`s marvelous! 13 years and only 3 years on meds. Personally I am not on meds yet and I hope that my health will allow me to live without ARVT for a couple of years. I`m planning to have my immune status test next week. A little bit nervous))) Some of my friends started meds after two years. In conpairison with them I consider myself a lucky person)))

Thanx, guys for REALLY warm welcome!

Offline aztecan

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Re: i`m here with you.
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2006, 10:42:33 PM »
Howdy Wildpony,
Welcome! I am very glad you found us and have joined in!  ;D

It sounds like you are doing very well, which also is great news. I went for a number of years without meds (11) and come March, I will have been on meds for 11 years.

Keep us posted about your results. I hope they are very good!

I look forward to hearing more from you.

HUGS,

Mark

(Which reminds me, has anyone heard from our dear Ivan?)
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

 


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