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Author Topic: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!  (Read 2970 times)

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Offline heartforyou

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I got the final contract signed today : my business is sold. I lost over $ 150.000,00, but I am free at last.

For those not aware of what kept me under a tremendous load of stress :
My still legal husband and I started up a fitness/wellness Center in April 2000. We had 17 employees.
Working 16-18 hours a day, during 5 years, brought  my company to a profitable level.
Just as I was ready to be paid the first dividends, I got a horrible burnout, with all sorts of physical strange conditions.
I suffered from paralyses from the left body side, developed a buffalo hump within 3 days,  showed all signs of a braintumor and became utterly depressed. And the business started to go down as some wicked fool spread the news : HE HAS AIDS.
It was then that I found this site. And the people on this site helped me survive the ordeal that followed the next 18 months.
I struggled through depression, suicidal behaviour, complete lethargy for days and extreme fatigue to the point  where I decided to sell the business.

Well, one thing they don't teach you when you start a business is "how to sell one".
To make it short : it took me over 16 months to do so. I was lied to, promised investors, given false information.. and instead of having sold the place on December 31st 2005 it will now be sold on March the 1st, 2007 !!!

I wanted to thank all of you on here : those who were aware of my situation, those who believed in a sale from the beginning and those who kept my head above water.

Rich, for assuring me : one day.......
Jeff, for telling me to go on...
Moffie , who could relate as no one else...
and Dan, who, more then once saw a human being, struggling to fight HIV for more then 20 years, and fighting to keep his head above water go down in stress and despair.
And those who unknowingly werer here to help.

I have lost my intire savings, but I gained freedom to go on with my life.

Willpower is one thing you need, but love is what really helped me through this ordeal.

I will start a new adventure in my life, at 51.
HIV out of the way, life and love, here I come.
Stronger then before and more determined then ever to live a life of sharing human warmth, respect, love and friendship

Thank you all for travelling with me.

Herman :- :-\


« Last Edit: February 15, 2007, 03:54:12 PM by heartforyou »
Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
Viread, Kivexa (Epzicom),Viramune once daily

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline manchesteruk

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2007, 04:06:22 PM »
That's brilliant news Herman!  I'm so glad it's finally come off it's been obvious how much it meant to you.  Good luck on the new adventure and make sure you share it with us!
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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2007, 04:16:30 PM »
Herman, I told you to keep pushing on that this day would finally come. It did! This morning I could tell the weight was lifted off your shoulders when we spoke on Messinger.  I am very happy this is all over for you.

I Love You!

Dan

I can't wait to see you on March 3rd.

Offline bear60

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2007, 04:23:02 PM »
I just heard a BIG sigh of relief. Congratulations.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline Alain

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2007, 05:26:47 PM »
Hermie, this is just so wonderful.

Now you can sit down and relax and start thinking and making plans for what ever is next.

How exciting; even at 51.

Just a baby.

Alain :-*

Offline Razorbill

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2007, 05:34:42 PM »
Félicitations, je crois.  C'est horrible ce que tu as souffert.  Il est merveilleux que tu aies un nouveau chemin à suivre.  Bonne chance.

Offline Basquo

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2007, 05:59:24 PM »
OMG!!!  This has been going on since before I joined the Forums, and I remember you and others posting about it. I'm so happy for you!!

AND YOU'RE 51????????? Now THAT, sweet Hermie, is a shock to me! I honestly thought you were maybe 40. 

Best, and Love, and certainly CONGRATULATIONS!
Creighton

Offline dtwpuck

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2007, 06:01:59 PM »
Big congrats!  What a relief
Floating through the void in the caress of two giant pink lobsters named Esmerelda and Keith.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2007, 06:12:53 PM »
Great news Hermie.

Offline Robert

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2007, 06:30:14 PM »
oh herman....

 "Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, (you) are free at last."

I can't wait until September when we all salute to your new found freedom.  The first round is on me!

love you both....robert
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Offline mjmel

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2007, 06:39:41 PM »
Hi Herman. I read these posts and everyone is saying "Congrats". This is obviously a good event to happen for you. I'm sitting here thinking, That poor guy just lost $150,000.00.........is it pounds? Oh,man....Ouch! It must of been HELL for you if you're happy to unload with losses.

Offline Teresa

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2007, 06:48:47 PM »
                   

I know you have been wanting this for a long time!

Big Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
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Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline heartforyou

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2007, 12:20:14 PM »
Yes, this is what I wanted for a very long time.

I posted this to thank you all and to show that support is everything when it comes to reaching your goals.

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

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Offline AlanBama

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2007, 12:51:33 PM »
Hi Hermie

I am so glad for you!  I know how hard you have struggled with this and all the related issues.

Let's see what Life has in store for you now, my sweet friend.    I pray that all goes well and that things will be wonderful for you.

Love,

Alan

PS - Herman, you and I always ask each other "why are WE still here, when so many others are not? "   Now it's time for you to find out the answer to that.
Spread your wings and fly honey........
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline Christine

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2007, 04:29:41 PM »
That is good news. Sounds like a great weight has been lifted off or your shoulders.
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

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2007, 05:03:13 PM »
Hello Herman,

Congratulations on the sale of the business. I know this has been a heavy weight on you for a long time.


Take care of yourself-----Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 Current % is at 11%

  
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Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2007, 08:23:23 PM »
Hermie,
You are an inspiration for us all! This is great news, I'm so happy for you!

Way to go!!!
Positive since 1985

Offline Life

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2007, 08:53:17 PM »
Hermie...  I am so very happy for you!   I work with millionair and billionairs and there is absolutely nothing I want that they have..   My reality check is going home and hugging my husband.   I haven't a pot to piss in but I am happy.   I am glad to see this load lifted Hermie and I know you will come out a winner....  You have always been.

Love

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2007, 08:59:00 PM »
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I will start a new adventure in my life, at 51.
HIV out of the way, life and love, here I come.
Stronger then before and more determined then ever to live a life of sharing human warmth, respect, love and friendship

Thank you all for travelling with me.

Hermie, this is beautiful news.  I hope that everyday of your new adventures, happiness will smack you in the face everyday! ;D ;D ;D
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%
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Offline blondbeauty

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2007, 06:24:39 PM »
Congratulations Herman. Things can only get better now. Enjoy your new free life. You still have an entire lifetime to live.  :-* :-* :-*
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Counts when starting treatment:
V.L.:80.200 copies. CD4: 25%=503
Started Sustiva-Truvada 14/August/2006
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Last CD4 count (OCT 2013): 52%= 933

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: After 16 months my business has finally sold or what willpower can do!!!
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2007, 07:34:36 PM »
Great to hear that burden's off your back, Hermie!

Have a wonderful day and lots more of them!

Andy Velez

 


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