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Author Topic: Again, Saying hello after six months have passed!  (Read 2005 times)

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Offline DANIELtakashi

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Again, Saying hello after six months have passed!
« on: October 29, 2021, 09:19:17 pm »
Hi, friends,

It looks like my routine to come back to this Forum every six months.
My life has been back to what it was before I got seriously ill seven years ago and I myself am amazed at having gained 15 kilograms since that time.   (I was on the brink of death then.)   Now I understand what my doctors told me when I was diagnosed - science will never stop developing.    I hope everyone is doing well in spite of the epidemic and to those who have been diagnosed recently, I would like to say that things will be all right if you listen to your doctor(s).

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Language:  Japanese and English
Reside in TOKYO
Have visited 45 US states, DC, and Guam and Saipan.
Wishing to visit American Samoa someday.

Offline Bucklandbury

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Re: Again, Saying hello after six months have passed!
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2021, 11:49:02 pm »
Hello, Daniel.

It is nice to meet you. I am new here, but I have read many of your threads. Like ths one, which I found very inspirational.

https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=56891.msg675497#msg675497

I (also) live in Kentucky, by the way, but I do not pronounce "five" like the people you talk about in this posting. :-)

Not that there is anything wrong with pronouncing the number like that.

So... greetings from the Bluegrass State!

« Last Edit: October 29, 2021, 11:56:18 pm by Bucklandbury »

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Re: Again, Saying hello after six months have passed!
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2021, 12:45:30 am »
Always good to see an update from you and glad to hear you are doing well  :)
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Offline Tonny2

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Re: Again, Saying hello after six months have passed!
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2021, 03:24:39 pm »




       ojo.        Hello Daniel!, glad to read you again and I’m even happier to know you are doing pretty well and knowing that those bad memories of your dx are gone and you are living life again…hugs

Offline LeftyBowler300

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Re: Again, Saying hello after six months have passed!
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2021, 05:20:56 pm »
Hiya Daniel
Glad to know you're doing well.

Life's been back to normal for me also.

And yes, I can attest, that whatever you're going through, listen to your doctors and fight the good fight.
Apr 1, 2017 DX - CD4 8 , VL 820,000
OI's: Disseminated Histoplasmosis, Thrush, PCP
Apr 17, 2017 started Genvoya, Bactrim, Sporanox, Azitrhomycin
Jun 9, 2017 - CD4 42 (3%) , VL 100
Jul 17, 2017 - CD4 57 (4%) , VL 53
Sep 16, 2017 - CD4 57 (4%) , VL 130 - Ugh..
Oct 20, 2017 - CD4 63 (5%) , VL 100
Dec 1, 2017 - CD4 56 (3%) , VL <20
Mar 15, 2018 - CD4 73 (5%) , VL <20
Nov 5, 2018 - CD4 104 (7%), UD
Jan 26, 2019 diagnosed with HIV-associated DLBCL (lympoma) with 6cm mass near liver w/ abdominal fatty tissue involvement
6 rounds of RR-EPOCH
2 rounds of high dose methotrexate
(8 rounds of IV chemo total)
11 Lumbar punctures with intrathecal chemo
June 5, 2019 - Complete Response/Remission
Feb 20, 2020 - CD4 187, VL UD
Aug 2020 - CD4 247, VL UD
Stopped all prophylaxis
June 2021 - 2 years remission

Offline DANIELtakashi

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Re: Again, Saying hello after six months have passed!
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2022, 06:34:28 pm »
Hi, thank you for your greetings, Jim, Buckland, TONNY 2, and LeftyBowler.

This original posting of mine was posted more than six months ago but I would like to send you greetings anyway.  Sorry I tend to be coming and going with a long time in-between.  I appreciate your kind messages.
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Wishing to visit American Samoa someday.

Offline zach

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Re: Again, Saying hello after six months have passed!
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2022, 08:03:24 pm »
Daniel! Hello old friend, I hope you're doing well


Offline DANIELtakashi

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Re: Again, Saying hello after six months have passed!
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2022, 05:48:41 pm »
Hi, zach,

Thank you for remembering me.
Yes, it is eight years since I joined this group.  Please stay safe.

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Have visited 45 US states, DC, and Guam and Saipan.
Wishing to visit American Samoa someday.

Offline leatherman

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Re: Again, Saying hello after six months have passed!
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2022, 06:59:55 pm »
it is eight years since I joined this group.
OMG  :o
those years sure did fly by!
I always get a little smile when I see your periodic check-ins.  :D :D
I hope these years have been really good years for you, and hope you have many more.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

We were standing all alone
You were leaning in to speak to me
Acting like a mover shaker
Dancing to Madonna then you kissed me
And I think about it all the time
- Darren Hayes, "Chained to You"

Offline DANIELtakashi

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Re: Again, Saying hello after six months have passed!
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2022, 07:36:01 pm »
leatherman, thank you.
Eight years has been a long journey and the first three years were really hard but the rest has been really a happy time.  Thank you again for your advice and support.
Japanese National.
Language:  Japanese and English
Reside in TOKYO
Have visited 45 US states, DC, and Guam and Saipan.
Wishing to visit American Samoa someday.

 


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