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Author Topic: My Birthday is coming up...  (Read 2107 times)

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Offline delilah07

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My Birthday is coming up...
« on: May 17, 2021, 07:56:33 pm »
Iím excited for the day, but I donít want anything. Maybe to improve at my job. But no one can really give that to me.
But since itís my birthday I began going through the negatives in my life. Then I decided to write a list of positive things.
It changed my day around. Iím going to be 44. I just need to be proud of this fact. And be thankful for my family.

Offline leatherman

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Re: My Birthday is coming up...
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2021, 07:57:58 am »
Happy Early Birthday!  :D :-*

I had my 59th birthday back in March. Even though I don't really like all-l-l-l the effects of getting "older", I'm always upbeat about my birthday and glad to be getting older.

I still remember that doctor in 1996 on the eve of Mar 14th (my bday) telling me that I very well might never wake up to turn 36 because of well, you know, the aids and PCP. I also remember that other doctor in 1998 on the eve of Mar 14th telling me that I very well might never wake up to turn 38 still because of the aids and with a new bout of PCP.

It's easy to pay attention to the negatives in your life, so that was a great idea to really take time to ponder the positives. Personally my 40s and 50s have been awesome. I changed states; I got healthier; I got married; we got a dog; and bought a house.

after 30+ years of HIV, while I know a positive attitude alone will keep you happy and healthier, I do believe looking at the positives in your life does help keep you happier, healthier, and breathing for another day.  :D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: My Birthday is coming up...
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2021, 12:20:31 pm »
 :)

Hope that you've had, or will be having a very happy birthday. !! I will be having my 70'th birthday later this year, so in my eyes, you are still a youngster at 44.  8)

Enjoy !!

Ray  8)
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
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Offline delilah07

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Re: My Birthday is coming up...
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2021, 07:24:25 pm »
Happy Early Birthday!  :D :-*

I had my 59th birthday back in March. Even though I don't really like all-l-l-l the effects of getting "older", I'm always upbeat about my birthday and glad to be getting older.

I still remember that doctor in 1996 on the eve of Mar 14th (my bday) telling me that I very well might never wake up to turn 36 because of well, you know, the aids and PCP. I also remember that other doctor in 1998 on the eve of Mar 14th telling me that I very well might never wake up to turn 38 still because of the aids and with a new bout of PCP.

It's easy to pay attention to the negatives in your life, so that was a great idea to really take time to ponder the positives. Personally my 40s and 50s have been awesome. I changed states; I got healthier; I got married; we got a dog; and bought a house.

after 30+ years of HIV, while I know a positive attitude alone will keep you happy and healthier, I do believe looking at the positives in your life does help keep you happier, healthier, and breathing for another day.  :D

That reminds me of a nurse who told me, ďIf I were you, I would do everything I wanted.Ē I took it as a reason to do all I wanted before the two to five years I was told I had were up. I ended up living long enough to claim bankruptcy. I sat in a Los Angeles building. The panel of people asked why I wanted to claim bankruptcy. I told them that I was HIV positive. I got my bankruptcy.
Ever since then I have been careful with my credit.
Can I ask what PCP is?

Offline delilah07

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Re: My Birthday is coming up...
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2021, 07:25:25 pm »
:)

Hope that you've had, or will be having a very happy birthday. !! I will be having my 70'th birthday later this year, so in my eyes, you are still a youngster at 44.  8)

Enjoy !!

Ray  8)

Thanks. My birthday is next Wednesday.

Offline leatherman

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Re: My Birthday is coming up...
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2021, 08:15:07 pm »
Can I ask what PCP is?
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is an opportunistic infection caused by the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii

after nearly dying of that stuff twice, I stayed on Bactrim for another 10 or 12 yrs until my tcells were over 250 so I wouldn't almost die (or maybe really die!) of aids-related pneumonia again

leatherman (aka mIkIE)

Offline delilah07

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Re: My Birthday is coming up...
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2021, 07:17:39 pm »
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is an opportunistic infection caused by the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii

after nearly dying of that stuff twice, I stayed on Bactrim for another 10 or 12 yrs until my tcells were over 250 so I wouldn't almost die (or maybe really die!) of aids-related pneumonia again


My husband was once on Bactrim. He had aids and now his cell count stays above 400 and heís been undetectable for some years now.

Offline leatherman

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Re: My Birthday is coming up...
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2021, 07:25:40 pm »
My husband was once on Bactrim. He had aids and now his cell count stays above 400 and heís been undetectable for some years now.
good deal!
I tell you what, we may be getting gouged by the pharmaceutical companies  ;) , but damn those drugs sure do work.  :D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

 


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