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Author Topic: GregoryScott611 Happy to be back!  (Read 3122 times)

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Offline GregoryScott611

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GregoryScott611 Happy to be back!
« on: July 08, 2006, 04:49:21 PM »
I'm glad to be back on AIDSmeds.com.  It's been much too long.  In the fall I started a new career, which has gone so well.  Since starting I've been promoted twice and now I'm a General Manager in training.  I'm now at Canada's flagship store so the opportunity for me to shine and prove myself have been amazing.  After my addiction to meth and subsequent recovery I truly believe there is a greater power who is on my side.   

My health is great.  I started meds again after 3 years, the same week I started my new job.  Within 2 months I was undedectable and my CD4 hovered around the high 200's for the first 6 months of treatment and finally at last check was 451.  Moving in the right direction and I feel great.

As of next month I have to start paying for meds, through my benefits at work, I'm covered 90% however I have to pay upfront and get a check in 2-3 weeks time.  That would be fine except having gone through bankruptcy a few years ago I have no access to credit so I have to save.  That's $1400/month.

And starting September I have to start treatment for my Hep C.  Although my biopsy was excellent a ultra sound discovered I have scarring of the liver (scherroisis sp?)  so my co-infection specialist recommends I start that treatment as soon as I can.  That's another $1500 per month.  So I'm trying to save up for my first big bill in Aug/Sept.

One of the last things I remember from here was a message that Joe left me on relationships.  I don't know if I ever had the chance to respond, but I appreciated it.  I think the one thing that would really compliment everything that is going on in my life would be someone special to share it with.  Not that I'm looking, but ever there was a time that all the pieces of the puzzle were coming together, it would be now.

Anyway, this Library is closing so I have to go.  I promise to get here more often to check messages and get involved again.

I've truly missed you all.  I'm getting a little teared up write now writing this.  And I hope I can find a way to Montreal for 1-2 days.

Big *HUGS*


Offline AlanBama

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Re: GregoryScott611 Happy to be back!
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2006, 06:16:44 PM »
We've missed you Greg!

Hope you can come to AMG 06 in Montreal.


"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 anniebc

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Re: GregoryScott611 Happy to be back!
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2006, 06:39:42 PM »
It's great to see you back Greg...so glad everything is going your way..I look forward to seeing you again...so until then take care.

Jan :-*
Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: GregoryScott611 Happy to be back!
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2006, 06:43:41 PM »

I was thinking about you just yesterday! Congrats on the good results, the promotion and welcome back!

(Who is overcome with exclamation points!) ;D!

Offline cubbybear

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Re: GregoryScott611 Happy to be back!
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2006, 08:18:08 PM »
Hey Greg, glad to see you back and thanks for the updates.  I am glad your health and career are going well, wish the bank balance would rise like your cd4's have.

Big Woofs

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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: GregoryScott611 Happy to be back!
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2006, 08:21:37 PM »
Papa Bear!

Less is More!


Offline Robert

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Re: GregoryScott611 Happy to be back!
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2006, 10:55:03 PM »
Gregory it is so good to hear all the good news.  It sounds like you're getting all those little ducks in order.  Don't worry.  Soon the bank account will be flush and you'll have Mr. Right in your arms.

About Montreal in August.  Maybe you can send a PM to Alan (DOYOUROWNDAMNDISHES).  I think he is planning to come just for the weekend.  Hope to see you.


Offline RAB

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Re: GregoryScott611 Happy to be back!
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2006, 09:00:53 AM »

Hello again buddy.  The labs are good and moving in the right direction.  The Hep C treatments in September might present a challenge but it's good to get the damn thing taken care of.  (Is it a 6 or 12 month course of treatments?)

Congrats also on the promotion.


(DITTO---regarding the possibility of 2 days in Montreal--it would be great to see you again.)

Offline Lisa

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Re: GregoryScott611 Happy to be back!
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2006, 07:02:38 PM »
Nice to see you back dollink!
Sure would be sweet to see you in Montreal.

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Offline Quarter Horse

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Re: GregoryScott611 Happy to be back!
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2006, 08:16:22 PM »
I am so glad that all is going well.

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: IT GOES ON.

Robert Frost


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