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Offline wonderingincanada

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A friend of mine passed away yesterday
« on: May 16, 2008, 12:08:45 am »
A friend of mine passed away yesterday after a 4 year battle with aids, he was in really rough shape for awhile  his cd4 were below 20 for quite some time. He had a rough family life and his family ignored him, but he always had a good heart, it was also sad to hear the doctor say that I was the only visitor to come see him in the hospital. I worked with him for a number of years and it was very sad to see what this virus was doing to him. I just feel i needed to get this off my chest, thanks for reading this. 

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Offline xyahka

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Re: A friend of mine passed away yesterday
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 12:38:01 am »
I am really sorry for your lost... but the most important thing is that your friend knew he was not alone, not even in the last moments.. he knew he had someone who cared about him... you... and believe me.. that means a lot.

Big hugs,

Juan Carlos
13/03/07 1er diagnóstico /Peso: 79kg
19/04/07 CD4: 494 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 80kg
19/07/07 CD4: 659 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79.5kg
06/03/08 CD4: 573 (después de meses muy deprimido) /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79kg
17/09/08 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 84Kg
06/02/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 85Kg /HCV: Neg /HBV: Neg.
07/03/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg / Gym 3días/semana y Natación 2días/semana.
12/05/09 CD4: 470 /Cviral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg.
08/07/09 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 77Kg.
09/12/09 CD4: 510 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg. No medicinas aún
10/01/10 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
15/05/10 CD4: 320 /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
01/02/11 CD4: 291 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
05/05/11 CD4: 366 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
27/07/11 CD4: 255 /CViral: 138000 /Peso: 78kg.

Disfrutando y aceptando una nueva vida...

Offline emeraldize

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Re: A friend of mine passed away yesterday
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008, 07:01:56 am »
Hello Wondering,

I am sorry you lost your friend. It may have been saddening to learn you were his only visitor. It still is true that quality, not quantity, is what's important even when being escorted to one's death. You gave him the best gift---genuine presence.


Offline vasky

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Re: A friend of mine passed away yesterday
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008, 07:16:01 am »
Dear Wondering,
My heart goes out to you. I am very sorry for your loss. Your friend was very lucky to have you there for him. I am sure he appreciated and embraced those moments.



Offline BT65

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Re: A friend of mine passed away yesterday
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 08:27:47 pm »
Wondering, I'm sending my condolences on the loss of your friend.  I echo what others here have said-it matters that you were there.  You made the transition a little easier for him.  Kudos to you for that.
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: A friend of mine passed away yesterday
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2008, 09:28:29 pm »

Condolences on the loss of your friend.


Offline J.R.E.

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Re: A friend of mine passed away yesterday
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2008, 07:00:16 am »

I am sorry to hear about the passing of your friend.  Deepest sympathies..

Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 7/15/20

Diagnosed 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 July 8th,20,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @589 /  CD4 % @ 17 %


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