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Author Topic: Receiving my results for the 1st time and deciding to live  (Read 3148 times)

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Offline Happy1976

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Receiving my results for the 1st time and deciding to live
« on: January 29, 2009, 04:41:44 AM »
Morning Ladies

I am a 32 year old , single parent .My son is 16 years old and in Grade 10.I am a South African and I work in a mine and I am studying MBA parttime.
I was diagnosed on the 27th of April 2008.At first I was shocked and then I was angry at my self.I thought, how could I hate myself to an extent of infecting myself with HIV.

I did not tell anyone other than my boyfriend.We both went for tests and twice his results came back negative and in both instances mine came back positive. I thought he was going to live me and he told me that we are in this together.

A month after I was diagnosed I read an article and the writer mentioned that she received more information on The body.com and on POZ .com. I then started reading other peoples stories and after reading the stories I too decided to live.

I started paying off all the debts, drawing up a will, going to the GYM and got my self a personal trainer, I started drinking lots of fluids,eating six meals a day with lots of fruit and veggies.

I went for CD4 count and Viral Load.

My results were: CD4 = 480
Viral Load=30990

I would not have had the courage to want to live if it was not for your inspiring stories.
I want to say thank you and together we shall overcome.

With Love

« Last Edit: January 29, 2009, 04:50:00 AM by Happy1976 »
Nothing happens until I make it happen .contributed by: Scott Wilson

Offline BT65

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Re: Receiving my results for the 1st time and deciding to live
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 06:54:51 AM »
Hi Happy,

Welcome to the forums, particularly our women's "family."

Your counts look pretty good.  I'm glad you decided to take care of yourself, that shows really good judgement and self-care.  I know how hard it can be in the beginning.  We're always here.

I invite you to join us in the "ladies' thread."  It's where we women talk about our daily lives, struggles, little victories, and encourage each other.  We'd love to have you.
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Offline Winiroo

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Re: Receiving my results for the 1st time and deciding to live
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 09:49:29 PM »
I'm glad you decided to join us on the ladies thread. I look forward to chatting with you more.

Offline cjc

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Re: Receiving my results for the 1st time and deciding to live
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 11:22:02 AM »
Sorry you have HIV but glad you are here and have decided to live. I am looking forward to hearing more from you.     Cristy

Offline nikki

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Re: Receiving my results for the 1st time and deciding to live
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 10:30:44 PM »
I enjoyed what you composed. Keep up the good work. I too did the same exact thing as you. I lost two pound and working on 22 more.


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