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Author Topic: Thanks for a great experience!  (Read 3980 times)

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Offline Sheri

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Thanks for a great experience!
« on: August 11, 2009, 01:34:21 PM »
Hello AMG family!  The girls and I made it in safely last night, albeit somewhat later that expected after being re-routed to another flight that had a DC connection due to overbooking.  I just wanted to thank everyone for showing us so much love, support, and consideration while we were there.  We had an awesome time, and thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone.  Meena has already asked me three times since we left when and where AMG will be next year, and we haven't even been home a full day!  I don't possess a vocabulary adequate enough to express my  appreciation for all the listening ears, smiles, hugs, stroller pushing and hoisting, Meena-piggy backing, baby carrying/entertaining, thoughtful gifts, directions, time spent waiting for my punctually challenged brood to catch up, and encouragement.  You all are a special group of people, and I am so glad we were able to be among you.  I pray we are able to join you all again next year (with hubby in tow to help with the kiddos and join in on the fun)!  I hope everyone made/makes it home safe and sound; you're in our thoughts!  With love, Sheri

Offline odyssey

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Re: Thanks for a great experience!
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 02:29:12 PM »
You and your girls were such a joy to have at the AMG! I'm glad you all made it home safely. :D
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

Offline Basquo

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Re: Thanks for a great experience!
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 11:10:05 PM »
We so enjoyed meeting you and your girls! I thought I was crushing a kidney when I was carrying Meena slung up on my hip, but it was 50 pounds of pure joy when she laid her head on my shoulder. Did anyone get a picture of that?! I don't even do that for my sister's kids! It was just great having so many little ones with us this year!

Creighton & Santi

Offline RAB

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Re: Thanks for a great experience!
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009, 08:52:07 AM »
Hi Sheri

Glad you 3 got home safely, albeit somewhat later than planned.  I just have to say you and your two girls were such a wonderful addition to our diverse group.  Plus you and the girs are all just drop dead gorgeous.

Take care of yourself, and see you again hopefully.


Offline Snowangel

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Re: Thanks for a great experience!
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009, 09:33:32 AM »
Yaah!  I am so glad you and the girls made it home ok.  I don't know how you did it with 2 little ones. You and the girls are beautiful and I am so glad I was able to meet you all. I hope I can go next year and spend more time with everyone.

Take care,
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important

The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge..

One thing you can give and still keep...is your word.

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Thanks for a great experience!
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009, 12:06:23 PM »
"time spent waiting for my punctually challenged brood to catch up" - Lol, most of us were punctually challenged sweetie! I totally understand the "herding cats" description now  :)

You and your girls were an absolute delight! I am so glad I got to meet you and the girls!

POZ since '08

Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir

Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Thanks for a great experience!
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009, 12:40:09 PM »
Since I couldn't go this year after all that planning & kindness of the AMG committee I just wanted to send out my thanks to all of you for posting about the trip.  Living it vicariously here (as I watch over the patient)  :D  and thinking about next year!

It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline minismom

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Re: Thanks for a great experience!
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2009, 09:24:00 PM »
It was such a treat getting to meet you and the girls. The girls got along so swimmingly, you wouldn't think they'd known each other their whole lives.  We went to our state capital today and visited a doll factory.  There was a beautiful doll with beaded braids.  Mim ran up to it and said, "Hey, mom, it looks just like Meena!"  It was so sweet.  I hope we're all able to make it to AMG 2010.

Basquo, I don't have a photo of Meena laying on your shoulder, but I have a very sweet picture of Santi pushing a baby stroller ;)

"Whichever way you throw me, i will stand"
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today...it's already tomorrow in Australia"  Charles Schultz

Offline Longislander

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Re: Thanks for a great experience!
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2009, 12:07:29 AM »
It was nice meeting you, and the girls are adorable.  Too cute when you guys were getting off the train at Chinatown and Meena was just sitting there, staring into space!  ;D

Hopefully see you next year.

infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
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Offline Robert

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Re: Thanks for a great experience!
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2009, 12:20:39 AM »
 hi sheri.

Like longislander says, you and the kids are adorable.  I enjoyed so much meeting you and for you to cart around those kids like you did, well, it just shows how strong you are.

I'm so glad you decided to come.



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