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Offline aztecan

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Home again
« on: August 15, 2009, 02:45:13 PM »
I made it home about an hour ago. I am somewhat tired from traveling, but fine.

I so enjoyed seeing all of you I've met before and meeting the new people too! It seemed like that week just flew by and before you knew it, we were saying goodbye again.

Boston was a great deal of fun, the hotel was great, and very centrally located. Dennis did his usual great job. The entire time was just fantastic.

I am now going to do a mountain of laundry and try to salvage my garden.


"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline bocker3

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Re: Home again
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2009, 03:40:43 PM »

Happy to hear that you made your LONG journey home safely.  It was great to meet you -- you are such a fun man.  Can't wait for our next gathering.... 
Now remember no more bacon until then.....  ;)

(Who is expecting on update on your appointment this week...........)
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2015 969/28% <20

Offline Snowangel

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Re: Home again
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 03:45:22 PM »
Hi Mark-
Glad you made it home safe and sound.  It was very nice to meet you.
Have fun in the garden  ;D
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 David_CA

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Re: Home again
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 10:16:54 PM »
Hi Mark,

As always, it was good to see you.  It sounds like your train ride was fun but long.  Until next year, take care of you and that garden!

Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Offline Robert

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Re: Home again
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 12:52:20 AM »

hi mark

It was so good to see you again.  Your smile is just so infectous.  Now  you mentioned the Chicago trucker on your way out.  Who did  you meet on your way home?  Care to share?

I know what you mean about the garden.  It's taken a couple of days to get my garden back into shape.


Offline Longislander

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Re: Home again
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009, 12:53:49 AM »

It was great meeting you, and being able to hang out with you.  I hope you've gotten that- see the country by rail- thing out of your system, and make things easier on yourself and fly next year!

Good luck with the gardening~

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%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline RAB

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Re: Home again
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009, 10:15:46 AM »
Hi Mark

I don't know how you were able to make that journey.  I think I would have gone crazy (ier) after about the first day.   ::)

But I suspect you've got memories that will stay with you the rest of your life.  (And if you have any um er special details you would like to share, please do.   ;)

See you next time sweet guy.


Offline Jody

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Re: Home again
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009, 12:11:42 PM »
Hi Mark...Glad you made it home safe and sound...I kept thinking where you were in the country from Wednesday until Friday.  Boston was great fun indeed.

"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world".
 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

Grateful Dead

Offline minismom

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Re: Home again
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2009, 02:29:11 PM »
Mark, glad you made it home safe and sound.  I can't believe you made that journey by AmTrack - you are a trooper.  As always, I so enjoyed spending time with you.  Your laugh, smile, and overall positive attitude always brighten my day.

See you next year!

Mum (who has also banned Mim from bacon until AMG 2010)
"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 Moffie65

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Re: Home again
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2009, 06:30:14 PM »
Hi Mark,
Maybe if we can p u r s u a d e  the rest of the crowd, we can see each other again next year in Vegas.

Sorry I missed you guys this year, but flying is never going to be in the cards for me again.
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Home again
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2009, 12:09:45 PM »
Hey Train Guy!

Glad you made it home safe and sound! I had a blast with you! Cannot wait till next time!

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 Curtis

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Re: Home again
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2009, 03:21:54 PM »
Always enjoy seeing you Mark, I'll let you know if that hospital seminar in Albuquerque comes through!

Curtis  :-)
Probable infection: 1993
Tested poz: 10/4/1995

Much time passes.....

Worst labs in 2009: CD4 20, CD4% 3, VL 9000.
10/1/09: Ziagen, Icentress, Intelence.
11/30/09: CD4 42, CD4% 6, VL undetectable.

Hooray! :-)

Offline aztecan

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Re: Home again
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2009, 11:59:05 PM »
Always enjoy seeing you Mark, I'll let you know if that hospital seminar in Albuquerque comes through!

Curtis  :-)

That would be great!

By the way, did you know you can get train legs? They are just like sea legs. I swear I still feel the ground move and I am rocking back and forth all the time.


"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)


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