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Author Topic: One year on Meds  (Read 2657 times)

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Offline naftalim

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One year on Meds
« on: August 13, 2006, 09:31:46 PM »
Hi all,

I have been away from the Forum for a while. I would love to be with the group in Montreal as that is my hometown, but could not make it this time around.

Anyway, I realized that its been 1 year now since I've been on Meds. All in all, not bad. I had some bloating issues early on, and fatigue from AZT, but since I switched to Tenofivir, it has been good. Some days, I forget that I am HIV+, and mostly feel good. I am back to running 4 days a week, and the runs themselves are of a quality I have not experienced in years. I would recommend running/jogging to everyone here if you can, it is the best for mental and physical stress relief. (Of course, I get to run in one of the most beautiful inner city parks in the World, Stanley Park)

One issue that is a concern for me, is the new security restrictions. I am very leery of putting my meds in checked luggage as they can get lost and then I would be stuck) I am in a study, so it would be hard for me to get those meds if I was in another city ) Luckily, my current job does not require travel.

Anyway, I guess the only difficult issue is the relationship one, adjusting to the fact that almost all of the women I see every day are off limits. So, I guess I can say that the cup is more than half full.

All the best.


Offline Life

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Re: One year on Meds
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006, 09:51:24 PM »
Make it as difficult as you want OR go out and engage the "womens"..  That will come...  Congradulations on your transition from living without to living with..  Thats a blessing...  When your out dancing with the pretty girls, don't spill your cup! ;)

Love & Long Life..

Offline Eldon

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Re: One year on Meds
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006, 10:16:00 PM »
Hello Naftalim, it is Eldon. Welcome back to the forums. It is good to hear that all is going well for you this in itself is a blessing. Keep up the good physical excercise that you are doing now, eat a healthy diet, and get plenty of rest. Thank you for sharing with us once again.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: One year on Meds
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2006, 10:37:40 PM »
None of us should EVER put our medications in their checked luggage.  Only a carry on.  That's just common sense.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Joe K

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Re: One year on Meds
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2006, 11:01:18 PM »
Hey Naftalim,

Congrats on the first year of meds and it sounds like you have made a solid transition to living with HIV.  As to your meds, you NEVER EVER place them in checked luggage, even with the new restrictions.  All you need to do is to be sure that the name on your meds is the same one on your boarding pass and you are set to go.

I travel with a pharmacy and often I will tell the TSA that I have a lot of meds with me and it's never been a problem.

Offline aztecan

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Re: One year on Meds
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006, 10:16:25 AM »
Hey Naftalim,

Congrats on the first year. It can take a little adjustment, but it is worth it.

As far as travel goes, I always put my meds in my carry on bag. As I prepare to head to Montreal, about the only thing that will be in my bag will be my meds, passport and tickets.

The rest, I'll check and hope they follow me where I go.

Keep up the good work!


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