Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 17, 2017, 04:28:33 PM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 722374
  • Total Topics: 58696
  • Online Today: 331
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online
Users: 4
Guests: 275
Total: 279


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Rambling thoughts?  (Read 2182 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Poz Brit

  • Member
  • Posts: 158
Rambling thoughts?
« on: September 06, 2006, 03:52:22 AM »
It seems a common practice to attribute all of oneís ills to the HIV infection? Perhaps much of the ailments we suffer, we would have suffered with out being infected, after all, personally I am approaching Fifty Seven years and my immune system would naturally be in decline and problems would be arising as a consequence, not so many years back this age would have been life expectancy for a person of normal heath, and still is in some parts of this world today. The fungal infections I am suffering from I have suffered on and off since my youth, but now my Doctor associates it with my HIV. Before my diagnosis I never went to the Doctor, (typical bloke I suppose, just let it ride,) now I am on the phone to the Surgery for the smallest problem, I have become obsessed, with monitoring my state of heath, I am sure it is all unnecessary, but I notice I am not alone in this, as I read these forums, or is it the forums them selves generating this obsession? And keeping HIV at the forefront of my mind, I wonder if by staying away and not reading them for a while, that, that would put HIV a pace back in my mind. But then they, The Forums, have now become an obsession and I need my daily fix of forum life. Oh well just rambling thoughts, I expect it's the HIV,s Fault.


Offline DanielMark

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,475
Re: Rambling thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2006, 04:55:19 AM »
The Forums, have now become an obsession and I need my daily fix of forum life. Oh well just rambling thoughts, I expect it's the HIV,s Fault.



In my life I try not to obsess about things, including HIV. There are some health matters that obviously are linked to being Poz, but for the most part, I only experience the common ailments of the common man.

Now if my CD4 drops into the red zone or my VL jumps, I might well become obsessed with things, but as it stands now I am living with HIV just as a diabetic lives with Diabetes. It's been 18 years since my diagnosis, so I'm pretty used to the whole concept. I try to keep the focus on living, and not on the HIV.

Being Poz is just one aspect of my life.  It isnít my whole life.

Well the topic was Rambling Thoughts, so I guess those are mine this morning.  :-*




Offline Iggy

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,434
Re: Rambling thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2006, 09:59:12 AM »
« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 09:36:46 PM by Iggy »

Offline aztecan

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,517
  • 32 years positive, 60 years a pain in the butt
Re: Rambling thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2006, 10:33:03 AM »
Yep, it is easy to start blaming HIV for everything under the sun.

I have toenail fungus, must be HIV-related.

My blood pressure was a tad too low (86/45), must be the HIV.

I have acid reflux, must be the HIV.

I try not to obsess about these things, but it is sooo easy to fall into this trap of blaming HIV for everything that goes wrong, bad or become an annoyance.

Fact is, I am in my late 40s (very late). At this age, the things I did to my body 25 years ago are catching up with me, HIV notwithstanding.

But its a lot easier to blame the bug than to admit I may be getting older (EEP! AARP material here!  :o  )


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

Offline Matty the Damned

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,265
  • Ninja Please
Re: Rambling thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2006, 10:34:12 AM »
Bah! 49 posts and you call yourself obsessed?!?!? ;)



Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2017 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.