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Author Topic: Getting Braver.....or just getting on with it  (Read 2033 times)

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Offline usernotdefined

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Getting Braver.....or just getting on with it
« on: January 14, 2011, 07:24:48 PM »
So, today was a good day. I got brave and visited a local lunch club for positive people, all genders, colours, creeds and sexualities in one room.

I must admit it was quite daunting and the nerves meant that lunch was the last thing on my mind, but the volunteers there were really nice and made a real effort to find people for me to talk to.

It was such an unbelievable relief to be sitting in a room and know that I didn't have this massive secret that I carry around with me on a daily basis like a badly manufactured bomb in a rucksack.

I'm continuing my new found bravery by posting in this forum for the first time after clinging to the safety of the Women's forum for the past two weeks.

It's all about PMA for me now, only 3 weeks to go until I commence START (I am 4 months pregnant and only received my HIV diagnosis 3 weeks ago! My previous posts will tell all for anyone interested  ;))

Happy weekend everyone  :)

« Last Edit: January 14, 2011, 07:43:38 PM by usernotdefined »

Offline thunter34

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Re: Getting Braver.....or just getting on with it
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 07:27:29 PM »
Congrats on your continued steps of bravery...and welcome to the Living With forum.

AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Getting Braver.....or just getting on with it
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 07:32:52 PM »
Well done, UND!

And welcome to Living With. :)

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Offline newt

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Re: Getting Braver.....or just getting on with it
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 08:03:19 PM »
Good on you, it's just a virus, not a giant sign on your head. Good on you. - matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline bmancanfly

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Re: Getting Braver.....or just getting on with it
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 09:38:18 PM »
The first steps are the hardest.   It does get easier though. 

Good for you.
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 Bertrand Russell

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Getting Braver.....or just getting on with it
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 10:12:09 PM »


      Welcome to the Living With forum.   I'm sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis however, I am glad you found us.  The forums were a valuable source of information and support for me in the beginning and still remain so today.  My wife and I enjoyed the birth of a healthy babygirl 3 years ago.  The advances in treatment today allow us living with HIV to have children with who have less than a 1% chance of being infected.  The fact they diagnosed you this early is what some call a God send;  I would too if I were religious. :)

      Judging from your post though, you are probably aware of this.  The strength I sense will serve you well sister.

    Good luck and please keep us updated.

I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Getting Braver.....or just getting on with it
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2011, 09:12:31 PM »
I'm glad you are getting braver! Good for you and welcome to the forums.
Positive since 1985

Offline StrongGuy

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Re: Getting Braver.....or just getting on with it
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 12:15:14 AM »
Great to see you stepping out and living life. There are ups and downs, but it gets easier. :)
"Get your medical advice from Doctors or medical professionals who you trust and know your history."

"Beware of the fortune teller doom and gloomers who seek to bring you down and are only looking for company, purpose and validation - not your best physical/mental interests."

"You know you all are saying that this is incurable. When the real thing you should be saying is it's not curable at the present time' because as we know, the great strides we've made in medicine." - Elizabeth Edwards

Offline wolfter

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Re: Getting Braver.....or just getting on with it
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011, 06:27:32 AM »
Welcome, you'll find a wealth of information and support here. 

Being honest is not wronging others, continuing the dishonesty is.

Offline usernotdefined

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Re: Getting Braver.....or just getting on with it
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 03:49:53 PM »
Thanks guys.

I've got about 10 days now 'til my next appt where I will be prescribed Combivir and Kaletra which I will take just for the remainder of my pregnancy. Little bit apprehensive about that but I'm sure it will be less dramatic than the "chained to the loo until June" scenario I have in my head......

I had a scan this week so I know that I am growing a little boy  :)


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