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Author Topic: Self Realization and Happy Thoughts  (Read 3335 times)

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Offline WRD_123

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Self Realization and Happy Thoughts
« on: May 09, 2012, 12:40:59 AM »
The other day I was having a down day.. kind of depressed about things and nervous about the future, but then it hit me...

Although I have HIV... I would rather be me with HIV than anyone else.

I kept thinking about that over and over.. and you know what.. It makes me feel so much better about life.

Money and material things are all nice to have, but I would never trade this life I have because it would mean trading the people that I love.

Plus.. I know that HIV doesn't define me. Anyone with the disease can still live a fullfilled life! Yes there will be hard times, but regardless of disease or not.. hard times will come.

The main thing that I wish everyone would realize is that "You are beautiful, you are loved, and you should love yourself"

Offline joemutt

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Re: Self Realization and Happy Thoughts
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 11:43:13 PM »
 :) :) :)

Offline leatherman

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Re: Self Realization and Happy Thoughts
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 12:24:03 AM »
that's a great attitude to have! ;D
I dare say that most people who have lived a long time with HIV or AIDS attribute their longevity to having a positive attitude.

I would rather be me with HIV than anyone else.
I would rather be me with HIV . . . than dead.  ;)
(since I've been close to dead and lost plenty of people, I know where of I speak  ;) )
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

All the stars are flashing high above the sea
and the party is on fire around you and me
We're gonna burn this disco down before the morning comes
- Pet Shop Boys

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Offline Lad_Liam

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Re: Self Realization and Happy Thoughts
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 11:33:35 PM »
WRD that's a great observation... And the leatherman snap-on as well.

I just got my confirmed dx yesterday, and yeah, good to read your perspective on it. I was feeling like I had lost my sense of me to this diagnosis. Still have lots to work out, but now I will always remember reading your post, your brain flash amid a depression, and will be able to do it thinking "I'm lucky to still be me."  8)
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Offline Blue75

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Re: Self Realization and Happy Thoughts
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 01:16:39 PM »
Your post made me smile! :) Such a loving, caring, selfless thought.  You're special & your loved ones are lucky!
2/14/12 Tested HIV+
3/16/12: CD4-216, VL-56,500
5/4/12: Started Atripla
5/7/12: CD4-184, VL-12,000 (Taken off Atripla after 3 days, awaiting liver testing) Started antibiotics.


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