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Offline Lugzsoo

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Over this
« on: July 13, 2012, 12:37:46 AM »
Little town feels like I'm all alone

The aso in bloominton is just 2 to 3 people and  seens like I have or find ppl to talk to about things .

I wear a shirt that I got for aids  walk and ppl just bug eyeds about it .

Idk I don't work on Ssdi no friends just family real like to see other ppl that got the same thing but got one car and then drive 86 mil one way for aso and 3 ppl just don't sound fun.

There my vent for the week .

Thanxs  :o

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Over this
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 02:00:01 AM »

Sorry you're feeling alone and isolated.  Besides this website, I really don't talk to others about being poz.  Well, besides the brief conversations with people in the waiting room at my HIV doc. 

As you know, I grew up in your town.  For such a small town, I've always been amazed by the number of gay guys that town has produced.  I mean, it really seems to have a much higher percentage than what you'd expect.  But, you're not gay.  And, while I know there are poz gay guys there, I'm not sure you'd get much support through conversation from the ones who are neg (or think they are), even if you were gay.  I would think with Bloomington having I.U. there, there would be more people to talk to.  But, I know it is a decent drive on very curvy roads.  And, I know being straight with HIV can be even more isolating. 

My parents still live there, as well as other family and friends.  I don't make it up there nearly as much as I use to.  We did drive up last Saturday to go to the fair.  I have a thing for county fairs--the redneck in me.  I'll have to let you know the next time I'm coming up, and perhaps we can touch base over dinner or something. 

I think it would be good for me as well.  With my depression and anxiety, I've become isolated.  My partner has been gone for the last week, attending a conference at NASA.  I've had a couple friends text me wanting to get together, but I just didn't feel up to it.  Depression and anxiety leads to isolation, which leads to more depression and anxiety.  That's my experience.  I'm not sure if that is exactly what you're experiencing.  I've felt so alone this week.  I know you have family living with you like I do. But, like you, I do wish I had others to talk and do things with, who know my status or who also are poz. 

Offline Lugzsoo

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Re: Over this
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 11:54:40 AM »
.  I'll have to let you know the next time I'm coming up, and perhaps we can touch base over dinner or something. 

That be fine I don't know about all the guys out here  but there lots of bi guys here .  ;)


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