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Offline jm1953

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One of my best friends just died:
« on: December 25, 2012, 08:35:46 PM »
Hi Members:

Not a happy note to post on Christmas, but perhaps an appropriate day for a wonderful person to be remembered.  After a long struggle with AIDS my friend died just a few days ago due to complications of the disease leaving a partner, family, and many loving friends behind.  He complained little but endured the pain, always having a positive attitude being a long term survivor for 30 years.  There have been similar posts recently of members losing dear friends.  Nothing is harder, and as infrequent as dying from this virus is now, it is a reminder of our loss of friends in the 80's and early 90's.  As with all the people I have loved and lost, a piece of him will forever have a place in my heart.  On a more positive note, I hope this Christmas finds you well and happy, and I wish you all a very healthy new year.

Best always,

Positive 29 years. Diagnosed 10/1987.  Current CD 4: 720: Viral load: almost 100.  Current drug regimen, Tivicay, Emtriva, Endurant, Wellbutrin, Clonazepam, Uloric, Losartan Potassium,Allegra, Ambien, Testosterone, Nandrolone, Vicodin, Benedryl, Aspirin, lots of vitamin supplements.

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Re: One of my best friends just died:
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 08:54:36 PM »
My condolences to you Jim on the loss of your friend . I always set time aside to quietly remember my friends on the holidays and today I will remember you and yours as well .
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Offline wolfter

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Re: One of my best friends just died:
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 09:56:35 PM »
So sorry for your loss. 

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Offline BT65

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Re: One of my best friends just died:
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 11:49:18 AM »
Please accept my condolences on your loss.  Nice to have good memories.
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Offline mitch777

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Re: One of my best friends just died:
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 12:01:56 PM »
Sorry to hear of your loss.
Always so sad.
Take care.
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Offline OneTampa

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Re: One of my best friends just died:
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 08:15:50 PM »
Please accept my condolences for your loss.

I also paused to think of my dear family members and friends who have passed on.

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Offline AlanBama

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Re: One of my best friends just died:
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 12:05:27 PM »
Sorry about your friend...it never gets any easier, does it?

 :'(    :'(    :'(
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Offline Theyer

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Re: One of my best friends just died:
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2013, 11:35:14 AM »
Sorry for your loss Jeff
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Offline aztecan

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Re: One of my best friends just died:
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013, 10:31:28 AM »

Sorry for the delay. I emphathize with you and am sorry for the loss of your friend.


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Offline konkrypton

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Re: One of my best friends just died:
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013, 11:43:01 PM »

Just saw your post. So sorry for your loss. I have a friend with end-stage cancer and am fighting through the feelings of loss already. I hope you are well

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