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Author Topic: Do you have these days?  (Read 325 times)

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Offline fabio

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Do you have these days?
« on: November 18, 2018, 07:23:35 pm »
Do you feel like some days ,no matter how much your In control you lose yourself that one day and feel like you're tired of everything for  no reason and reality suddenly reminds you that you have hiv. I think as I'm writing you this I have this one day....
When I see people living their lives with no care and being free to love and show affection,even in movies,i just feel so empty and I instantly get reminded how scared and insecure I am about myself and the fact that I am hiv positive.
I don't usually get to talk to anyone about these things,so it's a bit of a relief that someone will "listen" to what I say all the time.
So... my real question is: How do you deal with these days...

Offline JosephP

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Re: Do you have these days?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2018, 10:43:51 pm »
Yes, some days are tough... Like waiting for the other shoe to drop. How do you deal with those days? Plow forward. Don't let hiv dictate your life. I know it is easier said that done, but needs to be done that way. A diagnosis of HIV is not an easy matter and weighs heavily in every one of us. How do we deal with it? Everyone has his/her own methodology and successes. I just make myself busy, even if it is just 'busy' work...
We are all dealing with this. And we will live long and productive lives!! AND, yes the Lord is my shepherd. Life is good... And thanks for the meds!

Offline fabio

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Re: Do you have these days?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 02:26:02 am »
Yeah,I guess everyone has one,hiv or not.
I guess I felt kinda down that day haha. But now I'm quite better and optimistic. :)
You are right,we are who we Are, and we can't let hiv define us,we gonna beat this got damn thing hehe.

Offline Mindless

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Re: Do you have these days?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 11:38:21 pm »
I got an advice many years ago by an experienced wise friend. It goes more or less like this: when everything around you looks bad and you think there's nothing you can do, just "play dead". Meaning let yourself be drawn by the river current like a tree trunk. If there's nothing in your power to improve your condition let yourself flow, save your energy, accept you condition and just "flow" with the current of life. Wherever you'll end up it can't be worst than where you are now. Indeed, it may possibly be better. Then, with the energy you saved, you can re-evaluate your options.


Offline TabooPrincess

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Re: Do you have these days?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 02:25:07 pm »
My favourite quote when I have these days/weeks is ‘fake it until you make it’. Check the ted talk out. It works!
09/ 2008 - Seroconversion
11/2008 - Tested pos, cd4 640 vl 25400
12/2008 - cd4 794 vl 27798, 35%
03/2009 - cd4 844 vl 68846, 35%
06/2009 - cd4 476 vl 49151, 33% (pregnancy confirmed)
08/2009 - cd4 464 vl 54662, 32%
Started meds for pregnancy (Kaletra, AZT, Viread)
09/2009 - cd4 841 vl 3213, 42%
10/2009 - cd4 860 vl 1088, 41%
11/2009 - cd4 771 vl 563, 38%
12/2009 - cd4 885 vl 151 42%
Discontinued meds after baby born
02/2010 - cd4 841 vl 63781, 38%
05/2010 - cd4 1080 vl 113000, 39%
08/2010 - cd4 770 vl 109242
12/2010 - cd4 642 vl 111000, 34%
06/2011 - cd4 450 vl 222000, 33%
11/2011 - cd4 419 vl 212000, 24%
03/2012 - cd4 280 vl 118000, 26% (repeated Cd4 at 360)
05/2012 -cd4 360 vl 99,190
10/2012 Atripla, cd4 690, vl 80
12/2012 Darunavir, norvir, truvada, Cd4 680, vl u/d
07/2013 cd4 750,ud


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