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Author Topic: Hi from JAPAN (again after a long absence)  (Read 741 times)

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Offline DANIELtakashi

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Hi from JAPAN (again after a long absence)
« on: February 11, 2020, 12:25:40 am »
Hi, all,

Again a long silence and I am sorry about that.
It was exactly six years ago that I was diagnosed; I was stupid enough not knowing I was HIV-positive until I was down with PCP.    How much I have been helped by the people on this forum for the past six years.  Thank you.    Tokyo is already in the Olympic mood.

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Re: Hi from JAPAN (again after a long absence)
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 02:26:13 am »
Hi Daniel,

Good to hear from you, how are you doing? Still, working crazy long hours?

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Re: Hi from JAPAN (again after a long absence)
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 05:50:11 am »
Hi Daniel lovely to hear from you. Glad things are going well

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Re: Hi from JAPAN (again after a long absence)
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 09:23:45 am »
Six years?!? Has it really been that long? Wow.  :D

Olympics? Those are this year?!? It's just been so hard to think about what's going on in the world, while we try to deal with our authoritarian President. will you be able to see any of the Olympics in person? I got to see several events at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. What a weird trip that was. It was for our class trip before graduation. When we first got there it was so cold and snowy. I bet everyone from our North Carolina school remembers walking/skating on a frozen lake! (lakes don't freeze down here. We hardly ever even get an ice film on top of ponds. LOL) But then it warmed up. It got so warm they had to make snow for the ski jump competitions.

glad to hear from you! don't work too hard and keep on moving forward! :)
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Offline DANIELtakashi

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Re: Hi from JAPAN (again after a long absence)
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 01:33:54 am »
Hi, Jim, harleymc, leatherman Mikie and everyone I know on this forum.

     Many thanks for your messages.
I am leading a busy life which I, six years ago, never thought would be possible.
My CD4 account is between 300 and 500 and once or twice a year I get a cold but it is always a minor one and I can get over it in a day or two.   I would really like to send my message to the newly diagnosed people - you will get recovered and will be able to to get back to your normal activities.   On January 26th 2014, I got fainted and was brought to a hospital and diagnosed with PCP.  I was told my CD4 was at 61.   When I was released from the hospital in a month, my weight was 60kg.  Now I am 77 kg.  For the following three years, I only thought that I was dying in a few years, not to mention the year 2020 but now I am here, working six days a week, enjoying going out with friends, and doing volunteer work for English-speaking tourists visiting Japan.   
Thank you again, my friends, for your great help.
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