OMG! I can't believe I'm still alive!

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    Apr 30, 2012 7:00 AM GMT
    It's my birthday and I'm 47! I can't believe I've lived this long. I was supposed to be dead from HIV 27 years ago!

    What an amazing string of bonus rounds! Yay!

    Has something ever happened in your life where you thought you would be dead?
    Have you ever thought that you would live as long as you have?

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    Apr 30, 2012 7:11 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidHas something ever happened in your life where you thought you would be dead?
    Yeah. I did my first solo flight around the airport on September 26, 2001 (it was originally scheduled for 9/11 but got delayed).
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    Apr 30, 2012 7:16 AM GMT
    I'm just shocked I survived the 1980s, when so may of my mates from that era did not.
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    Apr 30, 2012 10:39 AM GMT
    Congratulations, Alan! We're both very happy for you. And for giving our community a great example. Here's to 47 more! Bob & C
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    Apr 30, 2012 10:52 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidIt's my birthday and I'm 47! I can't believe I've lived this long. I was supposed to be dead from HIV 27 years ago!

    What an amazing string of bonus rounds! Yay!

    Has something ever happened in your life where you thought you would be dead?
    Have you ever thought that you would live as long as you have?

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    Apr 30, 2012 11:00 AM GMT
    Congrats, man! You look great. Here's to another 47 years.
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    Apr 30, 2012 11:09 AM GMT
    Congrats! That's amazing!


    To answer your question... I think that if I hadn't moved away from my family and my old life when I got the job I have now - I would not have started this "quest" for my health and I would likely be dead now from a heart-attack or stroke.

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    Apr 30, 2012 11:10 AM GMT
    Happy Birthday to ya, man!

    Creeping up on 40 myself - with no small amount of amazement I've not been killed yet.
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    Apr 30, 2012 11:13 AM GMT
    Happy birthday, youngster!!!
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    Apr 30, 2012 11:34 AM GMT
    happy birthday!
    congratulations man. keep it up!

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    Apr 30, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    You're Stronger than you think you are, inside and out, physically, mentally, spiritually.
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    Apr 30, 2012 2:31 PM GMT
    Congratulations! That is so cool. I have two friends who are both 29 year HIV survivors which is truly a blessing and minor miracle, considering that the treatment for HIV in the early days was part of what killed many who were infected.
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    Apr 30, 2012 2:34 PM GMT
    Aha! I was going to start a Birthday topic for you and thought I might be overstepping. icon_redface.gif

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    Apr 30, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidIt's my birthday and I'm 47! I can't believe I've lived this long. I was supposed to be dead from HIV 27 years ago!


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    Happy Birthday and Congratulations!!!!!
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    Apr 30, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    Yeah, the goal was to live hard and die young, leaving a hot looking corps.

    looks as if you got at least part of the memo.


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Apr 30, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    Happy Birthday!!
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    Apr 30, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidHappy Birthday to ya, man!

    Creeping up on 40 myself - with no small amount of amazement I've not been killed yet.


    40 is the new 20!
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    Apr 30, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
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    AlphaTrigger saidHappy Birthday to ya, man!

    Creeping up on 40 myself - with no small amount of amazement I've not been killed yet.


    40 is the new 20!


    Yay, that means 50 is the new 30!!!
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    Apr 30, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    Happy Birthday! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 30, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    Well i fuhgot !

    Happy Birthday & may lord bless u all around in this new day of your new year of your life & show you many more years to come !

    love

    Samuel!

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    Apr 30, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
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    Apr 30, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    Congratulations, and happy birthday!! I love your picture. You are beaming and handsome guy, and it's clear there is something very good within you.

    And to answer your question, yes, I was in the ER once and thought it was the end. If I'm ever in that situation again, I'll remember your posting and draw inspiration from it. icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 30, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    congrats and happy birthday!! :-)

    tons of hugs!
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    Apr 30, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    @Sam_u_el; GWriter; TellMeMoar; ECNAZ - Thank you all for the birthday wishes!

    @Art_Deco; Thanks and love and hugs to you and Carmine!

    @onaquest - That's what it's been all about for me...a "quest".

    @showme - haha! You made me giggle by calling me "youngster".

    @kingmo - Keep it going strong! You look great and you've got a long life ahead of you. Start thinking about retirement planning. I never did because I never thought I'd live this long! haha!

    @Gigolo_Assassin - True all that. I have lived through so many challenges and it's true. "What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger." And, in reality there is nothing along the way which is worth pulling your own plug.

    @CuriousJockAZ - Oh Todd, thank you for the birthday wishes. I know what an ass I've been in some of the threads we've both posted in. We may have some different points of view, but we both care so deeply about so much. Your birthday wishes are that much more special to me. Thank you! Hugz!

    @Dustin_K_tx - Yeah, I gave up the live fast part during my first year Poz. Granted, I visited the fast lane a couple of times between Thanksgiving of 1999 and September 23, 2000...but it was just a visit, not to live there. haha!

    @meninlove - Guys, what can I say. I love you both so much for the genuine caring which both of you have given to me during some of my most challenging times over the past several years. I am especially grateful for the wisdom and insight which the both of you share with me and with the larger community. Thank you both for the birthday wishes. I may be in Vancouver in October. I hope that if I am there that we can share some time together.