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tomthecarpenter
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25 Nov 2005, 11:05 am

I want to direct this especially to the youngsters.... I got hiv i my search for acceptance and yearning to fit in somewhwere. I was 30 yrs old at the time. what i want you to know is , one eve. of feeling like ya fit in is not worth it!! if you feel like a loner now, this only makes for more rejection... Im a 21 year survivor.. , the dealing with meds, doctors, caseworkers, nurses, etc... fear of meds not being available, the cost moneywise, to your self esteem are devastating..... I m saying this to you cuz I care . dont do it!
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25 Nov 2005, 11:32 am

tom, so sorry. :( But those are good words to live by. Especially if fitting in and following an NT life means being foolish or careless.

Good wisdom and warning. Thank you, tom. :)


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25 Nov 2005, 12:22 pm

Thank you for posting your personal reflections here. Sometimes the price of insight is quite dear and you are very kind to share your experiences so that others can learn. I wish to offer you a warm welcome to Wrong Planet, tomthecarpenter. I hope you will feel at home here with us.


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25 Nov 2005, 12:31 pm

Welcome here, Tomthecarpenter!

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what i want you to know is , one eve. of feeling like ya fit in is not worth it!!

*cough*
I agree.
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25 Nov 2005, 1:36 pm

welcome to WP, tom. :)

i applaud your bravery in saying what you did.

and i also applaud your ability to survive under tremendously difficult circumstances (one of my best friends is HIV postitive, so i know something of what it's like).

/me raises a glass to tomthecarpenter.



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26 Nov 2005, 5:35 am

It must have been hard surviving with HIV/AIDS for that amount of time. Congrats to you.
I know it must be hard to fit in, but WrongPlanet is just the place for you.


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26 Nov 2005, 10:50 am

Pull up a seat by the fire and put your feet up. I think you will feel comfortable here.


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26 Nov 2005, 11:13 am

hey, welcome to WP. I agree with what all the others said. and i cant come up with anything on my own so...