So I got some bad news today.

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  1. The Lumberjack Registered

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    So I went last week to donate plasma in order to get some extra cash. I was denied as it turns out that I've contracted HIV at some point in the last 6 months. Apparently I'm not going to live to see 30 if there isn't some sort of major advance in the treatment of the disease. I don't really have much to say right now. The gravity of the situation has just set in today and I don't really know how to react. I've told my family and my girlfriend, who has thankfully not contracted the disease, and they've taken it much than I have up to this point. I am going to die and I can't do a damn thing about it.:(
     
  2. ScottyBBadd The Texas Outlaw

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    Not nessicarily. There are advancements in the treatments of HIV.
     
  3. DOG LIPS El Señor Presidente

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    If you're not joking, I'm sorry man, that sucks ass. I wish you the best of luck. :(
     
  4. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    I don't know what to say. I'm really sorry to hear that and wish you the best of luck.
     
  5. E. Bison Registered

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    [​IMG]OMG!! Are you serious!!?! TELL ME!! Are you serious!?!
     
  6. Drakon I got a rock.

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    Well, first off, keep in mind that you were gonna die eventually. Mortality is only a temporary state, I'm afraid. I'm sorry that you got the disease, and I hope that something can get done relatively soon.
     
  7. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    Seriously Magic Johnson is still around and how long ago did he come out and say he had HIV.
     
  8. Mr. Thing HAHAHAHA no.

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    Lumberjack, I'm very sorry. I wish you the best of luck.

    Best wishes.
     
  9. DOG LIPS El Señor Presidente

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    Lj, you're probably scared out of your mind and confused, but posting about it here is probably a bad idea, you know once the dumbasses get in here they will post some harsh jokes/comments.

    Hopefully Drak will kill them though. :mad:
     
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    wow man, im sorry to hear this...damn i pray that youll get thru this ordeal. and you should start eating healthy from now on, and if your a smoker stop smoking.
     
  11. Ace Rockolla Registered

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    Sorry to hear.

    Aids is no longer a death sentence though, it's now considered a chronic, controllable disease. That is if you can afford the medicines - but you'll live until you're old and grey, with plenty of comics and comic movies to experience, just like the rest of us.
     
  12. E. Bison Registered

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    [​IMG]Well that's because he's rich and can afford the most expensive cocktail drugs available and he lives a very stress free life. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about everyone who is middle class or poor.
     
  13. The Lumberjack Registered

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    Yes, I am serious. I have made jokes about getting married or being a father before, but this is a very serious matter and even I wouldn't joke about it.

    If I remember correctly, he travels to Europe for his treatments which cost thousands per treatment. I'm checking with my insurance company right now to see what kind of treatment is available to me.
     
  14. Drakon I got a rock.

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    I'll kill them with my +4 staff of killing. It has a +4 to all killings.
     
  15. E. Bison Registered

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    [​IMG]I'm soooo sorry. Do you know where you contracted it from? Do you know how long you've had it now?
     
  16. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I'm sorry to hear about you contracting the disease. I hope you can gather yourself and are able to keep in mind that is not considered a death sentence, you can live a long and productive life. Again, I am so very sorry.
     
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    I dont know you very well even for a message board but im sorry to hear it and wish you the best.
     
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    exactly

    strage i'm watching angels in america.

    Lumberjack, I'm very sorry. I wish you the best of luck.

    Best wishes.
     
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    I'm very sorry to hear this. My advice is to give your insurance company hell and don't settle for anything less than you need.
     
  20. The Lumberjack Registered

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    I definatey know how it is, but I just wanted to let some people know. I am only letting my closest family and friends know in the "real" world since I live in a very conservative and redneck area. If I made it public knowledge here, I'd be labeled a "***" or something along those lines and that's something I don't want those around me to deal with.
     
  21. gap5ewl inconspicuous since '03.

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    wait how did you get it though???
     
  22. E. Bison Registered

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    I'm sorry, but this is sooo serious that for ONCE I'm gonna have to drop Bison down for now and speak to you just as plain ol' Enrique. I know how you feel somewhat. I two contracted an STD 9 months ago and I was scared out of my mind as well. Fortunately, in my case it was a curable one. I waited six months later which was ON MY BIRTHDAY three months ago and I came out negative for all serious STDs.
     
  23. Mr. Thing HAHAHAHA no.

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    Yep, go ahead and copy my post. I don't care really since the intentions good.

    Anyway, I hope you'll pull through and get better, LJ.
     
  24. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Damn Lumberjack im sorry. If theres anything I can do...
     
  25. The Lumberjack Registered

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    I don't know how I got as the only person I've had sex with since I was last tested was my girlfriend and she's clean. I've been in 2 fights where I was bleeding profusely and it's possible that I caught it then since these were very open wounds and I wasn't the only person bleeding. That's the only thing I can come up with.

    I've got to run some errands, but I'll be back soon guys.
     

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