Tips To Survive HIV

Below are my shameless tips on how to survive HIV. Please note that the views and opinions on this blog are of my own and does not necessarily reflect to anyone or to any PLHIV groups or organization.

  1. Fight back. HIV is a mental game. It will break you, drain you physically, emotionally and mentally. It starts with your WILL to press on.
  2. Have a game plan. Now that you have the virus, What are you going to do next to survive? You must know your game plan. If you don’t have one yet start making your plan of action and stick with it. Even if it means losing your old life in exchange of vitality.
  3. Follow through on your medication. Never skip your meds! Again, NEVER skip your meds! Your priority should be your health. Hindi sex, hindi barkada but your meds.
  4. I cannot stress this enough: AVOID STRESS at all cost. Control your emotions. If you get into a situation that will trigger stress, count 1 to 10 before you react and try to look at the positive in every situation.
  5. Lastly, If you don’t believe in the concept of a higher being like God, start believing. Pray harder and put a game face on with a smile on your face. What’s limited to you now is limitless to God. Trust His will and you will never go wrong.

Goodluck on your battle. Press on and be strong. The only thing that is permanent is change so if you are reading this and you hit rock bottom because of our condition. Fret not for things will be okay.. Only if you start taking action to change for the better.

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Finding My Own Happiness

Dear Other Self,

I made a tweet about fulfilling a little happiness today. Here’s the tweet:

The realization was with me all along but I was blindsided by my feelings for someone. My longing to be involved with somebody blinded the other side of me on how ones happiness can be achieved.

So after today’s solo hike, which I always do, a sudden feeling of peace and deep happiness came in. Probably because, it’s been four months since I last went on a solo hike. Since then I focused much on work till I got sick and depressed and tried to end my life but ended in a hospital…Alive still. Thank God!

There are a lot of reasons to be happy. My lungs is slowly getting better infact after today’s hike I felt my lungs expanded. It was a tiring hike but it was a rewarding one mentally and for my lungs. Another reason for my happiness is my VL result which arrived yesterday. I am still Undetectable. Praise God! When all these months, I felt like I was dying it turned out that it was more about my asthmatic condition. I only need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and control my asthma and my overall health perspective and I think I’m going to live a little longer.

Moreover, I get to keep my job and unexpected blessings are pouring in. I am grateful for the chances that God is giving.

I promise from now on, I will find happiness in and my own terms. As long as I am not hurting others of my happiness I will continue to do it so long as it will bring me peace of mind and long term happiness.

Sincerely,

Amir

Timestamp: 9-17-17 @ 5:13PM

Finding My Happiness

They say finding happiness is an inside job. I don’t care really, so long as it gives me a meaningful life and a smile I think ‘ll give it a shot.

Whether I end up with someone or not it’s still worth taking–finding my happiness.

Good Night!