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Two Muddy Pills
April 29, 2014 4:41 PM   Subscribe

On the 10th anniversary of his wildly popular blog, Joe.My.God published Two Muddy Pills, a previously unpublished true story.
posted by roomthreeseventeen (17 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome. My chest felt all constricted in the middle of the story, then I got a tear in my eye, and right at the end I busted into a big smile. That made me feel good to read. Perfect.

Thanks for posting it, roomthreeseventeen.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 5:18 PM on April 29 [2 favorites]


Awww. Thanks, roomthreeseventeen - got some rough stuff going on and a nice true story was just really great to read right now.
posted by corb at 5:22 PM on April 29 [1 favorite]


Joe Jervis is a national treasure.
posted by roger ackroyd at 5:33 PM on April 29 [4 favorites]


One of my favorite blogs. Looking forward to reading this.
posted by Rykey at 5:41 PM on April 29


Thank you!
posted by divabat at 5:50 PM on April 29


I'm...crying with joy for those two.
posted by notsnot at 5:52 PM on April 29


Nothing better than a happy ending.
posted by BlueHorse at 6:43 PM on April 29


Thanks for posting. Lovely story.
posted by cairnoflore at 6:59 PM on April 29


That's a beautiful, beautiful story.
posted by grumpybear69 at 7:06 PM on April 29 [1 favorite]


Oh, thank you.
posted by allthinky at 7:15 PM on April 29


Fantastic.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:20 PM on April 29


Awww, geee.
Went into that one blind and now I'm having a hard time seeing.
posted by Seamus at 7:33 PM on April 29


Joe writes the most amazing stories from that time. My ex-partner was on Crixivan and it was a BRUTAL treatment. He had to take pills on an empty stomach 4 times a day. You know how hard it is to have an empty stomach 4 times a day, every day, at the same time? And the face hollowing and "crix gut" that resulted was just awful.

Medicine has come an enormous leap forward in a relatively short period of time in the fight against HIV, and for that, I'm thankful.
posted by xingcat at 7:39 PM on April 29 [5 favorites]


That was sweet.
posted by Reverend John at 8:00 PM on April 29


Oh man. Thanks so much. Sniff.
posted by purenitrous at 8:38 PM on April 29


Wonderful story.

Crix saved the lives of so many HIV+ young men, and then took so many HIV+ 30-50 somethings from heart attacks (the facial wasting, with humpback and gut fat loading, are from a cholesterol metabolism change that also clogged coronary arteries). Overall, a gain that let folks survive until better drugs were created, but the pain of losing even more of the missing daddy generation...
posted by Dreidl at 9:31 PM on April 29


I love Joe's writing!! Seriously though, this story CAN'T make you cry..... because how are you going to get through I Will Hold You Ten Times? (warning: that story does not have a happy ending, expect to give yourself a few minutes after that for the crying to subside. There is so much love inside those words.)
posted by Craig at 12:08 PM on April 30 [2 favorites]


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