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Living With HIV / Re: Needing info fast please
« Last post by JustSmile01 on Yesterday at 07:21:04 PM »
init, I know a kid in my family who is only 11 and takes medicine for diabetes every day. His long term prognosis is probably worse than many of us. But he is a fighter and you won't see getting down because of this. Now you can bring up the stigma discussion but that's not the point.

Look at it this way, your immune system is as good as a non-HIV person. Its just that you have to take a pill every day to keep it that way. With modern meds, its not any different from taking meds for your heart, diabetes, psoriasis, or any number of conditions. We all have to die one day. I might not be here next week, but I am sure as hell that I am not going to die from AIDS. That would be a horrible, horrible way to turn the lights off.

Please stay strong and try to convince yourself that taking a break is not an option.


Looooooove this post. So true. You go boy/girl!!
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Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: High Blood sugar
« Last post by buginme2 on Yesterday at 07:20:15 PM »
Metekrop

I was able to do some research.

A fasting glucose test (presumably the same test you received) should be taken when you are fasting for 8 hours.  Therefore, a bowl of cereal 7 hours prior probably had little to no effect on your test.

Source:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003482.htm

Check with your doctor to find out what the test result was.

A result from 100-124 is considered pre-diabetes.  A result >125 and you are considered to have diabetes

Source:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20033091

I hope this helps a little. 
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Living With HIV / Re: Needing info fast please
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 07:18:30 PM »
:P  OK, let's be nice.  I don't want to pretend I have the power to lock this thread down.  :)

I don't think the thread needs locked I think that people need to mind their manners and act like adults .
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Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: An on-going thread
« Last post by BT65 on Yesterday at 06:59:36 PM »
Your bp is pretty high M.  What is going to happen with that?
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Living With HIV / Re: Needing info fast please
« Last post by wolfter on Yesterday at 06:54:25 PM »
 :P  OK, let's be nice.  I don't want to pretend I have the power to lock this thread down.  :)
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: too stressed
« Last post by lookatme41 on Yesterday at 06:47:46 PM »
sorry we can digress from the suicide talk.

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Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: An on-going thread
« Last post by wolfter on Yesterday at 06:43:04 PM »
thinking of you buddy.  I know numbers don't indicate anything when we're having issues.  That BP reading is a bit concerning.

Please excuse my ignornace, but how is what's happening with the hospital relate to the care you're receiving from your doctor?
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Living With HIV / Re: another survivor's guilt thread
« Last post by wolfter on Yesterday at 06:35:48 PM »
Thanks Alan.  I think melancholy is a better description of what I've dealt with the last few days.  I'm slowly inching my way back to my normal.  Especially after realizing I was wearing the same lounging wear after 2 1/2 days.  :) 

Thank goodness for this place as I don't allow these episodes to get so deep that I don't know which way to dig.  In all these years, I always managed to escape mostly intact.  But after an episode that caused my total collapse a few years back, I now worry about going there again. 

Part of my intent of posting here was to bridge a gap.  There is a distinct disconnect between newly diagnosed and those diagnosed in the dark ages.  Perhaps I don't understand what it's like to be diagnosed in 2014 knowing that you'll have to take medicine to maintain health.  But I absolutely know what it's like to be young and given a diagnosis where no treatments exist. 

I just never imagined living long enough that the psychological aspect of this virus would be greater than the physical toll.  Thank goodness my life had a bit of an auto-pilot aspect to it. 





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Living With HIV / Re: Needing info fast please
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 06:33:27 PM »
Asshole!

And this is how we get a 7 day time out .
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