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Author Topic: OOOOH Baby, I got poked!  (Read 1360 times)

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Offline aztecan

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OOOOH Baby, I got poked!
« on: March 13, 2007, 08:07:25 AM »
I finally remembered to get my labs done yesterday. At least this time I didn't need to fast because I just had the CD4 and viral load done.

When I talked to the doc yesterday, I mentioned in passing I had my labs drawn.

He said, "We are going to cross our fingers. Its going to be a good viral load and a high CD4."

I just nodded.

Hmmmm. I think he was trying to sound optimistic. It didn't work.

Oh well, time will tell - about 10 days time, that is.

This month marks the 11th year I have been on two of my three meds, AZT and 3TC. May will mark the 11th year for the third, Crixivan.

Oy!

By the way, it has now been 50 or 51 days since I have smoked. I dreamed I was smoking last night.

Anyone else ever have smoking dreams after they quit?

HUGS,

Mark

"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline sweetasmeli

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Re: OOOOH Baby, I got poked!
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007, 11:59:57 AM »
---Melia hangs head in shame once again, for having allowed yet ANOTHER suggestive thread title lure her in--- :-[

Goodus luckus with your results Mark. And bravo with the not smoking!

And now I'm going to stand in the corner for thinking rude thoughts. ::)

Miss Melia x
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Offline David_CA

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Re: OOOOH Baby, I got poked!
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007, 01:21:20 PM »
Same here.  I was looking forward to hearing a Bucko-style (Spin cycle) account of the whole incident with all the juicy details!  Then I learn it's only about a needle... what a let down!   ;)

Congrats on the non-smoking thing.  It gets easier.  After 16 years of not smoking, I can't imagine smoking a cigarette.  Actually, it didn't take all that long; I think it was a month or two before I really didn't miss them, but I didn't dwell on the fact that that I wasn't smoking anymore.  I just considered myself a non-smoker and smoking wasn't an option.  Keep up the good work - with the meds and the non-smoking.

David
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Offline Longislander

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Re: OOOOH Baby, I got poked!
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 02:25:52 PM »
Hey Mark, glad you FINALLY? got your butt down for labs!

HUGE congrats on the not smoking. Like David said, you're now officially a non-smoker. Don't let yourself think otherwise~ ;D
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline ndrew

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Re: OOOOH Baby, I got poked!
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2007, 02:26:58 AM »
Wow!  11s, good for u!

And congrats on kickin' butt (cigarette butt...)  Keep up the good work!

Kindest,
Drew

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: OOOOH Baby, I got poked!
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2007, 09:25:06 AM »
Ype, uh huh, the subject threw me off too. And I must admit, I was like Melia, and thinking dirty thoughts...
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
Cherish the simple things life has to offer

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Offline aztecan

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Re: OOOOH Baby, I got poked!
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2007, 09:42:09 AM »
Thanks all for the encouragement!

And, to those who thought the worst of their dear Mark - Hehehehehe! ;D

One of these days I might just surprise everyone and get the other kink of poke!  :o

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline sweetasmeli

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Re: OOOOH Baby, I got poked!
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2007, 10:11:46 AM »
One of these days I might just surprise everyone and get the other kink of poke!  :o

Me too dear, me too! ---le sigh--- ::)

Btw kink of poke??? Talk about a Freudian slip!  Teeheehee! ;D

M :-*
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(=' . '=)    (=' . '=)
(,,,_ ,,,)/   (,,,_ ,,,)/ Cats rule!

The difference between cats and dogs is that dogs come when called, whereas cats take a message and get back to you.

Yeia kai hara (health and happiness) to everyone!

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: OOOOH Baby, I got poked!
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2007, 05:24:24 PM »
Maybe he meant a kinky poke...
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
Cherish the simple things life has to offer

The Royal Blog

Offline aztecan

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Re: OOOOH Baby, I got poked!
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2007, 05:37:51 PM »
 ;) ;D
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

 


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