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maddeuwch:
I'm going to see the doctor at 10am....what questions do i need to ask.

maddeuwch:
sorry...should have been in the 'living with HIV' threads

*manic laughter*

Ann:
Damn-it Madd, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I'm not sorry we twisted your arm to get tested though. It had to be done.

The doctor might not have a lot of information for you just yet. It depends on whether or not they've already run a CD4 and viral load count on the blood they have. This is the first question I would ask - "what are my numbers".

If you want a quick overview of what those numbers might mean, check out the Lesson on labs. No matter what your numbers are, you really need more than one result to go by. We look for trends and one result will not give you a trend.

Something else you might want to ask is how to deal with getting to appointments, since you live in a remote area. Find out where the nearest specialist is.

I can't think of much else to ask on your first appointment. Take a bit of paper and a pen with you, because unless you write things down, I can pretty much guarantee you will forget what was said the minute you walk out of the office. Especially on your first visit.

Hang in there Madd, I told you you will be ok no matter what the outcome of your test and I meant it.

Let us know how things go today.

Hugs,
Ann

maddeuwch:
Thanks Ann.....and thanks for all the support you've all given me.I think I'm going to need a lot more in the next few weeks....can you cope? ;D

Is it possible that I have full blown AIDS already?...The diarrhoea is unbelievable

Ann:
Madd,

I still think there is a very good chance that your diarrhea is more related to your anxiety level than anything else. You said you have had a sample checked... wait until you get those results back. Ask the doc about it today too. But, it is unlikely that you have progressed to aids this soon.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Lessons too, and also look at the Welcome thread for more links. (The welcome thread in this forum is different from the one in the other forum.) You don't have to learn everything all at once. Take your time and don't overload yourself.

Ann

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