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Offline Life

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Lab day
« on: June 20, 2007, 08:31:42 PM »
Well me and William got our labs back today.  I finally made it into the 400 club wing (probably get kicked out a few times to)... William continues to do battle without meds, without fear and having little or no anxiety about all of this.   I worry more about him and his numbers than he does.  Dr. Ben asked me if I was giving some of my meds to Will.   We both laughed.   William has been holding his own with a 400-500 cd4 count and nothing above 1900 on his viral load.   He has always been around 34%-38%.   I sure hope that he can continue this trend for awhile longer.   I go off my study here in six months, then the whole insurance thing is going to get started.   I am very thankful to have two very good jobs with two very good insurance programs behind them.    Todd my brother a pharmacist will become very important in our "lives" not to long from now..........

Life has been pretty good to us in spite of hiv.....


William 05/04/07 cd4 476 / vl 1850 34% no meds
Eric     06/11/07 cd4 490 / vl <50 31%
« Last Edit: June 20, 2007, 09:55:31 PM by Life »

Offline appleboy

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Re: No its not the "700 Club" yet
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007, 08:47:10 PM »
Great news!
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Re: No its not the "700 Club" yet
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007, 08:54:54 PM »
Hi Eric

Glad to hears things are going well for you and Will....thinking of you both

Jan :-*
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Re: No its not the "700 Club" yet
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007, 09:05:23 PM »
Congrats and glad things are going well!!
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Re: No its not the "700 Club" yet
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2007, 09:56:55 PM »

Great news -- I do love hearing about good milestones.  Sounds like William is holding his own against his virus -- even more good news.

BTW -- very wise to get a Pharmacist in the family!  ;-)

Keep smiling, cutie!

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Nov05 288/18%  47,564
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Offline Life

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Re: Lab day
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2007, 10:03:54 PM »
Thanks Jan, Dtw, Apple & Mike....

In spite of always getting in the way of myself,  things seem to be stable...   I just need to remember that.  ;)



Offline RapidRod

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Re: Lab day
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2007, 10:05:50 PM »
Good news Eric. Will should be real happy with his numbers too.

Offline Blixer

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Re: Lab day
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2007, 10:42:39 PM »
Great news Eric!  And that is quite an impressive improvement in the numbers!  Onward and upward!!!! 

And great news about William too!  It is so good that he is holding his own there.

Diagnosed 1/9/06
8/27/2007 CD4 598, 29%, VL 58 (72 wks)
11/19/2007 CD4 609, 30%, VL < 50 (84 wks)
2/11/2008 CD4 439, 27%, VL <50 (96 wks)
5/5/2008 CD4 535, 28%, VL <50 (108 wks)
10/20/2008 CD4 680, 28%, VL <50 (132 wks)
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1/14/2013 CD4 855, 35%, VL <40

Offline Robert

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Re: Lab day
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2007, 12:54:34 AM »
WEll, Mountainboy...You're doing something right.  Keep climbing those mountains and your numbers will continue to rise.

I think it must be the good life you and Will lead.


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Re: Lab day
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2007, 08:33:32 AM »
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Offline Florida69

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Re: Lab day
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2007, 09:03:07 AM »
See how we are I aliike, I too like to see things rise.......  Great numbers Eric, I really miss you guys, that includes David and Joel and the great stories about William.  Hey can you tell your brother to hook me up with a good deal on pharmaceuticals, I can pay for shipping.  Anyway, I am so glad that things are looking up for you.  I went and had blood drawn on Monday, so the 2nd we shall know.  There was a mix up in my last labs and I have not found out my CD4 in six months.  Here we all are, about year a half later and we are discussing how far we have come.  I am so happy to see you are doing so well.  Again, love and miss you guys..... HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS   D

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Offline Longislander

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Re: Lab day
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2007, 09:37:11 PM »
Hey Eric, that's great news!  ;D. I'm also happy to hear Will's doing well on his own. This way there's much less confusion around the medicine cabinet!!  ;)

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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%
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Offline Life

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Re: Lab day
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2007, 09:59:17 PM »

God I never thought I would have to renovate the medicine cabinet!!  Shit!   Well as Will puts it "I will never subscribe to the fact that I will need to go on meds until the day, Dr. Ben says its time."   He plays by different rules than I do...   "Prepare,  its going to eventually happen" is not in Williams mind at all.   I dout that the universe is handing out alot of LTNP certificates.  Of course he says he has his bad minutes, but in general the only thing that reminds him of all this is when I talk about it or when he fills up my pill box and puts them out every night...

Donnie, I miss chatting with you to....   Come around here more often sweetie!



Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Lab day
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2007, 09:46:13 PM »
I don't know how you deal with William. I have dated someone like that, and it drove me crazy. But William has do do what he feels is best. And I suppose you have to respect that. You are in a tough spot, but I know you can handle it Eric. . You are tough as nails.
Congrats on the numbers. See you soon in the 500 club, NOT to be confused with the 50 club! LoL.
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Offline Life

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Re: Lab day
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2007, 10:06:29 PM »
Jeff,  We were only together 2 years prior to both finding out our status.   So we are still hypothetically in our honeymooning years.   Still finding out how he thinks and he will never figure out how fucked up my thinking is.... He tells me thats why he loves me so much,  because I am so fucked up I guess.   ;D   I know Will takes his health pretty seriously and he understands the importance of being checked up on every 3 to 4 months.   Ben would smack him upside the head if he felt he was being negligent towards his health...  Soooooo,   I keep learnin how to be a good husband (cuz I suck at it) and he just keeps on lovin....

Love you to Jeffrey,


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Re: Lab day
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2007, 11:48:02 PM »
Tomorrow is my big day Eric...I'm in the same boat as Will, so I'm hoping and praying that things stay really good.  I don't want to start meds yet...at least until I graduate.  Last visit I was 535 CD4 and 700 something VL 42%.  I hate appt days lol.
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Re: Lab day
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2007, 06:24:59 AM »

Congratulations on the good numbers.  I'm supposed to get mine tomorrow.....hopefully equally good news.


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Offline Life

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Re: Lab day
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2007, 09:55:11 AM »
Charlie, Jordan - I don't know how to characterize the crap we go through while waiting for labs to come back??  "Christmas" or "Friday the 13th".    Hope for the best my friends.......

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