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Author Topic: Three years and still living  (Read 3760 times)

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Offline Jerry71

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Three years and still living
« on: January 07, 2008, 09:49:57 PM »
Well this week will be my third year living with HIV.

It has been a long and hard battle. Numbers have went from CD4 count of 1 to where they are today at 290.

After three years and taking pills day in and day out with the same pill box, I treated myself today and bought me a new pill box. Guess this is what I will plan on getting myself every three years for living with this virus.

I can say I feel better today than I felt three years ago. At least my health is good and im not dead yet. :-*

Offline joemutt

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 09:55:26 PM »
Hi Jerry! You just keep on doing what it is you''re doing because you must be doing something right.
Care to share a pic of your new pill box  ::) Joe

Offline Jerry71

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 10:20:49 PM »
Well Joe the pill box is just your ordinary everyday pill box. Just got a purple one this time around with the sunday through satuday am pm type.

Offline minismom

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008, 10:24:35 PM »
Congratulations, Jerry!  Here's to many many many more "positive" years.

Mum :-*
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008, 10:31:58 PM »
Hey Jezza!

Nothing like a new pill box predicts many more years to live. :-*

MtD

Offline komnaes

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 11:26:02 PM »
If you fancy one with "Hello Kitty" just let me know! ;)

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Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline minismom

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008, 11:28:10 PM »
Mini needs one of those ::)
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Offline komnaes

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2008, 11:34:02 PM »
PM me Minismom... ;)
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2008, 12:06:54 AM »
Jerry, congrats on making it 3 years. And if I may, I predict you will be here for more. :-*
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 northernguy

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2008, 12:42:44 AM »
Congrats Jerry, after the rough year you've had, I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.  A CD count of 1!  Didn't realize you started off so low.
Apr 28/06 cd4 600 vl 10,600 cd% 25
Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
Mar 7/10 cd4 710 vl 1,076 cd% 21
Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
Apr 3/11 cd4 780 vl <40 cd% 30
Jul 17/11 cd4 960 vl <40 cd%33
April 15/12 cd4 1,010 vl <40 cd% 39
April 20/12 Switched to Viramune + Truvada
Aug 2/12 cd4 1040, vl <40, cd% 38
Oct 19 cd4 1,110 vl <40 cd% 41

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2008, 12:50:06 AM »
Hi Jerry,

Been thinking of you and your mom. Glad to see your post with a healthy sign of looking forward. You've taken good care of yourself. Giving yourself a reward was smart.

I gotta tell ya that Hello Kitty pillbox is rather fetching, dontcha think?

Big hug to you.

Em

Offline Robert

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2008, 01:05:33 AM »
Hey Jerry  ~~~~~

Congratulations.....sorta.  I wish we didn't have to celebrate this but I gotta say having you as a friend has been a wonderful experience. 

Good luck with the next 3 years.

I gotta agree....shaun's offer is just too good to pass up.

happy new year.....robert
..........

Offline CowboyPOZ

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2008, 02:03:44 AM »
Bubba your not much older than me so I hope you have many many more 3 year anniversaries in your future. My 4th anniversary is in April. Just keep the faith and know you have a lot of people pulling for you.
Cowboy

Offline mjmel

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2008, 04:26:07 AM »
Now I know what to get you for xmas three years from now!
Jerry, I too had no idea your t-cells had gone down to 1 count. Whew!

Mike M

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2008, 04:51:58 AM »
Jerry, you've came a long ways. I knew you could do it.  Keep it up and always keep one foot forward. (when you don't have them both planted on the ceiling;)

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2008, 07:16:39 AM »
You've come a long way, baby. Keep it up.

Here's hoping 2008 will be good year for you.

 :-*

Dan

Offline bear60

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2008, 08:22:10 AM »
Good going Jerry.  Here's hoping 2008 will be a better year for all of us.
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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2008, 08:23:56 AM »
Congratulations Jerry, on coming back like you have.  Here's to many, many more better years! :-*
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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2008, 10:37:48 AM »
congratulations jerry honey, here's to many more years and many more T cells  :-*
lots of love
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2008, 11:36:35 AM »
Congrats Jerry, you've come a long, long way since that count of 1 (and decidedly you've been living with HIV longer than 3 years considering that, unknowingly of course).  I've seen what a difficult journey it is for you, but now that you are firmly out of the scarier numerical zone I hope you can sit back and enjoy your future achievements in the years to come.
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Offline minismom

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2008, 11:52:45 AM »
I have this vision of everyone showing up at AMG with Hello Kitty pill boxes :P
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Offline red_Dragon888

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2008, 04:36:53 PM »
not dead?!!  Rhat's a good  thing....  ;)
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Offline leatherman

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2008, 04:54:47 PM »
I have this vision of everyone showing up at AMG with Hello Kitty pill boxes :P

ROFL ;)
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Offline quarterhorsetn

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2008, 08:01:23 PM »
Hey Jerry,

I am rarely on here anymore, but was checking in and saw your post. Congrats on the 3 year mark!!!! You have many more to go.

Take care,
Brian
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Offline dgr20002

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2008, 08:11:21 PM »
Way to go Jerry. Have a great 2008 my friend.

David

Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2008, 10:53:11 PM »
Hi Jerry~

I was happy to see this post.  I know you've had a very rough go of things over the past few months with health/doctors and family.

I had my 14th not too long ago.  Keep counting, you'll be here with us for a good long while, sweetie.

~ Cindy
HIV+ since '93, 1/12 - CD4 785 and undet.   WOO-HOO!!

Offline cjc

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2008, 08:48:44 AM »
Glad you are still here. Hope things continue to improve and get better with time. Cristy

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2008, 02:18:43 PM »
Congratulations Jerry.   Celebrate the milestones, I always say....

March will be # 21 for me!   I plan to at least go out for steak...

HUGS to a great guy,

Alan  ;D
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Offline aztecan

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2008, 03:09:45 PM »
Hey Jerry,

As Alan said, celebrate those milestones! A purple pill box eh? My favorite color.

July will be No. 23 for me. I want king crab legs, but I'll settle for anything I don't have to cook myself but doesn't violate my weird diet.

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline LACboi

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2008, 06:32:50 PM »
Congratulation Jerry,

Glad that you are still alive after three years, and hopefully many more years to come. I myself just bought myself a

new pill box this year, after 5 years of from my diagnosis. Of course I needed a new pill box to fit the extra pill my

Doctor now has me on. So I have gone from 3 pills a day to 5 pills a day, but the same HIV cocktail, just added one

pill for high cholesterol, and one Vitamin B12 pill.

Well Jerry take care of yourself

Jeremy...

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Re: Three years and still living
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2008, 07:44:53 PM »
BABY YOUR GONNA LIVE A LONG LONG TIME...........unless you get hit by a bus...congrats on your 3rd year..
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