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Author Topic: It's Tough Getting Old.  (Read 1296 times)

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Offline RapidRod

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It's Tough Getting Old.
« on: June 20, 2008, 05:32:23 PM »
Have to get a MRI, MRA and an Echocardiogram on the 15th of July for TIA. Then they will decide if it will be necessary to clean out my arteries in my neck. If one asprin a day doesn't work take three a day.  It's hell getting old. :D

Offline dad1216

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Re: It's Tough Getting Old.
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008, 08:07:20 PM »
I feel for you....

I had an ultrasound done Wednesday of my neck and they wouldn't let me leave until they talked with the doctor....

Monday I am having the angiogram, then Thursday its the Carotid endarterectomy surgery....

I hope the aspirins works...

Yea....getting old sucks

Bob


23 years HIV+ (Oct 88)
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Offline aztecan

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Re: It's Tough Getting Old.
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2008, 02:21:25 AM »
Hey Rod,

I feel for you. It sucks getting older at times. I just got lab orders today because the muscle cramps I am experiencing have continued to get worse and now the doc is worried about my CPKs.

The last time this happened, I ended up changing meds, or at least some of them.

I hope they don't have to do any surgery on your neck arteries. It doesn't sound fun.

Honey, aspirin sounds pretty good to me right now.

HUGS,

Mark
« Last Edit: June 21, 2008, 02:23:57 AM by aztecan »
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Offline anniebc

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Re: It's Tough Getting Old.
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 06:28:53 AM »
Have to get a MRI, MRA and an Echocardiogram on the 15th of July for TIA. Then they will decide if it will be necessary to clean out my arteries in my neck. If one asprin a day doesn't work take three a day.  It's hell getting old. :D

Well now we have something else in common (apart from our building skills.. ;D) I'm having the same thing done, I just don't have my appointment yet..and yes it's bugger getting old... ;)

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline Iggy

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Re: It's Tough Getting Old.
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 09:21:43 AM »
Hoping the results don't require and surgery as well. Please let us know what is decided.

Offline dixieman

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Re: It's Tough Getting Old.
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2008, 02:11:05 PM »
Good afternoon, Well getting older is better than the alternative... but, with all the aches, hurts, cuts, scrapes, things that don't work as good as they use too! It makes one appreaciate living... it seems people tend to go down alittle faster when poz though... so what will life be like if were fortunate and or unfortunate enough to live another 20 plus years? I hope the check-outs work in your favor... John

Offline aztecan

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Re: It's Tough Getting Old.
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008, 04:18:22 PM »
Have to get a MRI, MRA and an Echocardiogram on the 15th of July for TIA. Then they will decide if it will be necessary to clean out my arteries in my neck. If one aspirin a day doesn't work take three a day.  It's hell getting old. :D

Hey Roddles,

Did I mention my neighbor had this done? She said it wasn't much fun, but the end result was pretty good. She is much older than you and her leftover side effects from having had polio are kicking her butt. But she is a trouper, just like you.

Hang in there young man. If memory serves, I owe you a drink. Or was it you owed me a drink? Screw it, lets just get together and drink! ;)
« Last Edit: June 23, 2008, 11:04:39 PM by aztecan »
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Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: It's Tough Getting Old.
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2008, 04:39:41 PM »
Aww poor Roddles...I look forward to aging and the aches and pains I now have, I consider it to be part of my maintanance, nothing wrong with a little high maintanance is there? ;D And I know all about tests, trust me, I just went through a MRI and a CT scan which I will have to now get for the next 2 years. I want to look good in the inside as well as out.. ;) Gonna have an appointment for the doc to look up my poop shute in August.

I'm sure you'll pass all the tests with flying colors. :-*
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5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
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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---
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6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
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