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Author Topic: Proof of the pudding  (Read 2195 times)

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Offline aztecan

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Proof of the pudding
« on: January 04, 2009, 08:15:06 PM »
Hey gang,

I will be fasting tonight to have blood drawn in the morning.

This will be the first labs done since I started taking Lescol, Tricor, upped my fish oil to 6,000 mgs a day, increased my exercise and altered my eating habits to something a bit healthier than they were.

Of course, this is coming on the heels of the holidays too, during which I did allow myself some indulgences

It tried to get the doc to put off the labwork for a few weeks, at least long enough for any deviations from the new eating habits to be less noticeable.

But, the doc wasn't going for it. I guess the fact I forgot to get labs done a while back probably had something to do with it.

I haven't had my usual CD4, etc., done since early June. But, at this point, what's a few more weeks?

The doc didn't think that reasoning was too sound.

So, tomorrow, I will head over to the hospital and get poked. At least I hope I will. It's been snowing here all day.

Anyway, wish me luck on these labs. Let's hope all this effort will amount to some good news.

HUGS,

Mark

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

Offline BT65

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Re: Proof of the pudding
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009, 10:09:36 PM »
Good luck Mark. :-*
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Ann

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Re: Proof of the pudding
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 02:16:04 AM »
Mark, I hope  you get poked too. In a nice way. :)

Ann
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Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Proof of the pudding
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 03:53:30 AM »
I hope it was fat-free pudding!   

Good luck & Happy Poking!
AA
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Offline richva

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Re: Proof of the pudding
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009, 06:55:27 AM »
Good luck!

Rich
08/1989 Acquired
04/1992 Diagnosed
03/25/2008 (YUP - 16 years later!) CD4 336/21% VL 217,000; started meds
08/2012 - Alive, living! and doing just fine, TYVM (w/ props to my doc, insurance carrier and Complera. I remember every day that I'm a lucky boy.)

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Proof of the pudding
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2009, 07:28:56 AM »


Good Luck!! Wishing you good results !!

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

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 Current % is at 13% 

  
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Offline Moffie65

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Re: Proof of the pudding
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2009, 05:18:26 PM »
Surely you don't have to fast after 6PM, shit, what a drag.

You need to get poked Mark, and I say that with the same sincerety that Ann did.  :)

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and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
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Offline aztecan

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Re: Proof of the pudding
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009, 11:20:23 PM »
Just a quick update.

I wasn't able to have my labs done yesterday. It snowed most of the morning and I couldn't hold out.

I finally ate at about noon.

I redid the fast last night, slid and slided my way to the hospital this morning and got poked.

Keep those fingers crossed. I think I will need all the luck I can get. I was very naughty the past few weeks.

HUGS,

Mark

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

Offline YaKaMein

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Re: Proof of the pudding
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009, 11:27:54 PM »
Mark, Aren't being poked and being naughty synonymous? LOL Here's to great results. YaKa
09/11 Endocrine Consult
08/11 CD4 328 14.9% VL 0
 Disc'd Bactrim DEXA -3.1 Tscore
03/11 CD4 338 14.7% VL 0
11/10 CD4 300 14.3% VL 0 <20copies
07/10 CD4 336 14.0% VL 0 DEXA -2.7 Tscore
03/10 CD4 308 13.4% VL 0 Vit D normal
01/10 Began FOTO
11/09 CD4 274 13.7% VL 0 Chol 173 Trig 131
07/09 CD4 324 13.5% VL 0 DEXA -3.1 Tscore lumbar
03/09 CD4 207 10.9% VL 0
11/08 CD4 227 10.3% VL 0 Chol 176 Trig 156
04/08 CD4 228 9.5% VL 0
01/08 CD4 194 9.0% VL 0
09/07 CD4 176 8.3% VL 0
03/07 CD4 130 9.5% VL 0 Chol 261  Trig 227
12/06 CD4 109 6.4% VL 0
09/06 CD4  88 5.5% VL und desens'd rtd to Bactrim
08/06  Began Atripla
07/06 CD4  59 5.0% VL 145 Chol 117 Trig 104
06/06  Bactrim rash, X2 Dapsone
 EFV & Truvada Chol 128 Trig 131
05/06 CD4  6 (2.0%) VL 78667 only V179D mutation Dx PC MAC

Offline Ann

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Re: Proof of the pudding
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2009, 05:44:33 AM »
Fingers firmly crossed, Mark. Good luck you naughty man! ;)

Hugs,
Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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