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Author Topic: A Good Report Card  (Read 2783 times)

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Offline AlanBama

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A Good Report Card
« on: March 18, 2009, 03:15:42 PM »
Seems that lately all I've done is whine and complain, so I thought I would post some GOOD NEWS, for a change!   I received a "good report card" after my last lab work on March 9th:

CD4   768  (possibly an all-time high for me!)

VL      249  (new ultra-sensitive test, hopefully a slight 'blip')

CD4%   30   (another new high!)

HDL      49

LDL      116

Triglicerides 143

I've been on this combo for two months now -  Viramune, Ziagen, Emtriva.   It must be working for me.


"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline BT65

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Re: A Good Report Card
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 03:53:24 PM »
Wow, Alan, great news!  I'm glad you've got something good going on.  'Bout time, aye?
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline bear60

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Re: A Good Report Card
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 04:06:46 PM »
Good news is ......good news. Thats great Alan.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline Dwayn20

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Re: A Good Report Card
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 06:47:21 PM »
Nice I am happy you had good test results I was happy that I finally 303 t-cells which I have not seem in almost ten years now were on the way up.
Dwayn20 (Scooter)

Offline AndyArrow

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Re: A Good Report Card
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 07:16:48 PM »
Congrats!  It sounds like your well on your way to being the teachers pet with that report card!  ;)
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: A Good Report Card
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 07:27:47 AM »

Looking Good Alan !!!

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg






 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.

 As of April 14, 2014,  t-cells are at 485 Viral load unknown @ this time

 Current % is at 14% (L)

 62 years young.

Offline franfrog

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Re: A Good Report Card
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009, 07:42:59 AM »
Congrats Alan!  Those numbers are looking GREAT!  What is your secret with your triglycerides, mine have been higher then your cd4? :-\
7/05 diagnosis cd4- 52 vl -?
08/05 cd4-299 vl-1900
10/05 cd4-249 vl-349
12/05 cd4-349 vl-52
03/06 cd4-454 vl-<50
06/06 cd4-508 vl-<50

Offline rondrond

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Re: A Good Report Card
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009, 09:31:22 AM »
Good Report Card, Alan.

Make sure you stickit  on the fridge with a magnet!
(where all good things go.....the fridge :P

"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Proventil Inhaler

*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

Offline AlanBama

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Re: A Good Report Card
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 09:27:11 PM »
It's a good thing too, for what they put me through today:

5 hours 20 minutes in the dentist's chair !   I thought I was going to die....

I'm getting a crown on a rear molar (which needed to be done like 4 or 5 years ago, they're just now getting around to it) .   The world of clinic dentistry.....I try not to complain too much, because the price is right......but my lord, what they put us through to get any work done.......it's always an ALL DAY affair, no matter what they do.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2009, 09:35:29 PM by AlanBama »
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline aztecan

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Re: A Good Report Card
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 11:21:10 PM »
Hey Alan,

That is a fantastic report card!  ;D  Congratulations and may there be many more like it!

Sorry about the dental experience though.  Crowns can be a pain no matter by  who or where they are installed.

Hope you'll soon be all smiles.  ;)



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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)


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