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Author Topic: My Turn: New Lab Results  (Read 5529 times)

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Offline JohnOso

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My Turn: New Lab Results
« on: June 01, 2006, 03:49:14 AM »
Went to the doc today to get blood results drawn about two weeks ago.  Let's get the numbers out of the way, shall we?

VL <50
CD4:  106
CD4 %:  5

Prior lab results from middle of March, 2006:
VL <50
CD4:  136
CD4 %:  2

Initial lab work @ end of January, 2006:
VL 303,000
CD4: 13 (remember, the 12 apostles and Mary Magdalene)
CD4 %: can't remember due to Major Freak-Out

I'm going to take a moment to brag on myself here.  My usual modus operandi is to start ramping up my anxieties the moment I step in the sliding glass doors of La Clinica.  Today, I sauntered in with my cheap-ass Old Navy flip-flops and my raggedy-ass shorts and T-shirt.

But I was looking good and feeling good.  Oh yes.  And everybody in that place KNEW it.  Today, I OWNED La Clinica.

Dialed up "Sexy" by Klymaxx on the iPod (with big-ass DJ headphones in place), head bobbing down the hallway, and they cleared a path for me on either side.

Got my results, gossiped with my cute gay doctor, made a few wise-ass remarks on my departure and left La Clinica on TOP OF THE WORLD.

Score one in the "GREAT DAY' column for JohnOso!


Offline cubbybear

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2006, 03:59:51 AM »
Hey John!

Hey those numbers are really making a comeback!  Great going buddy, and you have an ipod! A man after my own heart!  I'm gonna go check out that song you were listening too!

Be good my friend, so happy for you and those numbers!
("")("")
Matt
There's a bear in there!
Positive since 2000
Diagnosed 17/9/2005 CD4 35 VL 293,000
Meds 23/9/2005 Sustiva/Truvada
Currently CD4 232 VL Undetectable

Offline anniebc

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006, 04:36:07 AM »
LOL.. :D...fingers crossed your next Labs will see you dancing and singing down the hallway...your numbers are heading in the right direction, that's something to celebrate...keep up the good work.

Hugs
Jan :)
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Offline swede_dish

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2006, 06:44:33 AM »
congrats love!!!! :) :) :) :)
"I married a German. Every night I dress up as Poland and he invades me. "
-Bette Midler

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2006, 07:00:17 AM »
Keep a workin it John.

Offline Teresa

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2006, 08:56:20 AM »
WTG John...The image u created in my mind of you bobbing your head to music while walking down the hall made me giggle.

Love
Teresa ;D
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline Moffie65

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2006, 10:14:01 AM »
John,

Oh how I remember those numbers.  What is great is that the vl is under control.  That is certainly the biggie, and I thank you for the imagery in "La Clinica".  I can just see it now, and placing it in the East Bay certainly made it more real.  I wonder, did you have to travel to "The City" for help, or is La Clinica near you in Martinez?

In Love, and Support.
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline doyourowndamndishes

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2006, 10:26:06 AM »
Hey John!

Keep up the excellent work!  It's great to see those CD4s climb back up!

Cheers,
 ;D
"All that we are is theresult of what we have thought." -Buddha

Offline RAB

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2006, 11:06:02 AM »
Hey John:

Great News!  I am glad things are moving in the right direction!  YEAH BABY!

One question:

You said:
Quote
Today, I sauntered in with my cheap-ass Old Navy flip-flops and my raggedy-ass shorts and T-shirt.

But I was looking good and feeling good.  Oh yes.  And everybody in that place KNEW it.  Today, I OWNED La Clinica.

WERE YOU SWINGING THOSE HIPS TOO?   ;D

RAB

Offline JohnOso

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2006, 01:48:56 PM »
Thanks for the kind words of encouragement from you all!

'La Clinica" is actually in Pittsburg, Tim (or as we lovingly call it, "Pissburg")  just a hop, skip and jump over these parched hills!  Does make me a bit nervous to share a waiting room with the pediatric nurse practitioner ninos, so I kinda do my own thing in a corner.

And not to worry -- head, hips, and ass.....I was shakin' what my mama gave me Rocky.   ;)

Everyone take care,
John

Offline Jena

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2006, 01:53:31 PM »
WOW John you sure kicked that VL in the ass baby! CD4 is looking good too, keep up the good work! You deserve to celebrate!
 :o

Offline Dachshund

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2006, 02:14:03 PM »





VIVA LA JUANOSO

Offline MoltenStorm

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2006, 02:20:19 PM »
*Tina moment*

Let me see you shake a tailfeather!

Work it! Own it! Love the camera! Love!

 :D  ;D  :-*

Great news with the results!
"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful nor conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, adaptation in A Walk To Remember

CD4: 555 / 29% / Undetectable - 7 Nov 2006
CD4: 555 / 29% / Undetectable - 5 Feb 2007

Offline zephyr

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2006, 09:59:57 PM »
John, love,

If we had that cute little 'cool' icon with the sunglasses here, I'd post that to you.......cuz that's the picture I got with your description!!

MR. COOL!!

Love it........love you,

Zephyr
"It is character that communicates most eloquently."

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2006, 12:11:25 AM »
John,

Well done!

Fabulous numbers earn my traditional:

;D /RAGGEDY ARSED SHORTS AND FLIP FLOPS HAPPY DANCE!!!!/ ;D
Which I believe is the first such Happy Dance in these new forums.

MtD

Offline aztecan

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2006, 12:33:49 AM »
Alright! our first Happy Dance!
Congrats JohnOso!

Keep up the great attitude and doing what you're doing!

HUGS,

Mark
« Last Edit: June 02, 2006, 12:36:18 AM by aztecan »
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline randym431

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2006, 04:27:35 AM »
Looking good fella!
Its remarkable how the old bod wants to recover once the virus is put down.
And still so scary how devastiating the virus is on the system.
Nasty, nasty thing this virus.
Keeping it "undetectable" is the whole ball game.
Your going in the right direction...   ;)

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2006, 06:33:06 PM »
Hello John,

 Meant to reply earlier, just want to add to what the others have said, and wishing you the best.

 It can take a little time to get those numbers up, the main thing, they are improving. I was in a simular situation, back in 2003. Only found out several weeks ago, my lowest percentage was  " 3%". That is also when My t-cells were at 16.

Your doing ok John....Small steps... eating well, and getting plenty of rest will all certainly contribute. Hang tough, continue with a great attitude, and you will go a long way !!  Attitude plays a major role.


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



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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 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline LACboi

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2006, 03:21:59 AM »
Lab are looking good.

Offline cmhjeff

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Re: My Turn: New Lab Results
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2006, 11:23:26 AM »
Don't know why but the lyrics were the first thing to come to my mind when I read your thread.  Congrats on the improved numbers

Do Wah Diddy

Hello party people
Put your hands up in the air
And sing loud with me

There she was just a walking
Down the street singin'
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do
Come on, one more time
There she was just a walking
Down the street singin'
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do

There she was just a walking
Down the street singin'
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do
Snapping her fingers
And a shuffling her feet singin'
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do

She looked good (looked good)
She looked fine (looked fine)
She looked good, she looked fine
And I nearly lost my mind

Before I knew it she was walking
Next to me singin'
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do
Holding my hand
Just as natural as can be singin'
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do

We walked on (walked on)
To my door (my door)
We walked on to my door
Then we kissed a little more

Woah, woah
I knew we were falling in love
Yes I did, so I told her all the things
I've been dreaming of

Now we're together nearly
Every single day, singin'
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do
We're so happy
And that's how we're gonna stay, singin'
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do

Well I'm hers (I'm hers)
She's mine (she's mine)
I'm hers, she's mine
Wedding bells are gonna chime

Woah, woah
I knew we were falling in love
Yes I did, so I told her all the things
I've been dreaming of

Come on, all right, clap your hands
Party people clap your hands
Come on, party again now
1, 2, 3, 4

There she was just a walking
Down the street singin'
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do
Snapping her fingers
And a shuffling her feet singin'
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do

She looked good (looked good)
She looked fine (looked fine)
She looked good, she looked fine
And I nearly lost my mind

Singin'
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do
Singin'
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do
Singin'
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do

She looks good (she looks good)
I look good (you look good)


 


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