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Offline gemini20

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Back on Track
« on: December 07, 2009, 02:02:15 PM »
Just thought Id post a quick update since Ive had new bloods back today.

As some of you may remember I attempted another treatment break in August and it was a disaster with t-cells plummeting from over 700 to under 200 after just 4 weeks off meds and viral load shot up to over 60,000.

Well I restarted back on my PI boosted monotherapy (Darunavir/Ritonavir) at the end of September and nine weeks later the results are encouraging.

My t-cells have gone from 159 to 391 (16 to 27.5%) and viral load undetectable. I am quite anaemic so my doctor has added an iron supplement twice a day for the next 4 months just to try and get that sorted.

Im hugely relieved that my t-cells are back on track as Im flying off next Tuesday to spend Christmas and New Year in Sydney again. I thought as I started my 40th year there I should end it there toothanks to a very busy year on the work front I can afford to treat myself again so Im off for a month!

Hopefully four weeks of sunshine, relaxation and home cooking from my friends will do my mind, body and t-cells the power of good.

Best wishes to all,

Emma
Diagnosed 11th September 1991
Current CD4 count 484 (26%); viral load undetectable (December 2011).
Restarting boosted Prezista 08/04/11

Offline bear60

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Re: Back on Track
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 02:27:32 PM »
That sounds great Emma.  Bon Voyage, good luck and be merrie.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Back on Track
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 06:59:41 PM »
Glad to hear you bounced back quickly -- enjoy your holidays in Oz.
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline leatherman

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Re: Back on Track
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009, 09:40:10 PM »
Lovely news! ;D
Have the bestest holiday!!

love and hugs from me and sloppy kisses from my boyz  :-*
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline aztecan

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Re: Back on Track
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 11:21:48 PM »
Congrats on the turnaround of your numbers. That is good news!

I am envious of your traveling.  Hope you are having fun.

HUGS,

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

 


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