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Author Topic: blood results of patent 7614..  (Read 3267 times)

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Offline bryan21

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blood results of patent 7614..
« on: July 20, 2010, 12:56:23 AM »
well i went to the doctors today to get the results of my blood lads. that were taken back on may 20th
and everything went well i guess? i was stressed out and very nervous lol but lucky i had to sisters and an x b/f that went with me.they were telling me to calm down..lol
                               [my cd4 count was 513/and my viral load was 204]
which is really good from what the doctor was saying she said she was surprise my viral load was so low.
she said i may have "wempie" strain which would be the shit!! 
but she also told me to "not get my hopes up" because the blood was taken so long ago she had to take more blood to compare the two to see where i am at.
so i go back again next mth. to get blood results to see if the numbers are still the same (around about i guess).
     i was sooo shocked to hear my viral load was soo low but i hope it stays that low she said i may not need meds and that would be a god send..
but im sure that wont be the facts...

Offline bryan21

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Re: blood results of patent 7614..
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 03:18:24 AM »
i just dont really get why BOTH of my numbers are low??
like one suppose to be high and the other low right..
 

Offline edfu

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Re: blood results of patent 7614..
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 05:10:46 AM »
But both of your numbers are NOT low.

Your CD4 count is high, because it can be considered a normal count.
Your viral load is low.

Both of those measurements are what you would want.  Congrats!

Now, if your CD4 count was low and your viral load was high, that's what you DON'T want. 
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Offline bryan21

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Re: blood results of patent 7614..
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 02:09:15 PM »
oh okay she said it a cd4 count like that we tell the patent to consider goin on meds
and yea i know those numbers are good i was happy as a lark!!!
and also i asked her if there was anything i could to to "boost" my cd4 cells and she said no. it that true?
or wat?

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Re: blood results of patent 7614..
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2010, 10:03:08 AM »
Bryan, there's nothing that is proven to boost CD4 cells. All you need to do is eat healthy, exercise and get enough rest.

Your numbers really are fantastic and it is true that you might be able to go for some time without meds.
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Re: blood results of patent 7614..
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 10:00:35 PM »
i asked her if there was anything i could to to "boost" my cd4 cells and she said no. it that true?

Well....... maybe....
Bryan, there's nothing that is proven to boost CD4 cells.be able to go for some time without meds.
Correct.

All you need to do is eat healthy, exercise and get enough rest.

This is the one thing you *can* do that will impact your numbers.  Treat your body like it's the only one you have... because it is.  Avoid alchohol, drugs, and "hard living".  Take your meds, see your doc.
Don't obsess over the wrong things.  Life isn't about your numbers, it isn't about this forum, it isn't about someone's opinion.  It's about getting out there and enjoying it.   I am a person with HIV - not the other way around.

Offline bryan21

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Re: blood results of patent 7614..
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010, 04:29:34 AM »
when i asked for a copy of the page that had my levels on them she wouldn't give me a copy, can she do that? do i have a right to have a copy of that page?!
because all i was told was my Cd4 and v.l. that's it! nothing else.
i want all the info in my blood there is..lol

Offline mecch

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Re: blood results of patent 7614..
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2010, 05:01:32 AM »
in switzerland we get a copy of anything we want.
congratulations on your strong suppression of HIV, young man!
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: blood results of patent 7614..
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2010, 08:01:18 AM »
when i asked for a copy of the page that had my levels on them she wouldn't give me a copy, can she do that? do i have a right to have a copy of that page?!
because all i was told was my Cd4 and v.l. that's it! nothing else.
i want all the info in my blood there is..lol
Hi Bryan -
I can't remember if you are in the US or not - but if you are, then you are entitled to a copy of any of your medical records.  That said, they are allowed to charge a nominal fee for copying.  The other thing is that they want give you your labs until the doctor has signed off on them (that he/she has reviewed them).  My docs have never charged me a fee and have always provided mine to me.

I would nicely let your doctor know directly that you would like to have a copy of all of your lab work as you want to track it and keep it for reference.  If the doc doesn't do it this is what I would do, in this order, a)I would first ask why he/she is refusing; 2) I would remind him/her that I have a right to the record(s); 3) after receiving my record (if I had to take it all the way to this point in regards to pushing the issue this far), I would seriously look at getting a more patient-friendly doctor..... --  that would be how I would handle.

If it is a nurse refusing or receptionist, it is probably because they are not authorized to just give you the record, the doctor has to tell them it is okay to do.... so if that is who gave you the "no" answer or only provided limited info, then have your doctor let that party know it is okay to release all the labs to you. 

The other part is, there are some docs/nurses who think that we are only interested in the lab paper that has our CD4 and VL on it.  My doc initially only gave me those two pages, because they thought that was all I wanted when I asked for copy of my labs.  I just had to let them know that I want copies of all lab results (CBC, VL, CD4, any special screenings - i.e. syphillis, etc.)

Let us know how it goes!

Phil

September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline bryan21

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Re: blood results of patent 7614..
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2010, 05:59:33 PM »
yes i am in the U.S in  Nashville,Tennesssee to be more exact.lol

and i know that we have a right to medical records but when i asked she seemed like ummm..?
like no one has ever asked for a copy before but the next time i go i "WILL" get a copy because
well its my right..lol and i want all the information that is on it.
i just dont understand why she wouldnt allow me to have a copy?!
but whatever.thnks :)   
« Last Edit: July 29, 2010, 06:03:19 PM by bryan21 »

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: blood results of patent 7614..
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2010, 06:06:48 PM »


yes i am in the U.S in  Nashville,Tennesssee to be more exact.lol
Ok - cool --- yeah, Nashville still counts as the US  LOL  ;D
Just talk to your doctor and let him/her know that you want to have a copy of all your labs - its good to have them because if you apply for different types of assistance or have to get care from a doc that doesn't have access to them readily you can always have them on you.... Plus you can track them - I believe the body website has a track your labs feature....

Your doc will/should appreciate you taking an active interest in your care and requesting them.  After a few visits they will pretty much know that you like having them in give you copies automatically - hopefully.

My ID doc is part of a large healthcare system and they just went to Echarts - so I can get my med records, including labs online from now on -- I'm stoked about that.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline bryan21

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Re: blood results of patent 7614..
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2010, 06:16:48 PM »

 so I can get my med records, including labs online from now on -- I'm stoked about that.
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hellz yes that s cool.


an see i go to a comprehensive care center so idk if that matters or not..?
should i go to like a "real" doctor like one that has her own practice there is one that is
in my area that "everyone" goes to they say she is wonderful!

Offline bryan21

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Re: blood results of patent 7614..
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2010, 06:28:57 PM »
in switzerland we get a copy of anything we want.
congratulations on your strong suppression of HIV, young man!


i want to live in Switzerland!!
can i come visit u an drink Swiss-miss hot coco by the swiss alps?!
lol

 


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