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Author Topic: tested positive oct 13 , after a few months of being sick.  (Read 3503 times)

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Offline billyinflorida

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tested positive oct 13 , after a few months of being sick.
« on: November 09, 2010, 02:49:40 PM »
I have been reading alot of your post and it has helped me alot. Some of the questions and answers are alot of what i have been thinking about.

I got sick in late august with a bad flu ( i thought ). After a week on medicine i was getting worse, ended up in the emergency room. Was having stomache problems , high fevers and headaches. Then problems with my liver and gal bladder (both enlarged) and breathing problems. Was on medical leave from work for almost a month. Then after i was getting better and went back to work, i got sick again. I was sent to a pulmonary doctor to get checked out . After only 5 minutes of talking to her , she asked when my last hiv test was. Although i had thought about it, i figure it couldnt be it because none of the MANY doctors had brought it up. So now im feeling alot better, just tired and no energy still. Went to see my new hiv doctor and got blood work done, go back next week to find out the counts and everything else.

Because i was sick for so long i had no choice but to tell my family and best friends. Im really glad i did because ALL of them have been great. Im getting so much support from them. I still have bad days but i think doing good so far .

Offline newt

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Re: tested positive oct 13 , after a few months of being sick.
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 06:01:56 PM »
Welcome to the forums

I am sorry you ended up HIV-posiitive. But, everything will work out okay I am sure.

It's great you got supportive family and friends.

Let us all know how it goes.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

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Re: tested positive oct 13 , after a few months of being sick.
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 07:39:21 PM »
Sorry about your diagnosis, Billy..
I am new to this too. This forum has been indispensable to me for information, support and my sanity! Don't hesitate to ask questions here. Everyone is very helpful. Good luck to you.

Offline billyinflorida

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Re: tested positive oct 13 , after a few months of being sick.
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 07:58:52 PM »
Thank you both,and im sorry about your diagnosis also. im glad i was able to find this site , seems like it will help alot.

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Re: tested positive oct 13 , after a few months of being sick.
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2010, 03:33:48 PM »
Hi Billy,

Welcome!

Sounds like you had a rough post-infection period. Another friend of mine had a very similarly tough time this summer and now he's doing well.

We're glad you found your way here. It is important that you have a good doctor to work with as a partner in keeping you well. Beyond that gradually you're going to learn everything that you need to and there's no rush about it. You're always welcome here to ask questions or to talk about anything that's on your mind.

I am happy to hear that your family and friends have responded well to your news.

Remember that you're always welcome here.

Cheers to you.
Andy Velez

Offline peteb

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Re: tested positive oct 13 , after a few months of being sick.
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010, 04:17:04 PM »
Hi welcome to the forum :)

Offline WillyWump

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Re: tested positive oct 13 , after a few months of being sick.
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2010, 07:22:37 PM »
Welcome Billy!

So sorry to hear about the rough road you've had. But it's good to hear your family is being very supportive, that alone will help you immensely.

Keep us updated when you get your labs.

-Will
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Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline billyinflorida

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Re: tested positive oct 13 , after a few months of being sick.
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 08:08:02 AM »
Thanks guys, you all seem great. I will let you know how the labs turn out. I go next week on the 16 , 2 days before my 40th b-day.  Never thought i would be starting the next chapter of my life like this. Take care everyone and thanks...........Billy

 


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