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Author Topic: Another Year has come and gone...  (Read 3944 times)

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Offline rondrond

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Another Year has come and gone...
« on: March 03, 2011, 07:21:01 AM »
marking the passing of 'good times'....



March 1: 58 years of existence: 18 years of HIV

Saw DRD and my new labs are posted below. I have been on the no longer-'no longer undetectable' list for the past year as my VL has started to steadily increase in spite of having what DRD diagnosed as a 'ton' of TCells.

Result: a new pill added to my regime: Isentress.

I was pretty bummed out and was already feeling sleepy and my hips/back/and legs were aching, but I painted on a smile as I was to meet Mom for lunch.

I got my wish from the Birthday Fairy for a leaf blower..no more sweeping   :D

Then we went to visit Katie in the nursing home. She is doing better. She has lost 5 lbs and is now on a regular exercise program with a therapist. She has to wear these 'boots' that velcro on to make her feet stay straight as they keep wanting to point to the side..like Charlie Chaplin  :D

I was really , really feeling very tired, and was relieved for an excuse to leave when they delivered her dinner tray...I guess my painted smile must have run into a grimace as everyone noted how tired I looked.

I didn't see how I could be tired since starting the Lyrica, I have only been awake, maybe 4 hours a day. :D
« Last Edit: March 03, 2011, 07:22:39 AM by rondrond »
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
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
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*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 bear60

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 12:33:20 PM »
Well, Happy Birthday Ron.
58 years young ?  doesnt sound so bad.

I hope you have another good year ahead.  Isentress has been good to my partner Kurt.  He is off to Germany for the month of June.  Maybe its for two weeks, senior moment.  He religiously goes to the gym.  Treat yourself to a gym membership.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline rondrond

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 12:49:15 PM »
Thanks Joel,

ugh...do you happen to know how long Kurt has had his Passport?

I ,once upon a life, was in the Fort Worth Men's Chorus and we were going to go to Russia one year for some kind of singing event, but there arose an issue of our HIV members that they would not be allowed in. (then, this was in the late 90's)

I also have a ton of AA Airline miles built up and would love to go overseas, but don't have a passport...for that reason.

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

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
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
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*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 denb45

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 08:40:41 PM »
Happy birthday Ronnie  ;D I would come over and dance for you in my jock-strap, but you live far away  :P
"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

Offline rondrond

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 02:01:57 PM »
Happy birthday Ronnie  ;D I would come over and dance for you in my jock-strap, but you live far away  :P



do it anyway....at....10pmCST.....I'll make sure I'm in my recliner thinking of you with a towel and a bottle of jergens.. :D
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
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
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*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 Jeff G

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 02:05:08 PM »
Happy Belated Birthday ! ... I some how missed this thread

Offline denb45

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011, 02:39:33 PM »


do it anyway....at....10pmCST.....I'll make sure I'm in my recliner thinking of you with a towel and a bottle of jergens.. :D

Oh Ronnie that's so sweet, I m gonna have to get in the old ford truck and come down there to FW and visit you for a spell, maybe we can get into some trouble, and I only mean that is a very good way  :-*
"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

Offline Theyer

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2011, 04:03:16 PM »
Happy Birthday . Confused about the passport? Still you can buzz around US, no?
Is the photo from a visually inpaired facility ?
So many ?so little time
love
mhtv
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline rondrond

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2011, 08:19:00 PM »
.. ;D..Theyer, the photo is from a series 'Toilets Around the World'.... ::)


I can still do the US...but...my little sister just got back from France....just a little 'ol sibling rivalry.... ::)
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
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
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*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 Jeffreyj

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2011, 08:27:09 PM »
Happy Birthday Ron!
I have had really good results with Isentress. My viral load had been around 10,000-30,000 for several years.

After 2 months, it was undetectable! It's been that way now ever since, with one blip month in there.

Best of luck with this!
Jeff
Positive since 1985

Offline aztecan

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2011, 02:03:37 AM »
OK, I'm late, but,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
HUGS,

Mark
« Last Edit: March 07, 2011, 02:07:11 AM by aztecan »
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline Theyer

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011, 03:58:00 PM »
Thanks Ron I will check its availability on Amazon

Can share the Sib riv, brother and family off to South Africa, Nephew sailing in Cape Town, have a great time said I.

Hope you enjoyed all your birthday celebs
mhtv
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline rondrond

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2011, 08:07:37 AM »
Thanks Mark, Theyer....

All in all it was a good birthday....I had IHOPS bacon and egg cheeseburger....*glares*  it was for just this once a year....they were also having a special pancake give-away... ::)


Jeffrey, Isentress arrived by mail on Monday, so Monday night was my first dose, and now Tuesday..I haven't felt any different.....

..all  know is my neuropathy has been burning like mad for the past three days....I hope this is an adjustment period for the Lyrica...

I've also spent the past two days, updating and upgrading the computer....those 'please wait' messages are driving me mad....plus downloading 134 updates...then...installing 134 updates.....

I'm also working on installing Window 7 as the latest news in my email is that microsoft stopped servicing Window XP as of October..(completely stop in 20014) .now, why would they do that?

Katie's new laptop came with Windows 7 already installed and it seems to work ..ok...I just hope it doesn't mess with my Firefox.....I also like Chrome...

If I disappear it's because of...'must restart computer for changes to take effect'  ..again ::)
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
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
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*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 AndyArrow

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 01:46:45 AM »
Happy Belated Birthday Boy!

I've been on Isentress since 07 and I've got no complaints with it.

BTW - You can sign up for IHOP's email thingie and get a free Rootie-Tootie Fresh and Fruity on your next B-day.  :o

Hugs & Stuff,
AA
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline denb45

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2011, 08:57:02 AM »
Happy Belated Birthday Boy!

I've been on Isentress since 07 and I've got no complaints with it.

BTW - You can sign up for IHOP's email thingie and get a free Rootie-Tootie Fresh and Fruity on your next B-day.  :o

Hugs & Stuff,
AA

This NOV 2011 I'll be able to get a seniors plate @ Deney's I'll finally be old enough, Ronnie you dear sweet man  :-* you see I'm getting up with ya, in age  :D
« Last Edit: March 11, 2011, 09:00:04 AM by denb45 »
"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

Offline rondrond

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2011, 10:14:04 AM »
Happy Belated Birthday Boy!

I've been on Isentress since 07 and I've got no complaints with it.

BTW - You can sign up for IHOP's email thingie and get a free Rootie-Tootie Fresh and Fruity on your next B-day.  :o

Hugs & Stuff,
AA

ANDY!...andyandyandy...*prances around in a circle$  *tackles to the ground*
Where have you been young man?
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
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
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*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 AndyArrow

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2011, 10:44:53 AM »
ANDY!...andyandyandy...*prances around in a circle$  *tackles to the ground*
Where have you been young man?

Oh me oh my ... if I knew I'd get that kind of welcome I'd come back sooner.  ;)
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline rondrond

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2011, 10:47:44 AM »
...and how are you doing and what have you been up to?....O.O *sits.. waiting for Andy's thread*....
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
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
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*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 AndyArrow

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Re: Another Year has come and gone...
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2011, 10:59:51 AM »
I'm just peachy keen sweetie darling. 

Took a break from the forums for awhile and then just got busy with other things and got out of the habit of logging in.  I just started missing everyone (well almost everyone)  ;) ;) on here so much ... so long story short here I am again.  ::)
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

 


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