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Author Topic: First appointment today to see my Dr.  (Read 2062 times)

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Offline MiniPozToyota

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First appointment today to see my Dr.
« on: April 11, 2011, 06:44:40 AM »
Well it's my first appointment to see my doctor today I had to drive 6 hrs to come to this hospital hope everything goes well with it. My cd4 is 346 and vl 46855 about 2 weeks ago. Today i heard they are going to run more blood teat give my vaccines for everything  I don't have already and genotype I really don't know what else sorta nervous about this trip and what they are going to say. I haven't had any symptoms or lyphnods get bigger haven't been sick except one time and they said it was strep thoat, gave me Meds and was healed. So I have no clue when I came in contact with the virus. I'll keep everyone updated on this 3 day visit.  Thanks for the support guys/girls it helps out alot.  Well the bus is here guess this will be DAY 1. I'll respond after I leave the hospital today.  :-\
April 2010- tested neg.
Oct-Dec 2010- Came in contact time frame
March 29 2011- tested positive
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22% (Hometown hospital)
April 10 2011-  First Actual Appointment
April 11 2011-  CD4 576 VL 11898  44% (Out of state hospital)
May 09 2011- Genotype test no resistance
Jun  02 - CD4 363 VL 22,850  (Hometown hospital)
July 11 2011 - CD4 372 @25% 41,000 (Out of state hospital)
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
Sept 1 2011- CD4 485 VL 73
Oct 17 2011- CD4 389 VL UD @ 25%
Nov 21 2011- CD4 424 VL UD @ 31%
Mar 12 2012- CD4 504 VL UD @ 35%
May 14 2012- CD4 630 VL UD @ 43%
Aug 17 2012- CD4 689 VL UD @ 45%
Nov  6 2012 - CD4 659 VL UD @ 42%
Dec 17 2012 - CD4 859 VL UD @ 48% (out of state hospital)
Mar 18 2013 - CD$ 867 VL UD @ 44%

Offline Ann

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Re: First appointment today to see my Dr.
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 06:47:29 AM »
Good luck, Mini. After a while, those doctor visits will become routine. And don't feel bad about having to drive six hours to get there - if you're getting good care it's worth it. I have to fly to my appointments and yes, it's worth it.
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Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: First appointment today to see my Dr.
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 07:22:51 AM »
By the time you read this your appointment at Walter Reed will be done for Day 1.  I expect that your doctor there took time to discuss your case in greater detail.  Keep us all posted buddy and sending you my best!


Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: First appointment today to see my Dr.
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 07:49:10 AM »
Alright guys just gave 12 blood samples and waiting till 10am to talk with the doctor about PTSD/ life stuff and that should be it for day one I'll let you guys know I seen my appointments and tomorrow is when I talk to my main doctor and some other people. So far so good!!!
April 2010- tested neg.
Oct-Dec 2010- Came in contact time frame
March 29 2011- tested positive
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22% (Hometown hospital)
April 10 2011-  First Actual Appointment
April 11 2011-  CD4 576 VL 11898  44% (Out of state hospital)
May 09 2011- Genotype test no resistance
Jun  02 - CD4 363 VL 22,850  (Hometown hospital)
July 11 2011 - CD4 372 @25% 41,000 (Out of state hospital)
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
Sept 1 2011- CD4 485 VL 73
Oct 17 2011- CD4 389 VL UD @ 25%
Nov 21 2011- CD4 424 VL UD @ 31%
Mar 12 2012- CD4 504 VL UD @ 35%
May 14 2012- CD4 630 VL UD @ 43%
Aug 17 2012- CD4 689 VL UD @ 45%
Nov  6 2012 - CD4 659 VL UD @ 42%
Dec 17 2012 - CD4 859 VL UD @ 48% (out of state hospital)
Mar 18 2013 - CD$ 867 VL UD @ 44%

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: First appointment today to see my Dr.
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 08:00:01 AM »
WOW..  They start early at Walter Reed!  Go get a nice lunch after the morning meeting is done and see some sights in DC.  If you like Chinese food, take the metro down to Chinatown (Gallery Place stop) and you will find some pretty good places really cheap! 

Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: First appointment today to see my Dr.
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 08:12:33 AM »
Will do I wanna check out the history building with dinosaurs thanks man
April 2010- tested neg.
Oct-Dec 2010- Came in contact time frame
March 29 2011- tested positive
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22% (Hometown hospital)
April 10 2011-  First Actual Appointment
April 11 2011-  CD4 576 VL 11898  44% (Out of state hospital)
May 09 2011- Genotype test no resistance
Jun  02 - CD4 363 VL 22,850  (Hometown hospital)
July 11 2011 - CD4 372 @25% 41,000 (Out of state hospital)
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
Sept 1 2011- CD4 485 VL 73
Oct 17 2011- CD4 389 VL UD @ 25%
Nov 21 2011- CD4 424 VL UD @ 31%
Mar 12 2012- CD4 504 VL UD @ 35%
May 14 2012- CD4 630 VL UD @ 43%
Aug 17 2012- CD4 689 VL UD @ 45%
Nov  6 2012 - CD4 659 VL UD @ 42%
Dec 17 2012 - CD4 859 VL UD @ 48% (out of state hospital)
Mar 18 2013 - CD$ 867 VL UD @ 44%

Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: First appointment today to see my Dr.
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 06:38:24 AM »
DAY 2 sitting in the lobby waiting for the shuttle bus today on my schedule is to talk to my id doctor a social worker again and the pharmacist. I think I might be going on meds also I get my cd4 today so will see what it is!!!  I'll keep u guys posted. Thanks
April 2010- tested neg.
Oct-Dec 2010- Came in contact time frame
March 29 2011- tested positive
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22% (Hometown hospital)
April 10 2011-  First Actual Appointment
April 11 2011-  CD4 576 VL 11898  44% (Out of state hospital)
May 09 2011- Genotype test no resistance
Jun  02 - CD4 363 VL 22,850  (Hometown hospital)
July 11 2011 - CD4 372 @25% 41,000 (Out of state hospital)
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
Sept 1 2011- CD4 485 VL 73
Oct 17 2011- CD4 389 VL UD @ 25%
Nov 21 2011- CD4 424 VL UD @ 31%
Mar 12 2012- CD4 504 VL UD @ 35%
May 14 2012- CD4 630 VL UD @ 43%
Aug 17 2012- CD4 689 VL UD @ 45%
Nov  6 2012 - CD4 659 VL UD @ 42%
Dec 17 2012 - CD4 859 VL UD @ 48% (out of state hospital)
Mar 18 2013 - CD$ 867 VL UD @ 44%

Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: First appointment today to see my Dr.
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 10:25:30 AM »
Ok guys just got down seeing my doctor for the first time he seems pretty cool helped explain alot of thing but most the stuff he talked about I already knew due to this site thanks guys. My 2nd cd4 came back 576 vl hasn't came back yet, and 33%. I'm going to hold off on meds till I get one more cd4 count. Were still waiting back for the geno type tests to check for resistance overall health seems to be good I got a tight lyphnod in my groin but other than that I'm good.  Thanks for this site and all the info. This is for everyone who recently became positive this is not a death sentence and It took me a couple weeks to understand but take it in move on and live a long life and everything will be good.   :)
April 2010- tested neg.
Oct-Dec 2010- Came in contact time frame
March 29 2011- tested positive
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22% (Hometown hospital)
April 10 2011-  First Actual Appointment
April 11 2011-  CD4 576 VL 11898  44% (Out of state hospital)
May 09 2011- Genotype test no resistance
Jun  02 - CD4 363 VL 22,850  (Hometown hospital)
July 11 2011 - CD4 372 @25% 41,000 (Out of state hospital)
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
Sept 1 2011- CD4 485 VL 73
Oct 17 2011- CD4 389 VL UD @ 25%
Nov 21 2011- CD4 424 VL UD @ 31%
Mar 12 2012- CD4 504 VL UD @ 35%
May 14 2012- CD4 630 VL UD @ 43%
Aug 17 2012- CD4 689 VL UD @ 45%
Nov  6 2012 - CD4 659 VL UD @ 42%
Dec 17 2012 - CD4 859 VL UD @ 48% (out of state hospital)
Mar 18 2013 - CD$ 867 VL UD @ 44%

 


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