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Author Topic: Some good news.  (Read 1491 times)

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Offline dpb

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Some good news.
« on: September 07, 2011, 07:39:09 PM »
I got my results today from last months lab work, and my viral load was undetectable!  It's a good feeling.  I started Atripla in mid-May, so it only took 3 months to reach this point.  My CD4 percentage has steadily climbed from a low of 16% before treatment to 25% as of last month.  I'm hoping that trend will continue.  I'll get my blood drawn every 3 months now instead of every month, which is certainly more convenient.

If it wasn't for breaking a finger over the weekend, I'd be ecstatic right now.  Nonetheless, it's a good day and I thought I'd share as it seems to be a custom here.  Cheers!
Date        CD4    %    VL
1/15/11    Diagnosed
3/1/11    525    18    168,518
5/12/11    558    16    331,791
5/16/11    Started Atripla
5/31/11    NA    NA    1,200
6/15/11    721    21    330
7/15/11    649    23    231
8/15/11    569    25    UD
11/17/11  752    26    UD
3/1/12    634    27    UD
7/2/12    594    26    UD
2/13       676    30    UD
9/13       662    31    UD

Offline LM

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Re: Some good news.
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011, 08:45:44 PM »
Congratulations, dpb! Having our health is the most important, everything else comes second. I hope you continue to get good news in your life.  :)

Offline dpb

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Re: Some good news.
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 09:09:56 PM »
Thanks LM!  It's nice to know I've successfully treated this virus thus far and my immune system can continue its recovery and improve.  It think it helps mentally knowing that I have some element of control now in regards to my own health.  I'm looking forward to getting into better physical condition once some of my injuries heal.  Maybe I'll celebrate this weekend with a few beers or a glass of wine.  8)
Date        CD4    %    VL
1/15/11    Diagnosed
3/1/11    525    18    168,518
5/12/11    558    16    331,791
5/16/11    Started Atripla
5/31/11    NA    NA    1,200
6/15/11    721    21    330
7/15/11    649    23    231
8/15/11    569    25    UD
11/17/11  752    26    UD
3/1/12    634    27    UD
7/2/12    594    26    UD
2/13       676    30    UD
9/13       662    31    UD

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Some good news.
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 09:13:29 PM »
Way to go! Nice work with the UD and nice climb in percentage!

Congrats!

-Will
POZ since '08

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 dpb

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Re: Some good news.
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 09:18:45 PM »
Thank you Will!  Here's to progress.
Date        CD4    %    VL
1/15/11    Diagnosed
3/1/11    525    18    168,518
5/12/11    558    16    331,791
5/16/11    Started Atripla
5/31/11    NA    NA    1,200
6/15/11    721    21    330
7/15/11    649    23    231
8/15/11    569    25    UD
11/17/11  752    26    UD
3/1/12    634    27    UD
7/2/12    594    26    UD
2/13       676    30    UD
9/13       662    31    UD

Offline Since2005

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Re: Some good news.
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 11:24:14 PM »
Congratulations! Way to go!!

Offline aztecan

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Re: Some good news.
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2011, 12:13:56 AM »
I love a success story, and this is definitely one.  ;D

Congratulations and keep up the good work!

HUGS,

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

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: Some good news.
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2011, 12:47:51 AM »
Congrats dpb!  ;D
Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Some good news.
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2011, 01:20:37 AM »
Great new dpb -
Always love hearing about that VL going to UD and those cd4s and % going up!

Oh, and sorry about the broken finger (hopefully you were at least having fun when you broke it) --- I dislocating my thumb a few years back having sex...... but that is a story for another day and another thread  ::)

Congrats again!

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 emeraldize

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Re: Some good news.
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2011, 07:56:39 AM »
Great news, dpb!

Offline wolfter

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Re: Some good news.
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2011, 08:08:22 AM »
Congrats.  Another member who demonstrates that early meds are better than waiting until total destruction kicks in.  3 months and your numbers totally kick my ass. ;D
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline dpb

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Re: Some good news.
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2011, 08:31:39 AM »
Thank you all for the support!
 
Oh, and sorry about the broken finger (hopefully you were at least having fun when you broke it) --- I dislocating my thumb a few years back having sex...... but that is a story for another day and another thread  ::)

That made me laugh out loud.  Thanks Phil.
Date        CD4    %    VL
1/15/11    Diagnosed
3/1/11    525    18    168,518
5/12/11    558    16    331,791
5/16/11    Started Atripla
5/31/11    NA    NA    1,200
6/15/11    721    21    330
7/15/11    649    23    231
8/15/11    569    25    UD
11/17/11  752    26    UD
3/1/12    634    27    UD
7/2/12    594    26    UD
2/13       676    30    UD
9/13       662    31    UD

 


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