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Author Topic: 3-Years Ago Today (9/13/08)  (Read 1502 times)

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Offline phildinftlaudy

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3-Years Ago Today (9/13/08)
« on: September 13, 2011, 10:13:58 AM »
So, three years ago today, I got my + results -
So far it has been an interesting journey.

Just wanted to thank everyone on this site who have become a part of my life - those who have listened to my rants (dayummmm syphilis), been there when my dad passed away, congratulated me on new jobs and other achievements, and served as a source of support, comfort, and safety.

Thanks to the LTSs for being there.  Thanks to the those who joined about the same time I did.  Thanks to the newcomers.  And, thanks to the WW in the AM I Forum.

While today won't be celebrated with ice cream and cake - it will be celebrated in reflecting on those who were the brave one's who walked this path before me; who were willing to try different treatment regimens to advance progress and decrease side effects (while enduring their own side effects from these experiments); those who did not sit by silently - but who spoke up and spoke up loudly to make sure that services would be available and that people with HIV would have rights and access to care; and to those who had an idea to establish a site that has grown into Forums providing a wide range of information and support to those with or affected by HIV.

Thank you all -----  you have made these 3 years definitely tolerable and have enriched my life.
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 OneTampa

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Re: 3-Years Ago Today (9/13/08)
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011, 10:38:45 AM »
{{{{{HUGS}}}}}
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Offline Theyer

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Re: 3-Years Ago Today (9/13/08)
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011, 12:57:54 PM »
some more HUGS.
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

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Re: 3-Years Ago Today (9/13/08)
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 06:17:13 AM »
Nice post, Phil. I'm glad you're here. ((((((Phil))))))
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Re: 3-Years Ago Today (9/13/08)
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2011, 08:46:33 PM »
Hi phildinftlaudy,
it's been 3 years for me as well (diagnosed in September of 2008).
Somehow I don't want to remember this day, so no anniversary for me.  8)
These 3 years seem(ed) to last so long.  :D
I hope we will stay strong, and (relatively) healthy.
 :) Hugs from Southern Europe, it's still unbearably hot here (30C/90F).
« Last Edit: September 15, 2011, 08:59:11 PM by elf »
Let's have a Kiki!

Offline komnaes

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Re: 3-Years Ago Today (9/13/08)
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2011, 10:39:03 PM »
While today won't be celebrated with ice cream and cake - ...

Well me think a bit of ice cream and cake will be nice too..  :P

Big hugs to you buddy..
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: 3-Years Ago Today (9/13/08)
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2011, 10:58:34 PM »
Thanks all -
Life is good.... I mean, it is what it is, and I believe it is what I make it -
Labs scheduled for tomorrow morning --- hopefully I will be going to every 4 months soon enough (Doc said she would consider every 6, as soon as triglycerides are right) but I would rather stick with every four... so we will see....

All is good --- I've been having a some pain in my calves the past couple of days and feeling a little out of sorts (but it could just be from the syphilis treatment or my neuropathy acting up ---- I was diagnosed with mild neuropathy about a year and a half ago, but it really hasn't been a bother, but, who knows, that's what it could be) ---- or..... maybe I'm just getting older   LOL (I have my 45th birthday next month).

I just know that overall I am happy with my life - the direction it is going - and the fact that I haven't let HIV take my life downward or me downward - but, have been finding more and more ways to make HIV a path to the next level in wherever my life progresses.

Thanks again for the words of support - as always, they are  appreciated.
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

 


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