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Offline phildinftlaudy

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in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« on: September 15, 2012, 01:30:24 PM »
hi all...i am in the hospital...brought by ambulance Thursday evening. they are still doing tests and cultures... not sure if i have something viral, bacterial, or parasitic... i was severely sick thursday eve... had severe gi bleeding...was given couple things of blood....they believe bleeding has stopped...but are still trying to id cause and cause of sky high white blood cells and continued diarrhea... i was hoping to go home today... but seems like it may be a bit longer.
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 buginme2

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 01:45:06 PM »
Crap, I hope they figure out the problem and you get to go home soon.  Get well soon!!

Offline britchick

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 01:49:32 PM »
Hi!

Sorry to hear this.Hope that you can rest up and start to feel better soon.

Britchickx

Offline Jody

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 01:52:03 PM »
Hey Phil, I hope you just caught a bug that is going around by you and that you will be fine and get home very soon.  Hugs.

Jody 
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 02:07:30 PM »
Wishing you a speedy recovery.  It sucks being stuck in the hospital, but better to make sure all is ok.  Keep us updated when ya can.

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 02:53:14 PM »
Best wishes on recovering soon and getting back home, happy and healthy! ;)
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012, 03:51:46 PM »
Hey Phil,

Just letting you know, that Ed and I are thinking about you, and keeping you in our thoughts.  Wishing you well,  with a speedy recovery.

Hang in there..

Ray and Ed
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Offline mitch777

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 04:32:20 PM »
yuck!
get well soon and be sure to enjoy the fine dining while you are there.
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Offline bocker3

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 05:34:24 PM »
Phil...

Sorry to hear about the mystery illness?  Hopefully the tests turn up an answer soon, so that you can get treated and released!
Thinking of you......

Hugs,
mike
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 05:52:09 PM »
I hope you're feeling better soon! I hope you have some outside support while "inside".
« Last Edit: September 16, 2012, 02:04:20 PM by emeraldize »

Offline karry

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2012, 06:15:58 PM »
Hello Phil
Hope you feel better soon!
Hugs to you
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Take it a day at a time....and be positive about it too!

Offline RAB

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2012, 06:20:20 PM »
Phil:

For goodness sake this is just rotten news.  Hopefully they can determine quickly what the problem is.

You'll be in my thoughts good buddy.

RAB

Offline brenner

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2012, 09:04:36 AM »
Hi phil...sorry to hear about this.
Please update us, and dont get well soon....get well now.
Feb 23. 2011  poz diagnosed
Feb 28.  cd4 257, vl 262400, %21
Mar 14.  start Atripla
May 18.  cd4 639, vl 690, %33
Aug 19.  cd4 583, vl 60, %38
Nov 18.  cd4 450, vl UD, %38
2012
Feb.19   cd4 649, vl UD, %35
Jun 08.  cd4 524, vl UD, %34
Sep 16.  cd4 567, vl UD, %35
Dec 02.  cd4 592, vl UD, %35
2013
Mar 10.  cd4 688, vl UD, %35

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2012, 09:08:37 AM »
thanks everyone. still here... no talk of discharge day... hoping today...but they just came around and requested food order for day...and i was on for all 3 meals..l they did finally get me my atripla last night after going without for two days. hopefully will know more about what is going on later today...  thanks again for well wishes.
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 leatherman

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2012, 09:31:56 AM »
sorry to hear you're still a "prisoner". It can often take quite a lot of days to track down a problem when a high count of white blood cells is the main indicator. Hopefully you'll get some news soon.

and don't stress about the Atrip. LOL Just think of it as being on the "FOTO" schedule.  ;) ;D
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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2012, 10:47:50 AM »
I hope they figure out what is going on and you are out of there soon.
Billy
VL 4420 CD4 340 CD4% 24   3/15/10 Started I&T
VL  UD   CD4 340 CD4% 26.5 05/13/10
VL  UD   CD4 360 CD4% 27.1 08/3/10
VL  UD   CD4 310 CD4% 28.4 11/22/10
VL  UD   CD4 420 CD4% 27.9 02/11/11
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 26.4 06/08/11
VL  UD   CD4 360 CD4% 27.7 09/23/11
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 28.3 01/20/12
VL  UD   CD4 430 CD4% 28.8 05/11/12
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 28.1 09/07/12
VL  UD   CD4 390 CD4% 32.3 03/14/13

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2012, 12:09:14 PM »
So sorry to hear about this Phil. Wish you a speedy recovery!!

Hugs
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Offline LiveWithIt

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2012, 01:09:35 PM »
Hope you are feeling better and back home soon.
Pray God you can cope
I know you have a little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength left.

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2012, 01:11:48 PM »
Feel better soon, Phil! You're in my thoughts.

((((((Phil))))))
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Offline Hellraiser

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2012, 01:19:49 PM »
Phil, all this illness you're just falling apart brother!  Anyway I hope you get out of the joint soon.  My first and only hospital stay at diagnosis for four days was absolutely awful and I wouldn't wish a hospital on anyone.   Let us know as soon as you find out what's causing all this.  Have they checked for west nile?  It's been breaking out like crazy this summer.

Offline drewm

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2012, 02:02:59 PM »
((((HUGS))))
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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2012, 03:02:18 PM »
Get well buddy.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2012, 03:12:04 PM »
I'm late to the game on hearing about this ... I'm thinking about you , get well soon buddy . 

Offline thunter34

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2012, 03:16:44 PM »
hang in there, Phil!
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2012, 04:52:22 PM »
Hi All:

Inmate number 5523222322 has been released from his hospital cell...

I am now home - and scared to touch anything in my house, scared of being around anyone (went to store on way home and backed away from anyone who was sniffling or coughing)...

Hospital doc thinks it was a norovirus....
They have communicated with my ID doc to move up the date for my upper/lower GI (as it was to be done in about 6 months) to see if there is anything there that might have caused the "event."

The CT, cultures, labs didn't come back with anything other than very high white blood cell count (which has now went down to close to normal levels) and very low blood pressure....

Doc also gave me bed rest until Tuesday -
Have a follow up scheduled w/ my doc on Wednesday...

I can honestly say that other than when I had Hep A and was hospitalized for 8 day back in 2001 - this was the worst I have ever been sick.....

I am still sore.... throat still hurts, ribs still hurt and psychologically I think I may have opened up a large can of "germ-a-phobia" - which I am going to have to quickly get over as it is not realistic or rationale to think that I can possibly avoid any and all germs... but I am just so afraid of going through what I went through Thursday evening into Friday morning.

Thanks for the thoughts, calls, and kind words -
-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 LiveWithIt

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2012, 05:16:09 PM »
Which hospital were you at?

Glad you are home, but I was thinking of visiting you there. ; )
Pray God you can cope
I know you have a little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength left.

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2012, 05:53:51 PM »
Which hospital were you at?

Glad you are home, but I was thinking of visiting you there. ; )

Thanks!
I was at Aventura General Hospital - near the Aventura Mall (in Aventura Florida) - a couple of miles from my house.
While the room had a nice view - the overall level of care and service there sucks ---- I had a couple of run ins with the nurses...
I much prefer UM (my home medical center) - but, as sick as I was - they had to get me to the nearest facility, so it was either Aventura or Jackson North (and there was no way in hell - even if I was on death's bleeding dying bed that I was going to Jackson North - I would probably still be sitting in the ER if I went there)

UM gives much better care - for the most part the nurses at Aventura leave a lot to be desired.....

But, I am alive,so I guess that counts for something.   :D
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 Solo_LTSurvivor

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2012, 06:10:59 PM »
Phil, glad to hear you've been released and thanks for keeping us in the loop  :-*
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Tested & confirmed what I already knew: early 90s

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Last regimen:  Epzicom, Sustiva (since its inception with NO adverse side effects: no vivid dreams and NONE of the problems people who can't tolerate this drug may experience: color me lucky ::))
Past regimens
Fun stuff (in the past):  HAV/HBV, crypto, shingles, AIDS, PCP

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Apr 2012: 964/22%
Jul. 2012: 890/21%
Oct. 2012: 920/23%

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2012, 07:03:44 PM »
Oh man...sorry I'm late to this party but I'm glad you're home and healing now! And I'm especially sorry to hear about the nursing issues...kills me because Aventura is one of my corporate hospitals. My facility is one of the tops in Nursing and poor care elsewhere still drags us down. If it was that bad you can always call and talk to the Patient Rep or even the Chief Nursing Officer...they will at least respond to you.

Get better quickly so we can have some drinks when I come to South Florida in October!!

Hugs,
Creighton

Offline phildinftlaudy

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« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2012, 07:18:40 PM »
Oh man...sorry I'm late to this party but I'm glad you're home and healing now! And I'm especially sorry to hear about the nursing issues...kills me because Aventura is one of my corporate hospitals. My facility is one of the tops in Nursing and poor care elsewhere still drags us down. If it was that bad you can always call and talk to the Patient Rep or even the Chief Nursing Officer...they will at least respond to you.

Get better quickly so we can have some drinks when I come to South Florida in October!!

Hugs,
Creighton
Thanks Creighton -
I was really surprised by the care I received at Aventura.... except when I saw some of the reviews online it seems like it is a pattern with them.
Nurses overlooked doctors orders and did not give me my Atripla for two days (doctor reemed them out over it)
They were then told to give me a culture cup/device and despite me requesting it three times when I had to have a BM - they kept telling me they would give it to me later... when they did finally bring it (8 hours later) - I was made to use the device and then transfer the specimen myself into a cup... which I was informed by someone later was not supposed to be the process... they then left the specimen in my room for another 4 hours ---- even though I asked them 3 times to remove it and get it to the lab.... this was one of the things that ultimately delayed my discharge.

Then the doc had moved me from a liquid diet to regular - to see if I could tolerate solid food ---the nurses neglected to get the info into the system - so I did not receive a solid diet until 2 meals had passed --- and even then the nurse had to go find something for me to eat --- so I got a partial breakfast - of what they could "scarf" up....

There were two great nurses.... and 4 subpar (the types of nurses that you wonder why they are in the field if they dislike it that much).....  The great nurses were really great.... With one really going the extra mile on a couple of occasions (and trying to make up for the shortfalls of her colleagues)....

I try to be an easy patient... but things like not getting my HIV meds timely and leaving a doctor ordered specimen in my room for hours to me are unacceptable. I will be following up with the appropriate people at the hospital about the negatives (so they can remedy them in the interest of quality improvement) and I will also share about the positive experience I had with the two nurses (and make sure that they are acknowledged for going above the call of duty)....

Just glad to be home.... and for as bad as some of the experience may have been, it would have been far worse at Jackson North.... They are known as being similar to a roach hotel---- people go in, but they don't come out.
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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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2012, 07:47:16 PM »
Yikes! Get well soon Phillip.

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2012, 09:42:45 PM »
Glad to hear you're released Phil!  Hope you get back to normal with a quickness.

Offline phildinftlaudy

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« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2012, 09:57:40 PM »
Glad to hear you're released Phil!  Hope you get back to normal with a quickness.

Thanks Trey -
I plan to.
I'm not cleared to return to work until Tuesday - so, plan to use tomorrow to rest and get caught up on some school work -
Then hit the ground running on Tuesday with a bunch of projects at work that are on deadlines.

I actually tend to stay healthier when I am busy - I think I took too much of a little breather and my body thought it had the opportunity to play some tricks on me.

But, I will be following up with my ID doc and taking things a step at a time - I don't want a repeat anytime soon (if ever).

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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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2012, 10:33:30 PM »
Hey Phil, I hope a good nights rest in your own bed will get you back on track.  Try and eat when you can and don't forget to drink lots of fluids.  Be well good guy.

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Offline LiveWithIt

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2012, 11:23:45 PM »

I try to be an easy patient... but things like not getting my HIV meds timely and leaving a doctor ordered specimen in my room for hours to me are unacceptable.

I'm  a good patient too, but I have no room for bullshit.  I would have asked to see the CEO of the hospital if this shit kept going on.  I would have gone up the chain until his or her ass was on the line. 
Pray God you can cope
I know you have a little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength left.

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2012, 12:52:06 AM »
Glad  you are  feeling better, hope the  cause is  soon determined,  had  a bad experience in Hospital  several  times  but being an old guy who  speaks his mind  I  complained almost immediately to the  head nurse...  had  people  running around trying to get me to  say everything was alright  when it  wasnt.... finally  got the  Director of  Nursing from the  headqtrs of the  company  contact me  and try to smooth  things out... she  finally agreed  to  send the  responsible people  back to  training classes....and not  allow them to  be with patients until completing the  retraining..... she  followed up  several times over the next month hoping I wouldnt  file a suit against them.....  I  didnt  file charges...but  wont go  back to that Hospital

get well  soon ..keep  us informed

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2012, 01:56:24 AM »
Hi!

Im so glad that you are home.Hope that you get plenty of rest.Sorry to hear about your hospital experience....thank god for the two good nurses though.

Im hoping that you  get an apology  from the hospital and that they think about their work practice.

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2012, 02:48:29 AM »
Glad to hear you're home.  The norovirus got me athinkin about something.  Ok, I know it is everywhere.  But, cruise ships are notorious for outbreaks.  Ships come and go from your area.  Is the norovirus more common in port cities, where you would come in contact with so many people from the ships or people who've been around people from the ships?  Just something that made me think.  I am sure my friend Google could tell me.

Anyway, glad you're feeling better and are resting for Tuesday.  Sorry about your experience in the hospital. 

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2012, 06:14:00 AM »
Glad you're getting better.  :)

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2012, 10:34:32 PM »
Sure glad you are home and I am sure sorry about the "hell" you went through.  There is absolutely no excuse for not being given your Atripla...period.  Someone should lose their job over something like that.

I will be in your neck of the woods for a Bahamas cruise next month.  Flying into Miami this time on Sunday, Oct 7.  Cruise departs Monday and returns Friday. I go right back home late Friday morning.  Will be staying at an airport hotel (Holiday Inn Express) on Sunday.  If I remember correctly, you are actually close to Ft. Lauderdale, not Miami. 

Just get better!


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10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
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01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2012, 10:53:00 PM »
Sure glad you are home and I am sure sorry about the "hell" you went through.  There is absolutely no excuse for not being given your Atripla...period.  Someone should lose their job over something like that.

I will be in your neck of the woods for a Bahamas cruise next month.  Flying into Miami this time on Sunday, Oct 7.  Cruise departs Monday and returns Friday. I go right back home late Friday morning.  Will be staying at an airport hotel (Holiday Inn Express) on Sunday.  If I remember correctly, you are actually close to Ft. Lauderdale, not Miami. 

Just get better!


Gary
Hi Gary:
It would be great to see you. I actually live in North Miami - which is halfway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. I work in downtown Miami - close to the airport. Either way, the Miami airport is only a few minutes away from me.
Send me a PM and let me know what time you get in and if you would like to hang out for a bit or if you need picked up at airport.

The hotel you are staying at is about 12 miles from my place - and about 8 miles from where I work... so, not a far drive at all (about 20 minutes).

The port of Miami is about 2 blocks from my job...

In regards to the recent hospital stay - yeah, it was an experience - to say the least....
I have a follow up w/ my ID doc on Wednesday afternoon... We will be setting the appt for an upper/lower GI - which was recommended by hospital docs to see if there is some other cause for my recent incident...

I was actually coming due for the procedure - so, it will kill two birds w/ one stone.

I probably won't know anything for a few more weeks. Meanwhile, just trying to rehydrate myself - still feeling a bit drained. Back to work tomorrow.   :D

Look forward to hearing from you.

-Phil
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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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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2012, 03:56:13 PM »
Geez, Phil, I go away for a few days and look what happens to you.   :P  Sorry to hear about your illness, and trip to the hospital.  I'm sure you'll be back on your feet soon.

Cheers,

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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #42 on: September 19, 2012, 10:35:43 AM »


  I hope you're feeling better.  I've had experience with Aventura in the past, they're terrible. 
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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #43 on: September 19, 2012, 05:35:54 PM »
phil,
so happy to hear about your release!
sounds like a horrible experience.
still...
DON'T go overboard upon your return. I know you wouldn't want to get sent back!
stay well now.
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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2012, 12:40:21 AM »
Thanks for the continued well wishes.
Had follow up today with ID doc - she thinks it may be esophagus tear or ulcer(s)....
Tomorrow I will see neurology doc for EMG (related to neuropathy)
Monday see gastro doc for eval / consult
Later next week get endoscopy - will know exact day on Monday

Still rehydrating...
Still sore in gastric area...

And still marching on...  :D
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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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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #45 on: September 20, 2012, 05:03:08 AM »
Phil, sorry to hear about your recent hospital visit.  I don't know how I missed this thread!  I hope you're feeling better soon, please take care of yourself.
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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2012, 09:55:55 AM »
Ouch Phil, that sounds painful. I hope they find the cause and get it fixed, pronto.

In the meantime, please take care of yourself and indulge in a bit of pampering. Make sure you're getting enough rest. Your health is more important than anything so do what you need to do to keep your strength up. Keep marching on, yes, but remember that slow and steady wins the race - or something like that. You know what I mean.

Hang in there buddy - love you!

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« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2012, 08:44:40 PM »
Sounds like a bit of sobriety is headed your way.  Take care buddy.

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« Reply #48 on: September 20, 2012, 09:56:28 PM »
Sounds like a bit of sobriety is headed your way.  Take care buddy.

Wolfie

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They tried to make me go to rehab.... I said... no, no, no....

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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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Re: in the hospital...Ughhhhhh
« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2012, 10:01:15 PM »
Hope you are feeling awesome in no time.

I've been indulging in Bloody Mary's lately :P
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