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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Welcome good news
« on: October 25, 2012, 11:41:43 PM »
Some of you will recall that my last viral load test had slightly bumped from UD (<20) to 40.  While I appreciated the advice that this was still technically an undetectable level, nevertheless it was a cause for concern for three months while I waited to retest.  I retested (viral load only) last week and once again I am <20 and UD.  Furthermore, I am greatly relieved!  My C-Reactive Quan also is normal (way over the top on the last test.)  My blood sugar has also returned to near normal (the spiking seemingly caused by the large amount of niacin I was taking.)   Since AMG I have worked hard on my diet and have lost 22 pounds...feel much better.  I am still hoping to lose about 10 more and be a normal weight of 160 for my frame and height (5'8".)  Thanks again for the support and encouragement.

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
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
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

Offline wolfter

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Re: Welcome good news
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 12:03:13 AM »
That's some great news Gary.  That's quite an impressive weight loss for such a short time span.  Better share your secrets as everyone here seems to always be looking for ways to do so. 

Thanks again for the beautiful words spoken at the last AMG service.  I just paraphrased part of your message to a new member here.  I've noticed a great positive mental attitude improvement since then.  You've got your work cut out for you if you do the service again this year.

Take care buddy and have a great night.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2012, 03:45:10 AM by wolfter »
productivity breeds content

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Welcome good news
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 01:36:02 AM »
that's weight "loss"...I am enrolled in a weight management program at my fitness club... very helpful disciplined approach to diet. 

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
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
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

Offline wolfter

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Re: Welcome good news
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 03:45:58 AM »
that's weight "loss"...I am enrolled in a weight management program at my fitness club... very helpful disciplined approach to diet. 

Gary

Sorry about that, I edited my comment. ;D 
productivity breeds content

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Welcome good news
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 01:40:00 PM »
sounds  great  Gary  keep with the program,  you will love yourself  for  doing it...

Nick
remember the good times...honor the past but don't live there
Le stelle la notte sono grandie luminose, nel cuore profondo del Texas

Offline J.R.E.

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  • Joined Dec-2003 Living positive, since 1985.
Re: Welcome good news
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 04:03:58 PM »
   Since AMG I have worked hard on my diet and have lost 22 pounds...feel much better.  I am still hoping to lose about 10 more and be a normal weight of 160 for my frame and height (5'8".)  Thanks again for the support and encouragement.

Gary


It's all looking good Gary !  Congrats on the weight loss, that is still my biggest priority at this point. Every time I dropped 5-8 pounds , I also noticed a surge of energy.


Good luck--Ray



Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline bocker3

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  • You gotta enjoy life......
Re: Welcome good news
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 10:31:09 PM »
Great news need.  Losing weight while taking a cruise........   Wow!

M
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2013 691/31% <20

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Welcome good news
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2012, 12:28:22 AM »
Well, to tell the truth, I gained two pounds on the week of the cruise...so it was a bit of backsliding, but I am back on target again.  Hoping to get the last ten pounds off by the end of December.

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
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
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

 


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