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Palliate:
Hi all. I've been away from the pc for a day or so, and I'm working nights right now, so I just wanted to speak up and acknowledge the last few posts since my last comments.

Emeraldize, yes, I got your PM. Thank you.

tednlou2, thanks for the encouragement. I am looking forward to the friends that I will  become close to here.

AliveNKicking, thank you for sharing your story. I could totally relate to all that you shared.

My doctor has been assuring me that it's all going to be ok and that we will work out the financial aspects of it. I really like him and am glad that a friend recommended him to me in May of 2011. I trust him, so that is helping some. There are so many things about the future that I can only wonder about. My anxiety has been a bit higher in the 11 days since I found out. But I am trying my best to take it "One Day at a Time."

I have made a couple of calls to one of the local HIV/AIDS support organizations but have not gotten that connection established yet. Hopefully I can do that soon.

I'll be back later today or tomorrow, but right now it's time to get some sleep... I have to work again tonight, then off 2 days, then work days Fri-Sun this weekend. I hope you are all doing well, and that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday week/weekend.

Palliate:
Hi all. I have an update.

I met with my doctor today to go over my tests and come up with a plan.

According to the best estimates I can make, I was most likely infected in April or May of this year and experienced seroconversion in June, as that was the month when I was sick all month. We discussed that fabulous graph that leatherman shared (maybe in lincoln's thread), and we came up with two options:  1) Wait til February and test again, or 2) start HAART now. We decided that since I am 5 months or so past seroconversion, my VL has probably come down as far as it will. Also, because I only needed a few hundred $$ to meet this year's deductible, and I had the option of getting 3 months' worth at once, that I could start today and get almost to March 1 before having to come up with the 2013 deductible. Yay!!

So... I just took my first Atripla about 30 minutes ago.

I really like this ID specialist and feel like I can trust him. So yay for that, and yay for being on my way to better numbers and hopefully years of good living.

So that's how the saga has unfolded to this point. Thanks to you guys for talking me through my anxieties the last week or so.

tednlou2:
All the best with the Atripla.  Did you just take it, like you were taking a vitamin?  Or, did it take some time to get yourself to take it?  I mean, did you have any hesitation?  I'm always curious how people deal with starting meds.

Keep us posted on how Atripla is working for you.  Again, all the best on no side-effects and being undetectable soon.

Palliate:

--- Quote from: tednlou2 on November 29, 2012, 12:00:55 AM ---All the best with the Atripla.  Did you just take it, like you were taking a vitamin?  Or, did it take some time to get yourself to take it?  I mean, did you have any hesitation?  I'm always curious how people deal with starting meds.

Keep us posted on how Atripla is working for you.  Again, all the best on no side-effects and being undetectable soon.

--- End quote ---

Thanks, tednlou2. Yeah, I have other meds that I take morning and night. I'm at work on night shift and it's slow on nights. I sat here and read the information about it, and at 8pm CDT took it and my other meds.

It's now 3 hours later, and I can tell I just took something new. I feel like I'm in a tunnel, or a barrel, or something. And having trouble typing too. Like typing in my data that shows beneath my posts I had to edit twice before I got it right. Weird.   lol   Other than that, ok so far.

(Proof-reading very carefully before I press that POST button.   LOL)

Palliate:
Oh yeah, and I forgot to say I am duly impressed by the fact that I get to deal with this by taking just one pill a day - unlike several I've known who had to take 15 or 20 pills THREE times a day, not so very long ago.

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