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Author Topic: Thank you!  (Read 5535 times)

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Offline kcmetroman

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Thank you!
« on: June 05, 2006, 09:48:57 PM »
Cliff, Rocky, Mark, Claude, Alan, Poz, Newt, Bill, and R.

You guys were right

I posted a thread in the general treatment forum about my viral load mysteriously jumping to 93,000 from undetectable.

Well, we redid the labs and it was a lab error.  I am still undetectable.   Guess what?  Trish is too!!!

DOUBLE YAY!!

Just wanted to say thanks.  I was a little freaked out

Offline RAB

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006, 09:52:44 PM »
Hey John

That is great news!   ;D

RAB

(Who curses these damn lab errors  >:( )

Offline The Canuck

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2006, 10:00:12 PM »
John,

This is great and it didn't make too much sense anyway of going undetectable to 93,000. Now you can relax and your CD4 will jump over 200 if not already done.

Remember one thing John, by example 193 CD4 USD will worth 222 CD4 CAD while being in Montreal.  :D

Regards,

The Canuck

Offline cubbybear

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2006, 10:10:05 PM »
Way to go John, I'm happy for you mate.  Take it easy.

xx
Matt
There's a bear in there!
Positive since 2000
Diagnosed 17/9/2005 CD4 35 VL 293,000
Meds 23/9/2005 Sustiva/Truvada
Currently CD4 232 VL Undetectable

Offline Markmt

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2006, 08:13:57 AM »
I can imagine its such a relief to find out it was an error!. More grand news and more celebrations :)

mark
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Leo Buscaglia

Offline Optimistic

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2006, 08:16:20 AM »
congrats.   ;D

Justin
12/06 (Atripla): cd4 - 260; cd% - 33%; vl - 169
1/07 (Atripla): cd4 - 267; cd% - 38.1%; vl - 132
4/07 (Atripla): cd4 - 373; cd% - 33.9%; vl - <50
7/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 287; cd% - 35.8%; vl - <50
9/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 356; cd% - 39.5%; vl - <50
12/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 517

Offline joemutt

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2006, 08:16:31 AM »
Jeez John, I'm glad they found out it was wrong.

Offline cmhjeff

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2006, 08:26:39 AM »
For John  ;D ;D ;D
For Trish ;D ;D ;D

I'm happy for you both!

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2006, 11:33:59 AM »
That's a big relief, John.   Welcome to the world of LAB ERRORS.   It happens.

Hugs,

Alan
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline Cliff

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2006, 11:43:57 AM »
cool beans!

 :D

Offline JohnOso

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2006, 02:58:42 PM »
Very good news John!   

But fuck that lab for putting you through that!   >:(

Take care,
John

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2006, 03:01:27 PM »
Thank god/goddess for that happy clarification, KC. And small wonder you were freaked out. Whew!!! Scareeeeee! That lab owes you an apology.

Great news that both you and Trish are undetectable now.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline newt

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2006, 05:15:56 PM »
Good. 

One survey at one major London hospital found that 50% of "blips"/odd viral load results for people who were undetectable were lab erros (either testing or reading)

P - Go Trish

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline manchesteruk

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2006, 05:52:00 PM »
John,

Great news that you and Trish are both undetectable! I read your orginal thread in the treatment forums and had my fingers crossed it was just a blip.

Chris
Diagnosed 11/05

"Life is too important to be taken seriously" Oscar Wilde

Offline kcmetroman

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2006, 11:28:35 PM »
Yeah, I made them run geno and pheno tests to be sure, and obviously they came up blank.  We also took labs again yesterday because truly I don't know if the CD4 count that they quoted me was right either. 

Thanks again everyone...

Offline The Canuck

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2006, 11:30:19 PM »
John,

What was your CD4 count on the same blood work and previous one ?

The Canuck

Offline kcmetroman

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2006, 11:36:51 PM »
no Claude, like idiots, they didn't do the CD4's again.  Just the VL.....Crazy shit is that the hospital will have to eat the cost of the first labs.

Offline The Canuck

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2006, 11:38:35 PM »
Yeah sounds like complete idiots...no wonder you came up with such a result.  :(

The can certainly eat the cost of the first lab.

The Canuck

Offline kcmetroman

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2006, 12:32:02 AM »
They have eaten several.  My insurance company requires that a specific lab be used, and when they send it to another, they don't pay.  I think it has happened three times in the last year.  About a $600 pop.

Offline aztecan

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2006, 12:54:24 AM »
Hey John

That is GREAT news for you both!  ;D :) :D

Keep it up (figuratively speaking, of course  ::)

HUGS,

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

Offline kcmetroman

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2006, 09:27:38 AM »
Jesus,

The lab just called me.  I gotta go back and redo them.  They screwed up the damn viles.  When does it end?


Offline RAB

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2006, 09:42:14 AM »
 >:(

This is getting assanine!  Seriously assanine!

RAB

Offline Trish

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2006, 09:47:44 AM »
And to think, he wanted me to go with him... ???  It's too damn early in the morning for me...no one wants to see me when I first wake up. :o  Not a pretty sight!!! ::) :D ;) :-[
"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is buit."  Eleanor Roosevelt

Offline heartforyou

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2006, 11:26:44 AM »
a box of belgian chocolates on the good news.

hug for the 2 of u

Hermie ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
Viread, Kivexa (Epzicom),Viramune once daily

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline franfrog

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2006, 12:40:42 PM »
Glad to see you and Trish are doing so well.  I hope this lab can start to fix there errors so you do not have to be put through this anymore.
Fran
7/05 diagnosis cd4- 52 vl -?
08/05 cd4-299 vl-1900
10/05 cd4-249 vl-349
12/05 cd4-349 vl-52
03/06 cd4-454 vl-<50
06/06 cd4-508 vl-<50

Offline kcmetroman

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2006, 01:09:59 PM »
Thank you alll!

Well, I am okay with re-taking tests so long s they get them right, but what REALLY pissed me off was that they made my ass wait when I got there.

Oh well,  I feel like a million bucks today, so I aint gonna let it get me down!

Offline Optimistic

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2006, 01:19:46 PM »
I hope they get it right the second time...

Justin
12/06 (Atripla): cd4 - 260; cd% - 33%; vl - 169
1/07 (Atripla): cd4 - 267; cd% - 38.1%; vl - 132
4/07 (Atripla): cd4 - 373; cd% - 33.9%; vl - <50
7/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 287; cd% - 35.8%; vl - <50
9/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 356; cd% - 39.5%; vl - <50
12/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 517

 


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