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Offline Jeff G

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #550 on: November 20, 2014, 09:59:52 PM »
I was settling in for the evening when I got a call from the hospital that my aunt who had surgery to clean the plaque out of her neck artery was now on life support . Its not looking good for her so I will be in and out of here for next few days . I am going back the hospital to sit with her tonight as I do not want he to be alone .

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #551 on: November 20, 2014, 10:55:41 PM »
You're such a good person, Jeff. Your aunt doesn't know how lucky she is to have you.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #552 on: November 21, 2014, 09:29:06 AM »


     Jeff ,
             I'm sending a prayer for you and your Aunt .
     Hoping all goes well .

                                     Carl
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #553 on: November 21, 2014, 11:07:58 AM »

I had another urine test done  ( 11/19/14)  at the VA clinic. I didn't have my cell phone with me today, but a nurse called me back ( I missed the call-and got the message),   and wants me to call the clinic tomorrow.

So,...  I  will call tomorrow, and find out what's going on.  Doctors and staff , don't usually call from the VA, so something might be going on, OR, They could say the results of the urinalysis was "Normal", and no further action is necessary.


Will give a follow up as I find out more tomorrow !


Ray


Just to give a follow up,...  I called the VA clinic this morning, and "EVERYTHING" was A-OK with the urine sample I supplied on Wednesday. No RBC in the urine !!



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



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Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 8/25/14,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #554 on: November 21, 2014, 11:21:15 AM »
Ray -- So happy that your urine test turned out well, and showed no red blood cells.  I had a bit of a scare with my urologist who found them in my urine a few months ago.  Then we realized that it because of my blood thinners.  I was tapering off Coumadin for an upcoming procedure, switching to Lovenox daily, and had my portacath flushed with heparin.  The Lovenox and Heparin were both within 2-3 hours of my urine test.  Duh!

Jeff -- I am so sorry to hear about your aunt.  I am glad you can go and be with her!    Prayers on the way for both of you.
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     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #555 on: November 21, 2014, 01:24:43 PM »
Great news Ray !

Jeff , you have some tough days ahead , my heart goes out.

            Wade
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #556 on: November 21, 2014, 03:24:38 PM »
Geez Jeff, you sure are making the hospital rounds a lot lately. Such a good nephew!

My thoughts are with you and your Aunt.
32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #557 on: November 21, 2014, 08:21:03 PM »
The situation with my aunt was very bleak and I was certain she was not going to make and the doctors where doubtful as well . Around 2 this afternoon I was sitting by her in ICU and she woke up and reached for my hands and two hours later they removed her breathing tubes and we were laughing and joking around, it really was miraculous .

I will be up there at the hospital tomorrow afternoon and all night with her Ö she is pretty beat up from the chest compressions and the CPR and needs help and support . All and all  I am a happy man Ö. very tired but happy .

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #558 on: November 21, 2014, 08:34:15 PM »
That's great news  !!!   NOW.. you need some rest...
Glad for the VERY HAPPY ending !!!
"Who put the pepper in the....Vaseline  ? "

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #559 on: November 21, 2014, 08:50:58 PM »
Great news,comrade. Please get some rest!  I'm here if you need me.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #560 on: November 21, 2014, 09:17:27 PM »
Got my lab results today , still UD , T Cells still in upper 400s , have stayed there for years . got lipids earlier this week on portal site ,  Cholesterol 138 ,
triglycerides 90
glucose 86 ,  the rest all good too  !!   Will be moving into our new house in about
two  weeks , Can't wait . Not far away , just one dirt road over  ! LOL , love the neighborhood .

Floors are being sanded and stained starting today ,the rest is just tying up small stuff . Know where I'll be turning 60 ....God willing and the creek don't rise !
Won't gush anymore tonight !
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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #561 on: November 22, 2014, 05:07:40 AM »
Good news on the labs!  I'm very impressed with the cholesterol and triglycerides.
Also, congrats on the new house, how exciting!

Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #562 on: November 22, 2014, 08:20:17 AM »
Thanks Betty,
I don't know why my lipids are so low ?
I eat what I want , on meds that usually raise numbers.
prezista ,norvir,isentress,and truvada ,vitamin D supplements
that finally went back into range. oh made a mistake , triglycerides are 110
were 90 last labs , hard time remembering all those numbers !

also take valcyclovir as a preventative,I got a herpe on my eye ball
about ten years ago,
went blind ,and eventually got a cornea transplant. But that's another story.
Take my 325 mg bayer aspirin also. Who knows  ??

You take care of your leg, so you can get your knees done. You seem to have a high tolerance for pain , and  would probably do great.
They want you up and walking right away. So your back in action in no time !
You Be Well,Wade


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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #563 on: Yesterday at 10:35:57 AM »
I finally slept over eight hours last night with my new CPAP machine. I was using the wrong nasal attachment size for the last 2 1/2 weeks. They didn't tell me that they were different sizes in the packet.

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Offline Jeff G

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #564 on: Yesterday at 10:38:38 AM »
That's great news Miss P . I still have been putting off a sleep study and need to do one .

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #565 on: Yesterday at 11:41:36 AM »
That's great news Miss P . I still have been putting off a sleep study and need to do one .

Since you've been on opioids long term you really need to go have one done.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #566 on: Yesterday at 09:09:44 PM »
Wade, sounds good! I only wish I had your cholesterol levels. :P

David, happy to hear the larger size was available. :)

Betty, just wondering if you have seen your outdoor cat at all. ???


Me? Well I've been rapidly loosing energy the past two months. I'll give it til January and if there is no improvement I might consider going back to Isentress. Sleeping better but much more tired all day long. Maybe it's the Ativan but I only started taking that about 3 weeks ago. Maybe seasonal disorder or just getting older... or simply too many combinations.

Would rather have insomnia and have more energy. Frustrating!

Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Pillow time. :-*

32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #567 on: Yesterday at 09:26:20 PM »
Hi gang,

Jeff, I am glad to hear your aunt is doing much better!

David, I didn't know there were different sizes, either.

Wade, I envy your lipids, a lot.

I have been somewhat absent recently, although checked in to read now and then.
My CEO decided I needed help, with work that is. So, she asked me to proceed with creating a new office in Gallup.
I hand-picked the case manager there. He is an old friend who was a case manager for another agency that went belly up. He is a wonderful asset both because of his experience and his ability to speak Navajo, which I have tried and failed to learn.
So, I had to arrange for him to travel to Albuquerque to be interviewed by everyone. Then, my boss called and insisted I be there as well.
So, did that and all went well.
Last week we spent much of the time searching out a location for the new office. We found what I think will be a good location. I managed to haggle a little bit with the landlord and I think we got a good deal.
Then went shopping - retail therapy of sorts. So far, I have bought two new desks, file cabinets and other things.
So, things are moving forward.
I can't remember if I mentioned my new job title? If I did, just bear with with.
I am not the northwest regional supervisor for my agency. I still have my clients, but I may transfer some over to the new guy. We'll see.
So, hope all of you are doing well. Just a quickie update.

HUGS,

Mark
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