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Author Topic: Get your flu shots...  (Read 1516 times)

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Offline oksikoko

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Get your flu shots...
« on: November 15, 2013, 04:11:26 PM »
I didn't get a flu shot, though I kept meaning to. I just spent the last 3 days in bed, quasi-conscious from what I suspect was the flu.

Get your shots. I still feel like crap, and since I live in what is basically a home for the sick and dying, the psychological stress of being trapped here while ill is not to be ignored. Hopefully you don't have this last problem.
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2014-11-14: CD4 Wars Episode II: Return of the Stribild (released in Europe as Stribild II: Werewolf Bitch)
2014-11-06:                ☣ VL (→) 12,627      ☣ CD4 (→) 639
2014-??-??: off treatment  ☣ VL (?)              ☣ CD4 (?)
2013-10-03:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1105
2013-05-23:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (-) 945
2013-02-25:                ☣ VL (-) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1123
2012-12-16: Enter Stribild
2012-11-20: HIV+           ☣ VL (→) 132,683      ☣ CD4 (→) 920
2012-04-01: HIV-
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Get your flu shots...
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 04:16:48 PM »

Get your shots. I still feel like crap, and since I live in what is basically a home for the sick and dying, the psychological stress of being trapped here while ill is not to be ignored. Hopefully you don't have this last problem.

I always get the shot. I received mine September 19th.  Hope you get feeling better soon.

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






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 9/16/16,  t-cells are at 501,   Viral load remains <40

Current % is at 12%

 65 years young.

Offline darryaz

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Re: Get your flu shots...
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 04:44:07 PM »
It's been a busy fall so I've procrastinated.  This year my after my July appointment the ID doc didn't feel the need to see me for 6 months so no convenient appointment time to get the flu shot.

I made an appointment at the Health Department for Monday.

Offline LiveWithIt

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Re: Get your flu shots...
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 09:54:23 PM »
I got mine in late September or Early October.  Even took the pink slip to my doctor so he could keep it in my records. 
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 tednlou2

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Re: Get your flu shots...
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 11:37:12 PM »
Got mine October 30.  Hope you feel better.

Here's a question-- How many verify the injection they get?  I was doing it, after I they mixed up my Hep shots and I got the same one twice, instead of the next in the series.  Not dangerous or anything, but still.  And, they obviously checked what they gave me, because they are the ones who realized their mistake.

This time, there was confusion what vaccine I was due.  The nurse kept saying my pneumonia booster.  I said I'm here for the flu, and that I had to wait 4 more weeks (8 weeks in all) to get my booster.  I had the prenavir 13 four weeks prior and told I had to wait 8 weeks to get the 23 booster.  So, I asked whether that was really the flu vaccine she was about to jab me with.  I'm sure there wouldn't have been any issues, except not getting my flu shot when I thought I did.  So, just curious how many trust what is being stuck in them...no sexual pun intended. 


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