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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #100 on: April 04, 2014, 09:16:06 AM »
Jre, two meds I will never again put in my body. Ambian, and Sustiva. Just not gonna happen man.
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #101 on: April 04, 2014, 09:43:13 AM »
In my family, the last generation pretty much fell apart. Me, and a number of my cousins were raised by our granny. Meds always had to be the worst tasting shit. She'd hold our nose and mouth shrieking, take your medicine, swallow it SWALLOW IT. Oh man, is it mythyolate? Worse than betadine and iodine. She'd grab us with her claws. Amazingly strong for 70 some. Start dabbling fire on us while we danced in a circle screaming murder. The rest of us watching in horror of being next. We'd hide our cuts, walk around oozing infected pus rather than face her.

This place is club med compared to her
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #102 on: April 04, 2014, 09:52:06 AM »
My mom decided to wash my mouth out with soap once for calling a neighbor a sunny beach, I was far to young to properly cuss people out at that time .

I puked right down her cleavage and she did the same in the toilet within seconds and she never did it again... plus my dad got pissed saying she could have poisoned me . 

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #103 on: April 04, 2014, 10:05:35 AM »
Granny had the mouth of a sailor. Never had mine washed out. She did switch me once though, still ashamed of that. She cried.
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #104 on: April 04, 2014, 10:10:24 AM »
Granny had the mouth of a sailor. Never had mine washed out. She did switch me once though, still ashamed of that. She cried.

My granny only cussed on Friday afternoon watching wrastlen on tv ... spelled like she said it .   

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #105 on: April 04, 2014, 10:44:03 AM »
I think I only heard Gran Gran cuss one time, when she pulled a lemon meringue pie out of the oven and it flipped over onto the floor. She was a good Christian lady.
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #106 on: April 04, 2014, 11:11:05 AM »
Never ever heard either my Father or Gran swear . My Father also never laid as much off a finger on me.

Now Mummy dearest had somewhat differant parenting techniques , rarely physically violent off herself but one learned to watch out for low flying objects and in a certain mood having one,s hair brushed resulted in mild to moderate concussion .

 All illness would be gone by lunchtime , temperatures where the result off not sitting still or would go after a good stiff walk, ditto headaches , swellings showed the body was working and looking after the bones where the swelling was . I miss them all to the point off physical pain at times.
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #107 on: April 04, 2014, 11:14:16 AM »
  Meds always had to be the worst tasting shit. She'd hold our nose and mouth shrieking, take your medicine, swallow it SWALLOW IT.



 :)  When I was about 10 years of age ( Or 52 years ago )  The ritual in our house, was the three times a week of having to swallow a tablespoon of Casor oil . My father would line all five of us kids up and give us our tablespoon of castor oil. UUgghhhh,..!  :)

Come to think of it,  we always had a lot of gas !  :P


Then my father got into the vitamin kick, ( selling and distributing) with a product that I remember being called " Nutri- Bio" This was some sort of vitamin packs that he would once again line us up to take once a twice a week, also when I was about 9 - 11 years of age .


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 Current % is at 11%

  
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #108 on: April 04, 2014, 11:16:19 AM »
Jre, two meds I will never again put in my body. Ambian, and Sustiva. Just not gonna happen man.

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #109 on: April 04, 2014, 12:14:56 PM »
I want a beer, a joint, a couple codone pills, and a burning hot bath
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #110 on: April 04, 2014, 12:19:48 PM »
I want a beer, a joint, a couple codone pills, and a burning hot bath

They wont give you something for pain ?

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #111 on: April 04, 2014, 12:40:00 PM »
Oh I'm talking purely recreational relaxation at home where I can sleep it off in peace and bliss
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #112 on: April 04, 2014, 12:42:25 PM »
I disapprove of using opiates for relaxation unless you are willing to share .  ;)   

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #113 on: April 04, 2014, 01:30:36 PM »
Oh I'm talking purely recreational relaxation at home where I can sleep it off in peace and bliss

With a bit off planning all off that can be achieved during a Hospital stay , cut out the beer and that s more or less describes 75% off my time in hos .  Being on lock down in isolation ward does not help , though that will not be forever and those ugly giant drinking cups office workers glue there hands to can hide a cold beer , the dobey can be enjoyed during your night time walk which you have to do because
a ] its Part off your preventing constipation routine ,walking.
b ] if you have osteophorsis you need to walk as much as pos. the research states.
c ] You cannot balance in a shower
d ] You follow a strict meditation routine to aid sleep and a hot bath is crucial.
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #114 on: April 04, 2014, 02:24:26 PM »
Weird thing a bout this floor. Keep in mind it's all respiratory isolation. There is an enclosed balcony, for patients only. For smoking. Stunning view to the north though, all the city and stone mountain on the horizon
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #115 on: April 04, 2014, 02:30:15 PM »
Test today was a pituitary hormone stress response test.
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #116 on: April 04, 2014, 03:02:29 PM »

Was going to post there just to mess with Ann.


You'll have to try much harder than that, mister, to win a coveted spanking off me! :P ;D


I disapprove of using opiates for relaxation unless you are willing to share .  ;)   


I second that emotion!


Test today was a pituitary hormone stress response test.


On first reading I was sure you had a poultry hormone stress test! Finger lickin' good! Joking aside, what's that supposed to reveal? ... never mind, I just remembered you're currently keyboard-challenged. I'll go fetch google.......

Do all the patients on your floor have a Friday night disco party on that private balcony of yours?
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #117 on: April 04, 2014, 04:25:56 PM »
You'll have to try much harder than that, mister, to win a coveted spanking off me! :P ;D


I'll show you! I couldn't feel it anyway, have lost most sensation from t7 down.  That won't do at all, still miles of trail to walk

Colonoscopy Monday, can't wait, never had a camera up unrest.
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #118 on: April 04, 2014, 04:36:28 PM »
It really sounds like the hospital you are in is quite thorough.  Glad to hear your doing better and a plan seems to be coming together. 

I'll smoke a J in your honor tonight :)

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #119 on: April 04, 2014, 04:42:08 PM »
Weird thing a bout this floor. Keep in mind it's all respiratory isolation. There is an enclosed balcony, for patients only. For smoking. Stunning view to the north though, all the city and stone mountain on the horizon

They still have smoking places for patients?  I thought those were long gone.  I've climbed Stone Mountain a few times-- never took the tram.  I'm sure I would be huffin' and puffin' and throwing up today. 

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #120 on: April 04, 2014, 05:05:36 PM »
They still have smoking places for patients?  I thought those were long gone.  I've climbed Stone Mountain a few times-- never took the tram.  I'm sure I would be huffin' and puffin' and throwing up today.

Yeah, there's a guy that is dying, sits out there smoking one after another. Gotta feel bad for that level of addiction
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #121 on: April 04, 2014, 07:06:28 PM »
They want me to cathederize myself 3 times a day at home. I'm not sure about all that.

I would insist on a having a studly visting nurse stop by to handle that task  :P

Seriously, I have been following this thread and am impressed and inspired by the candor, humor and grace you have shared in dealing with your current health challenges. Please keep fighting the good fight.

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #122 on: April 04, 2014, 10:02:58 PM »
Be well and know that many of us view and don't post often, bad I know but so it goes! I do look for your upbeat progression daily and send best thoughts always!

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #123 on: April 05, 2014, 02:02:52 PM »
As of this morning, I am on ARVs
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #124 on: April 05, 2014, 02:09:29 PM »
As of this morning, I am on ARVs

Great news Zach! I'm really happy for you. Which ones?
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #125 on: April 05, 2014, 02:14:16 PM »
Tru, prez, nor, and isen
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #126 on: April 05, 2014, 02:45:57 PM »
Tru, prez, nor, and isen

LOL yes of course you told us that already. Please pardon my brainfart. ;D
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« Reply #127 on: April 05, 2014, 02:48:53 PM »


   Glad to hear they have you on ARV's now Zach.  I hope this is a start to a full recovery.
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #128 on: April 05, 2014, 03:05:01 PM »
As of this morning, I am on ARVs

Woo Hoo.....  great news indeed!!

Mike

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #129 on: April 05, 2014, 03:18:47 PM »
That is very good news indeed.
Had my first gym outing yesterday , Zach, in 10 years at least. Finally got dressed at 6pm this evening , I am pleased that they have started the meds.
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #130 on: April 05, 2014, 04:26:00 PM »
Tru, prez, nor, and isen

Good Luck ! Eric
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #131 on: April 05, 2014, 06:08:00 PM »
As of this morning, I am on ARVs

I am so glad to hear this !   Great news !


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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 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #132 on: April 05, 2014, 07:26:08 PM »
That damned Truvada............   :P

Thankfully my brainfarts don't smell like burning tires.



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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #133 on: April 05, 2014, 07:43:51 PM »
Tru, prez, nor, and isen

Oh, goody, I get to be the 'Debby Downer' here.  :-\

I started out on Truvada, Prezista and Norvir. They worked great.

The Truvada eventually drove my creatinine levels too high and I had to be switched to Epzicom.

Truvada gave me loose stools 3-4 times a week. I combated it by taking probiotics. Once I switched to Epzicom, the problem went away.

I had pcp pneumonia when I was diagnosed. I was given Bactrim. It drove my metal salt levels downward to a dangerous level. It took three weeks to do this, though.

More good news: Truvada, Norvir and Prezista all have copay assistance programs. So if you have to pay out-of-pocket for any of these, get yourself registered with them. Using copay assistance saves me about $250/mo. on my scripts.

As for your dad, I wonder if he's suffering some sort of PTSD due to events in his past. Due to your description of the disposition of your relatives, I have to wonder if he's just wanting to avoid them. Only your dad knows for sure.

Maybe when you get home, you could invest in a couple deadbolts for your rooms. Just sayin'.
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #134 on: April 05, 2014, 09:05:18 PM »
Zack, we are taking the same drugs.  I think you will be happy with them.  I haven't had any substantial side effects thus far.
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« Reply #135 on: April 06, 2014, 07:55:54 AM »
Yeah, there's a guy that is dying, sits out there smoking one after another. Gotta feel bad for that level of addiction

Getting lung cancer from an addiction is a feel bad situation. But I don't feel bad when people who are gonna die, keep on doing whats killing them. I mean whats the point of stopping at that point?
Smoking is terrible for the health but I am in the minority opinion that its also a pleasure psychologically and probably chemically. 
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« Reply #136 on: April 06, 2014, 07:58:37 AM »
Do you know how long your stay in hospital will last?
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« Reply #137 on: April 06, 2014, 09:07:03 AM »
Soft exit date, Tuesday, waiting on one last test result, if good I fly

Colonoscopy Monday, I have  to drink an actual gallon of some vile concoction.

21 pills this morning, by far a personal best
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« Reply #138 on: April 06, 2014, 09:23:06 AM »
I have  to drink an actual gallon of some vile concoction.

It makes you shit your brains out for 18 hours. Enjoy!
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« Reply #139 on: April 06, 2014, 09:26:04 AM »
Oh that's lovely
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« Reply #140 on: April 06, 2014, 11:05:02 AM »
Oh that's lovely

The good news is that that is the worst part about the whole thing. I'm due for another one myself.  :P

Glad to read you finally are on meds! Hope Tuesday is brings you a ticket home.
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« Reply #141 on: April 06, 2014, 12:26:30 PM »
Soft exit date, Tuesday, waiting on one last test result, if good I fly

Colonoscopy Monday, I have  to drink an actual gallon of some vile concoction.

21 pills this morning, by far a personal best

I imagine your going to need recovery time from the colonoscopy, Tuesday sounds very sudden , though can fully understand your want to be free off Hospital living . And according to Miss P you will need time to locate your brain , I hope you can remember what I often forgot Zach , rest is important .

So how many Pills can you take in one go?
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #142 on: April 06, 2014, 12:42:17 PM »
I'm about half a step away from open rebellion here
gonna go up to the mountain, for to find a little peace
looking over the valley, for the beauty i see
out across the hills, forevermore

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #143 on: April 06, 2014, 01:48:52 PM »
Zach,

Great to hear that you are on ARV's.Good luck with the coloscopy and yep, Im hoping you get the go ahead to go home soon, when you are ready.

Its fantastic news!

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #144 on: April 06, 2014, 02:59:50 PM »
Do you have your follow up care set up?  Did that ever get squared away?

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #145 on: April 06, 2014, 05:49:45 PM »
I'm about half a step away from open rebellion here

Time to be home,
Good luck holding it in.
My Doctor reckons anybody with shall we say an independent spirit is driven mad by hospital . at least that's what he told me after I confessed to some incredibly over the top bad behaviour that I felt at the time totally justified in. Cannot even remember what it was now , still live and learn .
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #146 on: April 06, 2014, 05:56:05 PM »
They seriously want me to drink a gallon of this sea water. And that's exactly what the fuck it tastes like

I just gave the poor Dr girl that's on duty a major earful
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #147 on: April 06, 2014, 06:12:00 PM »
IT happen,s if you have the ability to say sorry in my experience it goes a long way and trust me I have had some sorry,s to say . Take care Zach you will soon be home
All the best
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #148 on: April 06, 2014, 06:16:58 PM »
Can't they perform that test as an outpatient?  I'm almost certain that I've gone home immediately after each of mine. 

Also, I hope Ann chimes in soon to correct my next comment as I can't recall the exact answer.  One of your meds (unless it was Isentress I'm thinking of) has a potential reaction with Versed which is a very typical drug that is used for sedation.
On my way home after the procedure, I suddenly had horrid pain.  I only learned about the interaction after the fact.

You also can't trust the professionals will automatically recognize the potential interaction.  I now insist that the drug not be used.

best of luck
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« Reply #149 on: April 06, 2014, 06:23:31 PM »
My mother just had that done as an outpatient, the sea water and the whole bit.  You shit your guts out the day before.  It leaves you looped after the colonoscopy, and they insist that you have someone stay there with you during the procedure and to drive you home.

They would not accept a taxi as a viable means of departure transportation.

I imagine that having a lack of proper transport plays into doing it as inpatient.

Well...that and the fact that mom wasn't playing Lazarus.
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