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Offline David_CA

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Another First for Me
« on: December 02, 2006, 09:56:58 PM »
In about 15 minutes, I'll take my first dose of meds.  It's not Atripla (not in stock at the hospital).  It's not Sustiva and Truvada (they're out of Truvada, too).  So, I'm doing it old-school with Sustiva, Viread, and Emtriva.  It's been a great 40 years without HAART, and here's to another great 40 with HAART (or sooner when 'The Cure' comes along!)  I just wanted you guys to know (Ernie / Razorbill) that your words haven't been falling on deaf ears!  So here's to vivid dreams with no headaches or squirts in the morning.  Take care.

David
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006, 10:00:44 PM »
Welcome to the Better Living Through Chemistry club!

Offline Longislander

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2006, 10:04:21 PM »
Glad you're up and typing!

Hospitals out of stock?-must be the holiday rush!

I wish you great success with the meds, and very little if no side effects!

BigHugs to you and that biker man of yours,
Paul
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline Eldon

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2006, 10:04:36 PM »
Hey David...

Best Wishes.


Happy Holidays!

Offline anniebc

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2006, 10:05:47 PM »
Hi David

First of all I'm glad to see you back posting, I'm assuming that means you are feeling a lot better.

As for the combo they are starting you on..I have no words of wisdom for you, I have never taken any of those meds before, but as everyone keeps saying we all react differently to meds..I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all will be OK, but if you have any problems try not to stress to much, just be patient and give the meds time to settle down.

Thinking of you both and sending warm hugs from NZ.

Love
Jan :-*
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Offline gerry

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2006, 10:11:47 PM »
Very good to see you back!

Offline Teresa

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2006, 10:16:53 PM »
David,

Glad your feeling well enough to post. Good luck with the meds!

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2006, 12:47:27 AM »
I know its a big step....but let the healing begin!

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD

Offline Nadine

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2006, 07:19:40 AM »
Hey David,

I hope your first night on meds was uneventful.

Glad to see you back here posting, must mean you're feeling better!  ;D

Hugs to you and David...you two are in my thoughts

Offline aztecan

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2006, 11:23:23 AM »
Hey David,
EEP! I  really am out of the loop lately! I didn't know you were feeling poorly!

At any rate, I am glad you appear to be feeling better.

Let us know how you are doing with the meds - or should I say, Welcome to Club Meds?

Hang in there.

A BIG HUG to the both of you.

HUGS,

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

Offline Iggy

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2006, 11:28:04 AM »
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« Last Edit: January 10, 2007, 09:09:46 PM by Iggy »

Offline Robert

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2006, 01:30:22 PM »
you and D and Iggy will be just fine.  Certainly better than where you just came from.  I guarantee you, that will NEVER happen again.  And I'm sure you'll see those panic attacks will become a thing of the past also.  I hadn't thought of it until just now but I too had those attacks just prior to my hospitalizaton due to PCP.  Of course that's what I think but what do I know? 

Merry Christmas David and 'D.

robert
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Offline LatinAlexander

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2006, 02:04:26 PM »
David, I really hope you be lucky with your meds...3 months here, feeling very drunken after sustiva, and like high all day long...

Alex

Poz since Jul 19 2006
Initial numbers : CD4-250 VL 3500
First labs after HAART (Dec 04-2006) : CD4-432 VL-<40 (Undetectable)  cd4%=25.11%
Started HAART: Combivir+Efavirenz Aug 26 7:38 pm
Feb 08 2007 - Gradually stopping HAART cause of Myalgia. Protecting Efavirenz. Stopped Efavirenz, ahead with Combivir....
February 17 Combivir stopped.
April 3 -07 : Started ddi+3tc+efavirenz...
Gay and positive (What a lack of Identity...:) )
Looking for my Ben....

Offline Life

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2006, 02:52:54 PM »
David - Don't go where you need not go..... You will do good!

Love

Offline Razorbill

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2006, 02:56:18 PM »
Glory halleulia!  I've been pushin for this for a while.  You'll get your atripla soon Im sure and simplify things - thank the lord.  You will be just fine and in fine health when next we meet.  I can feel it in my bones.

Offline ademas

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2006, 03:56:17 PM »
I think you'll do great, David.
You have a great attitude.
Keep us posted.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2006, 04:49:35 PM »
Hope it's going well, David.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2006, 12:36:02 AM »
Nice to see you back man! Good luck with club med!
Positive since 1985

Offline David_CA

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2006, 01:38:52 PM »
Well, after day 3 of  meds, I have no side effects to speak of:  just a little heartburn after the evening dose and a few intense dreams that I can't remember.

I actually feel good, what with the 24-hour IV drips and O2.  The problem is that I'm 'borrowing' somebody's Wi-Fi connection.  It's really fast on all sites 'cept this one ... strange.

Anyway, thanks for the words ov encouragement; they mean a lot.  Take care.

David
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2006, 01:59:29 PM »
Hi David

You're going to do just fine, bud.   You have had such a great attitude about the whole thing, this is just another step in your journey my friend.

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 Christine

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2006, 02:11:11 PM »
Hi David,
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that all goes well!
Christine
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000

Offline Longislander

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2006, 02:16:56 PM »
It's does my heart good to hear you're feeling good!

(I can't imagine what other sites you could possibly want to visit except this one!!??) lol ;)
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline StrongGuy

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2006, 02:18:10 PM »
Great to hear things are going well...

As someone who's dealt with panic (though depression was my toughest battle),just know that we all heal at different speeds and don't be too hard on yourself with the mental stuff. You're moving forward and just take it day by day.

Peace out,
Mikey
"Get your medical advice from Doctors or medical professionals who you trust and know your history."

"Beware of the fortune teller doom and gloomers who seek to bring you down and are only looking for company, purpose and validation - not your best physical/mental interests."

"You know you all are saying that this is incurable. When the real thing you should be saying is it's not curable at the present time' because as we know, the great strides we've made in medicine." - Elizabeth Edwards

Offline poet

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Re: Another First for Me
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2006, 03:35:53 PM »
Wishing you much success like so many of the lucky among us, David.  And keep in mind that I had to do it twice to sort out side effects we didn't like and I still ended up, to date at least, with the strangest combo. known but one which has worked for a long time.  Best, Win
Winthrop Smith has published three collections of poetry: Ghetto: From The First Five; The Weigh-In: Collected Poems; Skin Check: New York Poems.  The last was published in December 2006.  He has a work-in-progress underway titled Starting Positions.

 


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