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Author Topic: Excited (Kinda...)  (Read 2578 times)

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Offline racingmind

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Excited (Kinda...)
« on: March 05, 2007, 11:18:14 AM »
Well I just got back from my latest ID Doc appointment and my numbers improved.  My CD4# and percentage are at an all time high and my VL is at an all time low(you can see my trend below).....so I'm kinda excited and happy.  Well, as happy as you can be about having this goddamned disease.  I guess regular exercise, quitting smoking, the addition of vitamin supplements, and drowning myself in green tea has helped. 

Maybe not, but  my Doc was happy. 

He thinks that it now may be quite a while until HAART, when in the past he had prescription pad in hand.  So I guess it does pay to wait for trends to appear.  ~~~~Many, many thanks to Ann for the best advice I have ever received here in this forum.  ::)

Tested Negative: 5/06
Tested Positive: 9/06 
9/06: CD4: 442 (28%) VL: +100,000
10/06: CD4: 323 (25%) VL: 243,440
11/06: CD4: 405 (28%) VL: 124,324
12/06: CD4: 450 (29%) VL: 114,600
1/07: CD4: 440 (27%) VL: 75,286
3/07: CD4: 459 (30%) VL: 44,860
5/07: CD4: 353 (24%) VL: 50,852
7/07: CD4: 437 (29%) VL: 39,475
9/07: CD4: 237 (32%) VL: 372,774
10/07: CD4: 324 (27%) VL: 115,454 
Started Atripla: 10/07
11/07: CD4: 524 (?%) VL: Undetectable!
2/08: CD4: 653 (35%) VL: undetectable
5/08: CD4: 822 (40%) VL: undetectable
8/08: CD4: 626 (35%) VL: undetectable
12/08: CD4: 619 (36%) VL: undetectable
3/09: CD4: 802 (38%) VL: undetectable
7/09: CD4: 1027 (43%) VL: not tested
10/09: CD4: 1045 (43%) VL: undetectable

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 11:20:46 AM »
Love hearing this. Thank you, you rock  8)

A life without cigs!! Sweet!!!  :D

Offline Ihavehope

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 11:30:12 AM »
Great news girl.
Infected: April 2005
12/6/06 - Diagnosed HIV positive
12/19/06 - CD4 = 240  22% VL = 26,300
1/4/07 - CD4 = 200 16% VL = ?
2/9/07 = Started Kaletra/Truvada
3/13/07 = CD4 = 386 22% VL ?

Offline keyite

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 11:36:21 AM »
That's great news, congrats. Gives me a bit of hope labs are not necessarily an inevitable slide downwards...

Offline Longislander

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 01:44:35 PM »
AWESOME! You're doing great! Keep it up~ ;D
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 Zanarkand

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007, 02:37:17 PM »
WohooO!! Go-Go-GO-GO!!!!!  :P ;D
All Your Base Are Belong To Us

Offline DanielMark

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2007, 04:36:21 PM »
Good news! Whatever you're doing, just keep doing it.

Daniel
MEDS: REYATAZ & KIVEXA (SINCE AUG 2008)

MAY 2000 LAB RESULTS: CD4 678
VL STILL UNDETECTABLE

DIAGNOSED IN 1988

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007, 04:41:57 PM »
That is one terrific report! I love the image of your doctor putting his prescription pad aside.

Wishing you many, many more such happy visits!

Big cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2007, 05:24:12 PM »
Racing,
Break out the checkered flag!!!!
Congratulations.
Em

Offline Christine

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2007, 06:19:15 PM »
That is excellent news!
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 Central79

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2007, 08:10:05 AM »
Hey. Congrats on staying off the meds and grabbing your health by the balls. Long may it continue.

Matt.
Diagnosed January 2006
26/1/06 - 860 (22%), VL > 500,000
24/4/06 - 820 (24.6%), VL 158,000
13/7/06 - 840 (22%), VL 268,000
1/11/06 - 680 (21%), VL 93,100
29/1/07 - 1,020 (27.5%), VL 46,500
15/5/07 - 1,140 (22.8%), VL not done.
13/10/07 - 759 (23.2%), VL 170,000
6/11/07 - 630 (25%), VL 19,324
14/1/08 - 650 (21%), VL 16,192
15/4/08 - 590 (21%), VL 40, 832

Offline mjmel

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2007, 08:47:15 AM »
Congrats. I see you are drinking green tea. How much per day?
Just asking cause seems like folks with good news are drinking this stuff. A coincidence? Maybe.
Congrats on giving up the cigs. A proactive kind of guy!

Offline Zanarkand

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2007, 10:58:32 AM »
Jaryd and I have been drinking a lot of Green Tea too. (3 times a day)
Even though he isn't on HAART his viral loads are dropping.
W000t?! :o
All Your Base Are Belong To Us

Offline racingmind

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)...& Green Tea
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2007, 05:02:11 PM »
Congrats. I see you are drinking green tea. How much per day?
Just asking cause seems like folks with good news are drinking this stuff. A coincidence? Maybe.
Congrats on giving up the cigs. A proactive kind of guy!


Hmm...Hard to say how much I'm drinking.  I pretty much drink as much as I can stand.  The Republic of Tea puts out a Pink Grapefruit Green Tea that I love.  I also take green tea extract capsules when I take my vitamins & supplements.   I also try to drink White Tea as well (supposed to be more potent than Green Tea).  I would say find your favorite flavor of Green Tea and drink a lot everyday (hot and iced).  Sorry if that's vague.=)
Tested Negative: 5/06
Tested Positive: 9/06 
9/06: CD4: 442 (28%) VL: +100,000
10/06: CD4: 323 (25%) VL: 243,440
11/06: CD4: 405 (28%) VL: 124,324
12/06: CD4: 450 (29%) VL: 114,600
1/07: CD4: 440 (27%) VL: 75,286
3/07: CD4: 459 (30%) VL: 44,860
5/07: CD4: 353 (24%) VL: 50,852
7/07: CD4: 437 (29%) VL: 39,475
9/07: CD4: 237 (32%) VL: 372,774
10/07: CD4: 324 (27%) VL: 115,454 
Started Atripla: 10/07
11/07: CD4: 524 (?%) VL: Undetectable!
2/08: CD4: 653 (35%) VL: undetectable
5/08: CD4: 822 (40%) VL: undetectable
8/08: CD4: 626 (35%) VL: undetectable
12/08: CD4: 619 (36%) VL: undetectable
3/09: CD4: 802 (38%) VL: undetectable
7/09: CD4: 1027 (43%) VL: not tested
10/09: CD4: 1045 (43%) VL: undetectable

Offline Zanarkand

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2007, 07:49:24 PM »
I think there's something wonderful in those Green Tea Leaves.
Either way, I find it comforting and relaxing.
I also love Cherry Tea. Don't have it too often though, I'm afraid it might be a bit unnatural to have too often.
All Your Base Are Belong To Us

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2007, 08:33:52 PM »
Well congrats to u and keep up the awesome work!!

Drew

Offline Ann

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Re: Excited (Kinda...)
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2007, 07:47:04 AM »
He thinks that it now may be quite a while until HAART, when in the past he had prescription pad in hand.  So I guess it does pay to wait for trends to appear.  ~~~~Many, many thanks to Ann for the best advice I have ever received here in this forum.  ::)


Hi Racing! I missed this thread the other day when you posted it, sorry!

That's fantastic to hear about your latest numbers and that percent is downright sexy! ;D I'm glad you found my advice helpful. I know all too well how one panics when newly diagnosed, but it really does pay to wait until you've had enough results under your belt to see a trend. Keep up the good work looking after yourself, and I hope you have quite a few med free years. ;)

Hugs,
Ann
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