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Offline Loa111

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Re: vampires
« Reply #150 on: September 21, 2022, 06:09:22 pm »
Thanks Jim. I managed to hand the sample in embarrassment free  :) actually the staff were fun about it as I mentioned I felt a bit awkward handing it over.

Vampires visit went well today. Still UD. CD4 is down a bit 280 ish but I know that fluctuates as per often discussed on this forum. In fact the CD4 being a bit lower it does not bother me at all, as long as I'm UD, and all I can do anyway is take my daily pills.

Docs running a few extra test for my niggles, including the prostrate blood test which I am very happy to be getting. I've been peeing a lot recently, like a weak bladder, so they asked for a urine sample too to check for any infections. Might just be from me drinking more liquid than I remember, but good to get this checked.

I've had trouble sleeping recently, like waking up after an hours sleep & troubling getting back to sleep. I asked for sleeping pills, got a no for that request but they gave me a Melatonin script instead which is fair enough.

Also since it's been a year since the checked my cholesterol, they'll check that again & are putting me on the list for some sort of a 10 year heart check. Not sure what that is, but good to check anyway.

They at least 15 vials of blood today too, I think re all the extra tests, & also some extra of the research study they're doing currently.

Had a bit of a close call today too!!! >:( I'm very private & extremely confidential about my poz status. I was sitting awaiting my blood draw, when I looked up & saw a guy I know walking in to hand medical implements to the nurse! I know he works in the lab. I don't think he noticed me, & I ducked my face behind the curtain & he was literally 2 feet on opposite side of curtain. I was praying the nurses, who I all know, would not turn around & speak to me whilst he was there. It would have been rather awkward for me  & it would not take a genius to figure out what health condition I have sitting in the ID clinic on this particular day of the week, especially when one is staff there. Who knows, he might be checking my labs for all I know & seeing my name on the computer. He went after a minute or two. It's just I could really do without this chap (or anyone else for that matter) knowing my status, as I see him around a lot where I live, we know several people in common & we have a casual chat always.

All in all a good vampire visit. Happy to get a few extra tests done. Now let's see does this Melatonin help me sleep tonight?  ;)

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Re: vampires
« Reply #151 on: September 22, 2022, 07:10:47 am »
Thanks Jim. I managed to hand the sample in embarrassment free  :) actually the staff were fun about it as I mentioned I felt a bit awkward handing it over.

Vampires visit went well today. Still UD. CD4 is down a bit 280 ish but I know that fluctuates as per often discussed on this forum. In fact the CD4 being a bit lower it does not bother me at all, as long as I'm UD, and all I can do anyway is take my daily pills.

Docs running a few extra test for my niggles, including the prostrate blood test which I am very happy to be getting. I've been peeing a lot recently, like a weak bladder, so they asked for a urine sample too to check for any infections. Might just be from me drinking more liquid than I remember, but good to get this checked.

I've had trouble sleeping recently, like waking up after an hours sleep & troubling getting back to sleep. I asked for sleeping pills, got a no for that request but they gave me a Melatonin script instead which is fair enough.

Also since it's been a year since the checked my cholesterol, they'll check that again & are putting me on the list for some sort of a 10 year heart check. Not sure what that is, but good to check anyway.

They at least 15 vials of blood today too, I think re all the extra tests, & also some extra of the research study they're doing currently.

Had a bit of a close call today too!!! >:( I'm very private & extremely confidential about my poz status. I was sitting awaiting my blood draw, when I looked up & saw a guy I know walking in to hand medical implements to the nurse! I know he works in the lab. I don't think he noticed me, & I ducked my face behind the curtain & he was literally 2 feet on opposite side of curtain. I was praying the nurses, who I all know, would not turn around & speak to me whilst he was there. It would have been rather awkward for me  & it would not take a genius to figure out what health condition I have sitting in the ID clinic on this particular day of the week, especially when one is staff there. Who knows, he might be checking my labs for all I know & seeing my name on the computer. He went after a minute or two. It's just I could really do without this chap (or anyone else for that matter) knowing my status, as I see him around a lot where I live, we know several people in common & we have a casual chat always.

All in all a good vampire visit. Happy to get a few extra tests done. Now let's see does this Melatonin help me sleep tonight?  ;)

I have a few comments but it will have to wait until I am back at my laptop.

Hope the Melatonin helped you fall asleep last night.

Ended up missing my appointment this morning  :( Caelan's school bus was 25 mins late and after that, my morning fell apart.

The only good news was my free travel card was approved so I can travel on the bus/train for free soon.
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Offline Loa111

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Re: vampires
« Reply #152 on: September 22, 2022, 11:14:57 am »
Hope the Melatonin helped you fall asleep last night.

Ended up missing my appointment this morning  :( Caelan's school bus was 25 mins late and after that, my morning fell apart.

The only good news was my free travel card was approved so I can travel on the bus/train for free soon.

Sorry to hear you'd a messy morning Jim & missed your appointment, that's a headache for sure, as we all know the ID clinic takes up a lot of the day just going there & waiting etc.

I think the Melatonin helped a bit last night, not perfect, but better than nothing. The Pharmacist told me it can take several days of consistently taking it for the full effect to work, so fingers crossed.

We'll at least you can go travelling now with your free bus pass!  ;)

 


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