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Author Topic: Good Report  (Read 2560 times)

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Offline woodshere

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Good Report
« on: July 10, 2007, 08:42:50 AM »
I usually don't post my numbers.  Having seen my CD4 improve by less than 100 since starting meds immediately after being diagnosed over a year ago, I was always jealous of those who had big jumps.  But I had to share good news with someone.  Yesterday I had my quarterly dr's visit and got some good news.

3-26-07      CD4 - 267, 16.7%, undetectable
6-25-07      CD4 - 357, 21.0%, undetectable

This was very surprising as in May I was super depressed, drank way too much, smoked incessantly and stayed out till all hours of the morning.  Plus while only missing a day or two of meds, I wasn't real good about taking them at the appropriate time each day. Not quite sure how I improved, but I am happy to report that I am back on track reversing the downward spiral my life was on in May.

One other tidbit, my dr. was more happy about my cholesterol than my CD4 and %.  My LDL Cholesterol dropped from 131 to 108.  He said that was just remarkable.  I guess heavy drinking, smoking, lack of sleep and not eating can help improve your cholesterol..... :)

Finally, a note to those who get discouraged with slow moving numbers, my dr. continually said give it time it will get better and it did.  Of course yesterday he said that this might be my peak.  Regardless I'll take it.

« Last Edit: July 10, 2007, 08:44:36 AM by woodshere »
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Offline Nadine

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Re: Good Report
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007, 08:53:37 AM »
Outstanding!  Congrats!

Finally, a note to those who get discouraged with slow moving numbers, my dr. continually said give it time it will get better and it did.
This was true in my husbands case also.  He jumped up over 200 CD4's in 3 months and a few percentage points.

Offline keyite

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Re: Good Report
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007, 08:55:44 AM »
Excellent result - congrats! And good to hear you're not interpreting this result as an endorsement of heavy drinking and smoking...  ;)

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Good Report
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007, 09:09:15 AM »
glad for you honey. patience is a virtue

Offline anniebc

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Re: Good Report
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2007, 06:35:29 PM »
Well done on the numbers Woods..definitely heading in the right direction..it does take time but it's worth the wait.

Jan :-*
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Offline Longislander

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Re: Good Report
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2007, 07:06:19 PM »
congrats on the improvement! Thanks for sharing your #'s
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 Miss Philicia

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Re: Good Report
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2007, 07:11:34 PM »
Congrats on those great numbers!
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Good Report
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2007, 07:11:45 PM »
Congrats Wood, now you need to fix yourself a vase of flowers.

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Good Report
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2007, 09:28:54 PM »
Nice Numbers, Woodsy....Now go celebrate.....Healthy, I mean....
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
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Offline Life

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Re: Good Report
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2007, 10:14:41 PM »
Who said Event Planners CAN'T RISE to the occasion...   Good stuff Woods,  good stuff..



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