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Author Topic: What a month!  (Read 2131 times)

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Offline Jerry71

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What a month!
« on: October 30, 2007, 11:30:33 AM »
This has been a bad month for me. Started out not getting all my labs and falling out with my doctor over this. Then finally got a new ID doctor lined out.

Water line problems finally got that fixed.

Now since the cold weather has reached us now the damn heat does not work!

Can anything else happen to me this month I guess not since there is only one day left in this month. Just hope next month is better seems like everything hits all at once.

Offline Hard Times

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Re: What a month!
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2007, 11:42:20 AM »
i  think they should wipe october off the calender !!!
this has been one shitty month !!!  then again every oct. is shitty !!!  alot can happen in a day !
hang in there it's almost over !
Your Body Is What You Are.
Your Soul Is Who You Are.

Offline komnaes

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Re: What a month!
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2007, 01:13:10 PM »
Hey Jerry

I know it's limp to say that - but at least now you have a new doc lining up. I remember your first post about not getting the tests you needed, but now it's all fixed, right? Water and heat problems can all be fixed too... somehow.. you'd glad that winter is coming late than ever because of global warming. Or perhaps you may find some real treasures in the basement while you're the heat...

After my diagnosis I have started buying the lottery more often than before. Hey, if I "win" this game of chances, I may win a real big one. Who knows, somehow life can be ironic. ;)

Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline bear60

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Re: What a month!
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2007, 01:39:08 PM »
Oh Jerry
Tell me about it. Honestly you seem to be a strong guy and are handling it all in stride. Now I ....I would have had to hire someone to do all that digging for the water line. I am really impressed with your manliness!
I turned the heat on today and it works.  One day down...... a few more to go before Spring. 
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline AlanBama

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Re: What a month!
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007, 02:44:07 PM »
I know what you mean Jerry...."It's always something" (Roseanne Rosannadanna).

I whined all summer about this ungodly heat we've had in the South, so I can't complain (at least for awhile!) about it finally turning cooler.   I had to turn my heat on for a few minutes this morning, and it seemed to be working fine (but don't you hate that smell when you first turn on gas heat?)


"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 Queen Tokelove

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Re: What a month!
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2007, 02:59:43 PM »
You are not alone there, Jerry. Remember a few months back I was feeling the same way you were, things will get better. They just never seem to happen as fast as we'd like them to. Hang in there.. :-*
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
Cherish the simple things life has to offer

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Offline Basquo

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Re: What a month!
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2007, 10:06:25 PM »
You are not alone there, Jerry. Remember a few months back I was feeling the same way you were, things will get better. They just never seem to happen as fast as we'd like them to. Hang in there.. :-*

Queen's right on there, Jerry, and Bear, too...only one more day to go!

Offline Jody

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Re: What a month!
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2007, 11:01:47 PM »
Sorry to hear October wasn't so good Jer...Hope all works out well with your new doctor and the heat works well when we really need it.

"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world".
 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

Grateful Dead

Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: What a month!
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2007, 11:19:26 PM »
I usually LOVE October, but this one has been strange for me.  I have been fighting a cold/allergies since Oct. 5th, am on my 5th month of unemployment and I have frozen my ass off and not turned my heat on yet!  LOL

Jerry, so glad to hear about the new doc, though, really!   :D

~ Cindy
HIV+ since '93, 1/12 - CD4 785 and undet.   WOO-HOO!!

Offline Jerry71

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Re: What a month! Update!!! 10/31/07
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2007, 10:55:42 AM »
Some good news finally.

Got and appointment to see a new ID doctor near Lisa's in Winston Salem.
It will be on November 9th. Wake Forest University.

Got my heat to finally work yesterday evening found out it was a loose wire.

Water line has been fixed and just got it covered up yesterday.

Offline thunter34

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Re: What a month!
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2007, 11:00:34 AM »
  :-* :)

Excellent news, Jerry!  Heat, water...and now another perfectly good reason to pop by and see Miss Lisa as a post doctor reward. 
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline RAB

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Re: What a month!
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2007, 11:03:05 AM »

I don't know how I missed all of this goings on, but I'm glad everything has worked out. 

Now, since this is the last day of the month, I'd suggest you lock your door, hide under the bed, you certainly don't need anything more to happen.   ;)



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