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Author Topic: Just a bit of How Things are Going  (Read 1511 times)

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Offline tnboy

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Just a bit of How Things are Going
« on: February 15, 2008, 12:45:56 PM »
    It has been about 5 weeks ago since I started on the Kaletra and Invirase and the side effects are still kicking my butt pretty hard. I saw my ID Doctor last Thursday and had new labs drawn and will get those results next week to see if the meds are doing any good.

    He was most concerned that I continue to lose weight, I weigh less than 108 pounds and he wants me to eat constantly but that is hard to do because the meds make me so sick but I do the best I can.

   He was able to give me another months supply of the kaletra and Invirase but advised me that he would not be able to do that every month and then what do we do? It is a little scary when the Doctor ask you what to do but all I could say was I can only take it one day at a time.

  I did tell him about all the offers many of you have made to send me extra meds you have but his only responce to that was that is only a temporary fix and that is not going to help my situation.

  I really do appreciate the offers and really do not know what is best to do but take it one day at a time.

 I don't know much else to say at this point but that I Thank All of You that are willing to help and the support you have shown toward me.

 Hugs to All

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Re: Just a bit of How Things are Going
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 02:49:29 PM »
Sorry for this bad news tnboy
What are your options ?
Have you think to find a way to buy the drugs you need abroad ?

Offline Dachshund

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Re: Just a bit of How Things are Going
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 02:55:07 PM »
Sorry for this bad news tnboy
What are your options ?
Have you think to find a way to buy the drugs you need abroad ?

 John to answer your question, I am on disability and have medicare insurance. I do have a part D plan for prescriptions but I simply cannot afford my co pays for HIV meds and the state of TN says I draw too much to qualify for assistance. Because I do have medicare coverage I cannot get assistance from any other drug assistance programs in my state. I hope that helps

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Re: Just a bit of How Things are Going
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 04:27:58 PM »
It's nice to hear from you, Mike.
I think of you now and again...and wonder how you're getting along.


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Re: Just a bit of How Things are Going
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 06:08:40 PM »
Hey Mike, glad you dropped by.  {{{HUG}}}
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