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Author Topic: Medical Report, Update.  (Read 3999 times)

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Offline Moffie65

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Medical Report, Update.
« on: July 20, 2006, 11:31:25 AM »
Hi Guys,

OK, Monday I went to the doctor, and the AZT is definitely working!  My vl is now down to 2100, (was almost 3000 and climbing in May)  and my CD4s are at a record breaking 692.  Wow......

Now, as I sit here and nurse my stomach, I wonder if I will be able to go on with this particular pill.  I gave the doctor a commitment to three months of the AZT, to see if my body can cope with it any better than it did in 1996.  So far, I am having less days with nausea than I did in June, but the days, like today, that I do have the nausea, it is so debilitating that it just rakes my raw ass, rots my socks, or whatever saying you want to inject there.  Thanks to Jon/Pos82, he has been counseling me on some of the more natural things I can do to help, and they have been helping a load.  I have filled the house with Ginger treats of all kinds.  Pickled ginger, like with Sushi, dark chocolate ginger drops, crystalized ginger, raw ginger, ginger ale, ginger beer, and just about any kind of ginger product on the market now graces my pantry.  It really helps alot, and keeps the nausea to a minimal degree. 

Anyway guys, the doctor ordered a Genotype test, and also scheduled me for a Surgical consult, to remove my last Candiloma, or HPV wart.  Yes, it should actually have it's own name, as it looks more like a deformed tail than an actual growth.  Little by little, I think this will all pass, but I just have to come to some peace about living with the discomfort for another month or so.  He also has told me that there are a few drugs that he would like to try, but for the most part, they are predominantly PIs, and so would not be useful if my virus is mutating into one that needs more nuke intervention.  I wish I was as well versed on the meds as our fine Tim Horn, but alas, my calling is not pharmacy, but more social issues.  I so totally do not understand mutations, but for us to really know how to deal with the virus, I guess it is super important to hit it with exactly the right medications.  I have had a doctor in the past that just threw everything at the virus, regardless of mutation, and that was really bad as the virus just kept on growing and pushing me closer to the precipice.  It has taken six years to reverse those actions, but it really taught me an important lesson about the knowledge and ability of your doctor. 

Just wanted to let you all know that the body is turning around, in spite of the discomfort of the meds.  I guess in the end, that is really something to write home about.

In Love and thanks for such a special group of people.  ;)
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline Dachshund

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Re: Medical Report, Update.
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2006, 11:47:52 AM »
Well professor...you have the Ginger now all you need is the MaryAnn. Sounds like you are feeling a bit chipper, and that makes me feel a bit more chipper, and soon all of AIDSmeds, and then the world will be feeling chipper...and it's  all because of you!

Hal :-*

Offline Teresa

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Re: Medical Report, Update.
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2006, 12:19:18 PM »

So glad that you are feeling better! I think about you often and you are in my prayers.

Big Hugs
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)

Offline Life

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Re: Medical Report, Update.
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2006, 01:47:19 PM »
Tim, Me and Giligan are thiniking of you!!  Your a fighter!  I am not sure Ginger does anything for me, but, I could swing both ways if I have to!


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Offline Moffie65

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Re: Medical Report, Update.
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2006, 02:03:25 PM »
Thanks Guyssssssssss!

I really hate these kinds of threads, but I guess it is important because you guys do obviously care, and for that I am truly thankful.

I really never connected the "Ginger" thing, but obviously you guys helped me to see it, (thanks Eric) and you made me laugh out loud, which we all know is the bestest medicine.

Thanks for your care and support.

Now back to moving the dresser.

In Love and appreciation.
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline Life

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Re: Medical Report, Update.
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2006, 02:33:24 PM »
Its just the idea of taking Ginger, just leaves a bad taste in my mouth... ;D

Stay Well!
« Last Edit: July 20, 2006, 03:07:11 PM by Eric »

Offline aztecan

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Re: Medical Report, Update.
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2006, 04:12:31 PM »
Well, what can I say except your news is definitely a turn for the better. LOVE those numbers!  :D

Now, as for Ginger, well, I like ginger beer, candy, pickled ginger, etc., but I'm afraid Tina Louise doesn't ring any chimes for me.

Of course, neither did Bob Denver, so, its probably a good thing I'm not stranded on an island with them.

HOWEVER, I have it on good authority that Eric looks great in Ginger's dress, the one that said "SS Minnow" down the side.

HUGS (and glad you are doing better)

"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline Quarter Horse

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Re: Medical Report, Update.
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2006, 05:45:19 PM »

I am glad that things are getting a little better, my thoughts are with you. Hey, I am expecting you to help me build a hell of a lot of condos in the next 15 yrs!! Do you really think I can plan a whole community by myself? I can barely find my way out of a grocery store..Haha.

Love you baby,
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Robert Frost

Offline zephyr

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Re: Medical Report, Update.
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2006, 06:39:33 PM »

You are such a remarkable person, your tenacity is a wonder to BEHOLD!! Praise be to our pos82 for the recommendation on the ginger, I'm so glad it's calming down the tummy upset!!! (Cuz we do not like to hear when our Tim is uncomfortable....ever.)

Now, let's see, in that little 'pouch' you created on that scooter of yours, you'll need a little tin or something for those ginger drops to carry with you in Montreal...if you need one, I've got just the thing for you, here. Just let me know, honey!

In the meantime, don't over-do (moving a dresser?) and take real good care of yourself.

Love you lots!

Zephie :-*
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Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Medical Report, Update.
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2006, 06:41:46 PM »
Tim, I wish you best of luck with that AZT. You have so much more to do in this life.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Offline gerry

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Re: Medical Report, Update.
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2006, 10:51:17 PM »
Hi Tim,

Hang in there.  Do ask your doc for a copy of the genotype test results, would ya?  Perhaps we could make sense out of it if we put our minds together.  Hope the nausea eventually dissipates.


Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Medical Report, Update.
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2006, 06:39:57 AM »
Moffie, Wow those results are awesome man. Way to go! I know allot of people hate AZT...but when I took it back in the day,, I had little trouble with it. Keep up the good work!
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