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Offline pozhoneybear

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Just came back from Doc
« on: July 21, 2006, 03:27:56 AM »
Hi everyone.  I'm new to the forum.  I went to doc today to get latest results.  All is well.  My t-cells have gone up to 550, the highest they have ever been since I was diagnosed and I remain undetectable. As happy I am with this news, I still feel sadness because I have this thing to begin with. Although I have had such a easy ride with the virus I still have trouble facing the reality that I have HIV and that it is potentially fatal. I don't know what is worse, the physical toll HIV can take on, or the emotinal one?  ???
Diagnosed 12/2003
May 2006 - CD4-486 VL-Undetectable
August 2006 - CD4-583 VL-Undetectable
Kaletra and Truvada

Offline water duck

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Re: Just came back from Doc
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2006, 04:14:39 AM »

Thank you for sharing the good news.

There is no such thing as an 'easy' ride, it is just that - a ride.

.......what is worse, the physical toll HIV can take on , or the emotional one? WELL the good news , it that there is no separation between the two, it comes gift wrapped, you need to accept the whole thing.
ONLY TIME will heal, meanwhile , be kind to yourself, love yourself more, take more care of yourself, maybe it could the message that HIV is bringing to you.


Offline Sdgirl

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Re: Just came back from Doc
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2006, 09:42:12 PM »
Let's be clear, HIV SUCKS.............BIG TIME.  All of our fears are valid, because they are ours.  We have good days and bad days, days where we don't even think about HIV and others when that is all we can think about.  We can lament til the cows come home but we still have the damn virus, it SUCKS.

Personally, I do try to live WITH it and not let it control me, but there are days when it does get the best of me.....I think it is okay to have your own personal "pity party for one" when you need to...Just remember that after the party is over, life does go on.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves.."Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?"

Offline Tar Heel

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Re: Just came back from Doc
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2006, 07:31:40 PM »
Life is a test and everyone is given a different test to take.  Take the hand of cards you were dealt with and run with it.
"So much has been given to me that I have no time to ponder on that which has been denied." ~ Helen Keller

Offline Teresa

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Re: Just came back from Doc
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2006, 09:01:18 PM »
Hi there!

Welcome to the forums!

You have found the right place with great people!

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

Offline Eldon

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Re: Just came back from Doc
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2006, 09:52:47 PM »
Welcome to the Forums, you are at the right place for support. It's good to hear that our Labs turned out good with a 550 CD4 count and a  VL that is undetectable.

Listen, don't let it get the best of you. You control how things turn themselves out. Keep your head up and live your life.


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