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Author Topic: WEEK 6 Blood Work In.... Finally  (Read 1887 times)

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Offline NewLife4Me

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WEEK 6 Blood Work In.... Finally
« on: September 05, 2008, 08:47:04 AM »
Well after a very long wait I finally got in with my Doctor to find out what my lab results were. I just started taking this regimen in June after being off everything for 2 years. I have to admit that I am very happy with the outcome and surprised to say the least. So here they are.

CD4 went from 10 up to 71
CD4% went from 2% to 4%
VL went from 52,000 to 4,800

Overall I think that this is not too bad of a start but then maybe I am delusional about it. I do have to say that in the short time since my illness in June I have packed on about 25lbs and probably have not been this healthy since i was in my 20's .... not sharing how old I am right now.

Thanks everyone who has given me the little pep talks over the past month or so, it is really appreciated. To bad everyone in the world is not as kind as the people on here.


Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: WEEK 6 Blood Work In.... Finally
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008, 09:18:48 AM »
Hey congratulations -- sounds like your combo is working!  Hope the side effects are more tolerable now too.

5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%
2014 VL UD - 48
2015 VL 130 Moved to Triumeq

Offline atlq

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Re: WEEK 6 Blood Work In.... Finally
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 09:38:29 AM »
Looking good so far-stay with it!... ;D
“Keep up the good work....   And God bless you.”
  --  Sarah Palin, to members of the Alaskan Independence Party, 2008

Offline keyite

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Re: WEEK 6 Blood Work In.... Finally
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008, 10:36:28 AM »
Everything going very much in the right direction.. ;D

Offline minismom

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Re: WEEK 6 Blood Work In.... Finally
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008, 01:05:13 PM »
Congratulations!  It looks like you are certainly headed in the right direction.

"Whichever way you throw me, i will stand"
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Offline NewLife4Me

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Re: WEEK 6 Blood Work In.... Finally
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008, 08:20:29 AM »
Thanks everyone, your support has meant a lot and means a lot.

I was sitting here thinking what an amazing thing the human body is. Two months I was in the hospital and could hardly walk 200 feet without stopping because of being exhausted. I did not care about going on for the most part and then my attitude changed. I now rollerblade 10 miles a day and on the days I don't do that I either walk 5 miles or bike 20. I have gained almost all of my weight back in a short amount of time and I think that I feel better than I have in the past 5 years.

I guess what I have learned is life really is what you make of it. If you have the attitude that life sucks its going to and if you pity yourself and your disease/condition you not only hurt yourself but the people around you that care about you. One of my best friends is extremely overweight and I have always worried about what will happen when she gets older. My new lease on life and positive attitude has her now going to a diet program and working out with me in the afternoons... she does what she can and I do what I do... its working great for both of us.

I asked her the other day why she decided for the big change in her life and she told me because of me. I laughed and said whatever, her response was I looked at myself and thought if he can do it with everything that has happened with him then I surely should be able to loose this weight. I have to admit it is flattering to hear that you are the inspiration for someone to change their life. BTW... she has lost 20 lbs already! !  WAY TO GO!

Offline aztecan

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Re: WEEK 6 Blood Work In.... Finally
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2008, 10:16:37 AM »
Hey Newlife,

Looks like your numbers are headed in the right direction. Keep up the good work. ;D

Regarding your overweight friend, it often amazes me how our lives affect the lives of others.

You never know when your example is going to be an inspiration to others. Yours certainly has.


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


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