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Offline Kellyk

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New Labs
« on: November 05, 2010, 11:58:42 AM »
Usually the lab results don't really phase me but this round caught me be suprise - Cd4: 284 (8/10:  440),  Cd4%:  23 (8/10 27).  VL:  remains UD.     Cholesterol, blood sugars, etc were the best so far..but I was hoping for a bit better over all :/

The doctor didn't seem concerned. - hopefully the next set will improve.

Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: New Labs
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010, 01:23:33 PM »
Hi Kelly,

I have been getting labs since 1996, have seen an overall improvement but, every once in awhile, there has been a drop in my Cd4.  Undetectable since 1998 and most of the time, I feel good.  Recently, our HIV clinic closed due to funding issues, I chose to move my care to San Francisco.

It was a 3 hour bus ride to go 70 miles, the bus passes were paid for by our ASO and I am thankful.  I had the most complete labs ever (8 vials + urine)  and the paperwork said "Routine Labs" then an eye exam, a break between appointments with a dental exam.  My friend took the afternoon off and took me someplace special, the Van Gogh, Cezzanne and Beyond exhibit which was brought from Paris for 1 time and will never leave Paris again.  It was a remarkable day.

When my doctor was not concerned about a Cd4 drop in the past, they always say you can have the draw twice in the same day and get different results so I like to focus on things that make me happy like my friends.  Yesterday while the Lab Tech was taking the blood draw, I told her my job was the hardest because my heart has to pump the blood and I have to replace what she took  ;D  Have the best day


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