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Author Topic: Wow, how sad I have not posted  (Read 2407 times)

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Offline CraigMKE

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Wow, how sad I have not posted
« on: September 13, 2006, 05:52:24 PM »
When I was first diagnosed with HIV, I was a mess.  On this site ALL day long looking for answers, looking for others like me in my area.  I live in Milwaukee, WI, you would think there would be plenty.

I digress.  I signed up for the new forum software sometime ago, but as time has gone by, HIV is no longer in the forefront of my brain, so I guess I lost track of my old friends in the forums.

Nothing really new to report from end (Is that good or bad). 

CD4's have never been above 225 in the last 4 years of meds.  Today I saw my Dr. I told him I wanted to try Truvada, if not just to lose one pill (with my twice a day Combivir). cd4=215 and vl = undectectable.

I work in the same place, different job (developer for www.marcustheatres.com), enjoying it, but why is it you really never leave your old job either? hmmm...
Take care, I will try to keep up and post a bit more often than once a year.

« Last Edit: September 13, 2006, 05:57:14 PM by CraigMKE »

Offline Ric Wilke

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Re: Wow, how sad I have not posted
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006, 06:31:26 PM »
Dear Craig,

WOW, so good to hear from you again.  Was hoping that all was well with you.  And so glad to hear that things are status quo.

There is a relatively new member to the Forum, from Milwaukee, too (LivingPositively).  He's a super guy that we enjoyed spending time with in Montreal.  Now, Mister we need to get together.  He has some super ideas about how we can make an impact on the HIV/AIDS community here in Milwaukee.

Hope to see more of you soon.  Give me a call.

Hugs, Ric

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Wow, how sad I have not posted
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006, 09:08:17 PM »
Hello Craig,

Good to see you, it has been quite a while ! Stay in touch with us, let us know your decision on Truvada.

Take care of yourself---------Ray 8)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 20mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 9/24/2017

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/18/2017,  Viral load remains <40
CD 4 @358 /  CD4 % @ 13

 66 years young.

Offline Eldon

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Re: Wow, how sad I have not posted
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006, 10:18:51 PM »
Hello Craig, it is Eldon.

We never actually have met but, it is always good to hear from a fellow member. Keep doing what you have been doing and focus on your goals in life. Do come and visit us from time to time. As you can see there is a lot of happenings here.

Have the BEST Day!

Offline getbusyliving

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Re: Wow, how sad I have not posted
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006, 11:22:47 PM »

I too have not posted in a while either.  I remember that when I first came here very frightened and looking for re-assurance yours was one of the first posts I read.  Glad to hear all is well. 

I decided it was either time to get busy living or get busy dying.

120304 diagnosed cd4 26 vl 30,000.
012305 started meds - Reyataz, Norvir, Truvada
06xx05 simply undetectable
07xx06 cd4 202 vl 94
0507 cd4 198 vl undetectable
today - feeling strong

Offline Ann

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Re: Wow, how sad I have not posted
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2006, 05:53:21 AM »

Good to see you again and I'm happy to hear things are going well for you. Don't be such a stranger!


PS - you need to open one of your theatres here on the Rock! ;)
« Last Edit: September 14, 2006, 05:55:05 AM by Ann »
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Offline livingpositively

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Re: Wow, how sad I have not posted
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2006, 02:15:01 AM »
Hi Craig,

We haven't met, but Ric, I see has mentioned me.  Yep, a fellow cheese-head (although, I'm a transplanted cheese head  :D ).  I'm actually over in Waukesha.

Hope to get to know you better.

Take care,

4/6/07   CD4 450, % 23, No VL
2/19/07 CD4 487, % 26, VL 47,500
1/4/07   CD4 357, % 27, No VL
10/3/06 CD4 500, % 26, VL 18,000
7/6/06   CD4 530, % 29, VL 83,800
4/6/06   CD4 555, % 28, VL 13,000


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