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Author Topic: *** Coronavirus thread - Mental health & Isolation ***  (Read 5715 times)

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Offline fabio

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread - Mental health & Isolation ***
« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2020, 05:35:15 pm »
Thanks bubba,everything will get better because you aren't alone in this,we are all here and we'll support each other,even on the internet. Listening to music helps a lot calm my nerves and you should definitely check out the "song of the day" thread ❤.
I'm really glad you're ok tonny,and hope you are better now (whether it was corona or anything else).
I hope everyone does stay safe,and,like I mention above music helps to cope with all the craziness.
Hugs to all of you.

Offline Tonny2

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread - Mental health & Isolation ***
« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2020, 02:48:24 pm »

          ojo.       @fabio. Thank you for your good wishes, yes I am doing fine. You seem to be a nice guy, Iím not sure if I talk to you before but I appreciate your concerns... I try to keep busy like walking my dogs, doing some cleaning in my house, listening to Mexican music all the time...hugs to you too

Offline kentfrat1783

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread - Mental health & Isolation ***
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2020, 03:41:00 pm »
For me, I finally set up an appointment with my GP for tomorrow morning to see what can be done for me.  I kinda think if there weren't so many other issues going on right now it wouldn't be as bad. 

To start - partner got picked up for an Xth DUI and won't talk to me about it.   Found out by the jail calling me.   
Then - My dad Is going in for heart surgery this coming Wednesday and found out through a text

I'm so ready for a vacation but I think my first big overnight trip is going to be the July 4td weekend to Indianapolis, IN. 
09/17/2019 - CD4 218 (16%) VL (?)
06/18/2019 - CD4 173 (16%) VL <20
03/13/2019 - CD4 170 (16%) VL <20
January 2019 - Started Triumeq
12/05/2108 - CD4 174 (18%) VL <20
08/28/2018 - CD4 166 (15%) VL <20
05/08/2018 - CD4 106 (11%) VL <20
03/05/2018 - CD4   90 (10%) VL <20
12/11/2017 - CD4   60 (  8%) VL ?
09/07/2017 - CD4   42 (  6%) VL  54        (1.70)
May 2017 - Started Atripla
05/11/2017 - CD4     2 (  1%) VL 169,969 (5.23)
Dx`d May 11, 2017
Location: USA

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread - Mental health & Isolation ***
« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2020, 04:14:09 pm »

Myself and my Partner are doing OK. People that we know are also doing OK.

Had labs done this past week. Just for my primary.  I was a little disappointed to see
my cholesterol jumped up to 271.  I was really expecting it to be the same as last labs, or slightly improved, especially since I dropped about 9 pounds , since January.

My EgFR was good.  This is the second consecutive test, where it's been above 60, this improved number twice in a row has been since I quit Biktarvy, and went back to Viramune and Epzicom.

I have a follow up visit with my primary care on Thursday 4th, but this will be done by phone. At this time my VA clinic, is not doing a face to face visit. He will probably increase the mg of my cholesterol medication.

This coming Wednesday the 3rd, I have an echo cardiogram scheduled, Bay Pines VAMC. I have yet to see any cancellation on that appt. I will be laying on my left side facing toward the individual doing the tests for probably 20 to 30 minutes.

 Masks are required at all VA hospitals and clinics. On the 10th of June, I am supposed to have a follow up with my cardiologist, right after I had the routine EKG done.

I will have to see how this works.  According to emails I received, The VA will text me at my appt. time, and I am to reply " HERE" to that text message, when I am on campus. Not sure what happens after that.

Meanwhile we're doing fine, still distancing and wearing masks, whenever we are in a public establishments. Temps are normal for both of us.

We sure are getting a lot of projects done around the house. Spending that stimulus!

Hope everyone is well---Ray  :)

Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 1/14/20

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 March 13,20,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @422 /  CD4 % @ 16 %

 68 years young.


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