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Author Topic: Time for a look see  (Read 2449 times)

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Offline aztecan

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Time for a look see
« on: May 10, 2012, 01:16:27 AM »
OK, I have been focusing on the humps for so long I overlooked some other things.

For one, I haven't had labs done since November, so its about time to get poked again.

I asked for a lab slip from the doctor. He is checking the usual CD4s and viral load, as well as the ever-troublesome lipids and CPKs.

I also have a few other problems to discuss, but they be may more age related than HIV.

I have had to stop taking the Naproxen I have taken for the joint and muscle pain. I was taking 750 mgs a day and it was beginning to really bother my stomach.

So, I am sans pain pills and not really liking it much. I can live with it if I must, though.
I am not sure if the pain is HIV related or not, but I will ask the doc what he thinks.

I also did a naughty thing. A friend wanted to borrow my cement mixer (why I own a cement mixer is a topic for another thread.)

I helped him load it onto a utility trailer. It is a venerable mixer, solid steel and caked with dried concrete from many years of use.

In a word, it is heavy.

It took three of us to lift it onto the trailer, but when I did, I think I did myself an injury. Since then, my back has been hurting and, at various times, it either creaks or grinds.

Feels great when I am in the jacuzzi at the gym. Other than that, it is a bit troublesome.

So, I guess I have a few things to talk about with the doc.

I suspect the CPKs are still high, based on how my muscles are feeling. So, that will be another thing to talk about.

But I have a great idea about the aching back.

I need a young 20-something, preferably muscular and adept with his hands, who could massage my sore spots.

Chances are, I won't get the massage, but it was a nice thought.  :)



« Last Edit: May 10, 2012, 01:18:04 AM by aztecan »
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Time for a look see
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 04:31:05 AM »

In a word, it is heavy.



 ;) You should have removed the cement from the mixer, first Mark. It would make it lighter. ;D

But seriously,  good luck on the upcoming tests, and get that back checked out.

I need a young 20-something, preferably muscular and adept with his hands, who could massage my sore spots.

Don't we all!!  8)

Good luck Mark---Ray
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 bear60

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Re: Time for a look see
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 12:24:47 PM »
Hi Mark
I heard that writhing around on some tennis balls will give you a fairly decent massage.  But a 20 yr old would be better.
Hope you are doing ok with the labs.

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Offline denb45

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Re: Time for a look see
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 01:16:03 PM »
Hey Mark, I'll take 2 20 something yr old massage studs along with a nice bottle of Merlot  ;D
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Offline Theyer

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Re: Time for a look see
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 03:02:41 PM »
Mark , I am also about to have a full lab test with discussion on the 24 may. I hope you can find some pain relief soon, putting up with pain can drag one down , without in my case really realizing it.

However good luck with the tests and the 20 yr old massuse , I think our health system lets us down by not providing on demand massage , shall we campaign ?

"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline OneTampa

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Re: Time for a look see
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 03:11:51 PM »
Regarding the 20-something position post...I can only imagine your interview scheme for potential job candidates and the orientation for the new hire.   :D

BTW, hoping you find relief soon.

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