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Offline metekrop

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Why lab result is so late
« on: April 16, 2019, 02:23:00 pm »
I usually call to my doctor and let me know the lab result in about five to seven days.  It is now almost two weeks since I have the blood work done.  I called twice to know my result.  They are telling me that the result has not yet in.  I am freaking out why I am not having my result.   I havenít had such an experience for the last ten year and I have good results.  Is there any way that results would take this long?

Thanks
Diag.on 12/8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
12/08 - 2/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - 7/09 CD 179, VL 197k
10/09 CD 300 VL U
3/10 CD 468 U
8/10 CD 460 U
12/10 CD 492 U
3/11 CD 636 U
8/11 CD 530 U
1/12 cd 616 U
7/12 CD 640 U
12/12 CD 669 U
5/13 CD711 U
11/13 663 U
4/14 CD 797 U
10/14 CD 810 U
4/15 CD 671 U
10/15 CD 694 U
3/16 CD 768 U
8/16 CD 459 U
2/22 CD 780 U
8/31 CD 940 U
2/26 CD 809 U
8/18 CD 882 U
3/28 CD 718 U

Offline weasel

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Re: Why lab result is so late
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 06:10:40 pm »


 Hi metekrop  ,
                        Sometimes it takes a few weeks , please try not to worry .


                                                            Be well , Carl
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Offline MarkintheDark

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Re: Why lab result is so late
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 07:00:07 pm »
Backing up @weasel, the trend of your previous results is excellent.  Wish I had numbers like that.  Take a deep breath and, as he said, try not to worry.
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Offline metekrop

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Re: Why lab result is so late
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 10:12:49 am »
My lab result is just in today. I thank you friends for your comments.  It seems that is not a matter that I should not be freaking out but unfortunately that has become a reality.  With this nasty virus in me, every issue including in life, work, medication, food, drink, socialization, and travel are all scaring me a lot.  When I heard today my lab result, I felt calmed.  My CD number was 718 and the virus load is remained undetectable.  Interestingly my cholesterol has shown a very good improvement for the first time in like eight to ten years.  I know it was really bad.  I will try not to worry and life goes on but I donít know when I will start seeing it positively.   
Diag.on 12/8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
12/08 - 2/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - 7/09 CD 179, VL 197k
10/09 CD 300 VL U
3/10 CD 468 U
8/10 CD 460 U
12/10 CD 492 U
3/11 CD 636 U
8/11 CD 530 U
1/12 cd 616 U
7/12 CD 640 U
12/12 CD 669 U
5/13 CD711 U
11/13 663 U
4/14 CD 797 U
10/14 CD 810 U
4/15 CD 671 U
10/15 CD 694 U
3/16 CD 768 U
8/16 CD 459 U
2/22 CD 780 U
8/31 CD 940 U
2/26 CD 809 U
8/18 CD 882 U
3/28 CD 718 U

Offline MarkintheDark

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Re: Why lab result is so late
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 12:47:04 pm »
Yay!  Nicely done.  Seems to me your adherence is doing the trick.

I'm concerned about the ongoing stressors you mentioned, metekrop.  They don't seem to have affected you physiologically the same way they do for many of us.  And, imo, that speaks to your resilience.  It also says a lot that you'd share your "freaking out" with us here.  Your trust in us isn't unnoticed.

Nevertheless, have you considered some counseling with someone who's well-versed in dealing with those of us who are poz or perhaps a group?  Y'know, just to get a leg up on it.  Speaking for myself, it's been useful for me to at least have another face in the room who can be a sounding board for my concerns.  It take a lot of weight off just to be able to talk about it face-to-face and get someone else's perspective.  And I don't feel nearly as isolated.
HIV dx - 02/93
AIDS dx - 07/01
Rilpivirine/Cabotegravir guinea pig since 01/17

Offline Jim Allen

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Re: Why lab result is so late
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 05:05:47 pm »
Hiya

I'm with Mark on considering peer support, as it does sound like the stressing about numbers has crept into a position of impacting your life.

You are a few years in and, have been maintaining good adherence so there should be no surprise that you are maintaining UD levels. As for CD4's they are rather a irreverent at this stage even if they go up or down. I have similar CD4's trends to you and had a 300 point drop out of the blue about 2 years ago +- on one lab set, it means nothing so I did not even blink.

Anyhow glad the report is in to give you peace of mind.

Best, Jim
« Last Edit: April 18, 2019, 03:39:32 am by Jim Allen »
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