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Offline dml1964

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Latest results - concerned
« on: May 20, 2019, 05:35:08 pm »
On May 13th I had my routine blood work done and Iím still undetectable however my cd4 count dropped from 159 to 137 after 4 consecutive increases. That doesnít leave me with a warm fuzzy feeling. Not sure why I would experience such a drop. Ugg oh well life goes on.

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Re: Latest results - concerned
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 05:54:40 pm »
Hiya,

Sorry to hear that your not feeling great about the results, CD4 count was something like; 53, 96, 43, 119, 119, 159, 137 right? With the 43 being during the chemo right?

Normally the percentage is more stable than the CD4 count. A count of 159 or 137 is basically the same, so i would not call it a drop although i can appreciate it can be discouraging. Do try to keep in mind CD4 count is not a measurement of health, although we all know statistically lower counts are associated with risks, your CD4's count be very effective ones and, mine might be more but lazy fuckers  ;)

So here is the important question, overall how are you feeling?

Best, Jim
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Re: Latest results - concerned
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 03:48:30 pm »
You are correct, not sure why I am caught up in the numbers. I do feel fine no issues what so ever. My CD4 percentage has been 13 and 15 the last 2 tests. Thank you for a reassuring me and making me look at the bigger picture.

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Re: Latest results - concerned
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 03:50:58 pm »
Hiya,

Look we all do this from time to time, i'm not immune to it either.  ;)
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