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Offline LeftyBowler300

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FINALLY!!!
« on: August 24, 2020, 11:10:15 am »
For the first time since I was diagnosed in April 2017, my CD4 is over 200!   ;D

247, 15.8%

I just wanted to share my happy news. I've taken a very long road to get here. But I feel great!  ;D

 The most important thing is to always fight and never give up!

-Lefty
Apr 1, 2017 DX - CD4 8 , VL 820,000
OI's: Disseminated Histoplasmosis, Thrush, PCP
Apr 17, 2017 started Genvoya, Bactrim, Sporanox, Azitrhomycin
Jun 9, 2017 - CD4 42 (3%) , VL 100
Jul 17, 2017 - CD4 57 (4%) , VL 53
Sep 16, 2017 - CD4 57 (4%) , VL 130 - Ugh... wtf
Oct 20, 2017 - CD4 63 (5%) , VL 100
Dec 1, 2017 - CD4 56 (3%) , VL <20
Mar 15, 2018 - CD4 73 (5%) , VL <20
Nov 5, 2018 - CD4 104 (7%), UD
Jan 26, 2019 diagnosed with HIV-associated DLBCL with 6cm mass near liver w/ abdominal fatty tissue involvement
6 rounds of RR-EPOCH
2 rounds of high dose methotrexate
(8 rounds of IV chemo total)
11 Lumbar punctures with intrathecal chemo
June 5, 2019 - Complete Response/Remission
Feb 20, 2020 - CD4 187, VL UD
Stopped all prophylaxis

Offline an92

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Re: FINALLY!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2020, 11:13:24 am »
Congratulations!!! Must be a big relief considering coronavirus at the moment

Offline virgo313

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Re: FINALLY!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2020, 12:40:39 pm »
Congratulations! I know the feeling as I hv been through the same.
RVD Nov 2015. VL --> Log 5.32 HAART on 23/11/15
TDF+FTC+EFV / Chemo KS - 25/11/15 - 20/01/16.
CD4 - 4 (3/11/15) / VL - 225,000

Offline Jim Allen

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Re: FINALLY!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2020, 02:07:19 pm »
Congrats  :)
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Offline Tonny2

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Re: FINALLY!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2020, 03:58:08 pm »


       ojo.      Felicidades!!!, Iím  Very Happy for you... After all you have been through, you may feel pretty good about your numbers... I was diagnosed with aids, only 20 CD4, in November 1994, I didnít get to beundetectable until march 2007. So I know how you are feeling. Congratulations you deserve it, you are a fighter and an example for all of us who sometimes complain for little things...Iím proud of you...hugs.       ojo

Ps. It makes me so happy to know that you have defeated the type of cancer you had, my friend TONNY, a  ďvivir con vihĒ member, wasnít that lucky, his tumor was behind his right eye...R.I.P.

Offline Almost2late

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Re: FINALLY!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2020, 11:45:23 pm »
Awesome, good for you!

I do know that feeling as it took me about as long as you to hit that number.. Congratulations🎉🥳🎊

 


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