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Author Topic: New Lab Results....  (Read 4198 times)

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Offline skeebo1969

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New Lab Results....
« on: June 13, 2006, 12:18:28 am »

 I received my lab results this morning .  This is my fourth set done since my diagnosis.  Shortly after my diagnosis my cd4's were 465 and vl was 10,400.  My doctor said it may be a few years before I have to go meds.  Three months later my labs were cd4's 585 vl 103,000.  My doctor did not seem to alarmed and said the vl could vary.  On my third set of labs my cd4's were 385 and vl was 234,000.  This was only 6 weeks later after my second lab draw.  My doctor said we could start meds right away or do one more in 6 weeks.  I wanted to wait, but I started to get myself prepared mentally for meds!   I figured when I got this set of labs back that it was definitely time!  This morning when my doctor came in she said you labs were very good!!  A little shocked I did not expect much better than before.  My cd4's this time 613 vl 98,000.  So we have decided to hold off on the meds for now and seeing what happens next.

I don't expect much...meaning i am definitely not getting my hopes up.  I am just grateful that for the next two months I will be med free.

Also Rasheen said to tell you all hi.  We are working on making our situation permanent.  Sorry to be so vague but we will fill you all in when we do what we gotta do.


LMAO...........  I accidentally posted this in the Treatment questions forum...how embarrassing
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline Nadine

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Re: New Lab Results....
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006, 06:12:52 am »
Hey Thomas....I've been wondering what happened with your labs, haven't heard anything from you.
I'm happy that you got some good news!  :) Now you can concentrate on other things for a while.

Don't be a stranger

Take Care

Offline Markmt

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Re: New Lab Results....
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006, 06:40:59 am »
Hi Tom, your body seems to be putting up a good fight. You have a good doctor and that counts alot. Greetings to Rasheen and kid. Keep us posted,


(ps I like your new nick much better :))
"Live to love and love to live."

Leo Buscaglia

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: New Lab Results....
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2006, 12:48:15 pm »

Thanks for all the responses.....

I figured I should drop the Sadtom routine...

Nadine are you getting my PM's ?  When I go to send my pop up blocker bar shows up... are they going through?

I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline Nadine

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Re: New Lab Results....
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2006, 06:39:57 pm »
No Thomas, I haven't gotten any PM's from you.

Offline fearless

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Re: New Lab Results....
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006, 07:27:47 pm »
Hey Thomas,

Great news on both fronts. I read Rasheen's most recent blog last night. It made me happy for all of you  :-*
Stress is really bad for the immune system. I wonder if your recent joy and happiness has assisted with your great results.

Good to hear from you again.

Little Steve
Be forgiving, be grateful, be optimistic


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