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Author Topic: A Thank you from a wallflower  (Read 5491 times)

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Offline stpetecoyote

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A Thank you from a wallflower
« on: February 20, 2007, 09:27:43 AM »
Well,  it is now officially 1 month since I found out that I am HIV positive.  Have had my ups and downs and imagine I will have oh so many more of those...  I wanted to pass along my thanks to all those that have posted to the forum over the past month,  when I first found out I happened onto the site and I can't even tell you how much it helped to read about people in the same boat that I am.

I am still playing the waiting game, I have a great GP but am not sure what to think about my ID yet. Think I must have converted sometime in early October, so for what its worth I have caught it early and been able to notify anyone I came in contact with.  I go in for all my blood-work results in another couple of weeks.  I think that is probably the most frustrating thing right now,  WAITING! grrr

Anyway,  I just wanted to pass along my thanks to all those who have posted--Not sure what I would have done without being able to log on and read your posts. I have learned a lot and appreciate everyone who has taken the time to help us newbies as well as those who have just found out and were brave enough to ask their questions.

When we killed what we were to become what we are, what did we do with the bodies? We did what most people do; buried them under the floorboards and got used to the smell - Jeannette Winterson

02/05/07 CD4 264  24.0% VL ??.?
03/05/07 CD4 ???   ??.?%  VL 825  
03/22/07 CD4 355  27%    VL 1232
04/24/07 CD4 490  28%    VL 3785
07/26/07 CD4 368  23%    VL 8900
08/31/07 CD4 454  23%    VL 2200
10/29/07 CD4 474  24%    Vl  18800
Started Atripla...been VL Undetectable and CD4 around 400 Ever Since

Offline r2j

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Re: A Thank you from a wallflower
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 09:38:54 AM »
Hey Kris!

Loved your post. You sound like you're doing just fine! It seems like there were a lot of us that were diagnosed last month (me included). I can definitely relate to your ups and downs. Hang in there and we'll make it through!


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Re: A Thank you from a wallflower
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 10:05:18 AM »
I am in the same boat. I just got my results last week. 384 and 16000 vl. I started meds yesterday Altripla and it has been no big deal. I also found out early. (within 6 months). Hardest thing at this point was finding a couple of guys attractive and then having them blow me off when they found out my status. That really hurt. Other then that I am doing well with no side effects so far but I am only on day 2. :D
Meds doing well so far.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: A Thank you from a wallflower
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 11:34:06 AM »
Kris, welcome to the forums. You will find out soon enough that "waiting" is what we all have to do. You will get use to the waiting game. Be assured if they find something wrong they will be getting intouch with you. Again welcome to the forums.


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Re: A Thank you from a wallflower
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 06:08:11 AM »
You sound like you are dealing with it really well. I know its frustrating but I repeat what others have said. In the meantime,be well and welcome to my 'surrogate family'
I know i'm going to enjoy the party in the afterlife, but do you all mind that I'm going to be VERY late!!!

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: A Thank you from a wallflower
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 12:26:11 PM »
Kris, I'm glad you found your way to our site and that it's been helpful to you during this period of adjustment.

I hope you know you're always welcome here to ask questions and to discuss anything that's on your mind.

This is still all pretty much brand new to you. Give yourself time. You'll learn whatever you need to know to stay healthy. Right now HIV likely looms large in your thoughts. Gradually it will remain important but your life is going to be about a lot more than the virus.

« Last Edit: February 21, 2007, 12:28:05 PM by Andy Velez »
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Re: A Thank you from a wallflower
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2007, 09:08:29 AM »
I know we've all heard this so many times but it is key to stay positive, keep your head up and move foward with your heart. My boyfriend got diagnosed last May and still continues to be a very new thing for both of us but it will get better. Also, please be sure to surround yourself with support.......and laughter  :D. Tomorrow will be a better day!

Many blessings to you   :)

Peace & health


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