Another Med Update
Well, It's been a couple of doctor's appointments since the last time I posted anything. October's appointment wasn't much to talk about really. Just another check on my weight issue (witch I still say isn't a issue!) and I did have labs done. I wasn't able to get my annual flu shot because of lags but that was taken care of this month, so no worries there. I did have labs done in October, so at least that gives me something to update about as far as my results.
The good news is...
My t-cell count is up to 418, for real this time. Wohoo. I'm still in shock because my tcell count has never been this high in the last 11 years. Very good news. My viral load, up also. It's not bad though, has been much higher in the past, this time 7,000 ppm.
Back problems are still persisiting. My brother the "physical therapist" suggested I do some crunches because it would not only help my back but slim down my tummy. Well, it's probably helping my tummy more than my back. I think actually I over did it the last time I did them because I sure was hating life the next day. I did 50 on Monday, Tuesday I could only manage 30, and had to force myself to do them. Wednesday I was in he**. Back spasms galore. I did manage to work most of the day, but did leave early. Tummy hurt, like it was supposed to, witch I didn't care about too much, but those darn spasms are not pleaseant at all. I could definately do without that. I won't give up on them though. After loosing close to 100lbs I do need a bit of help with the "flabs" I'm experiencing. Besides, I'm too darn stubborn. lol. I have also been forcing myself to get out and walk for 30 min a day. I'm not talking no little stroll around the block either, I'm talking high paced walking up hill type of thing. Felt that too...again, don't mind so much because I expect there to be some pain after exercise, but my shins felt like they were bruised! lol. Needless to say the last couple of days I have been slacking a bit hoping my back would recover so I can get back on the ball this weekend.
No weight loss this time around, however I don't put too much stock in it because, well, woman stuff was going on. lol. Actually, I had gained a couple of pounds, but on Monday when I weighed myself I was at 163, so I'm sticking with that. *wink* I sure would like to break that 160...and maybe 20 more pounds after that. Everyone says I look great, and I'm thin...I just look in the mirror and I don't see it. No worries, I don't think I'm aneroxic or anything, I guess it just takes time to get used to being smaller than what I was at one time.
Personal stuff. Well, things are icky for me right now in that department. I'm contemplating the thought of being single again, and with that comes the horrors of dating again. I'm looking good, not a problem. Problem lies in the whole "I'm hiv+" thing that tends to send the fellas off and running in the other direction. I have come to the realization that once you get to know me as a person, you either love me or hate me, and generally speaking I think most people love me. lol. What can I say, I'm a kind and loving person, nothing I wouldn't do for you as long as it is within my power.
My biggest problem is how and when to tell someone I'm positive, especially a "potential". As I have mentioned before, I have a hard time "talking" about it to begin with. It's not a subject that just automatically comes up in conversation. So, if any of you out there happen to read this, I have a question for you. Say you met a person, attractive, fun, loving, all the qualities you could possibly ever want in a mate, would you continue a relationship with him/her after discovering they were hiv +? I would really appreciate any feedback on this subject for future reference.
I'm outta here for the night, want to try and update my bama blog before the big IRON BOWL tomarrow. :) ROLL TIDE!