Do we get to get your autograph now…?

It has been a goal for many months, indeed it has been a goal since I was diagnosed back in March 2009. Suffice to say the goal posts have moved now… but what happened in the Royal yesterday? Up at the HIV Clinic in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast it was great to see new faces,  a few old ones and ones that have been there most days that I have been up. New social worker With Corinne having retired in June, there was a new social worker who has been in post for some months, he was very pleased … Continue reading Do we get to get your autograph now…?

February 24

Well it is nearly eleven months since I found out that I was living with HIV. Yesterday, I was up at the HIV clinic once more. Results CD4= 160%, 8% Viral Load = 60,000 On diagnosis, my CD4 count was 100, but my Viral Load was 29,000. Meds With the news that my viral load was more than double what it was when I was diaganosed – I rethought the issue of medication and was prescribed the same combination as the last lot I tried. That is, Viramune and Truvada. I took them last thing at night last night and … Continue reading February 24

December 31 – Final Day of 2009

A year ends… It is the last day of the year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Nine, the year that will go down in my life as being the year in which I was diagnosed HIV positive. The year that everything changed. Whether the change is for the worse or better is still to be worked out in my life. …and more drugs From Sunday night I have been suffering from pains in my chest and continued joint pain together with a headache. I’ve hardly been able to eat anything. And some nights I’ve been shivering. Eventually, like usual, … Continue reading December 31 – Final Day of 2009

November 19

Meds issues – a follow up I’ve taken the pills again today. With my lunch. I’m going to try and keep to this régime this time, and have set up alerts on my phone, and my watch and all sorts to remind me. I just hope that the side effects do not restart. Comment on November 17 post In response to comment on November 17 post… I am trying to learn to take the meds – but I really do feel much better when I am not on them. I appreciate that there are many people throughout the world that … Continue reading November 19

July 31 – new problems with drugs

It is the day before the local Pride Parade and Party after it. I should be doing more but this morning woke up and had no energy to go and help. So to preserve my energy for the madness that will be tomorrow, I am keeping a low profile and getting on with other things. Entering the 21st century On Wednesday I took delivery of an Apple iPhone and am currently making sure all my contacts are stored in it correctly. Who knows, I may even be able to update this blog from it at some point in the near … Continue reading July 31 – new problems with drugs

Day 73

Drugs The drug régime is taking its toll on me. Remembering to take the drugs is becoming more difficult as time goes on. I suspect that this is because I am feeling better and better—making me feel less and less like I need to take the drugs. However, I have not missed yet. Food Today has been very easy in the food department and tomorrow will be so again. I am staying with my parents and enjoying homecooked food once again. There really is nothing like food prepared by your mother. But tomorrow it will be back to having to … Continue reading Day 73