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Stress Sucks (and so does giving blood)

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Today, I went in for my third appoinment with my doctor.  I feel pretty good, except I’ve eaten horribly in the past few months.  Next week, I’ll get the new numbers and the new results, I’m hoping for undetectable!  My doctor feels that there isn’t any reason to believe otherwise.

I’ve also had a pretty hectic few weeks on this new job – coordinating a show that’s trying to chase the Gustav hurricane… it’s pretty ridiculous as I’ve had to put together the whole shoot for 15 crew members in less than 36 hours.

But, they’re there – a few hiccups and other things and all things considering, I feel maybe (and hopefully) all goes smooth but for my stress level – and more importantly – their safety.

So, next week.  Numbers… eek.


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August 29, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Posted in HIV

One Week – Round Three

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In one week, it’ll be round three.

I’ll get my newest numbers.  And (cross my fingers), I’m hoping to be considered “undetectable.”  I had a dream that my CD4 count was 714.  And my VL was 84.  Which is low – but not undetectable.  Of course, I’m not a psychic so, I have no idea what to predict other than – eek… what should I expect!

I’ve been un-vegan for about 3 months and still trying to find the right balance of healthy eating.  I think I’m making up for 2 years of no pizza.  Or mac and cheese.  I of course, very predictably gained 10 pounds which I lose when I’m vegan.  I usually plateau at either 160 (un-vegan) or 150 (vegan).  It’s pretty boring really.

The fall is here and all the same feelings of creative juices are starting to flow.  I love the change in weather, it’s less than a month til my birthday and I think that it’s the reason I get so – or just feel so – amazing this time of year.  As if I’m recounting that feeling of being boring.  My first thoughts.  My first images of earth.

Of Minot.

I’m incredibly nostalgic now.  I love this time of year.

And hopefully in one week, it’ll also be a incredibly lucky one.

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August 21, 2008 at 5:02 pm

Posted in Daily Life, health