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CarlThomas
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Reged: 12/12/04
Posts: 12
Loc: Orlando, Florida
Re: Help and support
      12/13/04 06:14 PM

Hi Steph,
Chris has been positive for over 7 years now. He is originally from Colorado. He now lives in Florida. When he first moved to FL he had some questionable care, the health department in Orlando isn't that great a place. Ever since then he has been trying to regain the ground he lost. He was put on disability just over 2 years ago. Medicaid, which provides healthcare to the indigent here in FL isn't that great either. It's only since I've been fighting for him that we have seen any improvement. He has a great doctor, but the doctors here have too many patients. I'm lucky, I have insurance so I have a great specialist. Chris has a resistance to almost everything they have tried. We have him signed up for some drug trials. So we are keeping our fingers crossed. The hardest part is he is emotionally drained. He's tired of being sick, of having the chills and body aches all the time. He's tired of being tired. The worst part for me his seeing him cry, and having him tell me that he doesn't want to die. I do all I can to keep him comfortable, and as healthy as possible, but I'm only one person. We are trying to get into the doctor tomorrow, just so they know what going on. At this point, there isn't much more that they can do. He's already taking 1000mg of Zithromax a day.

I've been poz myslelf for 7 years, and I've been on the same medicines for 7 years as well. I'm glad I started meds early. I'm sure that you and your doctors will find a combination that works well for you. The important thing to remember is that starting meds is not a set back of any sort. It's just the best way at this point for you to take the best possible care of yourself. Take care and much love.

Carl

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* Help and support CarlThomas 12/12/04 01:38 PM
. * Coming home soon!! CarlThomas   12/20/04 11:43 PM
. * Re: BRAVO FOR CHRIS AND CARL!!!!!!!! Jessie   12/21/04 11:06 AM
. * My Christmas wish for CHRIS AND CARL!!!!!!!! Anonymous   12/23/04 11:01 AM
. * Update on Chris CarlThomas   12/18/04 10:11 AM
. * Re: Update on Chris Anonymous   12/20/04 07:32 PM
. * Re: Update on Chris Jessie   12/20/04 12:25 PM
. * Re: Update on Chris brispoz85   12/19/04 04:22 AM
. * Re: Help and support brispoz85   12/17/04 07:51 AM
. * Re: Help and support viewer1977   12/16/04 03:16 AM
. * Re: Help and support Anonymous   12/16/04 01:16 AM
. * Re: Help and support CarlThomas   12/15/04 09:24 PM
. * Re: Help and support Jessie   12/16/04 10:25 AM
. * Re: Help and support Anonymous   12/15/04 11:40 PM
. * Re: Help and support Mark Anton   12/14/04 07:28 PM
. * Re: Help and support CarlThomas   12/14/04 07:53 PM
. * Re: Help and support Mac   12/14/04 08:04 PM
. * Re: Help and support Anonymous   12/14/04 06:43 PM
. * Re: Help and support CarlThomas   12/14/04 07:51 PM
. * Re: Help and support Anonymous   12/17/04 12:46 PM
. * Re: Help and support PozInFl   12/14/04 09:47 AM
. * Re: Help and support Jessie   12/13/04 12:46 AM
. * Re: Help and support CarlThomas   12/13/04 01:13 AM
. * Re: Help and support Jessie   12/13/04 12:19 PM
. * Re: Help and support CarlThomas   12/13/04 02:52 PM
. * Re: Help and support Anonymous   12/13/04 04:28 PM
. * Re: Help and support CarlThomas   12/13/04 06:14 PM
. * Re: Help and support Anonymous   12/14/04 11:46 PM
. * Re: Help and support CarlThomas   12/14/04 11:52 PM
. * Re: Help and support Jessie   12/14/04 07:26 AM

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