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shannon
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Reged: 04/01/06
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Loc: Illinois/Washington, D.C.
Just Checking In
      07/09/06 10:55 PM

Hi ya'll. I thought I'd pop in and say hi.

David is doing pretty well these days. He's been on Pegesys for 6 weeks and his experience has been okay. He takes it on Sunday nights and feels pretty tired, grouchy and depressed for much of Monday. He usually needs a nap after lunch. On Tuesday he has the same symptoms but a little lighter--he usually doesn't nap. By Wednesday, he's his old self, for the most part. We are hoping it doesn't get any worse than that, since he has another 10 months left to take it (bleagh!).

He started the HIV meds (Truvada and Efavirenz) about two weeks ago. He programmed his phone to remind him of the schedule and he carries one of those weekly pill boxes in his backpack so he will always have them. He's doing well on the schedule. So far, they've given him a little stomach upset and some reduced appetite, but he still eats or drinks whatever I hand him, whether he wants it or not. He has pretty bad dry mouth--anybody know a good tip for dealing with that?

He doesn't have labs again for a couple of weeks, but I'll post his numbers when we get the new ones.

Does anyone know a good place to go on the web for positive internet dating? There's one called positive singles that isn't working all that well. And we're having a heck of a time uploading a photo on PlanetOut (which pretty much sucks anyway!)

xox,

Shannon

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Tracy Chapman

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