Monthly Archives: August 2008
We adore you, O Lord Jesus Christ,here and in all the Churches of the world,and we praise You,because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world.
Let us desire nothing else,let us wish for nothing else,let nothing else please us and cause us delightexcept our Creator and Redeemer and Savior,the One True God,Who is the Fullness of Good,all good, every good, the true and supreme Good;Let nothing hinder us,nothing separate us,or nothing come between us.
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;Where there is hatred, let me sow love;Where there is injury, pardon;Where there is error, the truth;Where there is doubt, the faith;Where there is despair, hope;Where there is darkness, light;And where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master,Grant that I may not so much seekTo be consoled, as to console;To be understood, as to understand;To be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive;It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
The Virxsys clinical trial is authorizing a reinfusion of some of the patients from phase II, who did not respond well over a sustained period of time.
I qualified in that category, but UK did not get the program running within the one year requirement for re-infusion, which knocked me out of the second study.
My over all health is good, with the exception of some I. B. S. and muscle pain in my left leg. The nueropathy is under control but remains to be a nagging problem from time to time, as will as R. L. S. I am currently on the following meds:
darvocet as needed
Lomatol as needed
Certzine Hydrochloride (generic brand)
Benidryll at nite occassionally
Sleep & Nerves
Plus malox and tylenol when needed. So you see, I am on a lot of meds, some which are HART (highly active anti-viral treament regimine) and others are for the side effects, nerve damage from the early meds, and the stomach problems.
My viral load has climed slightly, to around 80,000 which is not too bad, but the CD4, which had risen dramatically at first has leveled off right back where I was in the beginning of the trial , which is around 350 on average.