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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
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08/16
Just a quick note to say hi! Just wanted to let you know that hubby finally cleared Hep C with Harvoni (5th treatment), and is virus free. You have been our inspiration from the start (2007). So glad to see that you are doing well, and I love your photos!
Advocate1955
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317787 tn?1473362051
03/15
Thanks so much for checking in, letting us know how you are. Dee
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317787 tn?1473362051
03/15
Thanks so much for checking in, letting us know how you are. Dee
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317787 tn?1473362051
03/15
Thanks so much for checking in, letting us know how you are. Dee
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317787 tn?1473362051
03/15
Thinking about you. I hope your surgery went well. Let us know how you are doing, Dee
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02/15
Hi Magnum.., we all miss you on here. Pop in sometime and let everybody know you're still hanging in there!  Susan400
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10175413 tn?1427173851
02/15
Thank you for the birthday wish Mag!  Hey how the heck are you? Haven't seen you post for awhile, R u on Tx currently. If so, how has it been for you. I was worried cuz you had disappeared
Hugs
The buddhist chick.....deb
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01/15
Wondering what's going on with you and if you're okay or if you're just busy entertaining and making people laugh.  I know you were undergoing other health issues as well as the Harvoni treatment. Please post to us soon.  Susan400
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476246 tn?1418874514
12/14
Hey, good to hear from you. I very seldom pass by here, so it was a nice surprise to get a notification per email. I'm just reading that you are up and going again after transplant!!! WOW!!!! That's amazing. Wish you all the best. I've moved on from HepC and don't think of it so often anymore. Just finished an education as a personal trainer. Got my diploma on Thursday, so I'm doing really well. Hugs
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11/14
No, he hasn't started Harvoni yet.  He has an appt with his hepa on 11/24, and think she will get him set up with it then. I think I would choose Harvoni over Barry Manilow.  Now if it were Robert Plant...
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04/13
Hi Magnum, I hope you are continuing to do OK.  I know this is a tough time.  I think of you often and I look for your updates.  Hang in there.
Advocate1955
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476246 tn?1418874514
01/13
Oh Magnum, I just read your latest post. I was not aware of what you are going through. It pains me to hear that you are so ill. My prayers are with you, wishing you all the best my friend. Big hugs
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476246 tn?1418874514
01/13
Sorry, didn't see your note until just now. I come by very seldom. I hope you are doing better my friend. Sending you lots of love and hugs!!!
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12/12
Happy Holidays! Hi Magnum, hope you're doing well.  Wishing you a happy holiday season!
Advocate1955
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1504401 tn?1387569461
07/12
Checking back in to MedHelp after a year hiatus pretty much.  Dr. G is my transplant/tx doctor now with Dr. Nemec as GI.  I fired the last one, Dr. Robert Yeh.
I am Lost on this site, so am starting with you, my dear.  How are you and did you start your last treatment?  I will be doing a second round of triple threat shortly.
Janee
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04/12
Just a quick note to say hi!
This link will give you some good info. that came out of the conference about the new drugs.
I think there is real hope now. Just take it easy and stay well hydrated. I am very sorry for what you are going through.

http://hepatitiscresearchandnewsupdates.blogspot.com/2012/04/interferon-free-regimens-at-easl-2012.html
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04/12
Hey, just saw you're with Dr. Gish.  He's our doc too!  You're in great hands! - Stormy
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1778868 tn?1314535479
08/11
Thank you for everything!  I just joined & need to get a new check out with a new liver doctor- I am taking notes from this forum- I live in St. Augustine, Fl. & there are no med. MJ laws, but i am doing it for the pain & depression!  I feel pretty afraid right now- been up at nites with excruiating pain for a week now... I'm worried because I have a 9 yr. old & a 13 yr. old child to take care of. It's time for me to "buckle down" & take care of my heath. No one on the forum has said anything about what to eat that will keep flair ups of pain??? Take care,  Cherylyn779
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07/11
Actually I had to join the forum to send the note, so you can reply to me here if you like.
Marla
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07/11
Hi Magnum,
I've been following this forum for a few years.  My husband was diagnosed ion 2007 with Hep C, genotype 1.  He is 58 years old.  He's probably had Hep C for 40 years or so.  He's been through two treatments:  first was in 2007 with Pegasys and Ribavirin; second was in 2010 with daily Infergen and Ribavirin.  He was a partial responder both times and treatment was discontinued. I've been following your posts because it seems like your history and course of treatment most closely matches his.  It sounds as though you began another round of treatment with Boceprevir, Interferon, and Ribavirin about a month ago.  How are you feeling, and how have your labs been so far?  I am not a member on this forum, but you can email me at ***@**** if you like.
Marla
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06/11
Thanks for the reply, Magnum. Yeah, my kids insist that vaporizers matter, or even cookies or lozenges as possible alternatives. Plus finding the right strain and amount will be a key to success. I just wanted to see if anyone out there has tried it for Hep C treatments so your note truly helped. I'm going through the side effects one by one to get prepared: if the pot helps with nausea, then it's a big deal. I teach college and hopefully it'll get me through my lectures; many of the kids probably will just figure I'm one of them now, though it will still remain my secret. After all, I'm still the grown-up. I think.
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05/11
Thanks for thinking of me!  I had said that I won't be considering the Boceprevir until Oct., maybe you didn't remember?  Anyhow, I'm still not ruling out going through a clinical trial if one will accept me.  At least with that, there are no worries with how it will be paid for.  I'll let you know what happens in a few months when it gets closer to Oct.  Thanks again for all your help.  Susan400
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03/11
Hi, there, HAPPY Magnum....   LOL   Susan400
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01/11
If I'm living in the state arizona how do i go about looking for a doctor that can legally perscribe me marijuana?
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12/10
Magnum I notice your from Vegas can you recommened a Doctor there, You see I live outside Vegas and I'm seeing a doctor for the second time to find out results of biopsy, already know i'm 1a but I'm not sure about my doctor.  He scares me a little any help would be greatful.... Thanx and the best of holidays to you and yours....Crankykk
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08/10
Thanks for all you put into creating "Very Interesting Read, Part 2."  a plethora of information there...so detailed and well written...exactly what I needed to read at just the right moment.  Appreciate the detailed explanation of the benefits of  the anti-oxidants, alpha-lipoic acid, silymarin and selenium.  Just entering week 11 of a 24 wk course of tx for genotype 3a and needed reassurance that the milk thistle and ALA I'm taking is actually the right thing to do.  

Thank you,
jenni j.

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446474 tn?1446351282
07/10
Thanks Mag.

I'm hoping the maybe by June of next year Telaprevir will be out. If I could get it before then off course that would be great.
I figure it will be a short time before knowing if it will work or not. Based on that then I could plan on doing treatment for a year or preparing down the road for a liver transplant. It's the unknown that drives me crazy.

Meanwhile I can't work which is the biggest issue. I'm worried about losing my insurance at some point. So somehow I need to feel as best as I can and work just to have insurance. The problem is I am so fatigued it is hard to even go out many days. It's a bind that somehow I have to figure out. I'm optimistic that somehow I will find a way to do this.

Thanks for the good wishes.
Stay stable.
Howie
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897070 tn?1320656229
07/10
Just a quick note to say hi! We are on a similar journey-also have cirrhosis and waiting on trials etc.Would like to stay in touch if youre up for it as a friend.
Stay well
Paul
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717272 tn?1277594380
06/10
Hi.  The phase 3 trial data for both teleprevir and boceprevir trials had to be in to the pharmas around April 1 (I was in boceprevir trial, freind in teleprevir).  Not sure of exact date, but a boceprevir phase 4 (bocep + procrit) began in April or May and data collection will end for that 72 weeks after inception.  Teleprevir was expected to beat boceprevir to market because they had an earlier finish date but extended to same length to match boceprevir at FDA's request.  If they accept aps on the phase 3 data as they should, I feel sure that they will still release in 2011.  Don't despair.  
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223152 tn?1346981971
02/10
Hey magnum -- this is frijole.  I was reading a post this morning and thought you might be able to help the person.  I know you tried to get a PI before FDA approval.  I don't know that you were successful but maybe you can tell this person how to do it -- go to "nonresponder#2 dated 2/9/10

thanks, kathy
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545538 tn?1295995617
11/09
And I certainly wish the very very best for you. My heart and prayers go out to you!
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476246 tn?1418874514
10/09
Good to hear from you. I'm done.... SVR! I posted a thread on the hepatitis social forum last week. And I'm also feeling great. I need to regain some physical strength and need my memory back, but I have an abundance of energy. And I actually feel younger than I did before treatment. It's great to have my life back! Hugs, Marcia
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