About Me: Female, Seattle, WA, member since Jul 2011
I am a 56 year old female. My husband failed his third treatment for Hep C, Genotype 1a, with triple therapy (Inc., Peg Interferon, and Ribavirin) in April, 2012 He was diagnosed in 2007 with Hep C, F1-2, and did SOC for 12 weeks. He was a partial responder and had t
[More]o discontinue. In 2010 liver biopsy results showed beginning Cirrhosis. He treated with daily Infergen injections and 1400 mg. Ribavirin daily for 12 weeks. Again, partial responder, had to discontinue. So disappointing. Began third treatment (triple therapy with Inc., Int., and Riba) on September 30, 2012, VL=78 at week 4, VL=UND at week 8, VL=UND at week 12, VL=<12 at week 18, VL = <12 at week 22, VL = 22 at week 24. Failed treatment, and treatment discontinued on 4/12/12. Routine labs, ultrasounds, and appointments with hepa every 6 months now. Most recently all labs and CT scan good, November 2012, next follow up is in May 2013. Hanging in there waiting for clinical trials or new treatment.
It is a struggle. I am now anemic and they had to lower dosage, so I dont know if I will clear or not. I ***** that I have to go through another 6wks knowing that. Headaches, stomach aches, muscle aches, I guess just life aches in general. But, on a good note, my youngest daughter is coming down for
thanksgiving, and it will be both joyful and emotional, due to my other daughters passing. We will sing, and eat, and look at pictures and make a photo frame of the family in memory of my sweet angel, Wendy. I know that there is a good possibility that I may be sick, but, at least God has brought her to me. November is gratitude month. It is important that I count my blessings, just as we all should do. I hope your hubs does okey on his new treatment. hang in there Bllue
Has your husband started on Harvoni yet? His story is parallel to mine, except I had 5 failed treatments with the Interferon, Victrelis and Ribavirin treatment coming very close to killing me. As I posted, a few days ago I started Harvoni. No sides.. At this point, it's my only hope after the transplant. I would have a tough choice to make if I wanted to do it again. A liver transplant or a Barry Manilow concert, a touch choice.
Bummer just read your post to Magnum. Well hoping soon he will get into treatment and get this done. Was thinking of you guys this week. Thinking of Cree also. You were a great friend to her. Hope Ruby's okay.
I am glad to hear you guys are okey. Got through my daughter's passing anniversary with God's help and friends and family. I heard that the effects of treatment can get still, more bothersome. well, what it is is what it is. Okey dokey, I will be back. Have a great day. Blue
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