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.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful note. I am glad your hubby is OK. I will skim through your posts since that was 7 months ago! I felt a deep sense of relief when I saw names I recognize still active on the forum. For the longest time I could not get it together sort of dropped off the grid. Take care :)
If it's not one thing it's another. I am glad that your hubby is feeling better but it ***** that we have to fight so hard for our treatments and that they keep on changing stuff on us everyday. I hope your mom goes back to assisted living. I would love to do a show for her if I was there. I am not sure if I told you or not, but out of the clear blue sky they changed the criteria and have turned me down for treatment. The head honcho down here is going to bat for me. She is a tough cookie. More testing coming! On a good note at least we have this forum to support each other. Post me if you need me. Love Blue
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