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.
How is everything going for you lately? Busy with travel plans for the holiday or are you taking on the family gathering yourself? I'm getting more excited to see the progress of the new drugs for treatment reaching significant milestones towards general populous use.
Just a quick note to say hi! I hae been thinking of you. I tried to write you a few days ago but this site said you were not accepting notes. I just want you to know I keep you & hubby in my prayers for a cure and for health & stability. I know this is the hardest journey to take. Know there are many others thinkig of you two and keeping you in thoughts...
Hi I am so glad I have some people to reach out to. I am a hard time. I feel like I am a mean cold emotionless person, because I haven't broken down or cried. I need to release my feelings. It seems as though I don't care, but that just isent so. I listen to the song I played at Wendy's funeral everyday in my car. I play it over and over and over again, in hopes that I will be released from this emotional bondage, and feel the feelings that I so desperately need to feel. It was suggested that I go to a bereavement group for people who have lost loved ones in a tragic way. Maybe I will. In the meantime I have to fight to stay alive for the rest of my family. How is your husband? I will pray for hlim bllue
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