About Me: Male, Sacramento, CA, member since Oct 2011
I have known I had Hep C since 2003 but probably got it around 1983. Non practicing alcoholic/addict.
Cirrhosis and portal hypertension and very mild encephalopathy (I kn
[More]ow that if I can say that word, I don't have it at the time!!!).
2 time PegRiba relapser and discontinued Infergen (non-pegylated interferon) Riba after my platelets got down to 6 (not a typo!). They told me to have someone else tie my shoes as they were afraid I might suffer a brain hemmorage if I bent over - hah!
Getting ready to start a fourth Tx with telaprevir and they are also putting me on eltrombopag (Promacta) to keep my platelets around 50 which is where they are now.
Best support site I have found for Hep C 'cuz the people here rock!
I am still here only because of the Grace of God
I, by myself am SO much, you by yourself are also SO much, but WE together are SO MUCH MORE. Glad that you all are part of my 'we'
SVR on Incivek, now dealing with portal vein thrombosis they are going to try and dissolve with heparin after 6 banding procedures. Balancing act between dissolving and bleeding out :o) (platelets @ 35)
SVR on Incivek, now dealing with portal vein thrombosis they are going to try and dissolve with heparin after 6 banding procedures.
I just wanted to let you know that my 4wk viral load was undetectable. It has been a wild ride but I'm almost through my 6th week and now that I know I only have 6 more weeks on incivek, I can make it. I thought that I had to take the incivek for the whole 48 weeks and not just 12. I saw my doctor yesterday and found out I was undetectable and that I only had six weeks to go and I was happier than I've been since I started. Thanks for your encouragement and suggestions.
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