About Me: Female, 52, New Zealand, member since Aug 2008
Dxd 1987 Non A Non B
Dxd 1992 HCV Geno 3a
1st BX 2003 Grade 2 Stage 2
1st TX Nov 2003 - Non-Responder after 24 weeks of 180mcg Peg & 800mg Riba.
2nd BX 2008 Grade 2 Stage 1
2nd TX May 2008 - Enrolled on 8 week Roche/Pharmasset PI trial for non responders with study drug RO5024048 +180mcg Peg + 1200 mg Riba per day.
Now continuing on Peg/Riba as above until April 2009, total of 48 weeks.
VL 12 May 08 = 1,720,000IU/mL (6.24 log)
VL 14 Jun 08 = less than 15IU/mL (1.18 log)
VL 12 July 08 = 29IU/mL (1.46 log) *this result coincides with 3 week Riba dose reduction due to low Hb. Full dose reinstated 13 July.
VL 07 Aug 08 = UND
VL 10 Oct 08 = UND
*All Viral Loads determined using Roche COBAS Ampliprep/Taqman HCV test sensitivity 15IU/mL with a linear range of 43 HCV RNA IU/mL to 6.9E+7 HCV RNA IU/mL
Favourite Quote: “Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.”
Our son's GF's folks are here from Australia again, this time for birth of a new grandchild, next Tuesday-ish.
Our first grandchild, their third.
Excited and nervous for her - she's doing great so far but her friends keep having delivery complications. Don't know if the docs over-intervene with pitocin and epidural stuff, etc. but more deliveries seem to go haywire than I remember in my day. Will let you know.
It's tough on her mom - she really wants her only daughter back home and I understand. We still haven't picked ourselves up to get over there but I know how beautiful it is from all the photos the mom keeps sending me as an inducement to visit. They live by a national park in Pretty Beach and it's a dream. Wow.
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