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.
Hi...I was thinking about you and your husband the other day. How is he doing? I am going on the sovaldi/riba....they wouldn't do the O because of my liver decompensation. But my HCV viral count is so high....all I do is sleep. I can sleep for 6-8 hours...be up for 2...then back to sleep for 4....etc. Or I just can't sleep at all then crash. Swear I have SAD so when the weather finally breaks it will be better. Is your hubby going to start on one of these protocols? Hope so. Get rid of it before it causes severe cirrhosis. Little wary of the riba...last time I took it affected my skin and hair...maybe it will be reverse this time...LOL....school of Hector Positive Thinking....he is doing so well and I'm so happy for him. Send me a msg sometime...I try to answer them. :-)
Still waiting on pre treatment viral load should have that any day. The nurse said they were not planning on testing till after week 12 but I plan on asking for week 4 viral load test any way. They are going to test at weeks 1,2,4,8 & 12 for regular blood work CBC etc
Thanks for keeping in touch
Good luck to you
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