About Me: Female, Brooklyn, NY, member since Oct 2011
Caregiver for my husband who was infected with the Hep C virus in 1979 from a blood transfusion. We learned he had ESLD, (Stage 4 Cirrhosis) in December, 2010. He tried triple treatment with Incivik for 5 weeks. Had to stop treatment due to severe anemia. Viral load re
[More]mained "unquantifiable" for 8 months. Had a liver transplant in June, 2012. Virus is now back... as is his cirrhosis. Started Sovaldi plus Ribavirin for 24 weeks on Feb. 13th, as he is Geno 1a and interferon ineligible. Finally completed treatment July 30th. Treatment
was very hard on him with numerous bouts of HE but he made it! Unfortunately, 4 week post treatment HCV RNA test shows he has relapsed.
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Hubby just completed week 18 of 24 week Harvoni treatment. Looking forward to reaching EOT and then SVR12.
After a very tough seven months away caring for my husband after his Thanksgiving accident, I'm back! He started Harvoni on June 5th, and two weeks later his viral load was only 31. Amazing new drug!
After a very tough seven months away caring for my husband after his Thanksgiving accident, I'm back! He started Harvoni on June 5th, and two weeks later his vita load was only 31. Amazing new drug!
Oh Nan, I hope those days go quickly and like you I hope the fluid will go away once off tx. I am praying for you, hoping that this will work and you both will have many more years together. I know what it feels like and my heart goes out to you, Dee
Thanks for the note yeah I kinda figure if I can make SVR and Hector and so many others can make SVR it is a very good sign for your husband too! Hoping he feels better every day and has as easy of a treatment as he can. Hoping he can join the ranks of the hep c cured soon! Best to you both. Lynn
I am sorry to hear about your husband. I am hoping this treatment will cure him of his hep C and put at least that behind him. I am doing better myself and hoping that next year that maybe I could at least work part time? Time will tell. I still do my volunteer work at my transplant center and also involved in a advanced cancer group as well. Take care. Howie
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