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! Praying for SVR by late October.
Thank you Nan. Feeling scattered, bit scared & tremendously free from my own apathetic bondage~ due to the pointedly caring questions you asked. Easy to sense you are a friend & asset to many in forum. Best to you & hubby~ Praying for his FULL recovery!
My prayer~ to get in action~ to give much to many
You are in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds as if your husband is a fighter. I am sure that he will beat this. at the least, remain in remission. you are awesome to be there swinging for him when he can't. god be with you and watch over you.
In 2005 I went through 50 weeks of Ribavirin 500mg with Interferon injections 2 times a week. Lost my hair and felt as though I had a terrible case of flu for 50 weeks. I did lose 30 pounds. In 2009, I did the pegatron injections, 1 time a week, with again 500 mg;s of ribavirin also 3 pills at a time, 2 times a day, kept hair and lost 22 pounds. I have kidney damage, legally blind, multiple tia's, memory loss, hypertension, IBS, muscle and joint pain, headaches, and a constant ringing in mt ears. The medications ate the bone marrow of my awesome straight teeth. Dentures are a pain. But better than the alterative.Sick to stomach every minute of every day. Fatigue is hard to handle. I just am one of those people. my treatments, should had been stopped.
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