December of 2006 went to Red Cross to give blood and found out I had hep c. Quite surprised, through much thought and discussion we could not definitively determine how I got it. Mild liver disease (1-1). Started Treatment end of September 07 ended March 08. Waiting
[More] for results, clear at end of treatment and under 615 but detected by pcr. Undetected by PCR at 8 weeks and every test through EOT. genotype 3, January 07 VL 600,000 pre treatment viral load 9 million. Keep you posted.
Thanks for the encouragement! You're right, I have started to feel better and my doctor called today and said after four weeks I'm UND :) Yay! They are upping my meds again to 1000/180, so hopefully the Procrit can counter balance the effects. I'm just going to pray that my body stays strong!
Also, I love your picture, it looks like a beach here in Orange County....so pretty!
Hi Mar148 - I'm just curious, did you have to dose-reduce during your Tx? I was hospitalized last weekend (too low of blood counts) and they reduced my Riba to 800 and my Pegasys to 135 (both still theraputic levels, but low I know.). Also, I'm only 106 pounds, so I'm hoping that's enough to kill it! I stayed at full dosage the first five weeks and then just reduced this last week - I get my 4 week VL test results on Tuesday or Wednesday. Good luck on your three month test. Thanks!
Good Morning - Thank you SOOOOO much for the care package ideas :) I'm actually going out today to start shopping for this stuff, because we leave for NY in two days and then I start tx three days after getting home. I want everything to be in place. I just found out today that I will for sure be starting on April 17th, so only 10 more days :( I feel like it's a countdown until my life changes dramatically, but I'm trying to stay really positive and know that I CAN do this! What kind of Aveeno do you use? Also, how often do you apply? I know itching can happen so what do you used for that? Thanks for all of your support! :)
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