I was diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2007 caused my hepatitis C. Tried interferon +ribavirin treatment. Did not respond to treatment. 2009 decompensated, with ascites and HE being my most common issues. Put on liver transplant waiting list. 2011 diagnosed with liver cancer
[More]. 2012 one of the first 61 cirrhotics with HCC in ever to treat with Sovaldi in clinical trial. Unfortunately I relapsed after being undetectable for 47 weeks. The results of our study is the reason that Sovaldi is now approved for hepatitis C infected patients with liver cancer (HCC) awaiting liver transplantation. 2013 failed 5 cancer treatments. Removed from transplant waiting list.Told I was terminal. Tried experimental radiation treatment which was successful in reducing my cancer enough so I was able to get back on the waiting list and got a liver transplant Nov. 16, 2013. Still recovering from my transplant. Currently co-leader of my transplant center's hep C support group. Provide support and encouragement based on my own experiences to pre & post hospitalized liver transplant patients at our transplant center.
Since I am at high risk of my cancer recurring I am now taking an immunosuppressant that has anti-cancer properties and will start treating my recurrent HCV in August with Sovaldi, Olysio + Ribavirin to reduce the inflammation of my liver, inflammation may be a factor in liver cancer (HCC) recurrence which we want to stop as soon as we can. An added benefit would be to finally cure my HCV infection of 45 years as well.
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Starting August 28th w/ Sovaldi, Olysio + Ribavirin. Post liver transplant.
Starting August 28th - Sovaldi, Olysio + Ribavirin. Post liver transplant.
Will be treating August 28th with Sovaldi, Olysio + Ribavirin. 3rd try at SRV.
Hi Hector! Congratulations on your transplant!! :-) I'm still living & loving life in the tropics (Philippines) -- with NO residual effects of the disease or the treatment. Been monitoring the weather in CA. What a terrible drought! Folsom Lake is a pittance of when I last saw it. I heard Lake Mendocino is essentially GONE. Hopefully, you got some decent precip with the latest storm! Anyway, GREAT to read your good news!!!
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