About Me: Female, Chilliwack, BC, member since Apr 2013
I'm 48 years old and I have Hep C, genotype 1A. I just found out in 2011, and I know I've had it since about 1981 when I used needles briefly for 6 months. I have lived symptom free for over 30 years and it was a routine blood test that found my liver enzymes were high
[More]er than normal. A biopsy put my liver at grade 2 and stage 2. I am blessed to be a rapid responder (virus free) at 4 weeks, and I had only 288,000 viral count when I began treatment.
I am 26 weeks into a 48 week treatment on Interferon/Ribavirin. I would have been done at 26 weeks but my body rejected Victrelis (Boceprevir) after 30 days. I ended up in the hospital for 3 days and was taken off Boceprevir. I awoke after having brain seizures with a new perspective on my life. I quit smoking, and have found an awareness in myself and in the world around me, to put it mildly. I am enjoying this time off work to take care of myself and heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Almost there! I just finished 24 wks, still feeling like crap oh well. I too had the hemoglobin issues but instead of transfusion I had Eprex. I took it for most of my treatment. Hope you're well my friend!! Best wishes!
Hey Dust, hope your doing well.
No as far as Myra, the cat goes she is a Ragdoll. She was given to us when she was 3 weeks old, 3 weeks before I began tx. She has been a God send.
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