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Post Tx Viral Load Results

Male, 56, HepC for 30 years, Genotype 1a, Started tx in July 2005,
5.8 million copies, 4th time treating, Stage 2, Grade 3, ALT 350, AST 250, a mess.

Treated 48 weeks with Peg/Riba undetectable at 4 weeks, 12, 24, Completed tx May 28th. Blood test 14 weeks post tx....

Drumroll please.............UNDETECTABLE!!!!! Got the call today! Freakin unbelievable!  Doc said blood tests look like a 18 year old.  No virus - Heptimax says it cant find a virus!  So if there is a virus, there are less than 5 copies per ML.  I cant believe it, I really cant believe it.  Overweight, high viral load, liver damage, 4th time...I was already thinking about how I would break the news to my family - but good news - UNDETECTABLE - beatiful word that is.  One more hurdle though - tempered enthusiasm.  Thanks to all for your experience, strength and hope.  Wow!



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Incredible!!!! Wow!!! That's the greatest news!!! Enjoy the rest of your life!!! Congratulations!!!
Bob
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I wish to be you - I'm 1a - 30 years, Stage 2 Grade 2 - vl 15million - I hope I get there too - congratulations.  I'm on week 2 although it seems lots longer.
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WOW!!! I love that. 4 times is a charm. I am just so happy right now. That gives me new hope. Have a wonderful life
hep c free. Take Care, Debi
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FFO.  peace to you and many happy undetect. pcrs... one of more to come...
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Congrats.....always glad to hear good news-this is Most Excellent!!
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WOOT! WOOT! SOOOO very happy for you. What wonderful news to end the day on. Congratulation. Wishing you a very happy and virus free future!
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so glad good news is coming to this board today, really happy returns!!! ha ha!
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What great news for you, thats fantastic, congratulations, I can feel the excitement you are projecting to us, lol, im happy for ya.

linda
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I think I'm going to cry... Yep. Congratulations
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That's fabulous!! And a real inspiration to others too, way to go! That's GOT to feel like the ultimate personal victory, must be an AWESOME feeling! I hope to tread in your shoes someday, and your story makes me hopeful of that. I guess you really did return to sender huh?
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Congratulations! Hearing those words of undetectable sure do sound sweet don't they!  Well,,,guess you are going to have to figure out what to do with yourself now that you aren't on a tx schedule haha  Best Wishes to you!
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Right on!  No more returns for you.  

Thrilling news.  Congratulations to you and your family.

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Congrat, I love reading news like this! It's gets no better!!!
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How Freaking wonderful!!!!!!!!  I can't believe you treated 4 times but dang it was worth that PCR!!!!  that is great.
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Awesome news!!!

Your results will inspire many who face similar long odds to beat this disease!!!
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Thanks so much for all of your kind words.  One thing (of many) I always loved about this forum was the sincere expression of happiness for the those who have good news and the sincere expressions of sadness and support for those who dont. Being around this board and seeing both for quite some time now, I have some mixed feelings about this blessing.  I have watched so many personal struggles against HepC here, that I feel that true success for any of us will be when none of us have to live with this disease anymore.
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Congratulations!  That is such fantastic news.  You did it. :)  And, by sharing your experience, you have given many people here hope.  A whole lot of hope.  Thanks!  Now, go celebrate your fantastic results!
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Congratulations! Stay well. Mike
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Always have loved those drums!  Congrats, return , on your 3 months out PCR.  THink you got it!!!!
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Congratulations on being UND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is great news to hear and gives hope to the rest of us.

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Holy ****!  Fantastic news!  Really happy for you...

A question...what brand of PegInterferon did you use this last time???
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Congratulations!!!! Great News!
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<strong>CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!</strong>
Be well and enjoy your HCV free life!!!!!!
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Congratulations, Congratulations, Congratulations!!!! A hard, hard road that led to your much deserved win!! Live life! All the very best to you.
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A huge congratulations to you. What a relief! Your family must be thrilled!
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hOLY CANOLI!  and here I was telling people to give up after three tries with combo tx, that is most likely not going to work, and YOU COME WITH THESE GREAT NEWS!!
excellent!
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Wow, you've been through the mill,,,but YOU NEVER GAVE UP!!!Congrats!!!!! Very happy for you!! Enjoy your good news and great life ahead of you.

Keep us all in yours prayers. We all want to type the svr post someday, congrats again, great news!
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