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I am honored to bow before the dragon slayer extraordinaire! I am so happy for you what a wonderful hopeful day it is today! I have followed you for over a year and you have been so kind, helpful and honest all with a sense of humor. I am in tears right now for many good reasons and I salute you. You give us all hope. Yes we can. Sorry about the sidebar but I wish you all the happiness and robust health for many years to come.
Oh happy day!
I am absolutely thrilled to hear this great news! Man, you really worked to get here.
You have handled your very difficult struggle with grace and dignity and despite your situation you never hesitated to reach out to help another. I really respect you Bill. And I am so happy for you that I'm sort of in a daze.
Stay well my Friend.
What wonderful news, and so well deserved! I'm absolutely thrilled for you. You made my day. Many thanks Bill, it was rough beyond words but you did it with style and grace. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. I'm putting on my dancing shoes and raising a glass to toast your excellent health and long life. Root beers for the house and let the happy dancing begin!
This sure gives all of people new to tx, the faith and courage to believe and know were doing the right thing , no matter how sick we may become. In the end to SVR like you did, will make all the hardships we endure so very worth it.
Congratulations Bill! My hats off to you sir. Your struggle and victory will be an inspiration for me through my inevitable treatment. Whatever form it may take. As I'm sure it is to countless others on this board.
Wow! (taking a bow) Thank you all very much! I wish everyone here much luck with their own treatment, and the ones that have completed their journey—best to you as well. Keep up the battle; this shows the medicine is more than just smoke and mirrors… at least for me, anyway. Pretty cool stuff, huh :o)?
Good god, I can't even fathom what you've gone through! There's you on one end of the spectrum and there's me on the other :-) Thankfully I found this forum and met you as one of my first friends on it. I'll be forever grateful for all of your kindness, knowledge and patience as I was struggling through my tx. You're a great friend! Oh yeah, congratulations on getting this most wonderful news -- SVR! You did it!! And I thought I was stubborn ;-) Your pal, pK
You are one of the few people on this forum in whom I took an ongoing interest and who I really really wanted to succeed.
You may (seriously) have ingested more ribaviirin than any man alive.
Best wishes for the future.
Wow!!!! I am so so happy for you! Your news warms my heart and I even got a tear of joy in my eyes and definitely a big smile on my face. You have always been so helpful and compassionate, thank you! You deserve this result so so bad!!! God bless!
Words of encouragement are the Bomb ! You Did It ! SVR ! Awesome !
Such sweet sweet words. You deserve it ALL ! Enjoy every second of every day, everyday.Your FREE ! You Rock on Bill ! Beautiful Words ! Sending a BIG hug.
let's see, 96 wks * 7 * 10 rbv pills per day (assuming std 200mg/pill) = 6720 pills. Lined up end to end and figure 1.2cm per pill gives a bit over 264 feet. Not quite to the moon and back but maybe enough to go around the house...
reminds me of Thomas Friedman's column today : at the inauguration yesterday he passed an African-American street vendor with a hand-stenciled T shirt that summarized the moment " MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" !
Way to go guy, and IMHO it's this board that owes you a big thanks, both for your example of grace under hardship and for your continuing support
From one low starting VL to another - I know how hard it was to get to UND and SVR and couldn't be happier for you Bill.
Someday they should do a study on why some of us that start low have such a damn hard time getting there...it does seem to me that for us extending truly is the best answer we have right now (in addition to piling on the meds). It's a tough road but you did it - and now the prize is yours for all that hard work.
So happy for you. I can't imagine how I will feel if this ever happens for Joe. I hope your liver makes an amazing recovery . This couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. You have been supportive to so many.
Thanks again for all the good words. I’ve been busy the last few days, and haven’t had time to say hello to everyone personally. Your words really mean a lot to me though; I just wanted you all to know. Take care one and all, and the best to all~
I just read all of these words to you.What goes around - comes around.You have helped so much with this forum and people.I remember someone said, your like a father figure.These Beautiful words have come back to YOU.The days after you went to the doctors and didn't hear good news about yourself you would get on here and ALWAYs help someone else.Always ! I myself admire you.You are a very special person.I can count on two hands how many people that I have met like that.You think of everyone else before yourself.I truely admire that.You deserve every WORD ! Another Big hug ! You Rock On !Don't leave.You have to come in once in a while and give US whom needs you guidance.The one's that love you, huggs !Take a long break and enjoy your NEW You ! Wow, I can't get over this SVR !I'm going to go get ice cream and get a blankie, turn on a movie and smile the rest of the evening.I can just feel the warmth of your news here in Missouri !
Bill left out the part about how he worked his @ss off between (and during) treatment to loose weight and get in shape for better odds. And a lot or research and eductation on insulin, and riba metabolizing, and who knows what....
wow, I had no idea you were such a trooper.....beat that horse good and dead didn't ya!!!
congrats for sure Bill. were you type 1 a or 1 b? Inquiring minds want to know.
Also 1800 and then 2g riba?? Yuk!! Are your kidneys still ok???
Remember the Lindahl study showed high SVR at those doses but lost 20% to kidney failures. Did they keep a close monitor on that the whole time? I've got a kidney infection right now in week 68....so I'm doubly curious.
Better late than never (tha's me, finding this thread, not you clearing).
Great news my friend. Goofydad forgot the part about studying Spanish at your local college on tx. Did you ever get those math classes started? Talk about brain power added to will power. Willing talked about the pills lined end to end. I think about all those needle pricks. Hard to find a good spot after 96 weeks.
Goes to show how one can clear if he has a medical team to stand beside him and see thim through.
Now forward to bigger and better things.
Be well, my friend
I saidit once and I'lll say it again. you are my hero, anyone that can do 96 weeks of this treatment is THE MAN! You deserve this and I wish you well in the future and I am glad you have slain the beast!
Congratulations! I'm in awe of anyone who can do this for 48 weeks. Those of you who go way beyond -- well I have no words to describe how you make me feel. I get a lump in my throat and a burning in my eyes just thinking about the stuff you guys are made of. I'm grateful to have you here.
"Way to go guy, and IMHO it's this board that owes you a big thanks, both for your example of grace under hardship and for your continuing support "
Congratulations on your SVR, Bill. You are a gentleman warrior and dragonslayer of the first order and my hat is off to you. Thanks for bringing your humour, insight and knowledge to this forum. You did this with a rare dignity and grace, Bill. You have my utmost respect and my heartfelt thanks for all your support.
I wish you many good years ahead. You richly deserve them.
I’m astonished by the response I’ve received in here regarding my post. I’d like to give thanks once again; you all have given me so much support over the years. I’ve been out of state visiting with friends for a bit, and have been unplugged from the online world for a while. I hope every body is doing well, and are enjoying life as best as possible, given your individual circumstances. I intend to stay in touch with the forum, and comment now and then.
I forgot to mention that I managed tolerate the meds fairly well; this was the primary reason I was able to extend treatment as long as I did; if I had gotten as sick as some, I’d never been able to endure treatment nearly as well.
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