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233616 tn?1312790796
Victory UND at 6 mo. and Alinia to ice the cake!
great news, that persistance pays off...  I finally got UND....by not giving up when I had 4 other infections and quitting at the first setback!!

and to ice the cake my doc, who was dismissive the first 3 times I brought the reseasrch to hom...finally said he looked at it...taked to Dr. Emmett...maybe Scratchy putting the bug in his partners ear helped..
who know..
prayers certainly......anyway he did a 180 and said let's put Alinia on board with you for the duration..

so persistance and prayer does pay off......here's hoping it holds....it's nice to finally have some good news of my own!!
thanks to all you nerds who kept me going and armed with enough stats to sink Nah's Ark...
all the bobble head's take a big bow please....
maryB
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276730 tn?1327966546
Great what a relief. I wish you the best.
Have a great day


HERE'S TO PERSISTANCE AND PRAYERS PAY OFF!!!
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238010 tn?1420409872
Sincerest congratulations!!!!!!  You've endured some very heavy duty obstacles and came out on top - you are an inspiration!

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Good Luck.....wishing you all the best....GingerB.
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220090 tn?1379170787
I am so glad to hear that.  Good luck with the rest of your treatment!
Eric
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great news and great persistance!!!
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144210 tn?1273092382
You go girl! Sweeeeeet!!
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315996 tn?1429057829
Wow. I had given up on you. shame on me.
Who is Dr. Emmett?
It's snowing right now, sheez.
See my pictures
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179856 tn?1333550962
How long are you going to treat for since you UND'd so late?

Congrats - that is very big news!
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Congratulations!  Great news!  
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374652 tn?1311302831
Congratulation, I am sooo happy for you.  Keep up the good work, and thanks for all your good advice, research and persistance with helping others.  M4now
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86075 tn?1238118691
hey, long shots come in every day, just ask the race track! (oooh, oh, maybe shouldn't say that to a Pastor, lol) just kiddin....I'm soooo glad to hear of this, you'll rid yourself of these critters yet! Good on you Merry...I'm sending you healing vibes!!!!!
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233616 tn?1312790796
emmet b. keefe---cheif of hepatology at stanford....as you know benner hails from stanford..so I guess after they talked Benner got interested.....that up's everyone chances here in PDX.  Although the down side is, he said he can't really write a letter convincing insurance to cover it...since Phase 3 won't be done for 2 years....and since I am starting on it mid-treatment...which is not protocol....still there's no harm as sisdes are usually minimal, and he finally agreed.....even the lowest stat was a 25% SVR over an 8% when it came to relaspe......and a 36% improvement at the high end.

So even if 1 a's only get a 10 percent better chance....60% vs. 50% still sounds like better odds.
Anyway, don't know if I'll end up getting it covered but we will see.
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233616 tn?1312790796
thanks!!!!!!!!!!

I'll probably tx another year....but will maybe taper off like HR suggests over the last 2-3 months of that....so my INF has time to come back on line.

Since most relaspe is in the first 3 months, it makes sense that maybe the body is left unprotected during that phase.....
anyway, makes more sense to me.....See HR FILES....on tapering INF.
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Sooooooooo glad to hear this! Wish you the very best!!!
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131817 tn?1209532911
Glad to hear this. Wow, we are in a whole new dimension clearing at 6 mos!  It sounds like you will have to treat another year to make the whole thing worthwhile. Wish I had had the chance, but it wasnt' to be.  Good luck and so happy for you!

Linda
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May God bless you with good health for many, many years to come!

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233616 tn?1312790796
woo hoo!!   more gd news........alinia is covered on ins....yipee......
sure glad now we didn't opt for kaiser or the cheapie ins.!!!!!!!
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408795 tn?1324939275
Congrats!!  On your good news, and saving money to boot, the copays alone are bad enough, good for you!  
God Bless
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233616 tn?1312790796
yeah allinia was 1100...or759 from canada,,, my copay was 40...yee haw
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plz tell me what is this UND in detail..plz. i don get d hook of it from your earlier post...

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233616 tn?1312790796
it means undetectible.....that the virus cannot be detected in the blood anymore.
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233616 tn?1312790796
go here
http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Hepatitis/Common-Hepatits-C-Acronyms/show/3?cid=64
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217229 tn?1192766004
Yo Merry!!!  This is really good news for you.

Here's hoping for SVR for you!

Meki
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