Hi everyone!!! Not sure if anyone is on here from when I began tx, but I received a message from a member recently that reminded me of this forum and felt that I needed to post my success on here because others' posts of success helped me when I first began!!!!
I began triple tx with incivek in the summer of 2011. I was dx with hep-C 1A and my viral load was higher than could be measured!!! I didn't find anyone else on here or otherwise with that high of a viral load so suffice to say my hope was a bit low.... I found a lot of support on this site but after a while I had to discontinue because I become a bit of a hypochondriac when given too much medical information lol!!! I also found that I was obsessing and focusing all of my (remaining) energy on my symptoms and I realized I would never make it through if I continued to do so. I stopped focusing on them and began focusing more on my daughter and that made my symptoms so much more bearable. I successfully completed the year of tx and I am SO happy to say that I did attain SVR!!!!!
I completed my year of tx as a single mother with very little support. I feel this is also important to mention because as a single mother facing what was ahead, I needed to know that others have done it as single parents themselves.
It feels like I have been given a new lease on life and I have more energy now than I could have ever imagined!!! I've started my own business (which I actually started as a hobby 6 months into tx to get my mind off of symptoms) and I am LOVING life!!!! I want to thank this forum for helping me and let all of you out there currently on tx or preparing for tx know that there are so many others with so many different situations and circumstances that have successfully completed tx and I KNOW and BELIEVE that YOU CAN TO!!!
This is encouraging. Congrats on treating and getting on with your life :) :) I hope you don't mind me asking (since I just finished treatment myself) but I was wondering if you treated 24 or 48 weeks.
great story and every success story helps those that are just starting and also those who struggle and just everyone in the middle of treatment i could not have entered into treatment without everyone here to help with info and success stories
Congratulations on attaining SVR! Your story is a wonderful story with a very positive ending. I am so happy for you and I am also glad that you shared your story with us. Have a great Hep C free life. : )
I was UND on my blood test after that... I don't remember how many weeks that is... I'm thinking 8 wks??? I did have to reduce Riba to 800 and stayed at that dosage throughout the rest of my treatment. I was so worried about it, but it turned out fine!! :)
I am so overwhelmed by the responses!!! I'm so glad that my story can give others' hope!!! This is such a rough treatment but honestly, it's been a little over 8 months since I was done, and I barely remember how tough it was... I just remembered that it was tough... I'm so grateful memories work like that lol!!!
I never got to know you well back in 2011 although I did start about 2 months after you did. Even though you had not posted for a while, I always remembered you because of your VL. When I first joined the forum I thought my VL was high at 14,400,000 and I was worried I would never clear the virus, but then you posted that your VL was over 69,000,000 and I no longer felt mine was that high. Even that gave me hope. I was so new then and I knew very little about Hep C and treatment. Well, all I can say is, this is fantastic. I hope everyone on the forum reads about your success.
Your story is a gift to those on the forum currently in tx, or who are contemplating tx. So many people are afraid to treat, especially if they don't have a strong support system. You are a testament that, yes, you can treat, and come out the other side so much stronger and better. Fantastic job!
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