Apr 17, 2012
Got a call from the clinic this morning to say that on Day 28 the virus was Undetectable in my system. So I cleared it some time between Day 21 and Day 28 and officially made RVR. I was beginning to wonder if I might be part of the unfortunate 3% who might not be UND by the end of week 12. But here I am and I'm thrilled! Just to feel that there is no hep c virus in my blood for the first time since about 1973 is marvelous. So it's a day of celebration, of feeling happy and blessed, of huge gratitude to scientists, researchers, even investors who made these drugs possible. Traveling up from DC to NY on the train this morning, I saw woods, streams, waterways, lovely buidings and neighborhoods I've never seen before, even though I must have taken this trip 100 times. I definitely was in an exalted state of consciousness, those doors of perception cleansed a little more than usual.
Yes I know all about relapse, SVR4 and 12 and all that. I may not make it to the promised land on this trial. But I'm savoring this moment. There's magic in it, and joy. My heart just wants to cry out 'Thank you, thank you, for this sweet moment, this sweet taste of freedom!'