Feb 26, 2013
well its official - i am SVR. i had my 26 week post-treatment clinic visit with the hepatologist and PA. I am still undetected and cured of HCV.
I was on triple therapy for 48weeks with incivek and am experiencing cirrhosis with Grade 1 esophageal varices . I experienced the usual side effects including rash, bacterial infections, rentinopathy, emotional problems, anemias, GI problems etc.
Although they said i am cured of Hepatitis C they also said i need to continue surveillance for liver cancer and potential bleeding out from the varices. the hepatologist said i should have abdominal ultrasounds every 6 months to screen for cancer. he went on to say that after about 10 years the risk of liver cancer in a cirrhotic that has successfully treated will drop to the about the same risk in the overall population. they said that they had only one case where a cirrhotic that successfully treated the virus went on to require liver transplantation.
thanks so much for all the support and kind words.
many blessings to all