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Apr 05, 2012 in the Hepatitis C Community - 51
It boils down to the fact that before treatment I felt like I couldnt trust the future or be a part of things, that I had this huge illness looming over me. It scared me and separated me from everyone else. I dont have that anymore and now look to the future and feel like I will be a part of it. I do not look around and get mad at other people for not bein...
Apr 05, 2012 in the Hepatitis C Community - 51
I just popped on to research another ailment and see if DD had answered my question about spouse autoimmune illnesses after Hep C treatment of other spouse and I saw your post. Nice to hear about your progress. I too treated back when you did and SVRd and my liver has hopefully healed as well. I sure dont have the same problems I used to have. I am headed ...
Sep 27, 2009 in the Hepatitis C Community - 28
Looking back 3 and a half years ago to finishing a successful treatment and SVR I now have a perspective that is helpful. I no longer dwell on the small stuff. Thats not to say I didnt have a hard road recovering. But eventually it boiled down to one pretty powerful fact - I dont have hep any more. I am still coming to terms with this fact as hep had work...
May 09, 2008 in the Hepatitis A Community - 16
Nice post. Good attitude. I agree with you that the effects of not having the virus do outweigh the treatment. Next month marks my two year anniversary of completing treatment. I am also SVR and I am quite happy about it. Interestingly however is that I actually am still absorbing the fact that it is gone. I have to continually fight against a "pat...
Mar 28, 2008 in the Hepatitis C Community - 75
Like DD, you got me thinking about all my sides and how they might be related to the pituitary and what do you know - my IGF-1 test came back at 80, certainly less than where it should be for someone in their fifties. I too am going to endo to follow up on this. Thanks for the insight. I will keep you advised.
Feb 20, 2008 in the Hepatitis C Community - 38
Hi yall, havent looked in on things for a while. I am 20 months post tx and SVR. As usual, DD brings up a good topic. I developed really severe upper back neck and shoulder pain about 30 weeks into treatment. It continued, and actually got worse, after completing tx and for a LONG LONG time after completion. It has only been in the last few weeks tha...
Nov 06, 2007 in the Hepatitis C Community - 51
The study you refer to - or at least the one I found - also seems to indicate that using the Riba/Peg combo for SVR patients without HCC is useful to reduce the chances of contracting HCC. Am I reading this right -- are they saying we should continue to treat with Interferon and Riba even AFTER we are SVR?? They throw in some things about the condition of ...
Sep 16, 2007 in the Hepatitis Social Community - 96
I think that for an SVR the analysis of tx and sides becomes less personal more theoretical once the virus is gone - (not including the always entertaining analysis of whether it is in fact it is gone.lol) I guess what I mean goes back to what I have said before about living with the virus and with tx for so many years. I think that losing the virus has its...
Sep 15, 2007 in the Hepatitis C Community - 27
We dont have too many left to do - my own 1020s needs to be in by Monday but it is pretty much done. This year was somewhat easier, compared to last year especially. Thanks for the kind words. Always nice to hear from you. I do feel better today. I didnt take my usual dose of benedryl last night and not only did I sleep better but I didnt feel quit...
Sep 14, 2007 in the Hepatitis C Community - 27
It has taken me a while - 14 or 15 months post tx to realize that I have simply traded one set of symptoms for an entirely new set. The disconcerting aspect of this is that at least with the old set I kind knew why things were happening to me. My current condition is such a moving target and so subtle that it takes a while to realize how absolutely unbalan...