Well here is the final news , as of 5/30/10 Apx. 1 yr of fighting the dragon I recieved my last blood work from my doctor CURED!!!!!!!!!! Thank God for all of you and this web site it was there when i needed it and man I needed it Love you and may God richly bless you
Welcome to our community!
Hi Bobby 1952,
welcome to Living w/ Hep c!
Treatment Finished 12-9-09--- 6 long months,but worth it.
12 week result.......................UNDETECTABLE!!!!!! HCV RNA PCR Quant <43 , will continue next 2.5 months treatment, after that Doc said 6 months clean thereafter =CURED. Thanks for all your help and support, any questions please ask.
This is my 3 1/2 month report: Treatment is tough, but manageble. 4 week result tommorow.Will post results. Sleep is # 1 concern (Taking Ambien). Hemoglobin staying steady(around 13) WBC and RBC have been out of range most of tratment, along with hematocrit,mch, platelet count, lymphocytes,and absolute neutrophil. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone test came back normal, Liver tests have shoul gradual decreasing levels the past three months to the normal range, last test result for liver enzymes showed slightly elevated levels of ALT-78 and AST-63 , I wonder if that is from the increased amount of tylenol? Will see Doc Tuesday. Hope you are doing great.
My original viral load was 1800000 , i week of treatment 18000 viral load major drop!!!! Type 2b genome, Inteferon and Ribivirin. Looks like Iam on the road to recovery. Praise God
Hey Bobby, thanks for your congrats note and your optimism throughout. I do hope the health problems you're having dissipate; we've kind of grown up through HVC to find another maze to negotiate through; I very much look forward to you feeling FANTASTIC and physically on top of the world.
I am starting 180 peginterferon alfa-2a PEGASYS, and 1200mg ribivirin Tablets 6/25/09...Thanks for all your help!!
Just got first liver biopsy Portal inflammation Grade 2 , Fibrosis Stage 2 Comment: There are two portal areas that are greatly expanded by firosis and show early extension into the hepatic parenchyma, but no bridging fibrosis is seen.
I dug my hs-CRP results out,which were from about half-way through my 48 week tx. The measure was in MG/L, with low risk level being 8.0 MG/L indicating inflammation. Mine was much lower than yours, if the test was the same. It was 3.3, which is considered 'HIGH RISK LEVEL" but nowhere near 25.
I 'joined' the MH heart community some time ago but haven't spent time there at all. Have you? I keep telling myself I should start learning more about heart disease, which kills more than half of us. With my family history, it should be a priority for me but I never get around to it.
Hi Bobby, I finally got the call, and yes, SVR!!! Your prediction and encouragement during my very paranoid period very much helped me get through. Thank you so much. Now, like you, a bit of a mop up afterwards, let's hope not too major for either of us. Hugs to you.
I just saw your post about Crp and will dig out the test I had during tx. I know it was 'bad' and I put off thinking about it. I'm seven weeks post-tx and don't know when to test again to look for a change.
I have a lot of concerns about tx-related heart issues.
Just a quick note to say hi!Bobby I am going for my first liver biopsy 6/17/09.
Thks Bobby; yes (hehe) a 'significant test' is one way of putting it. Perhaps life-altering mind-bending power-building trophy of a test is another :-).... I will be going in sometime this week; my doc said I could do it at the end of May, but I'm being 'perfect' here and waiting until the 10th of June; I don't see him again until the end of July (and after a scan), so I'm pushing it out to the correct date. Thanks for thinking of me. It's been a delight to see you on the forum lately and I hope your health is ok - you worked so hard; it strange to think that even with SVR we don't automatically become fit & healthy (something I realised by about month 2 of tx :-). I'm okay, tendonitis in both arms, but it's improving (with some work). I will let you know asap. :-)
Thanks Bobby, you are the first one I have heard that has genome 3, I really need to lose weight ( I heard that is a plus for TX) I am 265 I want to be 190-200, any suggestions? Thanks for the Herbal info, I am strong from working hard the last 10 years at the hospital in the warehouse but just fat LOL Bread lover
thank u for the imfo on injections .i geuss theres more than you think .the angle sure does help also.as long as i keep my weight up the 2 inch pinch should always be threre thanks again good luck
Hope you feel better soon! Hi Bobby, new to this site and my husband whom is 51 has hep c and is considering the inter-rib treatment. Can you please tell me a couple of things? Did you continue to work while you were on the treatment? What type of job do you hold? Could you tell us a little about the treatment? Good/Bad? Thanks so much for your help.
Thanks for your response.
Just a quick note to say hi!Thanks Bobby,she found out about 3yrs ago about the hep-c.she hasn't done any thing about it at all(I don't know why except she has no Insurance)She has lost alot of weight and her brain is foggy.She just quit drinking about 2 months ago.I don't know this person that she has become to be and was wondering if in some way it could be coming from the Hep?The state of Texas is full of all kinds of strains of staph(although they may not be any worse than any other place)Go on some sites and Texas always comes up,also my sister has spoken about the problem for years.check on my about me and there is a history if you want to read it.Thanks again...Peace Lisa
Thanks Bobby, I was told it was as good as it gets so I think they're treating it as UND (despite discussions on this board) - maybe minutely detectable but I now agree, it's a fantastic result. thanks for the encouragement - this stuff if so scarey - I may have to start the AD's - my thyroids bouncing a bit and I get a bit shakey sometimes. GREAT CHOLESTROL reading LOL!!- mine has always been low too!!!
My 4 week PCR came in at VL<15IU - specialist said it was FANTASTIC but I'm aware it's 'almost UND' rather than UND - at least I'm responding and hope my neuts and hgb will last the course. Hope you're starting to feel good. Thanks for the enouragement.
Hey Bobby, It was nice to see you post(I didn't think we'd hear from you for a while :-); and I've compared your supplement list - thanks for posting it. Hope you're feeling FANTASTIC - or at least well on the way.
Thank you for everything! Bobby I was so thrilled to see a 3a get a good response. I think 3a's are a bit of a minority and I'm about to start tx and your forum post really helped me be positive (pun) as I have high fibrosis which they believe is early cirrhosis - other meds all ok - slightly eleveated alt/ast and slightly eleveated ferritin. I get naturopathic help with my supplements and am careful with what I eat. Congrats so far - I can turn the PC off and go to bed now :-)