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
Just a quick note to say hi!
o ok,yeh i had it for 15yrs,does ur liver ever ache,mine is still aching even after tx.
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
wow u had 2 strains n got ya svr,wht an inspiration.sooo happy for u.how long did u have hep c for?
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
I can't think of enough superlatives to express my joy in finding that you've achieved SVR!!!! You go girl!
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know when you get your results back. I'm saying a prayer for you as I write this...Only Good Wishes, Kathy73
I'm crossing my fingers and toes for good test results for you :)
Thanks Yuk...I'll let you know the results of my VL when I get the results in a couple of week. You're right behind me!! :)
Thank you it seems like my right thigh pain (shot site) is subsiding after 20 days of ending tx, Freaky!
Treatment Finished 12-9-09--- 6 long months,but worth it.
Congratulations on finishing TX! I must have been asleep at the switch to have missed your EOT!!! I hope you are feeling better and better each and every day. :)
Just a quick note to say hi! So is that Yuk feeling going away? I am so looking forward to feeling better. I keep telling myself that after this weekend of recovery from the shot I'll only get better. It has been a long haul for us both and we're on our way to whatever our normal will be! I'm hoping for more energy soon. Great to hear from you!
Hey, I'm glad you went for it and didn't get swayed into doing something against doctor's advice! Your hgb should be starting to come up a tiny bit and making you feel a little better. HGB rises real steadily, everything else is slower. Watch for interferon mood backlash about 2 weeks after stopping (my PA warned me and I waited to start reducing the AD until I was past that point). Also watch for other goofball things in the next few months that are NOT real, just interferon still messing with systems that it altered a little over the long TX period. Best of all, your hair will completely stop falling out after a few months. Boy that shows how vain I am to see that as 'best of all". Look forward to feeling better; you made it.
I will, that's no problem.
Why are you nervous about the two weeks? Were you a late responder?
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.
The 48 is a number more or less pulled out of the air. I treated for 7 mos. in a study and really wished I'd stopped at 6 (I certainly could have; I cleared at 1 week and was on a PI) because that last month was when all the worst interferon side effects occurred. That was over 4 months ago and all sides have cleared up since then. I cringe every time I see someone ignoring their doctor's safety advice. It's horrible to read the posts of people who ignored orders and developed terrible permanent IFN damage. You have to brainwash yourself with all that 'kill the dragon' junk at the beginning, but at a certain point logic needs to kick back in. Enjoy your recovery from chemo!
Just a quick note to say hi! Commented on your post Fri. night, just wondering if you decided to take your shot?
Hope you are OK
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.
Only 2 left! That's great, hang in there. My son finished last Friday with the shots, now just a few more pills. Finally! You are so close. Take care.
Thanks. I appreciate your kind thaoughts.
I feel SO much better getting it cut and surprisingly wasn't nervous at all. The last couple of weeks , it's been horrible from both the meds and my thyroid going hypo. It was falling out like crazy and what was left, was like straw..horrid! I still like my hats I've been collecting and wearing..... and have broken into my vintage jewelry to jazz them up a bit. Also took to wearing earrings again, the danglier the better. I'm kinda having fun with it all....might as well make the most of this.
Good to hear from you...Hang in there ! Pam
I smile whenever I see your name.
Thanks for replying to my post about the health care fiasco. I can't find the post anymore, I figured medhelp would pull it after my post last night.
I checked factcheck.org for info. and got a very general view, too wide and general.
Good luck with tx~ keep smiling.
Yes, it was a relief to take that 48th shot. You aren't that far behind me (about 10 left maybe?) and I'll be waiting at the finish line for you. :)
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
Thanks for your note. I'm very blessed to have a good treatment team. It seems that some folks have to struggle w/their Dr. on top of everything else! Good luck to you, too. I think you'll be done sometime in Oct??? Take care.
I hope the Procrit helps you soon. I have heard it's a little slow but will do the trick. Best to you!
Sorry to hear about the dizziness, and tiredness. That dizziness just about put me over the edge!
You deserve a big bear hug! hi there i am so sorry that you are going thru this, just be careful and take your time when doing things, and drink plenty of h2o. i got so bad i had to take breaks every minute and i was so out of breath!!!! i had to stop riba and they said rbc were getting worse, so i may have to have transfusion in order to get back on riba as quickly as possible, cause i am responding but rbc was at 8.4. i will say a special prayer for you.
Just a quick note to say hi! Good to know someone out there is going throught he same thing...the nurse and family all think I am over exagerating symtoms.....very frustrating
These last few weeks have gone by sooooo slowly lol. Tomorrow night I will be done with the riba Yeah!!!! By the way I really love your "handle" YuK. If it is your initials, I apologize but it sure represents how I have felt this year ha ha.
I'm on my last week of the 48 weeks and it surely has been an exhausting tx. Hang in there and congrats that you have made it this far.
Oh, you know, good days and crappy days. Struggling with low WBC's, ANC's and hgb again. Will retest in a week or so and see if they rebound on thier own again. I don't journal too much here anymore cuz I had a couple going at the same time, so now I just update my blog...the link is in my profile. Got so I was writing the same thing over and over. Should be an interesting household for you for a while. Hoping you both reach SVR !!! Pam
Hope you feel better soon. The fatigue is unrelenting, isn't it? Has your hubby started tx yet or did he decide to wait?
Hang in there, you're nearing the home stretch! Pam