1964979 tn?1325538025

3 months still non detectable! :-)

Not much else to say!  O/S for 6 months and negative at 3 months post.  I like my chances!!

Liver function test are in the completely normal range!  Prograf levels stabilized, scans show normal..  have to take minimum dose of Metformin once at night to keep the a1c at the under 6 range, but its a small thing.

Let my weight get up a little (food tastes good!) but got it back to 182 (I am 5 11) and am working to keep it under 180.

Going to change my online name from Hippy Hal to Miracle Max! (He's only "mostly dead")  ;-)
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Avatar universal
What wonderful news.  I know you've been thru some ups and downs and have made it.  Hope that the coming years will be filled with good health and happy moments.
Wish you only the best
6708370 tn?1471490210
Great news!

And are you feeling more energetic?
317787 tn?1473358451
Hhal!  I am so happy to see you!  And to hear such great news is even better.
Miracle Max, I like that!
444337 tn?1428073510
Congratulations, Hal!  
Avatar universal
Way to go! I have 14 years non detectable ....it is possible!!
All the best
4670047 tn?1375730401
That's great news! All the best to you!
Avatar universal
Go for it, 'Miracle Max'!  Congratulations on SVR12 and thanks for the chuckle on your proposed name change.   Pat
1815939 tn?1377991799
That is fantastic news. Congratulations!

I know you went through hell with the Incivek triple treatment, the liver decompensation, the HCC, and the chemo. I am so happy for you that you got your liver transplant and are now UND at 3 months Post EOT. Your SVR chances are excellent. It sounds like you are doing great.  : )
Avatar universal
Congratulation!  Great news!  I'm so happy for you!
Avatar universal
Way to go Miracle Max!  Best news I heard all day.  Onward to SVR
446474 tn?1446347682

As I am sure your hepatologist has told you SVR12 is now considered a cure.

A retrospective study of all phase III Sovaldi trials in Hepatology Nov 2014 showed that no patient with genotype 1 or 2 relapsed between weeks 12 and 24.

There is no data showing that us post liver transplant patients are any different than those who haven't needed transplantation as far as SVR is concerned. All post liver transplant hepatitis C trials by Gilead or AbbVie use SVR12 as the end point for cure.

I recently was SVR12 after 12 weeks of Sovaldi, Olysio + Ribavirin.
We now have no more worries about hep C destroying our new healthy livers.

Be well!
1964979 tn?1325538025
Hector..talk about going through the mill! Mine was a piece of cake compared to some of your stories!  Glad all is well.  I have been told svr12 is considered "cured" but will certainly look forward to the test next quarter :-)

Hepcandme, it is funny, and maybe because I lived with hep c for over 50 years.. But I am not sure what normal feels like anymore!  Plus I am learning at 63 that age has its own realities.  

I am still working, paddle kayaks, fish, work in the yard, etc.. But am finding a nap at 5 or so is a nice thing, something I never did before.  

I wish I could say that the new liver and no hep c "turned back the clock" but I am not sure of that.  I do know it has given me a lot more clock than I had a year ago!   Thank God..

I will say the peace of mind is worth any amount of "pep" I might be missing. While I never really dwelled on it before, (seriously.. You can only do what you do, worry only exacerbates the situation) the realization that most of it is behind me (transplant do require some care, but it's no big thing) just makes waking up and going about life so joyful.. And I have to remind myself daily what a miracle has occurred and to make the most of every minute of it.

Thanks all for your thoughts and prayers!  I continue to keep you all in mine.
1856046 tn?1330237245
Happy happy, joy joy!!!
Avatar universal
Congratulations to you and Solvadi/Olysio.
10175413 tn?1427170251
Hey HH Congrats!!    Serve that "Eviction Notice!"

Peace & good Karma

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