sorry for posting again but for some reason it cut the title off. just wanted to make sure jmjm & HR saw this post along with anyone else that would be kind enough to comment on it. thanks again :-)
Copy: he looked me dead in the eyes and "guranteed" that he will "cure" me of the HCV!
Ask him to look you in the eye again and "guarantee" he won't screw you up with the treatment drugs. Your're F0, if I was in your shoes I'd grab a front row seat and watch the Vertex trial data roll in this year before doing anything. But you knew I'd say this. LOL. I'm sure other have their own takes. Any movement with that TCM fellow you mentioned?
Certainly take his offer to get a fibroscan but you can probably get it anyway as I believe the trial is still ongoing if you meet the rather lax requirments. The idea of treating and retreating and retreating again until you get it right -- as an F0 -- to acknowledges everything wrong with how some doctors view HCV. You know the expression -- the patient died but the operation was a success.
BTW this kind of gung ho tx attitude is perfect for F3's and F's like I was before I treated. In fact, my doctor had a similar attitude and that's why I picked him. But again, I was a geno 1, F3. You're F0. Sorry for the fragmented posts -- multitasking while watching "American Idol" :)
This is a heads-up to Beagle Bailey about Copyman's comment about taribavirin. Beagle, this is the stuff you've been looking for - may be time to look into further....
my tx meds are coming in the mail on thursday, this time for sure. i am in NJ and would like to know if there's a good doc here, or jmjm you had said nyc. i don't know how much knowledge my doc has, but i want to make sure i have one that knows alot about this disease. the last time i went to my gastro, i had picked up a copy of my bx, just in case my dos didn't receive it, since they said they'd call when they got the results, but didn't. my doc says, no i don't have your results when i got there, then low and behold, she doublechecked and it was right on the front page of my med file, DAH! just want to know i have a good doc. if either one of you know a doc, i am in monmouth county, nj. thanks so much.