That is great news, frijole.
Truly excited and very happy for you, you made my evening... CONGRATULATIONS! That is just a fantastic double whammy of good news. Enjoy that ice cream... enjoy and savor the flavor and the victory with Victrelis... your body can stay prone, but at least your spirits are on Cloud 9. :)
Fantastic news I'm very happy for you. :)
That is awesome news! Im very happy for you! So you have to get on a plane everytime you need to see the doc? Wow, I thought I had it hard. Best wishes for continued UND! You'll make it this time!!
Great news! I love hearing good news from fellow heppers. Good luck with the rest of your journey!!
I'm so happy for you, I've been waiting on your post, which you give with such precise detail. That's really exciting news and I congratulate you.
Well kathy that puts a huge smile on my face, but i have to say i'm not surprised by it.:) We have been through alot over the years here. You stuck with me through out my 2 treatments, been a great friend, plus you helped me out of a mess........... Now i wait to read the SVR thats coming.
BTW, i strongly recommend ice cream.......:)
Way to go girl!! I was just thinking earlier that we hadn't heard from you. I love the title on this!! VIC-tory for sure!!
Yes! VICtory...one day at a time. Such good news. I am truly happy for you and you inspire me with your valor on your quest.
Good news! Glad to hear you are responding so well to treatment.
Hang in there. It could be a bumpy ride at times but it will be well worth it.
wonderful !!! congraluations....keep up the good fight. ginger
what great news. personally i would not take rescue drugs unless below 10 as they can have another set of sx. i hovered around 10 for 6 mos and managed.
i took stairs very slowly and did bend head down very often as dizzy when i did. i rested alot between chores or work. such good news, it has been a long haul for u and it is time for things to look up. yeah yeah!, keep up the good work, babs824
Congratulations!!!!! That is awesome news. I start VIC in Nov and I can only hope my results are as food as yours. Congratulations!!!!
Super!!! Really happy to hear ❤
This is great news frijole!! It looks like Vic is going to do the job for you this time. Good luck the rest of the way!
Thank you all
A couple of insteresting comments from the hepatologist --
He has had 1 person quit the Victrelis, but that was a treatment naive patient who could not tolerate the treatment.
He has had 2 people quit the Incevik which most of his client base is doing. He has had a couple of patients exhibit a bad rash but most have been caught early - he insists patients call immediately so he can rx something - and are tolerating treatment well
And the even better news, and he smiled when he said this, he is seeing 100% cure rate. I think this means UND, as there has not been time yet with the PIs for too many SVR after 6 months of treatment.
Interestingly he thinks he will have to fight the insurance company for the procrit but was receptive when I told him I thought my hemotologist used a chemotherapy code first treatment, he thought he might call an oncologist friend of his and ask him.
his3707 - it is a 6 hour drive, so that usually means an overnight stay so flying is better. I have learned to work the bus system pretty well in Dallas (Being an old city gal I have an affinity for public transportation) but this time since I thought my ANC was low, I decided to take a cab -- $30 with the tip. I am just too cheap for that so took the bus back to the airport -- LOL - . I do think I am in the right place even with the inconvenience of travel. I have beginning cirrhosis so I like being in the care of transplant specialists, even though I don't think I will ever need one. There are no hepatologists in my town.
babs - did you work outside the home? I do and will continue thru treatment and that would be so much easier if I could keep the HGB in the 11s. During my first tx I didn't start procrit until week 17 so the VIC has really bumped the schedule (I am in week 9),
can-do - that ice cream was mighty fine!
Wonderful, wonderful news and, it also sounds like you have an excellent listener in your doctor.
From a fellow 6-hour tripper...
Conratulations on that wonderful news!
I am so thrilled to see this great news!
I wish you the very best.
Fantastic news!! Keep on keeping on..........
Great news frijole. Best of luck. Thanks for your informative post(s).
Woot! Woot Awsome news. It makes all the sxs worth it. I was 580 at four weeks on VIC. I get my next VL 11/10 and I am praying I hear UND1 I'm so happy for you.