You are an inspiration! Congratulations!
thanks so much for sharing your great news, both the SVR and the wedding. !!! how great is that!!!
i am almost 9 weeks post treatment.
Wow I love hearing these types of stories. CONGRATS!
What a wonderful ending to your suffering. I have often thought about you and wondered how you were doing.
This is the best news ever!
I am so happy for you. Now you have the life you so well deserve.
Hugs to you!
Thank you for posting. I recall what a rough time you had yet stayed upbeat through it all.
Hurray, you did it !
Congrats and oceans of hugs/
Congrats Karen, all great news !!!!
Wishing you all the best
Congrats all around, when the going got tough, well you got tougher.
So happy for you! Enjoy!
Whew-hooo!! You were amazingly brave during your Tx difficulty, and I had such a strong feeling you would clear and achieve SVR...you did it! Also congrats on your new marriage, job, and farm-house :)
Congratulations, Karen! I am so happy for you. Enjoy every minute of your new Hep C free life.
This quote describes your attitude, perseverance, and determination:
"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
I think you have a few hundred knots in your rope, maybe a few thousand. Despite major medical complications and side effects, you fought tooth and nail to stay on treatment and to successfully complete treatment. Every time you had another setback or another complication, you just tied more knots in your rope and hung on. You are truly an inspiration to all of us.
Wishing you the very best.
Hey... congrats on the marriage. :-)
Congratulations on your SVR!
Boy if anyone paid their dues, you did. Your anemia and platelet counts were brutal. So glad you were able to beat the virus when you did. That was close and scary. Glad you can still hang on to the liver you were born with. I am hoping to hear your liver disease is improving over time now that the hep C is it injuring your liver any more.
Plenty of platelets as you said, and good INR/PT you should be fine. I have had platelets under 70,000 since 2007. With good clotting factors. No problema.
[Although I just found out that on my current treatment with GS-7977 + ribavirin my platelet count has gone from 57,000 to 89,000! Wow. This treatment actually raises platelet count? Who would have thunk it? How bizarre. Many cirrhotics like yourself need Promacta (Eltrombopag) or transfusions with current treatments when their already low platelet counts get rocked by peg-INF.]
Remember to be good to your liver and watch the portal hypertension. Remember you still have cirrhosis so don't do any Olympic weight lifting. ;-)
Much healing to you!
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Yeah Karen!!! Isn't life grand? You bring big smiles with this great news. You've had such a tough journey and always kept such a positive attitude. Enjoy each day to its fullest with your hubby. So happy for you. Take care my friend.
karen, you had such a difficult time while on tx. i'm so happy for you!!! you totally deserve it. enjoy your new hep c free life as well as your new husband. best wishes. belle
Wonderful news. Congratulations on your new life ! I wish you all the best....gingerpal
Congratulations on both SVR and your marriage !!! Fantastic news, what else is possible!!!
Glad to hear this Karen, Congrats
Congrats Karen! Stay well..
Congratulations! This is wonderful news.
Wow!!!! I'm so incredibly happy reading all of this. What a total inspiration you have been.
Enjoy your new found life and best wishes to the both of you!
So good, to hear the good news.
Have a happy life and thanx for sharing the results.
She battled and she won, whooo-hooo!
Wow. Seeing all your names makes me want to surf and read YOUR updates. Idk if any of you had struggles post tx. I've had my share. My daughter was exhausted w/ me. We're mending. I was a lot of work. My body is stronger in many ways. New aches and pains to deal with tho.
I assume many of you are experiencing the same. The tx itself taught us to "tie a knot" though. Thanks pooh and all of you. Some of you had it really rough and I truly hope you're seeing some relief.
My thought of the day:
We are the sky
endlessly blue w/ the sun shining.
It's just the weather.
We've all seen, and are living with the horrible effects of a monstrous disease. But above all of that is our hopeful heart, looking to hang onto this precious life.
I love you. Karen :)