I know that I should probably be on the social forum but wanted to say hi to all. I have a checkup on Monday which will be about 11 months post treatment so I was thinking about everyone here and where I was last year this time. Whew, that sucked but I feel great now and have for awhile. To those of you just beginning this journey or in the midst of it, hang on if you can. I SVR'd and recovered even though it felt like the treatment was killing me- severe rash which caused lingering scalp inflammation and drastic hair loss was horrific. I am still in wigs but that's okay.
For those that were not around while I was treating - Gilead trial with INF, Riba, and the possibility of GS 9190 and GS 9256 (won't know what I received until the study is over). Treated for 24 weeks. Me - Geno 1a, CT, starting VL of 2.3 mil., treatment naive, minimal liver damage. Driving force behind deciding to enter the trial was watching my father die of liver disease.
Good luck everyone - there is a hope and despite recent cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel has not been turned off.