they should consider trying to treat your HCV with the new medications if they can do it safely--maybe that could prevent you from needing a transplant
Thank You. You have been very helpful. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions.
there are new HCV medications that are very well tolerated and dont require the use of interferon and maybe not even ribavirin. Although the risk for developing HCC will persist for some time, there is some hope that eradication of the HCV could stabilize your clinical disease and obviate the transplant. If your MELD is low and your doctors feel strongly that a transplabnt is necessary ASAP, then a live donor transplant may need to be an option.
I did treat with interferon for a year and it was a horrible failure. They said it made all my blood test values shoot off the chart. You're saying I could live fine with end stage cirrhosis. Why would they place me on the transplant list if this is the case. My primary and gastroenterologist always say they thought I would have passed away the previous year. This has been going on for a lot of years. But the last two is when I became decompesated with hepatic encephalopathy and bleeding esophagus,which they band every so many months. I'm confused now that you have said I could live just fine in my present condition.