Mar 08, 2012
I will be starting treatment Sunday 3/11/12. The pharmacy is sending a nurse to be with me for the first shot. They also have a nurse who will call me each week to see how I'm doing. I'll have to make the trip to Birmingham every 2 weeks for labs until they get a handle on how I'm doing then I'll be able to have them done locally. I'm apprehensive about the sides but even more about being able to stay on the treatment. My VL is 169,000 - may sound high to some of you but when I relapsed from the treatment in 2003 I went from 0 to over 5 million in the course of 4 weeks! My MELD score is currently 14, down from 17 back in Nov. I have been feeling good for the past couple of months with more energy allowing me to get out in the yard and take care of some things I wanted to do before starting treatment. Hopefully all of this means that I will be stronger for going through the treatment.
I would like to find someone who is starting this week or within a week or two either way so we could share our experiences.