Mar 21, 2012
Started the tx on March 16. Viral load at start was 252,000.
10 years ago I was told I had Hep C and my gastoperson :) said I had a fast replicator...wanted to get me on tx right away...now I think maybe she wanted to pay off her boat or something :D. Needless to say I didn't bite. Started going to the altar at church and praying (every once in a while) about entering a trial, though didn't know how or where. My husband, who went through the regular tx and killed the dragon, is now UND for 4 years. But, after dealing with him on tx I was NOT going to go through that, so waited.
Now, after being directed to the right hospital and right people I've just been entered in a trial with the above mentioned medication. Will see how that goes. So far so good. Feeling a little tired and had one day of a little nausea, but not enough to put me off anything. Am going for first blood draw on Thursday and will update after that.
I think it's important to mention I am menopausal too, so any fluctuations in mood may have something to do with it.
An interesting side note (interesting for me anyway) I had been entered into a trial that had two arms, A) experimental drug plus pegintron, or B) a placebo and pegintron. So either way I was going to go on the regular tx. Not excited, but ready. Went through all the precursors and got to the point where they were going to distribute, when KABAAM! the trial was closed and I was cancelled. I had been praying the Lord would close the door if this wasn't what He wanted for me, and BABOOM the door slammed shut. However, that very same call that told me I was cancelled also included good news that I was slated for a different trial - this one - that involved NO interferon, a 12 week study, and a phase 3. The Lord answered my prayers.