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Day 35 Undetected at last!

Apr 17, 2012 - 6 comments







Clinical Trial

Got a call from the clinic this morning to say that on Day 28 the virus was Undetectable in my system. So I cleared it some time between Day 21 and Day 28 and officially made RVR. I was beginning to wonder if I might be part of the unfortunate 3% who might not be UND by the end of week 12. But here I am and I'm thrilled! Just to feel that there is no hep c virus in my blood for the first time since about 1973 is marvelous. So it's a day of celebration, of feeling happy and blessed, of huge gratitude to scientists, researchers, even investors who made these drugs possible. Traveling up from DC to NY on the train this morning, I saw woods, streams, waterways, lovely buidings and neighborhoods I've never seen before, even though I must have taken this trip 100 times. I definitely was in an exalted state of consciousness, those doors of perception cleansed a little more than usual.

Yes I know all about relapse, SVR4 and 12 and all that. I may not make it to the promised land on this trial. But I'm savoring this moment. There's magic in it, and joy. My heart just wants to cry out 'Thank you, thank you, for this sweet moment, this sweet taste of freedom!'

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by Jimeeboy, Apr 17, 2012
Yes sir!  Fantastic news.  

A friend of mine had been sick for over 20 years with another disease and was cured. He returned to his part time job as a caddy. He told me that as he walked down the fairway for the first time after he was cured that the grass seemed a little greener and the sky a little bluer than he had ever remembered.  He had walked those fairways thousands of times in his life but never saw them they way he did that day. He felt a keener sense of everything. Exactly what you described. I'm sitting here overwhelmed at how fortunate we are. Enjoy this beautiful day my friend. I think that after all this time you deserve it.

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by gonnabhepcfree, Apr 17, 2012
Congratulations!!! I will pray you stay UND..You still  have two more months to beat the beast..

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by rivll, Apr 17, 2012
I am so happy for you. I know what you mean. In the first trial when I was undetected and had a month or so where my liver was no longer battling the virus, I felt that I knew what it was to live again. Now that I am at that place again, I too feel so overcome with gratitude and joy in living and simply being. May we all reach SVR and always remember what a gift health is.
I wish you all the best.

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by tanya24, Apr 17, 2012
Such a beautiful post! Sooo happy for you Hoping!!! I think you will make the promised land too!!

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by UKgirl55, Apr 17, 2012
I can just imagine how beautiful everything looked! Enjoy the moment, and I'm sure there'll be many, many more from now on.

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by katla, Apr 17, 2012
Very inspiring's not what happens it's how we respond to it. I am determined to try to adopt your attitude (I have along way to go :-)

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