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Congrats, I’m so very happy for you!!

I still tracked the day I finished my 5th and final treatment kind of a personal holiday of rebirth for me

What a relief for you and all of us finally being able to say we are free!

Best to you

OMG! I started getting worried as the days passed. I am so happy for you. Ecstatic!

What a battle! What a warrior you are! I remember sitting in my car crying my eyes out when I got the news and I only went through two treatments!

Your story will help others, and your response here made my day! Woohoo!

Make the rest of your life count Annie... Best wishes!

Hi Jack!

There was a delay in me getting the lab order, so I just got my final viral load test results in this morning.

Not Detected!!!!!!!!!!! I AM CURED!!!!!!

Tears of joy. I wasn't sure I would ever get here. The dragon is slayed!!!

Thank you so much for all of your encouragement, good wishes, and fingers and toes crossing. I so appreciate you sharing your experiences and wisdom that only comes from one who has been on this journey before and at last reached this destination.

I hope my journey gives others hope that even for previous non-responders, a cure is possible.

Best of everything,
Hello Opaleye,

Another drum roll while we anxiously await your 90 day post treatment quant blood test. Cannot tell you haw many times I have held good wishes for you these past few months.

Awaiting your good news soon, and regardless of the results certainly here to share your experience. All fingers and toes crossed for you!

Let us know,
Hi Opaleye

Just decided to look in on the forum. I’m a HCV cured class of 2015 after 5 unsuccessful treatment.

Best to you on getting great news soon

Best wishes
AWESOME News! What a "Long and winding Road!" Keep getting stronger and let us know when the checkered flag is waved and you are 'Not Detected' at treatment end plus 90 days!

Many will read about your journey, your determination, and ultimately your success in slaying the dragon!

Can't wait for that post from you!

Best wishes,
Looks like I am the lone 2024 poster on this post-treatment board, but more people being cured now is a very good thing  :)

I just got my EOT labs results in..... drum roll please.... HVC Not Detected!!!!

My hopes for a cure are high because this is the first time I have seen that result. With my past two treatments (Harvoni and Mavyret) it was < 15 Undetectable.

So, just need to keep those positive vibes going for the next three months to reach that ultimate prize, Sustained Virological Response!

As for post-treatment side-effects, I'm tired but don't have the deep fatigue like when I was on the anti-viral medicine. My digestion is still a bit off but getting better. I've had some chronic headaches but I'm not sure if that is from Springtime pollens or from adjusting to not having the medicine in my system.

But the best news is that I have my brain back. The fog has lifted!

My best to whoever is still out there reading this board.
On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Third time is the charm? Starting 12 weeks of Vosevi
« Last post by opaleye on March 14, 2024, 08:26:31 am »
Thanks for the excellent advice, Jack!

Yes, guilty as charged, my step count has been lower these past three months. I appreciate your encourage to get out and walk.

Jumping over to the post-treatment board now to share the EOT labs.

On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Third time is the charm? Starting 12 weeks of Vosevi
« Last post by jberlin on March 07, 2024, 09:19:46 am »

Woo hoo is right! Today you woke up with no pills to take, and now the body will start to strengthen and recover! I just know what a wonderful feeling that is for you.

The fatigue will recede with rest and balanced nutrition. As soon as you can, get out and walk - perhaps easing a bit more distance each week. I had routes around my neighborhood I had measured with one of those cell phone stepper apps that went from a 1/2 mile, 1, 2, 3 mile routes.  It was a good habit that I developed and now I still try to do 2-3 miles every day (it's usually 5 days a week actually). I put on headphones and listened to podcasts, or music, or just blabbed on the phone.  The point is to re-establish as quickly as you can a different mindset to get you out of the tough slog lifestyle you are now rid of.

We cannot wait to hear your 90 day post treatment lab results, and of course how much better you are feeling holistically - mental & physical.

All the best wishes!

On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Third time is the charm? Starting 12 weeks of Vosevi
« Last post by opaleye on March 06, 2024, 09:16:05 pm »
Hello Jack!

Woo hoo! Just crossed the finish line, took my last of 84 pills this evening! It's a welcome milestone, but the final destination is three months from now when I will be (fingers and toes crossed) declared cured.

My hepatologist's nurse assured me that the End of Treatment lap order is in the mail. That's the next hurdle, but I do believe Vosevi's triple-pronged attack has done the trick.

I am so glad this is over. The fatigue has only gotten deeper and I struggle to get through my day. I have read that some people continue to have side effects after the end of treatment. I am hopeful that another week or so will clear those chemicals out of my system.

I appreciate your feedback on getting some pain relief for my aching joints. I will wait for the ulnar nerve surgery until after the SVR is confirmed though.

And I am so very grateful for your support, encouragement, and humor over these last 12 weeks!! May the positive vibes you shared return to you ten-fold!  ;D

Best of everything,

P.S. I'll jump on the post-treatment board once there are EOT lab results to report.
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