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Author Topic: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen  (Read 12849 times)

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Offline Bucky

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So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen
« on: December 14, 2014, 11:11:04 am »
Selfishly, I must admit to myself and the forum that it is time to move on. I found this wonderful place of comfort when I needed answers and reassurance battling the Dragon. Since I have gotten over the SVR12 mark it is time to get focused on the future.
I am returning to work the first of the year. I am also beginning to reconnect with family and old friends that I had walled off because of the fog.
Last night I attended what I though was going to be a Christmas party, but to my surprise it was a "Slayed the Dragon Party". My sister had a cake made that was a dragon with a severed head and a sword across its body. Of course I cried again! I danced most of the night with many people including myself. Needless to say, my feet and back are killing me today but it was worth it.
Words can't express the gratitude that I have for the Moderators and members who I have met here. One thing that pleases me is the fact that many of the members who were new and needing information or fighting for meds when I was finishing treatment got them and now they are the ones helping the "newbies" with questions and information. This fact has made it easier to leave the forum without too much guilt or trepidation.
I will post back in 3 months after the hopefully final visit and discharge from the care of my infectious disease specialist.
Merry Christmas and God bless you all,
Bucky


 
 
« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 11:13:21 am by Bucky »
I HAVE SLAYED THE DRAGON.....CURED SVR24!

Offline BattleTheBeast

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Re: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2014, 11:35:24 am »
Bucky,

I am so happy for you and that was so nice your family had that party for you.

I just hate the thought of you not being here but I understand your need to move on. Selfishly for me I wish you would stay and continue to share your post journey and your wisdom gathered throughout the years.

I am so going to miss you.

M
~Mel~
Hep C, Type 1, 10/11  viral load 8,238,340, AST-60, ALT-57 Bili .6  Stage 4 cirrhosis,
Week 4 VL <15 AST 20 - ALT 27 Bili .9
Week 9 - switched to Harvoni VL UD!! AST 20 ALT 19

EOT date is 4/30/2015,
SVR 12 is 7/23/15 ACHIEVED!!! 
and SVR 24 ACHIEVED!!

Offline rainbowray

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Re: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2014, 03:45:11 pm »
Bucky,
I'm at this moment taking my last pill of a 24 week sol/riba combo. If you been reading you know this is a tuff treatment. I worked all thru it. If I get the cure status from this tricky combo, I promise I will be more selfish and retire from my job, and move on.
Congratulations to you.

Offline Katie

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Re: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2014, 03:57:17 pm »
Congratulations Bucky and I am thrilled that you danced the night away!  I am on Day 11 of HARVONI with only 73 days left and appreciate all who pour their heart out by sharing their hopes, their fears, their progress and failures.  Have a wonderful, healthy rest of your life!

Katie
1 year post treatment blood work done and I am FREE!
GT 1a (4/1/2016)
Dx 2005
VL 2.6 million (fluctuated from 2-16 million during the 9 years)
Started Tx 12/4/2014 for 12 weeks
4 week blood work  Detected 59 IU/mL
EOT Detected <12 IU/mL
7.5 weeks post  Undetected
16 week post Undetected
24 WEEK POST UNDETECTED (I made it)
Waiting to feel good but feeling blessed!
12 month post treatment.  All blood work absolutely perfect! VL, as expected UNDETECTED!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 07:23:06 pm »
Happy trails Bucky have a long and wonderful life!

;-)
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline Islandgirl

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Re: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 09:20:22 pm »
Bucky, I'm so glad I checked in and didn't miss your post!!  God bless you and Merry Christmas to you too. 

I am going to miss you but I understand about moving on with your life - may the New Year bring you good health, and all the joy of living your life fully.  Keep on dancing and open yourself to the love that clearly surrounds you.  ,,,,Islandgirl
1b, treatment naive, positive for Hep C since 1994; thought to be transmitted via blood transfusions in 1976
Started Harvoni 12/3/14, EOT 2/25/15
12/31/14 labs - Virus Undetected, ALT/18, AST/34
3/25/15 labs - 1 mo post 12 wk Harvoni TX Virus Undetected!!  :) ....Islandgirl

Offline JillLynn

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  • contracted 1973/ peg/rib 1999 & 2004/on harvoni
Re: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2014, 08:56:39 am »
I hate good byes.....I'm sitting here almost crying...totally feeling goosebumps.

Love what Lynn K wrote........Bucky you've made a big difference here.....much love and great health to you!    Happy Trails friend to quote Lynn.

Jill

Offline rainbowray

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Re: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2014, 10:19:43 am »
Lynn,
Just looked at your history, damm.... 3 times interferon, then sol/oly.  You are a long distance runner for sure. I used to run long distance competition back in the day.
The trick is don't stop till you hit the finish line, then you are a winner no matter what place you are. You keep going girl, no quit in you.

Offline Lynn K

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Re: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2014, 11:07:38 am »
Thanks Rainbow

Too legit to quit lol
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

 


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