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Offline HepC53

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Just told I'm cured
« on: January 21, 2015, 09:26:48 pm »
 8)had my post treatment 12 week labs Monday. Today I got the results and told I was cured. I still have testing again in April.  Why don't I feel elated?  I have made a big lifestyle change, exercise 4-6 times a week, no vino, I miss my good wine. I did have a taste of a beautiful Barolo, Italian of course but just a little sip. I take my vitamins and am solely removing other meds too. My diet has gone more towards organics, lower fat, rarely have I had red meat, I miss a good Rib Eye!  I'm going to keep up the healthy lifestyle but may need to enjoy a few of my favorite treats from time to time. Cream Brûlée anyone?
New Year for a Cure
Diagnosed May 2014
Rib/Sol 12wk July 2014
Cured January 2015
HCV Geno 2B

Offline badbradley

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 10:06:36 pm »
HepC53,
         Congratulations on your SVR12!! It's a day to celebrate! Very nice to see.
Brad
Geno 1a
Sov/Oly 12wks - relapse
Har/Riba 12wks
Alt-16  Ast-17 SVR - 12
Alt-15  Ast-14 SVR - 24

Offline sunrise

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 11:52:51 pm »
Yep for sure hepc53
       That is such a gift! Very uplifting indeed.  I wish the best life for you. Now enjoy this new found health...Salud! Sunrise

Offline JillLynn

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 08:21:10 am »
Congrats hepc53~
diagnosed in May 2014....cured Jan 2015.....much reason to celebrate!   You are very blessed!    one and done....that is the way to kick Hep C's butt!     

Wishing you all the best!  Jill

Offline BattleTheBeast

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 08:28:47 am »
Hepc53,


CONGRATULATIONS ON SVR12!!!!
WOOHOO!!!!!


I am so happy for you! Another victory for the good guys and down goes the beast!

Mel
~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 HepC53

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 03:16:29 pm »
Thank you all!  I need your enthusiasm, I guess I'm just afraid it will come back. I don't know how so many endured multiple treatments.
New Year for a Cure
Diagnosed May 2014
Rib/Sol 12wk July 2014
Cured January 2015
HCV Geno 2B

Offline BattleTheBeast

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2015, 03:22:42 pm »
I found the happy answer for you here:

http://forums.hepmag.com/index.php?topic=1477.0

Quoted from Mike's Post "In other words, if a SVR12 is acheived, 99.8% of these patients will remain virus free 24 weeks after treat has ended (SVR24).."

Mel
« Last Edit: January 22, 2015, 03:25:24 pm by BattleTheBeast »
~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 Red Hen

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2015, 03:48:17 pm »
Yes! Congratulations!
genotype 1a
completed 12 weeks Viekira pak and ribavirin
final results due around the end of April
Undetected 12 weeks post treatment!

Offline Tess1971

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2015, 09:59:04 pm »
YAY to you !!  we are all on our way to CureTown………..
I try not to think about relapse and be positive, I see it as all part of the journey to CureTown.

Offline HepC53

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2015, 10:35:32 pm »
You're awesome Tess!  Keepin Positive  :)
New Year for a Cure
Diagnosed May 2014
Rib/Sol 12wk July 2014
Cured January 2015
HCV Geno 2B

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2015, 03:17:47 am »
Hey HepC53

SVR 12 you have got this like Mel share very small chance of relapse congratulations!

Peanuts Gang dancing to Happy by Pharrel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29iaHMeC3F4
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 zeena

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2015, 09:14:49 pm »
congratulations hep c 53.
       I took my first zumba class today and thought of you. it was awesome!!Good luck and Good health !!!

Offline HepC53

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2015, 10:59:00 am »
Way to go Zeena!  Sweat out those nasty toxins. You'll be cured and rocking a hot body in no time!
New Year for a Cure
Diagnosed May 2014
Rib/Sol 12wk July 2014
Cured January 2015
HCV Geno 2B

Offline Red Hen

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2015, 11:55:06 am »
Congratulations HepC53! And to Zeena!
genotype 1a
completed 12 weeks Viekira pak and ribavirin
final results due around the end of April
Undetected 12 weeks post treatment!

Offline Deborah

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2015, 11:23:18 pm »
Congrats!  I too have finished the journey - 8 weeks and 2 undetectable VL results  later and I am off to a new life.  Will get one last set of labs in 6 months, to earn my "cured" badge.  May we all find new life at the end of this road!

Offline sunrise

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2015, 11:29:56 pm »
Great news Deborah.!
       Hope you're feeling better, and SX are subsiding. It is so encouraging to see good results like this. Blessings for UD forever Sunrisd

Offline Islandgirl

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2015, 10:26:00 am »
Fantastic news!!!! Happy congrats to Hep 53, Zeena and Deborah (and anyone I may have missed) - thanks for letting us share in your JOY 8)  hugs to all ....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 Red Hen

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2015, 10:53:59 am »
Hooray! Congratulations to you all.
genotype 1a
completed 12 weeks Viekira pak and ribavirin
final results due around the end of April
Undetected 12 weeks post treatment!

Offline willie g

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2015, 11:03:09 am »
Hep53. Don't worry about tomorrow . CONGRATULATIONS  . Today you are THE KING OF THE MOUNTAIN.    " just willie g"

Offline HepC53

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2015, 09:27:58 pm »
Thanks everyone!  Still hanging in there. Healthy just in time to see my husband through colon cancer. All I can say is, this gettin old stuff is full of awakenings.
New Year for a Cure
Diagnosed May 2014
Rib/Sol 12wk July 2014
Cured January 2015
HCV Geno 2B

Offline Karen1124

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2015, 01:01:33 pm »
Hepc,Zeena,and Debra,
Congrats to all of you!! Life is Good!! Keep the faith and live your lives Hep free! Oh yes!!......Karen
Geno 1a
VL 2 million
DX May 1 2014
Bio June 5 2014
moderate fibrosis
Start Harvoni 2/5/2015
EOT 4/1/2015
 7/22/2014 alt 186 12/30  64  3/5/15  39
7/22/14  ast 114    12/30.  41  3/5/15  27
Don't know how I got hep C in my 20s I did snort coke a few times.
3/5/15 undetected
4/2/15 less than 15 VL ferrin levels normal
4/9/15 undetected!!
6/24/15 relapse VL 424,000
7/26/16 Started treatment today Harvoni and Ribavirin 24 weeks

Offline workingonit

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2015, 04:23:50 pm »
WOW! All this good news I am reading. Congratulations to all of you 12wk SVR's. I just finished my prescribed 12wks of Harvoni Sat Feb 28th. I was UDT at 4weeks. I called my gastro Doc to see if I needed to come in and get blood work. His nurse checked with him. He said not for 12 weeks. I have my calendar marked. I am trying not to think about it and just focus on my everyday stuff! I travel for bis a lot and am currently working on my itinerary for the next 3 months. I am sure the time will fly by. I will just stay busy! I cannot wait for the day I get my 12wk SVR results! I am sure I will see a lot more SVR's on here b4 I get mine. All the best!

Offline HepC53

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2015, 08:08:46 pm »
Keep taking care of yourself and don't forget to keep hydrated and sleep!
New Year for a Cure
Diagnosed May 2014
Rib/Sol 12wk July 2014
Cured January 2015
HCV Geno 2B

Offline Johnny_Wayne

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2015, 06:57:46 pm »
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Diagnosed 04/2014
Started Harvoni 10/2014
Undetectable 01/2015
Relapsed 04/2015
F4 Cirrhosis (Compensated - barely)
Child Pugh Score 6-7
MELD Score 10
Started Olysio/Sovaldi/Ribavirin (24 weeks)
EOT Not Detected 11/9/2016
--------------------------------
5-10-2017
Virus undetected SVR 24 Achieved
I AM FINALLY CURED!

Offline Islandgirl

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2015, 07:38:32 pm »
Happy Congratulations to all the SVR12's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Workingonit and I will be right behind you :)  I had my 4 wks post Harvoni 12 wk treatment on March 25 (ended TX on Feb 25; Workingonit was Feb 28).  I was Undetected at each lab - and am still undetected ;D; SVR 12 will be September 25.  Looking forward to seeing all our SVR 12 CURED posts!  However long it takes, we will make it! 

Good luck and good health to all!  ...Islandgirl 8)

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 scott

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2015, 11:06:03 am »
hepC53 congratz man you deserve it! Myself I am now 10 weeks into Harvoni treatment with ribavarin added at the beginnging of week 5.
 
 Why aren't you elated , well my philosofy is when your life has been threatened, such as it has, it is hard to trust the cause is gone when so many of us are not actually sure where or when we came in contact with it, so we are on our guard. Simply put it is fear that drives us to such ends. Which is the same as what you said above.

  If you read my spec at the bottom you will notice I have been through numerous treatments without resulting cure. So when I was told I was negative at week 4 I barely busted a smile, I prefer not to let myself get hopeful after so many upsets.

 In your case however given the SVR 12 you have very little chance of HCV coming back. So you now hae to maintain healthy life habits well man what can I say move on and enjoy it to the fullest.
First infected with HCV 197?
Identified as genotype 1a /cirossis
first treated 1999 NR
2009 NR
2012 pegatron / boceprivir 5 months NR
2014 pegatron /sovaldi 3 months non sustaind virologic response
2015 Harvoni/Ribavarin EOT 12 weeks SVR
2016 Harvoni/Ribavarin EOT 24 weeks SVR - undetectable, finally! YAY!!

Offline Long_Haul

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2015, 11:23:00 am »
I too send along a big CONGRATULATIONS to all the SVR12 graduates. It is definitely an awesome thing to start to see the SVR results. It gives us all hope.
Hepc53, Deborah, and others. To see the cure numbers grow is making me HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY.

Best wishes to all,


AL
Genotype 1A

Diagnosed 1989
Biopsy-cirrhosis stage 4 2000, no starting VL this round

3 rounds of Int+Rib
(Combo/48wks,Peg/26 Wks,Triple with Incivek/16wks)
UND with Incivek, Relapsed
Started 12 weeks Harvoni and Rib Jan 2nd,2015
4 weeks Undetected
8 weeks Undetected!
EOT at 12 weeks Undetected
EOT at 24 weeks STILL UNDETECTED
Completed TX Mar 26th,2015

EOT plus 4 weeks UNDETECTED
EOT plus 12 weeks UNDETECTED !!!!!!!!!!! I am DONE!

NO LONGER a member of the "WAITING GANG"

Offline HepC53

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2015, 01:38:31 pm »
     Crazy to think that it's been almost a year since I learned I was infected. I was glad to learn that all my ailments were in fact NOT old age lurking. I secretly thought I was getting early on-set Alzheimer's and more!  I'm still working towards better health, getting off all kinds of meds etc. I do miss a A good drink or a bold red wine paired with a porterhouse but so enjoy my new strength and stamina. It started with Zumba for exercise, heart health and moving meds through. The End result has been running a 5k, 25lbs less flab and muscle that say's "I'm sexy and I know it". LOL
New Year for a Cure
Diagnosed May 2014
Rib/Sol 12wk July 2014
Cured January 2015
HCV Geno 2B

Offline CE

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2015, 09:52:53 pm »
Congrats HepC53 on your new HepC-free life. You need to change that name! Lol! I wish you all the best! I have 2 1/2 more weeks of treatment, then the waiting game. I hope to be as blessed as you! Take care.  --Chris
Chris :)
Diagnosed July 2014
Genotype 3
Viral load of 950,000
Most likely from blood transfusion in 1978
Treatment started November 2014
Sovaldi and Ribavirin for 24 weeks
End of treatment April 2015
SVR12 July 2015!!!!!!
SVR24 October 2015!!!!!
Cured!!!! Praise the Lord!!

Offline HepC53

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2015, 10:26:16 pm »
Thanks Chris, I actu have my second post treatment labs this Friday. I'll post my results. "HepC53 used to be the tag for me, I took the treatment, changed my life embraced the stigma all in strife.  Now Undetected and for Chris I've selected a whole to name to proclaim my fame; "Patsy Lee HepCFree"!!
New Year for a Cure
Diagnosed May 2014
Rib/Sol 12wk July 2014
Cured January 2015
HCV Geno 2B

Offline CE

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2015, 10:40:02 pm »
Love it!!!!!! 
Chris :)
Diagnosed July 2014
Genotype 3
Viral load of 950,000
Most likely from blood transfusion in 1978
Treatment started November 2014
Sovaldi and Ribavirin for 24 weeks
End of treatment April 2015
SVR12 July 2015!!!!!!
SVR24 October 2015!!!!!
Cured!!!! Praise the Lord!!

Offline BubbaT

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2015, 10:49:24 pm »
Congrats patsy lee!

Keep on keeping on!

Whoo Hoo! ;D
Age 57 male
Infected late 70's
Diagnosed 95
1a, 2 prev biopsy 95, 2004
Ct 2007, 2015
Treatment Naive
F4 A3. Fibrosure/ CT 2-5-15. Ammonia 222
VL 2.2 mil.
Started Harvoni  3-3-15. 12weeks, finished 5-26-15
4 week VL undetected
12 week EOT undetected

Offline Tess1971

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2015, 02:18:37 pm »
Congrats to All of you !!!!  The more time that passes since UD the better and better I feel.  It is an all around stronger and healthier feeling.  I literally have no headaches anymore and do not tire easily either.  Mind is clearer than has been in many years it seems and never noticed how much so till now - haha
Still got the itchy flair ups though, even some rashes, but, that is only issue these days.
So carry on everyone to CureTown…...

Offline CE

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Re: Just told I'm cured
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2015, 04:43:24 pm »
Congrats to YOU, Tess!! That is wonderful to hear! I am so happy for you. I pray we will ALL be in that same town! ☺️
Chris :)
Diagnosed July 2014
Genotype 3
Viral load of 950,000
Most likely from blood transfusion in 1978
Treatment started November 2014
Sovaldi and Ribavirin for 24 weeks
End of treatment April 2015
SVR12 July 2015!!!!!!
SVR24 October 2015!!!!!
Cured!!!! Praise the Lord!!

 


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