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Author Topic: Hi from Mel  (Read 7787 times)

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Offline BattleTheBeast

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Hi from Mel
« on: March 02, 2015, 02:44:08 am »
Just wanted to tell everyone hello and let you know I am doing ok. Hanging low, just pushing through it all, dealing with the winter funk. Nothing crazy going on, my ammonia level is still super high and I am taking some medication for it. I just started bottle 4 of Harvoni so I am now 20 weeks into my never ending treatment. Birthday is coming up and feel bummed that I am not more myself yet. Just trying to keep taking it as in stride and keep my spirits up as much as possible. Not working so great but I am trying.

Thanks to everyone who reached out to check on me, it really means so much.

« Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 06:11:56 am by BattleTheBeast »
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!!! 

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Hi from Mel
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 04:40:09 am »
Hi Mel

I didn't do the treatment shuffle like you but week 15 of Harvoni sure feels like the never ending tx. It looks like I finish 18 days before you.

Wishing you well and speedy healing.
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!

Offline anniemybaby

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Re: Hi from Mel
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 05:02:52 am »
Hi Mel great to see you :)I feel the same about this winter I'm in this funk then I think all of us doing this treatment now we all might have the best summer ever I'm finally at my 6wk mark still waiting on 4wk results I wish u the best n good luck ;D

Offline kate0b1

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Re: Hi from Mel
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 06:10:53 am »
hey girl, happy to see your avatar, spring is really coming this time  8)


Offline Islandgirl

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  • Started Harvoni 12/3/14 - EOT 2/25/15
Re: Hi from Mel
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 08:50:56 am »
Good morning Mel!  I'm so happy to hear from you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You had me (and others) worried - we need our MEL 8) 

I finished my last bottle on Feb 25 (several of us finished on or around that time) and are in the long wait period.  I'm not feeling as well as I'd hoped by now but anticipate that improving as time passes - gotta stay positive :)  Winter always makes it harder for me too.  Bring out the sun!  Welcome back, love ya ....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 badbradley

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Re: Hi from Mel
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 09:23:42 am »
       Have'nt seen you around town for awhile. We were getting concerned about you. Glad to know you are O.K. SPRING IS COMING!!! Many more SVR's are coming and it's gonna be a GREAT summer!!! Hang in there! You are going to beat this!!! Nice to see you back!
Geno 1a
Sov/Oly 12wks - relapse
Har/Riba 12wks
Alt-16  Ast-17 SVR - 12
Alt-15  Ast-14 SVR - 24

Offline CE

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  • Genotype 3. Sovaldi & Ribavirin 24 weeks.
Re: Hi from Mel
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2015, 07:38:01 pm »
Hi Mel! Good to know you are still going strong! The treatment and this winter seems never ending! I'm halfway thru week 18. I think we all are hunkered down till spring. We are getting sleet, freezing rain now and tomorrow "substantial" snow on top of the 2 feet of concrete that is out there now! Ugh!!! Stay focused, and pop your head out from time to time! Take care! Best wishes!
« Last Edit: March 03, 2015, 07:42:38 pm by CE »
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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