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Author Topic: Another Vpak/Riba Win  (Read 11471 times)

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Offline blondi57

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Another Vpak/Riba Win
« on: September 09, 2015, 07:13:05 pm »
Greetings  All,
I just received my 12 week post tx results, and am feeling on top of the world due to the results. However, I do not want to gloat too much because  I know the struggle of battling this and not succeeding. When I went through interferon treatment in 1996, with no success, a most compassionate infectious disease doctor told me to take care of myself the best I  could and to hold on, that new treatments were being developed and  I could try again. I was found appropriate and eligible for this treatment in 2014, and decided to try again and it worked. To those of you  who still wait for chance at beating this,  I say to hold on, take care of yourself, share your story, keep putting one step in front of the other , and  try to live best you can because I believe that there will be new and better treatments still too come, Bless you all, Blondi

Offline Bree

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Re: Another Vpak/Riba Win
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 09:50:04 pm »
Congrats to you blondi57!!! That's awesome!
Dx 1997 Geno 1a
2002-2003 PEG Intron/riba (48 wks) respond/relapsed
Pre-Harvoni - Viral Load: 13.5 M - Log 7.1
Fibrosure Score F1-2  Pre-Treatment:  AST 73 / ALT 88

7/6/15 Started Harvoni (12 weeks)
10/5/15 HCV NOT DETECTED (One week post EOT)
11/9/15 NOT DETECTED!!! (6 wk post)
12/21/15 NOT DETECTED (12 wk post) 
3/14/16  NOT DETECTED (24 week post)AST 26 ALT 18
SVR ACHIEVED!!! 
CURED YES!!!

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: Another Vpak/Riba Win
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 10:23:07 pm »
Congrats Blondi!!! And excellent words of advice.

best,
kim
Kim Goldberg (Nanaimo, BC)
1970s: Contracted HCV (genotype 3a)
2015: Cured with Harvoni + ribavirin (12 weeks)
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Offline sapphire101

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Re: Another Vpak/Riba Win
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 11:50:38 pm »
Fantastic news Blondi57.
It is OK to be on top of the world - stay there as long as you can!
Thank you though for the shout out to all of those on this forum who are still struggling through treatment and still trying to get treatment. Your good news will cheer them on.

Sapphire101
Genotype 1a Fibrosis level 1
Viekira Pak with ribavirin 12 weeks
Pre treatment  VL  1.7 million, AST 45 ALT 65
EOT VL not detected, AST 21 ALT 21
12 week SVR not detected,24 week SVR not detected.
Cured! Class of 2015

Offline DeathtoHep

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Re: Another Vpak/Riba Win
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2015, 03:38:15 am »
Congrats Blondi. Success stories on VP are the minority I believe. Ive been wondering if Ill ever get the energy back I had a few years ago. It has really affected my work and I hope this will make a difference. So far, about halfway in, I have been mostly tired and weak the whole time on meds.

I was just wondering if your ontop of the world feeling was an increase in energy or a mental victory or both.
2005 Interferon nonresponder
2015 Approved for Viekira Pak
Pre TX:    8/3/15   AST 36 ALT 64
WK 3 lab: 8/25/15 AST 21 ALT 35
WK 7 lab: 9/25/15 AST 17 ALT 18
EOT   lab:11/1/15  AST 17 ALT 14 Undetected
12WK post treatment: lab 2/10/16 AST 25 ALT 24 Undetected

Offline blondi57

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Re: Another Vpak/Riba Win
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2015, 06:41:44 pm »
Hang in there  Deathtohepc,
 Remembef that thevpak and riba tx only opened up to us in late 2014. My gi doc has put 21 on this tx and he reports that all  are respondkng positively. He stated that this treatment attacks the virus at four sites making it a guadruple whammy. For me the side effects were totally manageable compared to interferon alone.I had bad days and good days. My energy both mentally and physically has so improved. Yes I have had  some jjoint pain since completing treatment but that may be due to other factors including being more active. I will be patient and positive to see if it resolves. Thanks to all of ya'll - yes I am a Texan- for your support and best wishes.
Blondi

Offline dearprudence

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Re: Another Vpak/Riba Win
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2015, 10:24:46 am »
Congrats blondi57! So happy for you!
November is my 12 weel eot, but 4 week eot just received - virus undetected.
you should be on top of the world, I know I will be after undetected at 12 weeks. How's that for positive / negative thinking!
all the best, Prudence

Offline slats1056

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Re: Another Vpak/Riba Win
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2015, 10:26:11 am »
 blondi57, Most excellent news! Happy for You. It is great to read all the good news as well as the bad here on the forums. Your hard earned battle win is great to hear. Keep the faith everybody. A better life for all is within our grasp.
  Ya'll come back now , Ya hear? Sure does seem to be a lot of Texans out there in forumville!  LOL!!!

  IF I OWNED TEXAS AND HELL, I WOULD RENT OUT TEXAS AND LIVE IN HELL. Phillip Henry Sheridan.  ( typical northern sentiment from those in a less varied climate)
73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
10-14-15 EOT VIRAL LOAD NON-DET  
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
10-16-18 approved 16 weeks Mavyret

Offline terih

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Re: Another Vpak/Riba Win
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2015, 01:35:36 pm »
Tommy, thank you for the laugh! That quote rings so true in the dead middle of summer here in Texas!

Blondi! Congrats from one Texan to another!! WTG, woman! Y'all did good!!!!!!! (Texanspeak!)
64 yrs. on this fine planet!
diagnosed 1993
Stage 1 cirrhosis
Genotype 1a
12 wks. Harvoni  Relapse late Feb. 2015
Currently treating with Solvaldi/Olysio
The light at the end of the tunnel, is often not a train!

Offline ms.nomoreC

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Re: Another Vpak/Riba Win
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2015, 10:00:28 pm »
Greetings  All,
I just received my 12 week post tx results, and am feeling on top of the world due to the results. However, I do not want to gloat too much because  I know the struggle of battling this and not succeeding.... To those of you  who still wait for chance at beating this,  I say to hold on, take care of yourself, share your story, keep putting one step in front of the other , and  try to live best you can because I believe that there will be new and better treatments still too come, Bless you all, Blondi

Blondi,

I'm at EOT undetectable and breathing easier, relieved but not yet feeling on top of the world; however, I think I might get there soon. No need to apologize for such a hard won precious good feeling. Those who are in the pipeline will have that to look forward to. Love your advice! Congratulations!! Whoo-hoo for you!

PS. I feel like I've graduated--in the Post Treatment forum now!
« Last Edit: September 15, 2015, 10:02:27 pm by ms.nomoreC »
ms.nomoreC


SVR DECEMBER 1 2015
"C" for Cured!

Genotype 1a
F3
Diagnosed 1997
Probable infection 1970
Pretreatment VL 6.6, WK 2 ? WK 6 0 Wk 8 detectable
EOT VL: 0, undetectable
ALT 69, WK 2 26, WK 6 27, EOT 18
AST 75, Wk 2 25, WK 6 28, EOT 19
GGT 113, WK 2
Bilirubin EOT:.6
AFT: Pretreatment 9.2, EOT 4

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: Another Vpak/Riba Win
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2015, 06:27:34 am »
It's always so exciting to see a good news story!
CURED SVR24  Class of 2015
Wk 12 post EOT 30.11.15: ALT 14 AST 22 GGT 22 VL UND
Week 19 07.08.15: ALT 17 AST 23 GGT 25
Week 12 18.06.15: ALT 21 AST 23 GGT 28
Week 8 25.05.15: ALT 23 AST 27 GGT 30 VL UND
Week 4 20.04.14: ALT 30 AST 36 VL 40
Treatment start 23.03.15: ALT 137 AST 185 VL 342,600
Cirrhosis Child-Pugh A, Genotype 1a - Viekira Pak + riba 24 weeks
Total failure interferon/ribavirin/boceprovir Mar 2013
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