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Author Topic: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!  (Read 22904 times)

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Offline Else

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So as I posted elsewhere, I've met quite of few warriors on this site - Beatrix Kiddo and Frodo to name but two.  (I hope I have the Frodo right  :o  I never watched The Lord of The Rings trilogy).

Who is the most inspirational character or real-life person that you think of during your treatment/battle with HCV.  (Kudos to the zen-like folks out there who view treatment as a gentle process.  That's fine too!  :) )
F/53 yr
diagnosed 1995
Genotype 1a
ALT: 58 AST: 39 ALK: 105
Viral load 4,201,950 IU/ml
Fibroscan 6.5 (F1-F2) Fibrosure 0.36 (F1-F2)
Treatment-naive
After 3 denials, finally approved!
Harvoni 12 wks - start date 9/15/15
4 wk labs 10/14/15
ALT: 12 AST: 16 ALK: 85
HCV Not Detected!!!
8 wk labs 11/10/15
ALT: 13  AST: 15  ALK: 77
12 wk (EOT!) labs 12/8/15
ALT: 11 AST: 15 ALK: 78
HCV Not Detected!!!
10wk posttx labs 2/11/16
ALT: 22 AST: 17 ALK: 61
HCV Not Detected!! SVR10!!!
SVR10 (99.7% Cured!!!)

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 01:32:19 pm »
" I have vermin to kill."



dm
Diagnosed07
Interferon/riba 2008 - non-responder
5/16/15 - AST -34
ALT - 35_ HCV RNA - 10,783,000
 7/6/15 - started viekira/riba
8/11/15  Week 5 <15 vl,  AST 18, ALT 18
9/11/15 Week 9  "HCV NOT DETECTED"!
AST 16, ALT 11.  10/16/16 - 2 weeks post EOT = "HCV NOT DETECTED!   AST - 18,  ALT 14
12/29/15 -12 wk EOT-HCV NOT DETECTED! AST 23, ALT 15
3/26/16 - 24 wk post EOT - HCV NOT DETECTED!! AST 19, ALT 21
1 yr eot - AST 20, ALT 17

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 03:04:39 pm »
Greetings, kiddo!  ;)

F/53 yr
diagnosed 1995
Genotype 1a
ALT: 58 AST: 39 ALK: 105
Viral load 4,201,950 IU/ml
Fibroscan 6.5 (F1-F2) Fibrosure 0.36 (F1-F2)
Treatment-naive
After 3 denials, finally approved!
Harvoni 12 wks - start date 9/15/15
4 wk labs 10/14/15
ALT: 12 AST: 16 ALK: 85
HCV Not Detected!!!
8 wk labs 11/10/15
ALT: 13  AST: 15  ALK: 77
12 wk (EOT!) labs 12/8/15
ALT: 11 AST: 15 ALK: 78
HCV Not Detected!!!
10wk posttx labs 2/11/16
ALT: 22 AST: 17 ALK: 61
HCV Not Detected!! SVR10!!!
SVR10 (99.7% Cured!!!)

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 08:26:46 pm »
Jamie Fraser from Outlander. Now. There's a warrior. Cal ;)
HCV 30 years. Geno 1A.
Veikira Pak with ribas on Compassionate Access.
Brisbane. Australia. began 21.8.15.
17 weeks.  Previous non responder 2011.
V/L 9 million
2 week V/L 54
12 weeks V/L UND
No 17 week  EOT V/L
EOT Post 4 weeks UND.

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 08:58:18 pm »
Greetings, kiddo!  ;)
"you're the man"

dm
Diagnosed07
Interferon/riba 2008 - non-responder
5/16/15 - AST -34
ALT - 35_ HCV RNA - 10,783,000
 7/6/15 - started viekira/riba
8/11/15  Week 5 <15 vl,  AST 18, ALT 18
9/11/15 Week 9  "HCV NOT DETECTED"!
AST 16, ALT 11.  10/16/16 - 2 weeks post EOT = "HCV NOT DETECTED!   AST - 18,  ALT 14
12/29/15 -12 wk EOT-HCV NOT DETECTED! AST 23, ALT 15
3/26/16 - 24 wk post EOT - HCV NOT DETECTED!! AST 19, ALT 21
1 yr eot - AST 20, ALT 17

Offline byebyeC

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2015, 09:29:04 pm »
Jamie Fraser from Outlander. Now. There's a warrior. Cal ;)

Oh Cal!

I just knew we were kindred souls! I just love love love Outlander! If I ever get to Oz, I'm looking you up!

<3 bye

It'd be hard to name just one from the forums, so I'll make a list (sorry!);
Obviously, Cal! Support, humor, information,compassion, just a warm hug of a person!
Lucinda!!! She got me here with her concise, easy to understand, complete info and experience. God bless you Lucinda <3 <3 <3
Philly, inspiration, great information, humor and wit (not the same thing folks!) You made me feel like I could do this. All by your tiny self! Thank you :)
Gnatty, ridiculous amount of very detailed complex sciencey (teehee) info up in her noggin! Must be nice to be that smart! :)

All of the above for being available to me. Grazie mille!
« Last Edit: September 20, 2015, 09:37:06 pm by byebyeC »
GT 1a
VL BOT 7 M
Diagnosed 1980
Treatment naive
12 wk Viekira Pak Riba Started 9/7/15
Alaska 
Pre-treatment labs were ast 42 alt 33 vl 7,162,(eyes are light yellow now)
*Latest alt 19 ast 23! Yay! VL <15 detected

Offline Else

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2015, 09:35:01 pm »
Outlander, eh?  Never even heard of that show.  Aye, Jaime is a fine lookin' lad.  :D

And Kiddo?  "That really was a Hattori Hanzo sword."

Hmmm.  Swords has me thinking.

I'm going with Michonne from The Walking Dead.  No wait!  Make that Carol.  Yeah, definitely Carol.  She makes cookies.   :)  And she never loses.  Not ever.
F/53 yr
diagnosed 1995
Genotype 1a
ALT: 58 AST: 39 ALK: 105
Viral load 4,201,950 IU/ml
Fibroscan 6.5 (F1-F2) Fibrosure 0.36 (F1-F2)
Treatment-naive
After 3 denials, finally approved!
Harvoni 12 wks - start date 9/15/15
4 wk labs 10/14/15
ALT: 12 AST: 16 ALK: 85
HCV Not Detected!!!
8 wk labs 11/10/15
ALT: 13  AST: 15  ALK: 77
12 wk (EOT!) labs 12/8/15
ALT: 11 AST: 15 ALK: 78
HCV Not Detected!!!
10wk posttx labs 2/11/16
ALT: 22 AST: 17 ALK: 61
HCV Not Detected!! SVR10!!!
SVR10 (99.7% Cured!!!)

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2015, 10:18:46 pm »
I, Jamie's is a strapping wee lad. And this Lassie is hooked? I hope he wins an emmy today. What a show hey Byebye? Yes come see me and I'll come see you. I've never had Alaska on my radar before. But I'd like to do that cruise through the ice that looks awesome. Who knows when we're well again the world will reopen to us. Wow what a gift. :D :D Cal PS Have you got the second season yet? We haven't, I'm in Droughtlander. Cal
HCV 30 years. Geno 1A.
Veikira Pak with ribas on Compassionate Access.
Brisbane. Australia. began 21.8.15.
17 weeks.  Previous non responder 2011.
V/L 9 million
2 week V/L 54
12 weeks V/L UND
No 17 week  EOT V/L
EOT Post 4 weeks UND.

Offline byebyeC

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2015, 12:16:14 am »
Cal!

You're making me lol all over the place! Me family's thinkin' I've gone a way bet barkin mad all alone in me bedroom haha! :D

The Glacier Cruise is amazing and it's during the Summer, your Winter, so it's not too crazy cold for you thin blooded folks ;)

It's weird and exciting to think there can be a post this, wet blanket, party crasher of a disease!

Haven't heard that one! Droughtlander :D And, sadly, yep, I'm a Droughtlander too, waa waaaaamp!

It's just like waiting for the books to come out! A l l  o v e r   a g a i n... So rude! ;D
GT 1a
VL BOT 7 M
Diagnosed 1980
Treatment naive
12 wk Viekira Pak Riba Started 9/7/15
Alaska 
Pre-treatment labs were ast 42 alt 33 vl 7,162,(eyes are light yellow now)
*Latest alt 19 ast 23! Yay! VL <15 detected

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2015, 02:12:49 am »
Byebye,
Barking mad is a good place to be while you txing. Its too easy to let the tx over take you and overwhelm you.

Have you done the glacier cruise? Have you lived in Alaska all your life?

You're in Droughtlander too. My deepest sympathies to you. I know how it feels.  :'(

Yes the waiting is horrible and rude. Cal :o
HCV 30 years. Geno 1A.
Veikira Pak with ribas on Compassionate Access.
Brisbane. Australia. began 21.8.15.
17 weeks.  Previous non responder 2011.
V/L 9 million
2 week V/L 54
12 weeks V/L UND
No 17 week  EOT V/L
EOT Post 4 weeks UND.

Offline byebyeC

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2015, 03:46:07 am »
Hey Cal,

Just joking about the barkin mad :) I'm actually having a great day! Woo hoo!

I've done the glacier ferry :D I lived in Cordova, Alaska, which is in Prince William Sound, lots of glaciers, for a few years, the most beautiful place I've seen and I've done my share of world traveling, before moving to SouthCentral Alaska for the last 20. I'm actually from Utah. I had considerable wanderlust when I was in my twenties. So, North to Alaska!, I said :) Love it here! I DO and have always wanted to visit Oz! Bucket list!

It's just not nice for Starz to hold out on us! Till 2016!!! Ouch :(
GT 1a
VL BOT 7 M
Diagnosed 1980
Treatment naive
12 wk Viekira Pak Riba Started 9/7/15
Alaska 
Pre-treatment labs were ast 42 alt 33 vl 7,162,(eyes are light yellow now)
*Latest alt 19 ast 23! Yay! VL <15 detected

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2015, 04:56:37 pm »
Hey Byebyec,
North yo Alaska! I shall look for Cordova on the map. I have been looking up several forumers places where they live. So interesting to me. Yes Australia you would love. Not beautiful like Alaska or Outlanders Scottish highlands. I've been to Scotland and in my world travels, thought it the most beautiful country in. The world. 2016 isn't too far away. Waiting is though!  :'(
Glad your not barking mad. You coping ok so far? I was ill from previous tx in 2011, so that's why I am having a harder time. Not complaining, hoping these pesky sweats and weakness etc will be HCV related and how. I am hopeful. Cal :)
HCV 30 years. Geno 1A.
Veikira Pak with ribas on Compassionate Access.
Brisbane. Australia. began 21.8.15.
17 weeks.  Previous non responder 2011.
V/L 9 million
2 week V/L 54
12 weeks V/L UND
No 17 week  EOT V/L
EOT Post 4 weeks UND.

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2015, 05:05:29 pm »
I like the show Outlander myself. I also like The Leftovers and really liked Board Walk Empire. My favorite show had to be the Starz series Spartacus.

If I had to choose a character, it would be Spartacus; for obvious reasons. A person forced in to slavery, made to fight, in the arena, as a gladiator, who went on to escape and free other slaves that he used to create an army that took on the might of Rome. What I really like about Spartacus is that he isn't a fictional character.

The story also seems to parallel ours with the virus being Rome and Spartacus and his army being us fighting to be free of it.
Pre Tx (VL 12043488) ALT 52/ AST 39
Harvoni Start Date 03/12
2 Week in Tx Results HCV RNA Detected, less than 15 IU/mL. ALT 19 / AST 19
4 Weeks in Tx Results HCV RNA Not detected. ALT 21 / AST 18
12 Week in Tx Results HCV RNA Not detected. ALT 17 / AST 19
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Post 12 Week EOT Tx ALT 19/ AST 19 (Undetected)
Post 24 Week EOT Tx ALT 19/ AST 15 (Undetected)

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2015, 06:15:49 pm »
Hi GLC11,
Yes Outlander us brilliant. I,ve watched parts of Spartacus it's very blood thirsty. That last episode...whoaaaa! Not saying I wasn't mesmerised ;D will look up the Leftovers. Just starting season 3 of Orange is the new Black. Cal
HCV 30 years. Geno 1A.
Veikira Pak with ribas on Compassionate Access.
Brisbane. Australia. began 21.8.15.
17 weeks.  Previous non responder 2011.
V/L 9 million
2 week V/L 54
12 weeks V/L UND
No 17 week  EOT V/L
EOT Post 4 weeks UND.

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2015, 06:30:48 pm »
Fight on, my merry men all, I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down for to bleed a while, Then I'll rise and fight with you again.
- John Dryden | Courage and Bravery Quotes
Been infected since early 80s
60
W male
Genotype 1a
 F4 cirosis
 Vl 4,000,000

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2015, 07:10:26 pm »
Fight on, my merry men all, I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down for to bleed a while, Then I'll rise and fight with you again.
- John Dryden | Courage and Bravery Quotes

That is a GREAT quote!
F/53 yr
diagnosed 1995
Genotype 1a
ALT: 58 AST: 39 ALK: 105
Viral load 4,201,950 IU/ml
Fibroscan 6.5 (F1-F2) Fibrosure 0.36 (F1-F2)
Treatment-naive
After 3 denials, finally approved!
Harvoni 12 wks - start date 9/15/15
4 wk labs 10/14/15
ALT: 12 AST: 16 ALK: 85
HCV Not Detected!!!
8 wk labs 11/10/15
ALT: 13  AST: 15  ALK: 77
12 wk (EOT!) labs 12/8/15
ALT: 11 AST: 15 ALK: 78
HCV Not Detected!!!
10wk posttx labs 2/11/16
ALT: 22 AST: 17 ALK: 61
HCV Not Detected!! SVR10!!!
SVR10 (99.7% Cured!!!)

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2015, 07:23:17 pm »
Shelton and Else,
Maybe its in your signatures I dunno. But are you txing on Viekira or Harvoni????

Yes great quote describes us a little? Laying down bleeding for a while perhaps? Cal 8)
HCV 30 years. Geno 1A.
Veikira Pak with ribas on Compassionate Access.
Brisbane. Australia. began 21.8.15.
17 weeks.  Previous non responder 2011.
V/L 9 million
2 week V/L 54
12 weeks V/L UND
No 17 week  EOT V/L
EOT Post 4 weeks UND.

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2015, 07:35:07 pm »
2nd choice - Jonah , off Summer Heights High.

Just break dancing my way through all this sh*t.

dm
Diagnosed07
Interferon/riba 2008 - non-responder
5/16/15 - AST -34
ALT - 35_ HCV RNA - 10,783,000
 7/6/15 - started viekira/riba
8/11/15  Week 5 <15 vl,  AST 18, ALT 18
9/11/15 Week 9  "HCV NOT DETECTED"!
AST 16, ALT 11.  10/16/16 - 2 weeks post EOT = "HCV NOT DETECTED!   AST - 18,  ALT 14
12/29/15 -12 wk EOT-HCV NOT DETECTED! AST 23, ALT 15
3/26/16 - 24 wk post EOT - HCV NOT DETECTED!! AST 19, ALT 21
1 yr eot - AST 20, ALT 17

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2015, 08:19:34 pm »
DM
Now your talking. Jonah. So glad that you guys have had Summer Heights High in America. Chris Liley is one of our iconic exports. I just love Mr. G,G,G,G,G,G ;D. BUt Jonah what a rebel. Cal :)
HCV 30 years. Geno 1A.
Veikira Pak with ribas on Compassionate Access.
Brisbane. Australia. began 21.8.15.
17 weeks.  Previous non responder 2011.
V/L 9 million
2 week V/L 54
12 weeks V/L UND
No 17 week  EOT V/L
EOT Post 4 weeks UND.

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2015, 08:24:22 pm »
DM
Now your talking. Jonah. So glad that you guys have had Summer Heights High in America. Chris Liley is one of our iconic exports. I just love Mr. G,G,G,G,G,G ;D. BUt Jonah what a rebel. Cal :)

I love all the characters... but esp. Jonah, so much the trouble maker, but deep down a really good heart.

I have it on streaming from Amazon.  Wish they would do a season 2.  Guess it was just toooo politically incorrect.

But as  a teacher,  I can tell you, it was dead on accurate.  Hilarious.

dm
Diagnosed07
Interferon/riba 2008 - non-responder
5/16/15 - AST -34
ALT - 35_ HCV RNA - 10,783,000
 7/6/15 - started viekira/riba
8/11/15  Week 5 <15 vl,  AST 18, ALT 18
9/11/15 Week 9  "HCV NOT DETECTED"!
AST 16, ALT 11.  10/16/16 - 2 weeks post EOT = "HCV NOT DETECTED!   AST - 18,  ALT 14
12/29/15 -12 wk EOT-HCV NOT DETECTED! AST 23, ALT 15
3/26/16 - 24 wk post EOT - HCV NOT DETECTED!! AST 19, ALT 21
1 yr eot - AST 20, ALT 17

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2015, 08:30:42 pm »
Hi DM,
You're right Jonah had a good heart deep down. Haha I asked a Drama teacher friend of mine if he was watching it when it first came out and he said the same thing, it's like going to work, no thanks!
He made a series with just Ja'ame and also one with other characters but it wasn't as funny as Summer Heights High. He won so many awards for it, writing, directing, starring. All the other comedians were complaining that you couldn't beat him, he did everything and all the characters as well. Cal
HCV 30 years. Geno 1A.
Veikira Pak with ribas on Compassionate Access.
Brisbane. Australia. began 21.8.15.
17 weeks.  Previous non responder 2011.
V/L 9 million
2 week V/L 54
12 weeks V/L UND
No 17 week  EOT V/L
EOT Post 4 weeks UND.

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2015, 08:40:15 pm »
Shelton and Else,
Maybe its in your signatures I dunno. But are you txing on Viekira or Harvoni????

Yes great quote describes us a little? Laying down bleeding for a while perhaps? Cal 8)

I've been on Harvoni for 7 days now, Cal.  The battle was getting the meds.  Frankly, treatment so far as been awesome.  No sides except a slight euphoria that lasts about an hour.  Symptom of decades-long HepC infection already slowly slipping away.  I did not expect this so can't really attribute it to the power of positive thinking.  It's unbelievable.  8)
F/53 yr
diagnosed 1995
Genotype 1a
ALT: 58 AST: 39 ALK: 105
Viral load 4,201,950 IU/ml
Fibroscan 6.5 (F1-F2) Fibrosure 0.36 (F1-F2)
Treatment-naive
After 3 denials, finally approved!
Harvoni 12 wks - start date 9/15/15
4 wk labs 10/14/15
ALT: 12 AST: 16 ALK: 85
HCV Not Detected!!!
8 wk labs 11/10/15
ALT: 13  AST: 15  ALK: 77
12 wk (EOT!) labs 12/8/15
ALT: 11 AST: 15 ALK: 78
HCV Not Detected!!!
10wk posttx labs 2/11/16
ALT: 22 AST: 17 ALK: 61
HCV Not Detected!! SVR10!!!
SVR10 (99.7% Cured!!!)

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2015, 09:20:44 pm »
Hi Else,
What awesome news after only a week. The drugs are so strong aren't they. I'm on Viekira Pak and ribas, so my sxs are very riba-ish. Here's to an easy ride my riend. Cal :)
HCV 30 years. Geno 1A.
Veikira Pak with ribas on Compassionate Access.
Brisbane. Australia. began 21.8.15.
17 weeks.  Previous non responder 2011.
V/L 9 million
2 week V/L 54
12 weeks V/L UND
No 17 week  EOT V/L
EOT Post 4 weeks UND.

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2015, 10:03:34 pm »
Hi DM,
You're right Jonah had a good heart deep down. Haha I asked a Drama teacher friend of mine if he was watching it when it first came out and he said the same thing, it's like going to work, no thanks!
He made a series with just Ja'ame and also one with other characters but it wasn't as funny as Summer Heights High. He won so many awards for it, writing, directing, starring. All the other comedians were complaining that you couldn't beat him, he did everything and all the characters as well. Cal

Liley is a genius.  I did not see the Ja'ame series.  Will for look for it.  Gotta be pretty good even if its half as funny as the original series .

I do a lot of musical theater performance and Mr. G  is like a conglomerate of every drama teacher/director I have ever worked with.  Too funny.

dm
Diagnosed07
Interferon/riba 2008 - non-responder
5/16/15 - AST -34
ALT - 35_ HCV RNA - 10,783,000
 7/6/15 - started viekira/riba
8/11/15  Week 5 <15 vl,  AST 18, ALT 18
9/11/15 Week 9  "HCV NOT DETECTED"!
AST 16, ALT 11.  10/16/16 - 2 weeks post EOT = "HCV NOT DETECTED!   AST - 18,  ALT 14
12/29/15 -12 wk EOT-HCV NOT DETECTED! AST 23, ALT 15
3/26/16 - 24 wk post EOT - HCV NOT DETECTED!! AST 19, ALT 21
1 yr eot - AST 20, ALT 17

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2015, 10:25:19 pm »
 For serious inspiration  probably Robert E. Lee of the Civil War or King Leonidas of Sparta. Fighting for the sake of their country, honor , and belief in doing what is right. ( Before anyone starts talking politics, read up on what Lee stood for and why he chose the Confederacy before casting judgement & over reacting to the topic ) In spite of insurmountable odds they continued to fight to the bitter end!
  As far as the forums go----- That would be Gnatty hands down!!!! If I need to explain , all You have to do is check Her never ending, on the spot posts that pervade the forums. Need a hand finding something, a kind word, tech research, A good laugh, a pat on the back???? I will bet a dollar to a donut she will be one of the first ones on the scene.
  Not to take away from others who are too numerous to name much less remember them all. To Name a few Lucinda , Lynn , Kim , Cal , Philadelphia , Beto----ETC. ETC. But I digress. You are all inspirational to Me, That is all that matters. Let us not forget the ones who fought before us, Many were wounded and many did not make it. I believe Lynn said it best_____ I stand on the shoulders of Giants!!! Enough for now,
 
 THE EDUCATION OF A MAN IS NEVER COMPLETED UNTIL HE DIES!!!
                           Robert E. Lee
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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2015, 02:36:24 am »
Prometheus for his endurance

As the ancient legend tells, the immortal Prometheus - after having provided fledgling humanity with fire - was punished by the god Zeus who commanded Prometheus be tied to a rock on top of a mountain where an eagle would feast on his liver each day. Yet, due to his immortality, each night when the eagle flew away, the Titan's liver regenerated only to be devoured again come sunrise.

This punishment would go on until the laboring Hercules slew the eagle and freed Prometheus from his torment.

http://www.prometheas.org/mythology.html


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« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2015, 02:19:53 pm »
How fitting.
 I am n the middle of my studies of philosophy.
 A very good description.
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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2015, 02:51:10 pm »
 Funny how Prometheus & the Liver should come up. I have thought in the past about a back piece Tattoo of an artist's rendering of it would be an excellent work.
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« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2015, 04:18:51 pm »
Liley is a genius.  I did not see the Ja'ame series.  Will for look for it.  Gotta be pretty good even if its half as funny as the original series .

I do a lot of musical theater performance and Mr. G  is like a conglomerate of every drama teacher/director I have ever worked with.  Too funny.

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Ja!ime didn't go down well in Oz. But I watched it because I too believe he is a genius. Hope you can find it. He also did a series of characters called "we can be heroes"  not as funny but still very clever.
Im a playwright and retired actor so I know a lot of Mr. Gs too. You're right he had the character pegged. Cal 8)
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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2015, 04:26:29 pm »
Hi Tommy,
I agree Gnatty is a wonder. You yourself are inspirational. You always bundle your questions or answers in something fun and thoutful. I love reading  your posts. In fact it's a pretty special place to come the whole forum, I feel safe here.
It's our absolute duty to remember and recognise those who went before us. Those still ill and those who are waiting. Also those suffering post tx, not enough is said about this. I like the phrase " standing on the shoulders of  giants" ill use that. Cal :)
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« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2015, 04:29:49 pm »
BadBradley,
Prometheus, I had forgotten this myth. How fitting Hercules could stand for the orals in this story. Like it. Cal :)
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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2015, 07:16:24 am »
I'm a school teacher and I freely admit to sobbing out loud when Jonah was dragged away from his favourite teacher and his safe room.
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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2015, 04:43:14 pm »
Another literary reference to the warrior that is in all of us.  This is a poem by Robert Service:

When you're lost in the Wild, and you're scared as a child,
And Death looks you bang in the eye,
And you're sore as a boil, it’s according to Hoyle
To cock your revolver and . . . die.
But the Code of a Man says: "Fight all you can,"
And self-dissolution is barred.
In hunger and woe, oh, it’s easy to blow . . .
It’s the hell-served-for-breakfast that’s hard.

"You're sick of the game!" Well, now that’s a shame.
You're young and you're brave and you're bright.
"You've had a raw deal!" I know — but don't squeal,
Buck up, do your damnedest, and fight.
It’s the plugging away that will win you the day,
So don't be a piker, old pard!
Just draw on your grit, it’s so easy to quit.
It’s the keeping-your chin-up that’s hard.

It’s easy to cry that you're beaten — and die;
It’s easy to crawfish and crawl;
But to fight and to fight when hope’s out of sight —
Why that’s the best game of them all!
And though you come out of each gruelling bout,
All broken and battered and scarred,
Just have one more try — it’s dead easy to die,
It’s the keeping-on-living that’s hard.   

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« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2015, 04:56:20 pm »
Oh  Phily,
That's hilarious and sweet. I was amazed at her patience and the respect between them. I can understand you being upset.

Cal :)
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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2015, 05:00:14 pm »
Corey,
Is that a U.S. Poet? I have not seen that one before. It fits our situation perfectly. Every single line speaks to you, kicking and gouging through tx and all it's pains. Also just having the virus is a fight in itself. Thanks for that. Cal :)
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« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2015, 05:43:11 pm »
Yeah, what Cal said!  ;)
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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2015, 09:26:40 pm »
Robert Service was a British/Canadian Poet.  If you need a moment of humor, google "The Ice Worm Cocktail" or maybe Ballad of the Ice Worm Cocktail. 

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« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2015, 03:41:08 am »
Corey,
I really enjoyed The ballad if the ice worm cocktail. Beautifully written and hilarious to boot! Thanks for pointing it out to me, I am being educated on American poetry, something we don't hear much if. Thank you. Cal :)
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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2015, 07:52:01 am »
Hope your education includes a few of my favorite poets:

Robert Frost (in keeping with the theme of inspiration - "The Road Not Taken")
Ogden Nash (a lighthearted poem that could be describing the Harvoni high - "No Doctors Today, Thank You")

My extended list of New England poets may not exactly relate to Australia....I would also like to claim Edward Lear for his uplifting nonsense but, alas, he is British.

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« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2015, 04:25:35 pm »
Sorry you can't claim Lear Corey!
My favourite poets are Keats, Browning, Wordsworth, of course Shakespeare sonnets, especially the Dark Lady. Australian poets Judith Wright and Cath Walker.

Yes you are educating me. I read the poets you recommend. As you can guess I love poetry, as do you. The road not taken is an old favourite. Coincidentally, my son did that poet Frost, in English at senior school last year.
I just read No Doctors Today, Nash is a comical genius.   Cal :)
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« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2015, 10:19:55 pm »
I'm a school teacher and I freely admit to sobbing out loud when Jonah was dragged away from his favourite teacher and his safe room.

Me too!!!!
I tear up just remembering the scene.

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« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2015, 10:22:28 pm »
Ja!ime didn't go down well in Oz. But I watched it because I too believe he is a genius. Hope you can find it. He also did a series of characters called "we can be heroes"  not as funny but still very clever.
Im a playwright and retired actor so I know a lot of Mr. Gs too. You're right he had the character pegged. Cal 8)

I'm going to search it out... he definitely set a high bar with the original SHH.

"Mr. G - the Musical".... too funny.

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Interferon/riba 2008 - non-responder
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ALT - 35_ HCV RNA - 10,783,000
 7/6/15 - started viekira/riba
8/11/15  Week 5 <15 vl,  AST 18, ALT 18
9/11/15 Week 9  "HCV NOT DETECTED"!
AST 16, ALT 11.  10/16/16 - 2 weeks post EOT = "HCV NOT DETECTED!   AST - 18,  ALT 14
12/29/15 -12 wk EOT-HCV NOT DETECTED! AST 23, ALT 15
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« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2015, 10:28:43 pm »
Prometheus for his endurance

As the ancient legend tells, the immortal Prometheus - after having provided fledgling humanity with fire - was punished by the god Zeus who commanded Prometheus be tied to a rock on top of a mountain where an eagle would feast on his liver each day. Yet, due to his immortality, each night when the eagle flew away, the Titan's liver regenerated only to be devoured again come sunrise.

This punishment would go on until the laboring Hercules slew the eagle and freed Prometheus from his torment.

http://www.prometheas.org/mythology.html

Amazing that the Greeks were aware of the regenerative properties of the liver.
"The liver is the only human internal organ capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue; as little as 25% of a liver can regenerate into a whole liver."
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Interferon/riba 2008 - non-responder
5/16/15 - AST -34
ALT - 35_ HCV RNA - 10,783,000
 7/6/15 - started viekira/riba
8/11/15  Week 5 <15 vl,  AST 18, ALT 18
9/11/15 Week 9  "HCV NOT DETECTED"!
AST 16, ALT 11.  10/16/16 - 2 weeks post EOT = "HCV NOT DETECTED!   AST - 18,  ALT 14
12/29/15 -12 wk EOT-HCV NOT DETECTED! AST 23, ALT 15
3/26/16 - 24 wk post EOT - HCV NOT DETECTED!! AST 19, ALT 21
1 yr eot - AST 20, ALT 17

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Re: Who's your most influential warrior? For fun or serious inspiration!
« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2015, 11:31:46 pm »
DM,
Mr. G G G G G G...............
E E E E Ecstasy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_me4RCDP2o

The best! Cal :)
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« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2015, 11:48:07 pm »
DM,
Mr. G G G G G G...............
E E E E Ecstasy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_me4RCDP2o

The best! Cal :)

remix - lol.

I would post a Jonah link, but unfortunately they are all a little to "edgy".

dm
Diagnosed07
Interferon/riba 2008 - non-responder
5/16/15 - AST -34
ALT - 35_ HCV RNA - 10,783,000
 7/6/15 - started viekira/riba
8/11/15  Week 5 <15 vl,  AST 18, ALT 18
9/11/15 Week 9  "HCV NOT DETECTED"!
AST 16, ALT 11.  10/16/16 - 2 weeks post EOT = "HCV NOT DETECTED!   AST - 18,  ALT 14
12/29/15 -12 wk EOT-HCV NOT DETECTED! AST 23, ALT 15
3/26/16 - 24 wk post EOT - HCV NOT DETECTED!! AST 19, ALT 21
1 yr eot - AST 20, ALT 17

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« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2015, 07:59:29 pm »
DM,
Yes not to everyone's taste. Cal :-X
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17 weeks.  Previous non responder 2011.
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12 weeks V/L UND
No 17 week  EOT V/L
EOT Post 4 weeks UND.

 


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