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Author Topic: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?  (Read 10645 times)

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Offline Allen Cunningham

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I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« on: July 11, 2016, 05:24:05 pm »
Diagnosed 8/97 with HepC
Liver Transplant 7/2004
Genotype 1b, Biopsy:12/2015: TX Naive, Fibrosis Level 1
Started 12 wks Harvoni on 1/19/16
Finished Harvoni 4/11/16
7/11/16 - Still Undetected!!

Oh what a feeling, finally rid of this disease I have probably had since early 1970's from drug use as a young idiot!

Congratulations will be accepted.

Anyone know where Aussie is? This is her graduation day also. Thanks to everyone on the boards for all of the advice and encouragement and a big shout-out to God and his Son!

Allen

Offline Lynn K

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 05:39:49 pm »
All right Allen!!!!!!!

Doing the happy dance for you and congrats!

Aussie Rose was active today so she is around somewhere

Here is her post from today

http://forums.hepmag.com/index.php?topic=4294.msg43771#msg43771


Congrats again!
Lynn

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 Allen Cunningham

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 05:50:00 pm »
Hi Lynn - Thanks, it feels great! I thinks she is going to be undetected also!

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 06:01:15 pm »
WAY TO GO, ALLEN!!!!!  Happy dancin' time!

Your term "young idiot" leads me to think of that saying "With age comes wisdom"......
Very happy for you, FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline Mike

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 06:10:09 pm »
Congrats, Allen!!!!

Here's a little song for you:

https://youtu.be/ioE_O7Lm0I4

Now get on with your second life and enjoy!

Best wishes, Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 06:17:38 pm »
CONGRATS ALLEN !!  8)  8)  8)

kim

Kim Goldberg (Nanaimo, BC)
1970s: Contracted HCV (genotype 3a)
2015: Cured with Harvoni + ribavirin (12 weeks)
MY STORY: https://pigsquash.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/undetectable-my-hep-c-story/

Offline Allen Cunningham

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 06:31:56 pm »
Thanks everyone for all the support, great information and encouragement

PS - Mike that soundtrack is great, I saw the original Rocky where he runs up those stairs in tath big building in Philly - That's the way I feel

I have had this nasty virus since at least the early 70's and maybe longer.


I'm off to get my Hep A and Hep B shots and boosters to protect this precious organ of mine

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2016, 07:43:05 pm »
Allen, congrats not only on being cured of HCV but of learning the lessons life gave you and earning the badge of wisdom. Have a very happy ever after!

Gnatty
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline Allen Cunningham

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2016, 08:21:46 pm »
Thank you Gnatty, I appreciate that!

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2016, 09:25:32 pm »
Congrats Allen - wonderful news and so lovely that you also think of others as you celebrate your own joy.
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
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

Offline Allen Cunningham

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2016, 02:25:03 am »
Thanks Philly, and congratulations to you on your graduation!

Offline I fightis thetitis

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2016, 04:12:24 am »
Well done Allen C!

Inspiration to us all! Get my 12 week eot in about a month so hopefully I have a similar thread going.

Best always,

Greg
M59  56@start of TX. date infected:1976
diagnosed 1997 - asymtomatic
Genotype 1a
AST 111 -ALT 124 - AFP -89
Viral Load 1900000 - Log 6.28
Fibro Test F4 ActiTest A3
Harvoni 24 wks - start date 11/24/15

6 Week Labs VL Undetected!
104 weeks EOT Undetected.

8/25/17 Fibrosure score 80 = F4
11/10/17 Fibroscan 7.5 mean 1.6 m/s = F2
8/2018 Ultra sound normal.

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2016, 10:45:06 am »
I fightisthetitis, my SVR12 test is also in 4 weeks, so hopefully we will be posting fantastic news like Allen!!  FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline Allen Cunningham

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2016, 01:34:03 pm »
FT & Itis - Hope to hear positive results from you guys also - My Hepatologist  told me that if someone is going to relapse in treatment it usually occurs the first month after going off meds, so I think you guys will be cured!

Offline AussieRosa

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2016, 06:44:51 pm »
Allen, such wonderful news! Congratulations. Here's wishing you a long and healthy life now. I will be getting my results on Monday. Fingers crossed :)
Gt 1a
contracted 1983
Fibroscan 6.1
Treatment naive
VL 2.97M
ALT 38
AST 47
Started Viekira Pak + Ribavirin Tues 19th Jan 2016
Week 4: VL Undetected!
March 5th Ribavirin dose reduction to 800mg from 1000mg
EOT April 11th 2016. VL Not Detected
12 Weeks post EOT: SVR12. Cured with a capital C!!
6 months post EOT: Undetected :-)

Offline Allen Cunningham

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2016, 07:41:30 pm »
Thanks, I'm sure you are cured too!

Offline AussieRosa

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2016, 09:22:17 pm »
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Allen. I'm feeling cautiously optimistic. Can't help but have a niggling doubt creep in now and then that I'll be one of the unlucky tiny percent that don't succeed with their treatment. This forum has been a huge help, especially the lovely warm souls here like you :)
Gt 1a
contracted 1983
Fibroscan 6.1
Treatment naive
VL 2.97M
ALT 38
AST 47
Started Viekira Pak + Ribavirin Tues 19th Jan 2016
Week 4: VL Undetected!
March 5th Ribavirin dose reduction to 800mg from 1000mg
EOT April 11th 2016. VL Not Detected
12 Weeks post EOT: SVR12. Cured with a capital C!!
6 months post EOT: Undetected :-)

Offline HazelAustralia

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2016, 07:36:53 am »
Looking forward to hearing your results Rosa!
I haven't met you Allen, but congratulations!!
Female age 53
Australia
Contracted in the 1980's
Genotype 1A
VL 314k

Started treatment with Veikira Pak and Ribaviron on Thursday 17th December 2015
NOT DETECTED, End of Treatment, 16th March 2016

Offline Allen Cunningham

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2016, 01:03:47 pm »
I will be watching for you results on Monday for your 'cure labs'

Offline AussieRosa

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2016, 12:14:13 pm »
Thanks, Hazel and Allen :)
I'm almost biting my fingernails in anticipation.
Gt 1a
contracted 1983
Fibroscan 6.1
Treatment naive
VL 2.97M
ALT 38
AST 47
Started Viekira Pak + Ribavirin Tues 19th Jan 2016
Week 4: VL Undetected!
March 5th Ribavirin dose reduction to 800mg from 1000mg
EOT April 11th 2016. VL Not Detected
12 Weeks post EOT: SVR12. Cured with a capital C!!
6 months post EOT: Undetected :-)

Offline Allen Cunningham

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2016, 12:41:07 pm »
Hello Hazel, thanks

Aussie - Monday is going to be a HUGE celebration!!!


Allen

Offline MaryC

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2016, 05:59:06 pm »
Great news Allen! 
GT 3a
Dx'd 4/15 not known when contracted
Labs 7/15:
-VL 537,000
-AST 32
-ALT 41
-Fibrosis score 0.46 (F1-F2)
Started tx 9/17/2015 with Daklinza + Sovaldi
6/6/16: 24 week EOT SVR!  Cured!

Offline Allen Cunningham

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2016, 12:55:59 am »
Thanks Mary - You're newly cured also!

Offline MaryC

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Re: I am cured!! - Where's Aussie?
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2016, 07:42:47 am »
Thanks Mary - You're newly cured also!
Yes...and I am so very grateful!  So wonderful to be free of this dragon!
GT 3a
Dx'd 4/15 not known when contracted
Labs 7/15:
-VL 537,000
-AST 32
-ALT 41
-Fibrosis score 0.46 (F1-F2)
Started tx 9/17/2015 with Daklinza + Sovaldi
6/6/16: 24 week EOT SVR!  Cured!

 


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