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Offline dragonslayerinprogress

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Today is my last day
« on: July 04, 2016, 03:49:43 am »
Well, today is my last day of pill popping. Was wondering if there is a list of things I need to throw out to make sure of no reinfection, even if the risk is small.
Still have brain fog so hoping you could all chime in. So fsr...
Shavers
Toothbrushes
Nose spray
........
Geno 2b
dx in 1990, 52 years old
Origin: unsure. Might have been infected at birth
Tx Naive
Pre tx labs 12/7/15
VL 1,315,890 6.119
ALT 188
AST 161
Started tx Solvadi/Ribavirin on 1/19/16
4 weeks undetected
8 weeks undetected
12 weeks undetected
16 weeks undetected
20 weeks undetected
24 weeks...no testing
EOT 4 wks UNDETECTED
ALT 34
AST 42
EOT 8 wks- UNDETECTED
ALT 38
AST 50
Platelets 49

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2016, 04:24:28 am »
dsip, those three are what I threw out on my last day of tx. I also sterilized nail clippers, metal nail files, facial-hair scissors, and tweezers.

Congratulations on finishing tx!

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 dragonslayerinprogress

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2016, 05:18:10 am »
Thank you. Forgot the nail clippers too. Hair brush should be ok. Someone mentioned that earlier. I know getting hep c is pretty hard anyway but, I just to be safe.
Geno 2b
dx in 1990, 52 years old
Origin: unsure. Might have been infected at birth
Tx Naive
Pre tx labs 12/7/15
VL 1,315,890 6.119
ALT 188
AST 161
Started tx Solvadi/Ribavirin on 1/19/16
4 weeks undetected
8 weeks undetected
12 weeks undetected
16 weeks undetected
20 weeks undetected
24 weeks...no testing
EOT 4 wks UNDETECTED
ALT 34
AST 42
EOT 8 wks- UNDETECTED
ALT 38
AST 50
Platelets 49

Offline Mike

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2016, 11:11:28 am »
Hi dragonslayerinprogress,

Congrats on getting through treatment!! Here's to a SVR12!

When I finished treatment I got rid of all combs, brushes, clippers, nail equipment, razors and any other thing that might possible lead to reinfection.

I know this was more of a psychological benefit to me rather than reinfection prevention - but I wasn't taking any chance (even if it was a 1-in-a-trillion chance).

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

Offline morab

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2016, 11:35:40 am »
Congratulations on your last day!
I am right behind you with next Sunday being my last day!
Morab
3/2016 G 1a
Alt 84
Ast 62
Fibrosis score lab 0.66
quantitation 894,670
4/23/16 day 6, naive Harvoni 12 week treatment
5/27/16 week 4 lab results UNDETECTED AST 23 ALT17

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2016, 01:23:02 pm »
Congrats!!! I'm ~ 7 weeks EOT and energy levels still are up and down, but I'm finding a good night's sleep seems to be the ticket.  So hoping you soon feel better, I think from my own experience, it does take some time for many of us. As long as it happens! 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 BillT

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2016, 08:15:00 am »
Congratulations.It sure is a great feeling.I think we all went through that phase of getting rid of things.I had bought cheap toothbrushes at the dollar store and disposable razors and got rid of them every time I used them so that wasn't a issue for me.I just thought about things as I went to use them and if I had to think about them for more than a second I got rid of them.That stuff is cheap enough to buy again so think of it in those terms.If you're anything like me the hard part of the treatment starts now.Waiting for that SVR 12 isn't a pretty thing. :) Keep us posted.

Congratulations to you to Morab.It's the greatest thing in the world seeing this many people finishing treatment and being cured.Cheers
Contracted 1973 Military
Diagnosed 1980
Pegintron treatment 2004 unsucessful
Genotype 1b
FibroScan 10 (F2)
Start Viekira 10.17.2015

AST 40 ALT 69
VL 440k
10.31.2015/Week 2 Labs : AST 14/ALT 17
No VL done
10.14.2015/Week 4 labs : AST 14/ALT 14
VL UNDETECTED!!!
12.11.2015/Week 8 Labs : AST 12/ALT 13
No VL done
01.05.2016/EOT labs : AST 15/ALT 13
VL UNDETECTED!!!

12 WEEK SRV:UN-BLOODY DETECTABLE !!!!!!!!

24 WEEK SVR:UNDETECTABLE!!!! Thank You God.

Fibroscan 6Mo. Post Treatment 7.15.2016-5.3(F1)

Offline AussieRosa

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2016, 11:21:24 am »
Congratulations on finishing treatment, dragonslayerinprogress. Wishing you all the best for SVR.
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 brie41

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2016, 11:50:25 am »
Hi Dragonslayer,

  Congrats on finishing up your treatment!  I went way overboard and changed my toothbrush every week.  Sterilized all clippers, scissors etc. boiled and soaked in bleach and only used disposable razors.   I just felt it was important to not leave anything to chance.  I also threw away my bottles of liquid bandage, anything that I thought might have the possibility of reinfection.  Best of luck!! Brie
Diagnosed  HCV, 1A 2006
Viral load 6 million
Ast/Alt always in the 20's
F0-F1, never changed
Treatment naive, started 8 week Harvoni 3/15/16
4 and 8 week labs undetected
6 week eot labs undetected
13 week eot UNDETECTED!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2016, 12:00:01 pm »
I didn't throw away anything except one toothbrush at the normal time to replace it.

The day after I finished was for me the same as the day before but with less pills

Best of luck
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 dragonslayerinprogress

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2016, 02:24:03 am »
Thanks everyone. I know it was overkill as blood can't infect you after 72 hours I believe but having lived with this for my whole stinking life, it's wierd how I don't want to get near blood. I am a licensed EMT too. Go figure.
No one really cared in my family.  Not an, "I'm proud of you ," or anything. That hurt. My daughter did bring home a little bit of candy for me which I appreciated. Her dad looked at her and said, "Wow, you spent what, a dollar?" probably hurt me more to hear that than it did her. I started treatment alone with God and ended the same way. Went to Dairy Queen for an ice cream cone just for me to celebrate. All your support means more than anything to me. Will still be around and helping if I can.
Geno 2b
dx in 1990, 52 years old
Origin: unsure. Might have been infected at birth
Tx Naive
Pre tx labs 12/7/15
VL 1,315,890 6.119
ALT 188
AST 161
Started tx Solvadi/Ribavirin on 1/19/16
4 weeks undetected
8 weeks undetected
12 weeks undetected
16 weeks undetected
20 weeks undetected
24 weeks...no testing
EOT 4 wks UNDETECTED
ALT 34
AST 42
EOT 8 wks- UNDETECTED
ALT 38
AST 50
Platelets 49

Offline Raney

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2016, 03:10:53 am »
Omg. YAY!! Congrats dragonslayerinprogress..
45yo/F
Dx:  Dec 2014  
GT: 2b
F2

April 30, 2016 labs (without Tx):
ALT   15
AST  17
VL  1,546 IU/ml  (Mar '15 vl 20,000 / Nov '15 vl 306 / Mar '16 vl 40,306)

June 11, 2016:  Started 12 weeks Riba / Sov
July 9, 2016: 4 week labs = UNDETECTED & all else In Range

Offline brie41

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2016, 02:12:48 pm »
Hi Dragonslayer,

  Well I am proud of you, and I also am in a similar situation.  But I actually have gotten quite good at taking care of myself and probably wouldn't want it any other way.  So I think getting through this or life without someone pampering you is something to be very proud of.  Of course I would have had much more anxiety and stress if I didn't have all the great people here to rely on!  Put a big smile on your face and know you are not alone, and you deserve to be happy and healthy!!!  Brie
Diagnosed  HCV, 1A 2006
Viral load 6 million
Ast/Alt always in the 20's
F0-F1, never changed
Treatment naive, started 8 week Harvoni 3/15/16
4 and 8 week labs undetected
6 week eot labs undetected
13 week eot UNDETECTED!

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2016, 03:05:53 pm »
Dragonslayerinprogress, this is a very isolating experience for most of us, I think.  I can count on 1 hand how many people I've told about my HCV, and none is family. So we found our family, on this forum!!  No one can really understand the myriad of emotions that go with this diagnosis better than all of us. So I am very glad you found us, and we are here for you!! Just keep looking forward........ 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: Today is my last day
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2016, 05:29:06 pm »
Diagnosed 8/97 with HepC
Liver Transplant 7/2004
Genotype 1b, Biopsy:12/2015: TX Naive, Fibrosis Level 1
ALT: 26, AST: 26
Started 12 wks Harvoni on 1/19/16

At UC San Fran Hepatology department they say make sure you stay up to date on Hep A and Hep B vaccines. You can get Hep A from eating in a greasy spoon cafe and it would damage the precious liver. Hep B also would wreak havoc!

Since there are vaccines for them, stay protected!

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: Today is my last day
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2016, 06:19:31 pm »
Congratulations on making it to the finish line. Now the wait ... Try not to worry!
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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