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Author Topic: Time to be Thankful  (Read 6678 times)

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Offline I fightis thetitis

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Time to be Thankful
« on: November 23, 2016, 09:30:01 pm »
Today I became overwhelmed with sense of gratitude as I traced my journey to a cure that began exactly a year ago 11/24/2015.
At the time I had initial symptoms of a failing liver from 4 decades of having my Liver thumped on by hep c.
I was diag @F4 and had a few months of non-stop nose bleeds and abdominal pain. Cirrhosis symptoms.
As a business owner with a young family of 4, I was not even close to accepting my demise could be close.
I checked in with this form regularly during my 24 weeks of Harvoni.
Ultimately, my 24 weeks EOT is undetected.

So even if they find out that DAA's cause you to grow a tail in 5 years, or my heart might suddenly explode as a side FX, this was a fight worth fighting and I consider all of us that got cured lucky. Of course when I imagine where I might be if I had not been treated, gratitude comes easy.

I am thankful for all of you that braved this journey then offered wisdom and eased the concerns of those who were freaking out. Through fighting and defeating hep c we are united.

Happy Thanksgiving Yall! We all have ALOT to be thankful for!

Yours truly,

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 Luna7

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Re: Time to be Thankful
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2016, 03:23:07 pm »
Thanks...to you as well!

I am so grateful for the return of health and energy! :)
Between F2 & F3
Alt & Ast nearly 100
Viral load over 8 million
Gt 3a

Treated 12 weeks with Sovaldi & Daklinza, start date mid-April 2016
Undetected at 4 weeks into treatment
Alt & Ast  normal
Treatment completed July 14
Most likely will be undetected at 12 weeks (mid October 2016) as symptoms are gone

Offline andrew j

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Re: Time to be Thankful
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2016, 05:25:40 pm »
Thanks for posting, Greg.

... Group hugs - they always work for me!

Hoping you are having a GOOD day!

Best wishes,


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