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Offline mikeo52

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anxiety and waiting
« on: April 06, 2017, 08:21:15 pm »
i have been seeing a Dr. since early Feb. we have already established that I'm hep c positive. I have been through what seems like all the blood being drawn from my body, ultra sound, ct scan and now waiting for insurance authorization for an MRI. all as a result of AFP. ct scan showed no tumor, no cancer. I do not think my insurance is going to be a problem, but they do seem to be dragging their feet a little. the Dr. said iwill be going on harvoni for at least 12 weeks. but the waiting is getting me a little anxious.i do have cirrhosis so that's no secret. portal hypertension. at this point I'm just trying to figure out what the holdup is! sorry for the rant, but I need to vent.

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: anxiety and waiting
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 08:57:08 pm »
Welcome, mikeo52 -- this is indeed a place where you can rant and vent. Sorry you had a scary AFP result; glad the ct scan showed no tumor. Insurance companies overall are dragging their feet less long than they were a couple of years ago. (After all the testing was done, I waited nearly two months for the insurance approval, which was faster than my hepatologist expected.) The cirrhosis should get you okayed for the Harvoni without your having to fight for it. Then comes what for most people is the easy part: swallowing one pill a day with no or very few mild side effects.

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:
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline mikeo52

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Re: anxiety and waiting
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2017, 08:52:07 am »
thanks for the support gnatty. my sister in law is in the medical field and basically told me the same thing. I just have to be patient. I know its gonna happen. it is good to know their are places like this where you can get support. thanks again.

Offline Mugwump

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Re: anxiety and waiting
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2017, 04:27:26 pm »
Time to do things that you have put on hold IMO. It was the only way that I got over the waiting factor. I guess it does not matter what you do as long as it takes your mind off the process. For me it was an all out assault upon the places where I know the fish hang out.

Selfish? Hell yes! But it kept me sane during the process so it was well worth the while.

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