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Author Topic: All clear  (Read 2727 times)

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Offline Stevie.C

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All clear
« on: October 23, 2017, 08:28:48 am »
I'm in UK (Scotland) and wanted to post my post treatment results , it's been about 14 months since I first found out I had Hep c  to getting treatment to just getting my 3 months clear test - yay ! . I had a tenderness or slight pain which first led me to the doctors in the liver area . I've probably had it for 12 yrs without even knowing which I'm glad of kinda as only in recent years has good drugs and cures came about . I never suffered in any way I know and my liver is in perfect working order which I'm so glad for .

And I'm probably a little ungrateful when I say it was a little underwhelming when I got results . I wanted it to be this amazing moment when a huge pain or worry was suddenly lifted but didn't feel like that for me . It was like now it's done where is my next worry going to cone from . I'm so grateful I live where treatment is pretty fast and it's free , but it probably makes us ignorant lots of people are just not us lucky . My only problem is hoping the tender pains go away and hope I can get life insurance as I'm struggling to get it now I'm a home owner , thanks.

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: All clear
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 11:48:47 am »
... it was a little underwhelming when I got results . I wanted it to be this amazing moment when a huge pain or worry was suddenly lifted but didn't feel like that for me . It was like now it's done where is my next worry going to cone from ....

Stevie, it was underwhelming for me, also (too much competition from my other ailments), so instead of saying "congratulations -- you're cured!" I'll say "glad you got that out of the way."

... hope I can get life insurance as I'm struggling to get it now I'm a home owner , thanks.

-don't know what's possible in Scotland, but here, a person can sometimes get life insurance by belonging to a large social or professional organization that offers life insurance to its members for a set price. Because the organization has made a deal with the insurance company, the individual member does not have to undergo a health examination to qualify.

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 andrew j

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Re: All clear
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 07:49:18 pm »
Hi Stevie,

Congrats on clearing!

I am about a year post-Tx.

I had tenderness in my liver area, and the odd stabbing pain, for years.
It arguably got worse during Tx.

Those probs have gradually dissipated away, and I haven't had anything like that for a few months now.

Hopefully it'll be the same for you!

Best wishes,
A.

 


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