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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
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1747349 tn?1332683680
12/11
Hope you feel better soon!
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12/11
I think I'm familiar with the one your planning on in February.  All the best!  I'm having vaugue "sides" maybe or maybe I have a bug of some sort. I feel like I have a mild flu in the mornings, also have indigestion and heartburn.  Keep in mind it is possible I'm getting a placebo though I didn't feel this way before.  If these are sides, they are mild and I'd much prefer them to SOC anyday.
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12/11
Same here, busy haven't been on much.  Today is day 8 on Quantum, it's actually in a private doctors office in Palm Beach County.  
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11/11
Were you able to get into the Quantum study|?  I started yesterday, let me know.
Joy5116
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1789051 tn?1318376889
11/11
Just a quick note to say hi! And to ask where you are I live in Ann Arbor and have been in treatment since july 09 and have learned many things about how to get treatment even if you are broke and have no insurance which would be me. I have lost almost everything to try and regain my health currently UND at week 16 with Incevik.
If there is any way anything I can do, tell you how to get-r-done I will feel privileged to help
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545538 tn?1295992017
01/11
I've been off treatment for over a year now and I still check medhelp. I try to help and give encouragement if I can. I had alot of negative predicators before I started SOC (standard of care), but I was very conscientious about taking my meds and made it through 48 weeks of tx only missing one day from work. It wasn't easy, but it is doable. If these new meds are as good as everyone says then the tx should be even shorter which while not making it necessarily easier, will not drag on for almost a year. You're smart to look for support here and I'm pleased to provide any I can.
Kathy
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545538 tn?1295992017
01/11
I think its wonderful to be able to get these new drugs! I doubt the short wait you have will have any adverse effects on your liver. and your chances will be tremendously better for a SVR! Please keep me aprised of your status!
Kathy
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545538 tn?1295992017
01/11
I didn't mean to scare you. Initially I was scared of the treatment and was hesitant to start it. I had alot of predicators going against me, obese, low platelets, 1a, but I treated with just riba and interferon and beat it. You can too! I had side effects but I was able to work a stressful job with a long commute and only missed one day. Alot of people don't get any side effects so don't drive yourself crazy with the what ifs. The new drugs increase the probability of successful treatment and half the time you will need to be on the stuff. I'm rooting for you,
Kathy
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545538 tn?1295992017
01/11
Hi Michigan57. I had to notify my dentist that I had Hep C. I did it by letter because I didn't want to say anything in front of other office people. He understood, made arrangements with the hygenist and worked with me throughout treatment. No one treated me any differently. Also, I would think that your gastro/hepatologist would check with your insurance company regarding your coverage. They should take that onerous duty off of you. I treated for 48 weeks, was 1a and have been cured for over a year. If I can help in any way please contact me.
Kathy73
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Avatar universal
01/11
Hi there..just thought I would drop in to say hello  For all of us when we are first diagnosed it is a scary time.however as you will find out as the days go on and get a chance to do more research on HCV that it is an extremely slow mover. Most people have this for decades before they even find out  and  it is usually many yrs.before any symptoms arise.if ever at all.It is a promising time for all of us with the introduction of new treatments coming up in the near future.and the fact that you are only stage 2 gives you time to explore all options. Keep watching the forum.there all lots of good folks here and post any questions you have.  Keep in touch if there is anything I can help with.

All the best

WILL
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1524998 tn?1347410386
01/11
Welcome!  I'm 54 and live in Harrow (s. of Windsor).  I knew I was positive over 10 yrs ago, but a hepatologist told me not to worry about it then, I was supposed to go back 2 yrs later but denial convinced me I was in that percentage that never goes on to develop symptoms!  But I knew.....
Good luck!
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