I'm rooting for you! I think that your victory is quite certain!!!
Congratulations! You're in the home stretch, and the countdown to official SVR now begins... that's great news, I'm so very happy for you! Best wishes for continued and eternal undetected!
Congratulations! Such great news! Hope you're feeling better after the long haul too!
Praying for your SVR right along with you. Great that your LFTs are in range... bodes very well for SVR! Wishing you the best, with fingers and toes crossed! ~eureka
Robert, how are you doing? I'll start my 4th week of treatment on Thursday. I haven't suffered any bad sides yet. Emotionally a little unstable at times.
How are you and what is happening with you? I seem to be in a bit of a fog at times, and seem to be overwhelmed with treatment and finding all the information I can.
I hope this finds you well, and drop me a line and let me know how you are.
I'm glad we are friends too. I start treatment tonight. I take the first two pills. Monday, I will have the first injection at the medical center. I don't know what to expect -- but, people like you and others, have given me a tremendous amount of courage and support.
I'm sort of in shock, I didn't expect to start today, but I'm not complaining.
Take care and I trust that all is going well for you. Write soon when you can and so will I.
Thanks for the encouragement. I'm having a rough time this week but I am holding on knowing it is temporary and I've been through worse. Enjoy the holiday weekend!
Thanks for your note. I'm hanging in there so far but my condition has got a lot worse in the past 8 months or so. Ascites, hernia, edema, hepatic encephalopathy, basically the sings of decompensation. I was stable for a few years but after having 2 operations for cancer (I don't know if its related) I feel ill most days and sometimes unable to get out of bed at times.
I hope to do one more retreatment with Telaprevir if I can hold on for another year.
It has been crazy weather here this year. Either it is sunny and clear or cold, gray and rainy. One extreme or the other. I like San Diego weather myself or even better the warmer weather of parts of Mexico. A nice breeze and 70 degrees at night is may idea of heaven.
Thanks for your message. Good luck with your treatment!
Hmmm... somewhere along the line in my self-absorption I missed that you got to und?!? When was this, what week?.... Did you post it and I missed it when my puter had its rampage? Congratulations!... When is 72 weeks up for you?
Thanks for you support, Robert, much appreciated. Good luck with the remainder of your treatment, I'm rooting for you!
Thanks for all your kind words and encouragement. Just wanted to let you know I really appreciate all your cheer and positive feedback. I know this treatment is difficult, and you always have nice things to say. *Tips hat*
Thanks very much for your supportive words. Wish you all the best,
Just a quick note to say hi! Thanks for your feedback on my comments to Marc. I really believe that tailoring my dose is what allowed me to get the SVR! No doubt in my mind, especially knowing that I was a pretty slow responder already, going into tx #2. Best of luck to you on your tx, and if you keep going with your dosing plan, and finish out the extended duration, I feel very strongly that your odds of success will be at the high end of the scale. No sense having to go back and do things over again! Best to really go after it when you can, and getting to undetected as you have, is your biggest marker of future success. The Procrit can really save your tx!! In a few months after tx, my hemo rebounded all the way back from 8 to near 13. I wish you the best of luck!!
Thank you so much for your nice post! It feels good to have gotten that last shot done and gone. :)
Didn't know you were a genotype 3. I don't know much about it, but I know that it is better than geno 1, which is the majority of infections in U.S. Hanging in there sounds like a good idea. If nothing else, it halts or reverses the process of damage to the liver and buys you time.
RCM, congrats on the UND! Now remind me please a little: geno 3, going for how many weeks? 72? Feels good to have gotten to that UND, does it not? Keep at it!
12 weeks is pretty much accepted as the point for where SVR becomes much more elusive. I had a very low VL at 12 weeks and opted to keep going. I extended the treatment from 48 wks to 72 wks and then to 84 wks based on some studies that showed better SVR percentages for slow responders. Didn't work for me. If you think you can wait, it may be a good option to get on one of the new PI drugs. Either way you go, I'll be wishing you the best. One way or the othere, we are both going to beat this.
Thanks for the note. I guess I have been around here for a while now, what with the 84 week treatment and all. I am very fortunate to have so many good and caring friends here. I hope you do as well. I see you value the humor that comes up on this forum as well. It's one of the best treatments for the TX blues! Are you currently on TX? If so, how is it going?
I sure can understand your wish to get well! Go for it! Za
Thanks for your kind words. The support of people on this board has been invaluable as I've gone through treatment. Wishing you all the best,