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444337 tn?1428073510

Another Harvoni success story, this time it's me.

I'm happy to report to this amazing Community that I'm officially SVR12.

For reference:
Infected 1980
Genotype 1
Viral load at beginning of treatment: 180,000
Treatment naive
Biopsy 2008: stage 0 grade 1
Elastography 2015: stage 2, mild scarring
12 weeks Harvoni began 3/28/2015 (protocol was 8 weeks, insurance approved 12)
End of treatment: 6/19/2015
EOT: undetected
EOT + 12 week labs drawn on 9/21/2015
Liver function test all in low normal range

I was diagnosed with stage 3 chronic kidney disease with severe Proteinuria January 2015. My nephrologist suspected my HCV infection was the culprit. Had blood pressure that was off the charts, feet, ankle, and leg edema, and a host of other kidney related issues. My nephrologist was spot on. Today, my kidney disease is almost a thing of the past. Proteinuria is almost absent, have not had any edema since July, and my BP is pretty good for my age.

To all of those who are contemplating treatment, I hope success stories like mine inspire you to treat your disease before the bottom falls out. And realize that the bottom can fall out rapidly as your disease progresses as it did for me. To all of those who are currently treating, I wish for you the same SVR that I've attained.

The people that belong to this Community that take the time to help others are an amazing group of individuals and I hope the newcomers take a page from their book as they gain knowledge about this insidious disease so they can share their insight with others. I will look forward to reading more success stories here as I get used to my HCV-free life.

Thank you to everyone here for your support.

Peace, and keep the faith,

Marc
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444337 tn?1428073510
Thanks, all!
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408795 tn?1324935675
Many congrats to you on your SVR!!  I never get tired of reading about success!!  WTG!!
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Fantastic and heartiest congratulations .
am on week 3 of 12 and am hoping that i too will soon be able to post good results like yourself .
thanks for letting us know about your success .
best wishes and a health and happy life ahead .
warm regards .
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1689583 tn?1387752394
Congratulations welcome to the svr club.
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444337 tn?1428073510
Thank you Dee, Carl, and 48weeks! It does feel amazing.

Congrats to you all as well!
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CONGRATS and welcome to dragonslayers R Us.  
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4896357 tn?1360670904
Congratulations and welcome to the hep c free club! Harvoni also cured me. :)
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444337 tn?1428073510
Thank you both! I did dodge the proverbial bullet, nan.
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It is wonderful news to read how your kidney related  issues have pretty much resolved since completing your HCV treatment. You really have dodged a bullet, my friend. You must be so thrilled to know this is behind you.
Congratulations! I'm happy for you.

Nan
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Congrats on the SVR.
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Thanks.
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444337 tn?1428073510
They've been all good days. No complaints here at all.

Sorry to read your husband isn't well.
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Very well, thanks. Hubby has been ill, however, which has distracted me.  Thanks for asking.

Are you pretty much past the bad days/good days stage?

Hope so.  Pat
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444337 tn?1428073510
Thank you, Pat! Hope you're well.
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Sorry to be late to the party, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!  So glad to see another success story .... And life!

Blessings,

Pat
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444337 tn?1428073510
Thanks, ladies!
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1689583 tn?1387752394
Congratulations yay!
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4670047 tn?1375730401
Great news about the kidneys!  Really happy for you!!!

Party on!!!
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444337 tn?1428073510
You know it, Kim...Thanks!
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Ya Hoo.   Party time
Congrats Marc
Finally reaching the elusive freedom is overwhelming I'm sure
Happy for you
.....Kim
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444337 tn?1428073510
Thank you. It is a surreal feeling knowing that I've put this thing behind me.

And best wishes to you folks waiting on the 12 week labs.
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200956 tn?1425591539
Wow! It is so great to hear when someone beats this thing. I am waiting with abated breath for my 12 wk EOT blood draw. Congrats.
Mike
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Congratulations.  So great to hear that your other health issues have resolved so quickly.  Your post was lovely to read.  I'm awaiting 12 week labs.  All good so far at five weeks post-treatment.  Nice to be part of a miracle.  
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Congratulations!!!
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