233616 tn?1312787196

Great beach trip but life's a beach...3 mo. pcr

Well I had the greatest 2 months of this decade, got to get out in my garden and plant a HUGE garden, tons of new shrubs and roses, catch up my taxes, and feel human for the first time in 2 years.
88 wks of chemo stole away all of my strength and most of my joy, it's been good to feel that coming back...makes you really see life anew.

SO things were looking up...got away to the beach for 3 days (1st trip in 4 yrs)..

and the beach was great!!  

but came home to face the music..knowing my labs were in process.

and yes life is a beach...more at sometimes than others.

the "beach is"...my HCV is back.  How's that for a summer fizzle.

I'd cuss but we aren't allowed...so duck, carp and then some.

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87972 tn?1322661239
I'm very sorry to hear this...

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Sorry,Merry,but im expecting the same thing this Friday with my 1 month I just have this feeling.The way my luck is lately.
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I cannot imagine how your feeling right now.  Such a disappointment and my heart goes out to you .
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So sorry to hear that. Chin up. Be strong.
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Very sorry to hears this life ***** some days but tommorrow will come i relapsed 3 times once from 72 weeks was neg for 47 weeks i am neg 3 months post after 4th treatment 24 weeks telaprevir never give up best wishes steve
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Merry, I'm very sorry.  What an extreme disappointment.  :(
412873 tn?1329174455
I am so, so sorry to hear this.  My heart goes out to you.

475300 tn?1312423126
I am so very sorry to hear your news.  I just can't imagine .............

276730 tn?1327962946
I can feel your heart...and want to say Im sorry for such a setback.
You will beat this!! You will!!

Just not your time yet. As much as you hate hearing it I hate typing it!!
But your will kill the dragon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wish I had magic words....

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I've long admired your equanimity, your level-headed reasoning, and your compassion. May they serve you well as you move forward.

Please accept my condolences.

Mike H
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sorry to hear this after you put up such a great fight. hang in there PI's are right around the corner and they will kill the dragon once and for all.
577132 tn?1314266526
I'm so sorry to hear this news. I'm sending you much love and courage. Epi xxxxxx
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By your side

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I am so sorry to hear this.....you tried so hard.

Take good care.

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I am saddened to hear your news.  I believe that one day you will succeed in this struggle.  Meanwhile, my thoughts are with you.

238010 tn?1420406272
I am so sorry to hear the news MB... :-(

601210 tn?1302656652
I'm so sad to hear this.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

388154 tn?1306361691
You had the dragon down, you know you can stand the interferon that makes you a good candidate for Pl`s I think.
I also think that will do the trick next time.

Otherwise I´m so sad you have to get such a message after all this time.

148588 tn?1465778809
What ca said.
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My heart is grieved to hear this.  I am praying for you to have peace in spite of your circumstances.  We have been having to pray for this too and I have to say,God has been coming through.  No SVR, but lots of peace for today.
We are going to try LDN.  Joe hasn't been officially stopped on Tx but we are expecting that to come at his appt.  on Sept 3rd.  His viral load was still in the 200's after 30 some odd weeks of Peg,Riba and Alinia, and 24 weeks on daily Infergen/Riba/ Alinia.  At least you got to undetectable so you are an official relapser instead of a non responder.  That puts you in a better category than Joe.  I will let you know if LDN seems to help.  I don't expect his lab work will include viral load since they quit checking when not on Tx..  I might be able to persuade them to check in 6 months.  We will start LDN as soon as he takes his last shot.  (Last shot sounds really good even if Tx failed)
Hang in there friend,
233616 tn?1312787196
thanks to you all,,,we knew it was a long shot, but putting in all that time, not to mention the illness...well, it's easyier to understand why some don't keep treating. I'll always be glad i TRIED SO HARD...it will give me strength going forward to have done so...but I'm not sure I'll give up another year of my life for a big maybe....
maybe I will, but right now in feels like 2 yrs were stolen, and I'm not anxious to hit my head against that brick wall again just yet,

439539 tn?1233465815
I'm also sorry.I really don't know what to say except your a smart lady and with time you'll make the right decisions.                       T.
Avatar universal
so sorry to hear the news. my prayers are with you and your family. you are a courageous woman. you will survive and kill that dragon again with the pi. for now rest is good.
665963 tn?1360723554
I'm sorry to hear this news.  It's difficult to try so hard and do everything right, but, not reach the goal.
You have a very positive, proactive attitude and you will regroup and make a good decision for the future.  
Take care.
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