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495402 tn?1220617403

HAPPY - Acheived SVR!!

I finished my treatment at the end of August 09 and after a nail bitting six months, my doctor just called me to say that I am now undetecable.  I'm so happy, I really didn't think it was going to work because at 12 weeks, my viral load was 80, which was a dramatic drop for how high it was when I first started the interferon but it was still there.  I asked my doctor about going on for 72 weeks but she said that there wasn't a need for it.  Although I feel pretty good and haven't been nauseas since I started treatment, I have a lot of aches in my upper arms, legs, etc., hopefully that will go away as times goes on.

Anyway, for those who are going through treatment now, stick with it, the prize at the end is so worth it, believe me.  Half way through my treatment, I had to go on Procrit and Neupogen and this along with the Interferon and Ribaviran wasn't easy but I hung in there and now I have acheived the prize!

I want to thank everyeone on this board for all the help I received along the way, it was encouraging for me to know that there are so many other's out there who are going through the same thing, and for those who are just starting treatment, hang in there and take it one day at a time.

Linda
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What great news! It gives hope to so many.Congratulations!
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Congratulations!!
Stay well,
Mike
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87972 tn?1322661239
So very cool!

Bill
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427265 tn?1444076436
Wonderful news! Here's to continued healing........Pam
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Congratulations.  So happy for you.
Trinity
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9648 tn?1290091207
Congratulations!!
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1117750 tn?1307386569
great stuff!
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238010 tn?1420406272
Great news, congratulations!!
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1051313 tn?1284780795
Great!  Congratulations!  Very encouraging!
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475300 tn?1312423126
Congratulations!!

Denise
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179856 tn?1333547362
YAY WHOO HOO and you didn't even do the dreadful extra six months!  How completely spectacular yay yay yay!  :)  
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495402 tn?1220617403
Yes, I agree, thought for sure I needed to do 6 more months, my viral load was something like 400 million before a began.  Yes, I am really one lucky lady.
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971268 tn?1253200799
CONGRATS! You must be thrilled!  I love hearing stories like this, thanks for posting.
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862235 tn?1336060295
Congratulations and happy new health!!
Chuck
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237563 tn?1298428897
HOW GRAND!!!!!!!!!!
XXX
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276730 tn?1327962946
Wish you all the best of what life has to offer! Congrats!! Great great news to hear!

Enjoy!

Charm
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29837 tn?1414534648
Couldn't be happier for you. Hope you stay clear forever...

Magnum
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Congratulations! Thank you for the encouragement because I am in the nail biting stage and also was detectable at 12 weeks.
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720656 tn?1311040235
Awesome!!!
I am so happy for you.
Thanks for posting...I have just begun my journey.
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956931 tn?1271636169
So very happy for you! Congratulations!!
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419309 tn?1326503291
It must have been a excruciating wait, but what a wonderful outcome!  I'm so glad for you and your success -- enjoy life SVR!  Best wishes.
~eureka
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