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SVR!!

Got the call this morning that made my day (life)! "Congratulations, you are now cured after completing treatment this past September" was on my voicemail. Doc didn't even say SVR....went right to "cured"! Had the 6 month post blood draw last week and was feeling pretty confident over the weekend but it was such a relief to actually hear those words.

I was geno 2 and did 24 months of peg and riba ( I suppose that is considered old school now). I had PCT which lead to my HCV diagnosis as well. The Hep C is gone and I'm glad to say the PCT is too after a couple of phlebotomies after 3 months post treatment....in fact this is the best my hands have looked in 2 years! Just gotta keep it in check. No profound post tx issues except some joint pain which could be from inactivity during tx and being another year older. The only clinical thing I can see being affected was my testosterone which dropped from mid normal before tx to way below normal after. Started replacement therapy and can notice the fatigue going away. Overall started getting back to normal after a couple of months post tx.

I just want to thank everyone on this forum! This has been a great source of inspiration and it continues to be. It is especially great to read so many posts about the new treatments and the fact that side effects posts may soon be something of the past. That in itself will go along way in inspiring folks that know they have HCV to consider treatment and perhaps more to get tested!

Thanks again to all for such a wonderful place of support and information! Good luck and peace to all!
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Meant to say 24 weeks of peg/ riba not months. whew!
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1856046 tn?1330237245
Yippee for you!!!
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Congratulations!  What an achievement...  best to you going forward!
- Mark
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I just want to say congratulations and go out and enjoy your hep C-free life!
I am sure you are very much relieved and so you should be.

Nan
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Congratulations on the GREAT news.  Happy for you.  Hope you are better than new :)  Enjoy your new life.
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683231 tn?1467323017
That is awesome news way to do it old school!

Enjoy your new life!
Lynn
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238010 tn?1420406272
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

smaug
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congrats!  way to go..! yippeeeeee!

I want to do treatment now. I was afraid to go through it and fail ,
( type1a) now with the new meds and 12 weeks…
the people here have given me so much hope and information.


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Congratulations! you must be, and should be thrilled. Well done go and enjoy your hepc free life, you well and truely deserve it. Lots of love Jules xx
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4670047 tn?1375730401
I'm so happy for you! I remember one your first posts. Now your done! Wow, this is just great news. Congratulations! :-))      Kitty
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747988 tn?1396536878
Many Congratulations!!!
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congrats! we're hoping all who undergo treatment will be free of hcv. enjoy your life.
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215858 tn?1420171556
Very happy for you!
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7469840 tn?1409845836
Congratulations! Well done!
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