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May 12, 2008 - 3 comments

BRING IT.. Dragon!!

Well, I'm convinced that I'm in good hands now... ,( No, Not Allstate),...My Gastroenterologist is also a Hepatologist.  Amazing what you can discover by actually READING THE DR.S BUSINESS CARD.  Duh!!!  Stupid is, as stupid 'doesn't', (as well). I have also been set up with the Walgreens' Home Care/ OPTIONcare. I have a toll free 24/7 hotline where I can speak with a real RN, about any concerns I might have with my TX or SX, or anything that may be causing me to be concerned.  Not too shabby huh?  Color me blessed!!!!!  

I actually have (in my possession) my first Mo. supply of Peg Intron Redipens (4 [email protected] 0.4 ml= 96 mcg.):Chillin' in the fridge. Plus, in my: [email protected] AM/PM pill container filled and ready are my Ribavirin Caps, (Rebetol- 200 mg)!  So, I'm now (@ 12:27AM on 5-12-08) approximately 21.5 hrs. away from week zero. Drum roll,  DAH DAH DAH DA, DAH DA!!!!!!!!< Horn section!!!  And the Spice girls sing, "DEE DEE DEE DEE DEE DEE.......". Take a walk in the Dragons Lair...

I'm finally 'getting' the labs... It's like the clouds opened and the sun shone through and the choir of angels harmonized those notorious lah lah lah's... (Such Drama, Ant B)!!! Cool your jets, Ms Wassup!!!  Sorry, I just can't help it. I'm jumping up and up, (I havn't yet figuered out how to jump 'down' (on a flat surface), (but I'm still working on that). So here's the skinny:

My HCV Genotype 1a Grade 2-3, liver BX is stage 3 VL is 4,100,000 IU/ML
Everything else is "in range" with the exception of the AST 57 and ALT 48 which are both high, (this is expected pre TX).  So, I'm looking to drop some 'Logs', (and I don't mean Yule logs).

I love all the caring and support I get here, you people are absolutely the most awesome bunch of strangers I've never *met, (*with one exception). God bless you all you sweet HCV infected wonderful people.  (I used to only talk like that when I was drunk).  Now I know what 'punch drunk' means.  I used to think it had to do with boxing, not non-alcoholic beverages.  Much love and bunches of hugs to the butt-kickers, my not so spice girls and all the rest of you happenin' heppers. Ant B, AKA WASSUP, (DarN CAps LoCk) LTIF!!!

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by incharge08, May 12, 2008
Finally!!! Kisses and Hugs Ant B! I'm happy for you!

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by GSDgirl, May 13, 2008
Well according to Pittsburgh time you have just done your first shot.  Good luck, I didn't notice anything different till about week 2 or 3.  I didn't get redipens, I had to draw mine out of the vial w/needle. Good thing I knew how to do it from giving my dogs their shots.  Is the redipen like an epi pen, where you don't really have to jab yourself but the pen does it?  Good luck again!!!!!

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by marie3B, May 14, 2008
This is Marie3b from the ovarian cancer community.  Just checking in to say HI!  I hope you have great results with your treatment.  I had my I/P port removed and am healing from that.  I guess I am still stable.  I am feeling okay for now.  I have a fishing trip planned for the grandson, so I am excited to be able to do that for him.  Take care,  Marie

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