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Feeling Great 2 yrs post EOT

Aug 29, 2014 - 12 comments

It's been 2 years since completing Triple Med Tx. with Interferon, Ribavirin, and Incivek and 18 months since officially attaining SVR. I feel great, better than I have felt for decades. I had a lot of extrahepatic manifestations prior to treatment, including an undiagnosed Autoimmune Disease. Treatment was Hel! but I would do it again if necessary. Treatment freed me from Hep C and all of its truly debilitating symptoms and manifestations. It took some months to get the meds out of my system and feel more normal again. Along the way, a year ago, I was diagnosed with Sjogren's Disease, a Hepatitis C triggered Autoimmune Disease that I have had for decades but never knew it until I sought the expertise of a knowledgeable and competent Rheumatologist. Thanks to her, most of the residual problems/symptoms that I had, have resolved or are vastly improved. I just returned from a fabulous 2 week trip to Quebec City where I enjoyed every single minute of being there. I could not believe how good I felt and how much energy I had. Compare that to 3 years ago, pre-treatment, when I was dragging around the house needing to rest every 15-20 minutes, even while just cooking dinner. Today I actually ran up the steps to the post office. Not sure when I did that last, LOL, maybe in 2004 or 2005. So I am doing very well and I feel wonderful. I am thankful that I treated when I did, before my liver fibrosis progressed past Stage 2. I am thankful that I attained SVR and that I now have improved health, an improved quality of life, and a new lease on life. For those who treated with me, thank you for all of your support through treatment. It would have been more difficult without that support. I know most of you also attained SVR.  : )  For those treating now, and for those who will be starting treatment, hang in there. SVR will be attained and life will get so much better.

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by jules2551, Aug 29, 2014
Pooh it's wonderful to hear you are feeling so much better than before treatment.  It's extremely encouraging to those who are currently treating and those of us who are waiting for FDA approvals.  Congrats to you and I can't wait to join the SVR club.

Jules

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by pooh55811, Aug 29, 2014
Thanks, Jules. And thanks for all of the support you gave me while I was treating. I cannot wait for you to join the SVR club either. Your SVR will truly make my day.

Pooh

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by hrsepwrguy, Aug 29, 2014
Glad to hear you are doing well, makes me feel good, treatment was hell, It didn't even cross my mind that I was a little over 2 years until I saw your post, I am doing good also.

Jules< I think I might be more happy when you reach SVR than I was when I did, think about you all the time.

Just really glad to see your posts

Have a great day
K

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by pooh55811, Aug 29, 2014
Thanks, Keith. It is heartwarming to know that you are doing well also.

We were lock step in treating (aka going through hell for 48 weeks) with you starting Tx only 1 month before me and finishing Tx only 1 month before me. You kept my hopes up when I failed to attain UND at week 4. We were in the same boat. When you attained SVR, I was so happy for you. Plus, it gave me hope of also attaining SVR. I am glad we treated together.

Jules will join us soon and that will be one exceptionally happy day.

You have a great day, also, Keith.

Pooh



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by marivirginia, Aug 31, 2014
Pooh,

It makes me happy to hear you are doing so well. I ran away from the site after stopping triple tx with incivek, interferon and riba at 6 months. You were so helpful to me and I know you were also going through hell. Today I am treating with sovaldi and olysio and hope to join all of you in SVR heaven. Take care!!

Mary

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by pooh55811, Aug 31, 2014
Thanks, Mary.

I am glad to know you are treating again. Your day for SVR will come. I will be the first to congratulate you.

Pooh

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by can-do-man, Aug 31, 2014
Good to hear your doing so well. And like hrsepwrguy said about jules. I know I will be just has happy for her then I was for myself when she becomes SVR.

Best to you

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by pooh55811, Aug 31, 2014
Thanks, Can-do.

And thanks for all of the support you gave me during Tx, without which, Tx would have been so much more difficult.

And, I agree with you about Jules. I will be just as happy for her when she attains SVR as I was when I attained SVR. It will truly make my day. We might have to throw a big celebration party!    : )

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by shocked60, Oct 03, 2014
Just received the good news I am still SVR after post one year tx. My Dr however said one of the test was higher than normal and explained to me it could be autoimmune. He wants me to test again in 6 months and did not seem too concerned. Back to my trusty friends that made life so much easier during tx , any input on this? Is this common? And Jules, I also will be jumping for joy when you reach SVR which I know you will.

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by pooh55811, Oct 03, 2014
Glad to hear you are SVR 1 year post EOT. I will send you a PM about your questions.

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by Diana66, Oct 04, 2014
I am really happy for you pooh, I can only hope that maybe for me things will one day improve. I can only say for now that I was feeling better before the treatment. But I am still hoping :)


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by pooh55811, Oct 04, 2014
Thanks, Diana. And I do hope that you will also feel better in the future.

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