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Our ship, train or plane is a come as you are and as my family and friends tell me, I’m glad you’re here, now we have somebody to drive! I’m the designated driver and car keys collector, wherever and whenever the need arises. Actually it’s quite hilarious to watch people get silly throughout the party. With our new smartphones and cameras, I always have some photos I can use for future favors, if necessary, lol!

Don't worry about the bunions, we’ve all got something that doesn’t look like it did back in the 70’s! Boy do I ever.... I forgot about those crazy Afros! We did know how to have some fun. Good times!



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Glad alls going well 5....6 days to go and counting. Time does seem to be flying I have 5 left of bottle number 2 and  bottle number 3 ready to cruise on into EOT. (lot of numbers there ROFL) Ill be a little arriving at the party. Hope the ship doesn't leave without me.

Ill have to wear me uggies or thongs I fear....The platforms wont work with my bunions i'm afraid.  Ill have to cover the footwear up with my flares. Ive shrunk a few inches over the years so hope they will be long enough to cover these b.... feet. Flares are in good order and the bell sleeved top looks as good as it did in the seventies. Hope I the afro perm is not compulsory.

I will have to wait to let you know if I will be travelling on the alcohol flows free side of the ship Tig or the teatoatallers section. (Never been told not to drink in all these years, till the magic beans arrived and I was told no drinking while on treatment) LOL

 



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The pic is great and perfectly sized! I’m looking through storage for that big Disco Ball, get ready to dance, Sister! Relax and enjoy your last few days, you’ve done it right. 



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i know, right! , thnx for the post tig.

and i'll be taking my next 6 pills without having to go to work. i made up my mind to see the doc on thurs and get some med time off. just a short few days on top of my 3 days off but great timing

i'm taking my work tropper boots off and putting my feet up while i ease on into the EOT 

the time did go by fast and for me , my main focus was on taking my pill and drinking water while managing the sides.

i'm so excited , i just can't hide it...... more disco.hahahaha

me too, i loved disco, it was great exercise and fun

i do hope the doc sends my lab request by monday; but i'm sure it's still und

Image result for small disco dancer images

*tig, feel free to make smaller if we need it, i don't know how 



-- Edited by 5-1-18 on Tuesday 19th of June 2018 09:28:42 PM

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You’re getting close, girlfriend! The “end is near”... I expect you to have your dancing shoes brightly polished and ready to go. I think I‘ll put you in charge of our upcoming cruise. I’m old enough to remember Disco and I’m giving you the first dance! Wait til you see my John Travolta moves, lol! I’ll probably pull a muscle...  wink

I know this is going to be a success!

 



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well, beyond my wildest dreams i seem to be able to work well enough..... i'm a big baby at work but at least i'm there.hahhahahhaa.

not really, i'm doing my job well but my bosses are being very kind to me.......knowing that at a drop of a hat i could be one for medical leave

i get to rest and sleep the other hours i'm not working so it's not too bad.

we are short handed this weekend so i'm thankful i'm not flat out.; if it wears me out i can take medical next weekend when other ppl will be back

so, water ,rest and gentle food is my thing right now , got to get ready for work soon-thankful to feel i can do it.



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thanks friends

i am so glad it was an easy fix.

gas,bloating,stomach pain=gone

fatigue, brain fog=gone

me=thrilled

i'm still making sure i get rest and water in between my bursts of energy

i'm back on the vinegar again at a better time. 

i'm so thankful to feel better now.



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Ya, 5's a trooper alright. biggrin C.



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HOORAY!!! You go girl! smile

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Good one 5, may you have many more. smile



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so happy that i had energy and clear headedness to do my shopping and errands today. yay

B12 biggrin



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on the B12 for 2 days and everything is feeling better than it was. no stomach pain and a little more energy.

still some bloating, but all that water has to sit somewhere i guess , before it leaves my body

still sipping club soda and mint tea now and then thru the day and nite.

ok, gonna watch tv and drink water. i had a good day of fun projects and some chores and a great dinner with hubs.... 

another good harvoni day comes to resting time

and! i don't feel the need to go to dr and get time off; hoping this lasts



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STLtums are :Generic Name: calcium carbonate, a small round disk that breaks easily in half or 4ths .

i guess i'm luck that a half works on me well enough. and another half at the correct intersection of time if needed.

i'm having a bit more stress at work right now and that is ususally when my stomach gets like this ; so this is just a tad worse due to all the other goings on with harvoni

still, i'm happy for some relief today and posibility of feeling better every day from now on with my new routines

as long as i can manage the painful symptoms i can work with the wozziness and just not feeling up to par.

 



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hi observer

i remember using the yeast way back when. 

i do pretty well with the gummies, so gonna stay with that for now.

in fact today i got some tummy relief.

3:30pm took my gummy

5pm had my vinegar & honey with my chicken

7pm took half a tums

also drank sips of club soda and mint tea thru the nite.

i still have some minor dizzy and feeling bloated inside but no pain in the gut.

i hope this helps tomorrow too ; minus the tums since i won't be working for 3 days.

if i feel good enough i'll just go to work and take the final week off if i need that.

all looks good from this now



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Nutritional yeast is an excellent way of getting B12 from food instead of taking supplements. We shake it on to organic popped corn and sometimes drizzle soya sauce as well.

Ive mentioned before about psyllium husks for digestive issues... it helped me completely eliminate 10 years of IBS symptoms. Its an inexpensive powdery stuff that you mix a tablespoonful into juice.

Getting nutrition and on-going healing from food is empowering, just have to beware of fads or flavour of the month trends.

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I'm presume we don't have it here. I have been going to ask, but since everybody else knows what you are talking about I didn't want to sound like the clux....ROFL Good luck with work. Hope its a good night for you.



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yes, tums are a mild antiacid.

off to work now, doctor on thursday for time off



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I have never heard of this turns you mention. I guess it is an antacid?

 



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oh, ok. it might be different, but for sure the tums 4 and 4 hours.

i may have just assumed all calcium... so i got gummy b12 with not a drop of calcium, but i like the gummy better anyway.

i'm having a bit of relief in the bellyf for half an hour now and i like it, hope it lasts



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Wow! I wonder if it is different with Harvani. I was told I should continue taking them as normal. I take them all together in the morning. (I was told that's fine) The one I was told I must not take for at least 4 hours is any antacid which I would not normally take anyway. There were a few others listed in my literature but none were relevant to me.



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hi STL, i was told to wait 4 hours before or after for any calcium supplements.

i don't sup. with calcium cos it makes my hands swell

stopped all my others sups for the 8 weeks., but the b12 i stopped cos i was already wired from harvoni at first. now i think it will be a welcome thing to energize, and maybe help my stomach [it did way back when i began taking it].

i just didn't think to add it back.

i'm planning on going to the dr and getting some medical time off from work since it really is harder to work this way and i want to take care of myself.

now it's mostly stomach, fatigue and malaise....... 

but my blood sugars are better than they've been in awhile



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Hi 5, Sorry to read you have still been having a few issues. Lucky you only have 2 weeks left. I hit my halfway mark yesterday.

What is the problem with the calcium? Is that to do with the Harvani or with your other problems? I was told I should continue taking my Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B as usual.



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uhoh, so. i haven't been taking b12 for a few weeks, so that could also be a culprit.. was trying to not add anything but my gummy b12 has no calcium

so back to b12....... duh, like i said, so much to remember.

and b12 was helping my tummy and energy.......



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hi scruffy,

chamomile stuffs up my nose , and i already can't use much in the way of allergy meds due to added issues right now.

i only have 2 weeks to go now, took my final 6th week pill just now and the mint tea is helping with lower gi, and club soda sips help with the upper gi

i do have gallstones and stopped using vinegar at harvoni time, and didn't think to use it during the day disbelief so will go back to that during the day to see if that helps.

that is another thing that i changed a cpl weeks ago...

so much to remember. hahahahaha ...... it's all good tho, small price to pay.

i do get get woozy , dizzy and headachy on and off... nothing too awful tho so i feel blessed.

i'll google the ginger  , that sounds interesting, thank you



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.sot=5.1.18>Harvoni>[8wks]: 4WEEKS=UND. 



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Hi 5

Have you tried camomile tea? Also maybe a little crystalized ginger chew after you eat. 



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tig, i started the freeze dried mango when not on the tums, and didn't use a tums again till the next day after a cpl days of mango

right now i'm back to where i was before the episode so maybe it was too much sugar, i don't usually add sweet to my oatmeal. i can drizzle a little honey on my boiled chicken for dinner with no problem [makes it tastier and not as dry]

on my work chicken i use a quarter tsp mayo for the same reason and no problem.

so for some reason the mango seems the culprit by itself.. for now it's def off my list of edibles ; but i also had a small cupcake at work right before that episode.... so it might be the fat/sugar combo too.

i'm happy enough with everything else that is working out; so no cake for awhile is ok with me for now.

still sipping club soda and mint tea; i think they are ok- no calcium in them but i better read the label carefully.

 

INGREDIENTS

Carbonated Water, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sulfate, Disodium Phosphate.

and for sure, this is a great place to be honest about the ups and downs of treatment. i feel safe and happy here



-- Edited by 5-1-18 on Sunday 10th of June 2018 06:41:58 PM



-- Edited by 5-1-18 on Sunday 10th of June 2018 06:45:07 PM

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scruffy! hahahaha ,that is priceless. how fun that would be at work biggrin ; lucky for me it's calmed down now, but i'm gonna go look on amazon.lolol



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Hey Scruffy,

I remember those conversations, too! If memory serves me, it was all started when Brownie and Syd got started on an accidental wet fart. It was intercepted by Jimmie and Linuxter and we were left laughing for quite awhile! It’s fun to have a group of people that can have a good time together. We can relate to the good and difficult times during our journey to the cure. That’s what has made this forum one of the best. Brothers and Sisters all....

Hi 5, (I like that!)

Is it possible the sugar in the Mango is partly responsible to your gastric imbalance? Do you sweeten your oatmeal? One other thing to keep in mind is Mango is very alkaline. If you’re taking an antacid and introducing Mango, you may be overdoing it and going too alkaline. That can cause as many problems as an acidic+ environment. Just a thought I wanted to run by you.



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Ahhh I remember we had a post on farts some time ago. Hey 5 on Amazon they sell underwear that will mask fart smells. One of the reviewers wrote.  That they made her farts smell like spearmint. When she farted around people some one would ask if she had another piece of gum. She loved them she said people would smell spearmint and take a deep breath all the while they were smelling her farts. lol Anyway have a good week and take care. good luck with you and your treatments.

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tig and canuck, so good to read your posts today.

i managed at work very well , i felt a little better with each hour and wasn't a completed drag.hahaha

my boss let me go even earlier tonite due to it being slow and i let her know that i'm happy going home earlier now in the last cpl weeks just to make it an easier time of it.

if something like this hits me in the last week then i will deff take the home run stretch off

thanks for laughing with me "as the harvoni turns the stomach". lolol

something i realized tonite as i reached for the freeze dried mango to add to my oatmeal , that's what is different. i added those a cpl days in a row and maybe it set something off that made the gas bad.

but for sure the mint and club soda are a good remedy for the bloated gassed up feeling as well as the sick stomach..and i don't need gobs of either one, just sipping here and there. it even calmed that super starving feeling that i was getting too.

could be the harvi combined with gallstones and mango..for now i'm sticking with the routine that seems to be calming things down.

and for sure, i'd rather burp and fart than have that all stuck up in there

hubby should be getting his 6 month labs next week so i'll def be posting about that next week too.

for now i'm thankful my gut has calmed down, and my back isn't hurting...

another harvoni day coming to a good close.

and thankful these flares don't last too many days in a row.

thanks for the fun and support friends

5

 



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Oh my 5, remind me never to go grocery shopping with you! heehee - Oh such language and sounds effects and mental images, sorry for the troubles (really) but you had to paint a picture I could not resist teasing you about. Paint peeling? How to clear a room 101.

I am perplexed about your gastro effect complexities, you know best what might or might not help, can't really make any suggestions other than doing whatever it takes to make sure you keep the bowels open (gaseous or not), so as to not get too much build up - with the amount of unpredictable uncertainty in how you might be feeling/doing (on any given day) have you considered just booking off (period) - that would take all the pressure off, no expectations, no demands, no juggling and you can just coast at home to the finsh. But all and all you sound like you are countering and coping very valiantly. C.



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Hey 5,

You’re getting there and I’m glad you’re doing the things necessary to get there. If it takes a wall paper melting fart or feeling the need to run for the dairy section and blame it on rotten cheese, so be it! You do whatever it takes! Follow someone with a toddler in diapers, you have a perfect fall-guy in them, lol! (Works for me, ha, ha,) no



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woke up less dizzy today, i like that.

still with the stomach issues going on, hitting the club soda and getting some relief.

my upper back began hurting last nite, hoping its a muscle ....could be part of the whole painful gas thing going on.

feeling just well enough to get in the shower and get ready for work; will see how long i can make it tonite.

eating light and easy to make things easier on my gut.

trying to save any medical time off in case this all gets more uncomfortable.

amazing to know only 2weeks and 2 days to go

i know from the past that indigestion can make me dizzy too...... so harvi and gas are ganging up on me in these last days of tx. i trust i can manage it all somehow



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i'm half way thru my 5th week and so far this 5th week has brought some interesting sides.

about 18hrs after my pill i get dizziness, what feels like indigestion , weakness and fatigue.

i thot i had it figured out , first i thot it was cos i needed to eat [but having a chicken sandwhich does help], then i thot it was that i drank too much water at one time [which i have been able to do for weeks now].  but tonite it hit me hard at work and even after i ate i still was miserable so they let me go home early even tho i declined an earlier time out since i could still stand up and think. 

i barely squeezed in a tums before the cut off time [4.5hrs], and it didn't do much good , so i'm on to other things

so..... these are def sides unrelated to what i'm doing at the time.

at home i used the heating pad, at work i drank some club soda w/ 7-up and that did help the nausea a lot, and helped me to burp.

so i went to the store and got ginger ale, mint tea and club soda..i don't care if my face has a small reaction to the ginger and mint........ i'm just trying everything now. [but after that club and 7 i let out a fart that could melt the wall paper at the store and i felt better but ran out of the aisle confusedohdisbelief]

i will stick to club and 7 at work, taking my low sodium club and adding 7 at work.

and heating pad when i get home.

i don't even want to try to figure out how to change my pill to meet the new needs, just gonna muscle thru it and hope the sides move on or move to a different time .hahahahaha 

ok, heat pad and club soda now.... still enjoying life, talking about 2.5 weeks to go and that i am cured!

 



-- Edited by 5-1-18 on Saturday 9th of June 2018 06:43:25 AM

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hi canuck, 

so i guess my 8 to 1 mixture was good enough.

yea, i'm a little ocd toosmile

all my labs came back in the normal range at 4 weeks. my liver panels were mostly normal thru the years.. some years my enzymes were a little high, but never really high. my signature says the main things; but my enzymes were slighty elevated before tx, and now mid normal and my bio has some more info too

still i went on to the middle f3 fibrosis; i was still drinking the first 4yrs that i got it , then life stress, and of course 36 years of the little critters nibbling away was the main reason i'm sure.

so now, going forward my liver will have a happy home life

 

I love that inner discussion that went on between you, the rank and file immune troops and the batallion of extra special-ops soldiers! heehee But that was right-on BTW.

thank-you

5



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-- Edited by 5-1-18 on Wednesday 6th of June 2018 04:38:38 AM

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Hey 5!

Huge congrats on that lovely 4 week UND you got! I saw your happy announcement of it whilst I was still getting myself and things sorted from my trip "away" - very nicely done my dear, lovely for you to know you have a GORGEOUS UND under your belt, AND ... that all your other 4 weeks labs were normal?? Just the way it is supposed to go! biggrin

Pray tell us (if you ever got the pre-treatment ALT/AST's etc) what they were, AND what your 4 week ALT/AST is now, or whatever the normal labs were you said you got for your 4 week draw.

I love that inner discussion that went on between you, the rank and file immune troops and the batallion of extra special-ops soldiers! heehee But that was right-on BTW.

Our May 1 ladies are doing so well!! I am pleased - hope things remain tolerable (on the sides front) so that you can just coast in for a smooth finish. smile C.

PS - Ah, I always do the "Paranoid" version of a surgical scrub, instead of doing what is simply called for! - if an inanimate object simply calls for a 1 part bleach to 10 parts water soak for one minute to do the job, then I automatically soak the object in warm soapy water to loosen any dried debris, then scrub it with a brush and lots of friction and lots more soap (toothbrushes work great for scrubbing BTW)! wink, then rinse well in warm water, then plunge the soapy cleaned object into the 1 part bleach 10 parts water soak overnight, then air dry the bleach solution on the object for hours until dry. Then rinse the now dried bleach solution off the object with warm running tap water, before i use the object again - overkill to say the least! Oh did I mention I have OCD tendancies? wink hee hee  



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hey tig, not sure , but i did  8oz water to 2 oz bleach... soaking now, but one min. is def enough?



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feeling good and having fun. managing work ok

water water ,everywhere

........and yesterday was cake daybiggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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thnx tig, i'll wash off the alcohol real good , let it dry for a few days then hit it with the bleach water. 

i'll do the nail clippers too. already changed tooth brush and of course threw out any disposable razors smile



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The best thing I can advise you to use is a 1:10 household bleach solution. A one minute soak kills 100% of the uglies, whereas 70% alcohol was shown to be less than 90. I suppose it’s close but... There isn’t anything better than bleach to clean everything, except grass stains on my kids uniforms, lol!

“But commercially available antiseptics were highly effective against the HCV-contaminated blood spots. One minute of exposure to bleach (diluted to a ratio of 1:10) was 100% effective, whereas cavicide at a similar concentration was 94% effective and ethanol (70%) eliminated HCV in 87% of blood spots. The effectiveness of these disinfectants was significantly reduced when their concentrations were reduced below recommended levels.”

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question...????

 

is alcohol a good soak for things like electric razors?

i bought a new top part, but still want to know if the old razor part will be ok soaked in alcohol for decontamination of any virus particles



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Tig wrote:

Congratulations is never enough, but Im standing on my head, yodeling it, if that helps! Im thrilled to pieces, this always brings me the same excitement I had when I was given the good news. Youll never see nuttin but zeros from now on, yeah!

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 thank you tig, yes indeed this is a very fun and exciting time for me .......00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

i made it thru work another nite with only moderate discomfort, but thankfully my mind was sharp and i had energy to do the job....... so weird . hahhaha. still on the huge water=4qts

no nausea or gi problems so i like that.

 



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Congratulations is never enough, but I’m standing on my head, yodeling it, if that helps! I’m thrilled to pieces, this always brings me the same excitement I had when I was given the good news. You’ll never see nuttin‘ but zeros from now on, yeah!

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hurray.

you got the pesky dragon  on the run 

thats THE best news.

Alison


 yes , giving my liver a long deserved  break from being battered,  giving it a chance to breath. i'm sure my immune system is like "wow"....... regrouping and wondering "did we finally get it done for her?" ; and then...... "well lets mop this place up now and get to renovating, and thanks for the extra soldiers mam". 



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hurray.

you got the pesky dragon  on the run 

thats THE best news.

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Fantastic news for you biggrin I would love to hear that Not Detected, but I will just have to wait till the 12 week post for that one.


 yes, it is good news today.......i bet you are the same. , and i await the end result too so that will be about the same time as you i think, so we continue to wait together



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Fantastic news for you biggrin I would love to hear that Not Detected, but I will just have to wait till the 12 week post for that one.



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Tig wrote:

When do you get your VL results back? Youll be amazed!


 no detectable hcv

normal chem labs

... ,

and the journey continues

 

i am def amazed.



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