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Thank you so much for the update, boxers. I didnt realize you had had a transplant! Yowza that is huge! Congrats! Sending healing vibes your way along with prayers and well wishes. 



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F, 51, GT3, HCV since 1989, no alcohol since 1999, Fibrosis score F0-1, VL 216,000, ALT 23, AST 26, Epclusa SOT 7/26/18 EOT 10/18/18. Thank you God. 



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Dang, I was at the doc. yesterday and forgot to ask about reusing the donor organ, will have to write it down no. I did find out yesterday, after asking if I was allowed to know the age and sex of my donor, that it was a 17 year old male, I don't know why but I was stunned. Very emotional, at first you have this physical attachment and now it is much more personal with an emotional attachment. Sadly most 17 yr. olds die from trauma (car, diving, gunshot etc.), suicide or drug OD. I don't think they would give you a liver from a diseased person unless maybe congenital heart disease. Regardless, I am sure there is a grieving family out there. I will wait a year to make sure they have some grieving time and I am OK before I write them a letter. Not so sure that I should send it around his anniversary date. On the bright side my labs were fabulous, Liver enzymes almost normal and Tac. level is 5.2 which they want to keep around 5. Unfortunately, (thanks to my sweet primary doctor listening to me) I found out I have two hernias, one left lower abd. and one (large) right side at the end of the incision...guess I will have to find me a truss or corset and suck it up. No more surgery unless I have to. Liver docs did UA 2 weeks ago but came back clear, told primary about it and she did a girly exam with a culture...it was obvious I had an infection. Told liver doc. so they stopped my antiviral and antifungal, flora apparently messed up. I do eat a fruit smoothie with yogurt everyday but.....My wounds are about 80% closed, actually two will probably be closed by next week and two more to go. Well that's my story, thanks for listening. I sincerely hope everyone's treatments are going well and you will be free of that creature soon.

 



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65 yo female

dx. 1996

TX with interferon/riba 2001..failed

Uncompromised 2015

TX with Harvoni  2015..virus undet.

Meld 14 7/2017  TIPS 1/2017

 

TP 5/12/18 

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