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Tiger,

Argh!  That Riba Monster just plain sucks.  I felt like I had to recover from the treatment as much as the HCV. I couldn't even believe I would feel better but I sure do!  The sides will wear off.  Like treatment, you just have to wait it out.  Hopefully we are among the last to take that stuff, but I do still feel blessed by the fact that it worked.

Big congratulations on completing treatment.  Let us know how things go.

Cheddy



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Thank you these are good words from a wise strong personbiggrin yes battle scares remain but was worth it for the freedom of the dragon



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48 yrs David geno1a RNA 8.82 treatment started 29/04/16 Abbvie 3D&Ribavirin 24 weeks results at start of treatment,Large fatty liver Fibroscan 15.1 KPA,CAP353

ALT208,ALP74,billirbin20,GGT238,AFP43.

result at 16 weeks ALT20,ALP72,billirubin11. UND since week 4 

Caught hepc around 25 yrs ago



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Greetings,

First, congrats and welcome to the club! And yes, it is quite exclusive. We think there are many but the fact is at this point, there are as yet few.

Few that have been blessed with treatment.

Few that have completed treatment.

Few that have blazed the trail that lies before so many.

At some point in time, Freedom from Hep C will be a thing taken for granted. Hard to believe among those of us who have fought the initial battle, but for me there remains a picture of those who have fought for those who were to come. Indeed, they were battle scarred but at the same time very proud understanding what they had done for the generations as yet unborn.

If The Revolutionary War had been one against a Dragon such as we have battled, would the picture below be that much different?

I know I am getting a bit sentimental here, but I am cooking Chili, and it happens every time! wink

Congrats again Brother! You are among the Pioneers of this great battle. A Founding Father of sorts. ;)

JimmyK

 

 



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They have made me feel down the riba but hopefully will improve



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48 yrs David geno1a RNA 8.82 treatment started 29/04/16 Abbvie 3D&Ribavirin 24 weeks results at start of treatment,Large fatty liver Fibroscan 15.1 KPA,CAP353

ALT208,ALP74,billirbin20,GGT238,AFP43.

result at 16 weeks ALT20,ALP72,billirubin11. UND since week 4 

Caught hepc around 25 yrs ago



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thank you was treated very badly but had last laugh on thembiggrin



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48 yrs David geno1a RNA 8.82 treatment started 29/04/16 Abbvie 3D&Ribavirin 24 weeks results at start of treatment,Large fatty liver Fibroscan 15.1 KPA,CAP353

ALT208,ALP74,billirbin20,GGT238,AFP43.

result at 16 weeks ALT20,ALP72,billirubin11. UND since week 4 

Caught hepc around 25 yrs ago



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hello still tried but the foot pain has just about gonebiggrin



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48 yrs David geno1a RNA 8.82 treatment started 29/04/16 Abbvie 3D&Ribavirin 24 weeks results at start of treatment,Large fatty liver Fibroscan 15.1 KPA,CAP353

ALT208,ALP74,billirbin20,GGT238,AFP43.

result at 16 weeks ALT20,ALP72,billirubin11. UND since week 4 

Caught hepc around 25 yrs ago



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Thanks you for this posting. I completed Ribavirin May, 2015. I'm a lot better but I'm still on the anti-depressants. I can't imagine how I would do without them. I do hope I can stop so many pills

thanks,

Phyllis



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Hey Dave,

Congratulations! Finishing treatment is a wonderful thing. It's such a relief to hear that last pill rattling around in the bottle, especially the last dose of Ribavirin! It's a necessary evil in some protocols, but it's still an effective addition to some DAA's. The unfortunate part of it is the Ribavirin side effects. They can and do take months to resolve, so don't expect a rapid resolution to all of them. I had issues for a full year following Tx. They will diminish in some respects, but I remained a cranky, itchy, sun sensitive old grouch for a full year afterwards. You should notice many improvements, but some take time.

I hope the new job is more to your liking. Some people just don't get it. If they choose to keep their head in the sand, so be it. Sharing your health status with some people works out well, others, not so much. Be selective and try to inform and educate. That's my approach and it has worked satisfactorily for me. Do what's right for you.

Good luck post treatment and stay in touch!



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Good to hear your family is in the clear. Things do have a way of working out. smile  I bet you will like your new job even better! It's terrible that adults have to act like children sometimes. Keep on healing!



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Hey tiger,

So glad to hear from you and that you are feeling lucky! I agree. Sorry about the riba tho, I can't wait for that to pass for you. And there are always silver linings, like in getting that new job you spoke of,  without the people who would never understand what you have just accomplished and gone through! You are sounding like you are doing REALLY well. Good for you, I know it must have been a long haul. Keep on taking good care of yourself, it will take some time to loose the effects of that riba, but I hope it dissipates quickly. I'm glad you got some firm follow-up pre-arranged. It is quite necessary. Hoping you start feeling better and better, day by day. Glad you're juicing. Still, don't forget your friend H20. How's the foot pain? Yay - you're finished! smile C.



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Hi seven days have pasted now but still feeling the side affects.

But feels like im coming into land from a hell of a storm.Now got to have a further scan to check liver and bloods in three months.And then fibro scan and further blood test in a years time cant praised my GP and liver nurse enough guess we are lucky in the UK for the NHS but they are over workedno My Ness and three young girls have been tested all clearbiggrin Been a good week stated new job Monday day after tx as my last job was treated like dirt by a few of them after telling them of hepc guess thats my fault as should of kept it to myself.Guess once again i learn from a mistake.But the feeling was good couldnt of worked out better even if i planned it,things just fell into place

 

Overall feeling very lucky still need time to heal.Been juiceing fruit and veg most days im sure it helps and will carry on with this.

hope your all good



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48 yrs David geno1a RNA 8.82 treatment started 29/04/16 Abbvie 3D&Ribavirin 24 weeks results at start of treatment,Large fatty liver Fibroscan 15.1 KPA,CAP353

ALT208,ALP74,billirbin20,GGT238,AFP43.

result at 16 weeks ALT20,ALP72,billirubin11. UND since week 4 

Caught hepc around 25 yrs ago

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