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Hi there, Mica,

How interesting to read your post, I`m glad you jumped in to share your experiences and great success story!   I joined this forum in 2009, just before I started my own treatment, and I remember Lau and especially Minerva (Heather).  Lau was just leaving at that time, and Steff (greenqueen) took over as forum owner with Heather acting as forum moderator.  I expect you remember Steff too.  I believe Steff, Heather and Lau originally met on another forum (maybe the one you were on?) and decided to get together to start a new Hep C forum in 2007.. this one, of course!

Congratulations on your continuing SVR!!  It`s wonderful to be free of such a nasty virus, and especially when you`ve had to go through a long and difficult treatment to get there!  I did 24 weeks of Peg/riba (I was Gen 3) and was pretty much confined to my sofa for the last few weeks, and so I have a huge amount of respect for those of you who had to stick it out for 48 weeks!!  Achieving my own SVR completely turned my life around though, and I`m still very thankful for that, but also very happy for our members (esp those who live in the US) who are now able to get there with much shorter and easier treatments.  Hep C treatments have improved beyond all our expectations over the last few years, and I`m sure that will continue. 

Thanks for posting and all very best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!  smile

 

 



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Jill 

(71 yo, lives in UK)

Was Gen 3a, 

24wks Peg Ifn/Riba, Sep 2010 - Mch 2011

UND @ Wk.4, UND @ EOT, 

SVR Nov 2011 --> Still UND @ EOT + 4 yrs.

 

 

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Hello and welcome back! So glad you checked in. You were here in the very beginning stages of this forum. There are several people that still check back on occasion. I messaged Lau recently and shared a forum post milestone with him. I enjoy meeting the members from the earlier days of treatment, lots of shared experiences. I'm so glad that we were the last of the Interferon/Riba Warriors. The new all oral protocols are a good bit easier to tolerate and far quicker. Whatever the journey, SVR is golden! smile



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Hello All,

I used to be on a forum with a lot of you 9 years ago. You all answered so many questions and were so reassuring... LaurieBluesGuy, Minerva, Miss Poppy, JasonPaulTomie, MadameYuSee, John_boy, Chrissy .... And many others! I was so excited to see a lot of you were  here. Thank you for those words of reassurance. 

I was Geno 1a and did 48 weeks of treatment with Pegasys (peg interferon alfa - 2a) and Riba  starting Feb 23rd, 2007 until Jan. 18th 2008. I was undetectable week 4 and maintains SVR. Twice in the past 9 years I had blood work to make sure... It's always in the back of your mind that that dragon could rear its ugly head.

There is life after Hep C! I recently came across an old HCV blog at blogspot,  that I journaled my treatment and it's issues, at the time. It made me think about tying to find out if I could find the old forum and found this one. Nice to be here! 

For those on treatment now, hang in there, you can do it! 



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