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Loopy Lisa wrote:

It's just a test don't fret it. Its actually pretty normal to eliminate other diseases as transmission is through contaminated blood. I was on a IVF treatment plan expecting to have a baby, instead I was given some anti-virals - eventually! ;)

Just go with the process, its always a bit frustrating when you just want to plough ahead, but its actually such a busy process from diagnoses to finishing treatment, you're kind of left reeling.

Anyway, 3 months treatment goes like a breeze, then the wait and final test, and before you know it, its celebration time.

I don't think we have many fail treatments these days, in the long and distant past it was a game of chess, now a days its like cashing in the Christmas bonus.

Happy treatment and enjoy nature. :D



You're right, but even Christmas seems to never come sometimes.

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67 years old, retired IT Network support 31 years continuous sobriety in AA, ,DX'd in '99 with MS, DX'd with HCV 2, 2b , F0-F1 3/17/2017 VL 5.7m Starting EPCLUSA 7/28/17

No Virus Detected onNovember 20, 2017 3 months after EOT



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It's just a test don't fret it. Its actually pretty normal to eliminate other diseases as transmission is through contaminated blood. I was on a IVF treatment plan expecting to have a baby, instead I was given some anti-virals - eventually! ;)

Just go with the process, its always a bit frustrating when you just want to plough ahead, but its actually such a busy process from diagnoses to finishing treatment, you're kind of left reeling.

Anyway, 3 months treatment goes like a breeze, then the wait and final test, and before you know it, its celebration time.

I don't think we have many fail treatments these days, in the long and distant past it was a game of chess, now a days its like cashing in the Christmas bonus.

Happy treatment and enjoy nature. :D




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So....they did the new labs, then after another 10 days of zero word from them, "Oh, the New Policy, it requires an HIV test, too, that is recent. Jeez, since I have been in the same HMO for 40 years, wouldn't they know if I had HIV by now? Wouldn't I know?
I got that test over a week ago, and still just Crickets from my "team"...

Very frustrating, especially when the expectation was to begin treatment Three Weeks ago. It's not like liver transplants are cheaper or anything...



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No Virus Detected onNovember 20, 2017 3 months after EOT

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Welcome home, warmer than Yellowstone, but not by much! It's very hot and humid here in South Florida, but I lived in Cali for years and am happy I'm in Florida.

Glad you're about ready to start Epclusa. You're getting one of the best, and will do it's job as long as you do yours!

Good numbers, too. I don't think you'll see much improvement in your AST/ALT though! Mine have never been that low! You're doing something right, keep it upsmile



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Hmph, small delay, there always sumpin eh! Too bad, bloodwork delay, but your cure is imminent and just around the corner - soon, you will be on your way. You are very ready now. I am glad you had that fishing journey away, but I think you were also thinking about your upcoming treatment quite often, weren't you, and not just fishing tactics? Wonderful pic, reminded me of the fence ladders (or fence stepping stones as the case may be) I saw in Scotland. I wanted to visit up-close to the sheep, have a pet maybe, feel their fleece, hold a lamb, feed one a handful of grass - duh, like, as if I was ever going to be allowed within 1/4 mile of a lamb according to any of the sheep! I got tired of chasing them, but good excercise traipsing across the moors and fence stiles trying. Arduous journies through our fields of dreams, chasing life, lambs, fish and cures.

Hey nice your low ALT/AST! Maybe they did do another VL or GT, sometimes they do. Sometimes there has to be re-verification, sometimes they have keep bloods within 6 months "current", sometimes they are just doing "due diligence" to keep up on your other overall health, making sure nothing is out of sorts with kidneys, anemias, etc., or some newly developed thing that never happens. They are just "i dotting and t crossing".

Your VL was WHAT! 56 MILLION! Typo? Did you mean 5.6 million? Well, maybe thats's a record, I think one guy here had 24 million (and he was easily cured BTW) - so in the end it made no-never-mind what his load was. But as fish go, yours is big!

You are right, you are lucky where you are! - poised and ready for a good tretament like epclusa, a good liver to work with, and fortuitous that you've had no alcohol to add to the mix.biggrinC.



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Well....since I have Kaiser, things are a little bit delayed. They sent me to lab yesterday, and then they send the results to the "regional HepC doctors" for final approval of my Epclusa treatment. That's Ok, I was hoping to be able to start right away after getting home, though.

My results were posted last night and interestingly my AST and ALT are still square in the middle of the normal range at 16/17. I don't think they ordered another viral load count, though which was at 56million a couple of months back.

Ive been doing some more reading on HepC, and I am convinced that regardless of when I was infected, the rash of symptoms I had in late 2015, through the Summer of '16 and even now, are all likely to be related to an active infection. So I am very glad to have the medical coverage I have and that my infection was identified before it wrecked my liver. Also Super-Grateful for nearly 29 years clean and sober, sparing my liver the additional damage I could've done to myself.

Considering all the possibles, I feel pretty good about where I am at right now.

Anyway the fishing was a little tough, late Spring snow storms and bitter-cold weather in Yellowstone country kept the little bugs from their typical hatching schedules. No matter, though, we just worked smaller streams and fished streamers, nymphs and did quite well. And of course any day fishing in Yellowstone Country, is a a good day. :)



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67 years old, retired IT Network support 31 years continuous sobriety in AA, ,DX'd in '99 with MS, DX'd with HCV 2, 2b , F0-F1 3/17/2017 VL 5.7m Starting EPCLUSA 7/28/17

No Virus Detected onNovember 20, 2017 3 months after EOT



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Hey Lamont,

I am very much looking forward to your start too!! Until then, fish, enjoy. biggrinC.



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GT3a, Fibroscan F3/12 kPa - F4/12.6 kPa, VL log 7.01 (10,182,417), steatosis, high iron load.

SOF/VEL with/without GS-9857 trial - NCT02639338.

SOT March 10 - EOT May 5, 2016 - SOF/VEL/VOX 8 week trial.

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That sounds like a wonderful place to be right now. Yellowstone is a beautiful place. I wish I could spend some time up there too. You'll be raring to go when you finally get home. In the meantime, relax, fish til the fish ask you to stop! We'll be watching the fishing reports from Montana, leave a few for the locals! Good luck...biggrin



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Posting from Yellowstone MT that I am enjoying the last few days before I start treatment. I have to admit I am anxious to just get started and on the road to a cure. Ever since my DX I have been noticing the little, but significant signs that my body is under attack, the bruising under my skin, dull ache in upper right quadrant, ongoing digestive weirdness.

I am ready to be over it! But still have a while to fish myself in to a stupor.



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Lamont Cranston "Only the Shadow knows."

67 years old, retired IT Network support 31 years continuous sobriety in AA, ,DX'd in '99 with MS, DX'd with HCV 2, 2b , F0-F1 3/17/2017 VL 5.7m Starting EPCLUSA 7/28/17

No Virus Detected onNovember 20, 2017 3 months after EOT

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