I have actually nothing left to hide, that I don't mind sharing or if I do, way too late! I have this story out here in a womens magazine, they make a lot over old news that has my mother in law fussing.
As far as my recovery goes, nothing magic to report, no special diet, no supplements. I lost weight, is the main thing.
Genotype 3 30 years, 2x treatment interferon/ribavirin non responder. Cirrhosis 17 years. Fibroscan, decompensating, 40 down to 22 by 29/3/16- now down to 6.5, normal, no cirrhosis. Started Buyers Club Sof/Dac 14 Nov 15. SVR 12 29/0716
I did a bit of a zoom job on the magazine photo and many things I read remind me, and I expect many other members here, of the journey through life managing our unwanted freeloader.
You say it all,
GT3a 1990 Failed Inter 1998, comb in 2000. HCC 2012
Started 24/52 Sof/Dac 27th October 2015.
1. Bloods 2 October 2015: AST - 165 (20-40), ALT - 265 (5-40), GGT 189 (5-50)
2, Bloods 20 November 2015: ALT etc normal; VL 19
3. Bloods 8 January 2016: AST - 40, ALT - 59, GGT 48 VL RNA UND
4. EOT 12 April 2016 - blood tests: all is well, CT scan: okay
5. AFP 11 June 2016: 4 ref< 11
6. VL July 2016: DET
7. Oct16 start treat - June17 UND
8. Jun 18, lfts okay, platelets a bit low.
Previously back when sterilization practices weren't quite up to the standards that they are today some people who had root canal procedures etc had been known to contract some nasty things from dentist offices that weren't as hygienic as they could be.
There have been a few health scares in the last couple of years in various dentist offices in the USA and Canada related to Hep B as well if I remember correctly, I don't think there were any proven cases of transmission by these means recently but it was enough to get the authorities involved and recommend testing for the patients of particular surgeries.
Prompted by the potential transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in a private dental practice in 2013, this review brings dental healthcare providers (DHCPs) up-to-date with the natural history and epidemiology, new CDC screening guidelines,2,3 new treatment, surveillance, and healthcare-associated HCV transmission and prevention options. The review provides useful references and websites where additional detail is available for those interested in learning more.