×

Notice

The forum is in read only mode.
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC:

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19181

  • fitz
  • fitz's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Cured with generic DAAs. Hep C kills. Treat now!
  • Posts: 501
  • Karma: 23
  • Thank you received: 1816
MOHS went OK. Really well, actually. Took three passes, and left a dime sized oval hole which the surgeon patched up right there.

So glad I made that appointment with my Dermatologist and didn't wait. The MOHS surgeon is just an incredible guy. We chatted while he worked. I'll go back in three months for dermabrasion to blend out the scar.

The surgeon's nurse (who was great!) did the sutures and asked me about being treated for Hep C. She and the surgeon had assumed I had the $94,000 treatment. I said no, my insurance company had denied the claim. You could have heard a pin drop. The nurse (name withheld) asked me how I had gotten treatment. I told her my story. I told her about generics, about the cost, and about the REDEMPTION Trials. We chatted while she put in the stitches.

Before I left, she had me write down Dr Freeman's name, along with the website address, and the name of the trials.

So, here I am looking like Papa Smurf after a bar fight.



My sincere thanks to my outstanding surgeon, and to his wonderful nurses and staff. #love :+1: :+1: :+1:
Failed Interferon 96', G1a, VL = 9 - 5.5 Million, F3/A3, AST 111, ALT 190, Generic DAA treatment Sof/Led (Mylan - India MYHEP LVIR) - 8 June, 2016
2 Week Results 20 June, 2016 AST 19, ALT 32
4 Week Results 06 July, 2016 AST 22, ALT 30, VL = 35
6 Week Results 20, July 2016 VL only = HCV RNA Detected, Non-Quantifiable <15
8 Week Results 04 August 2016, Labs, LFTs Normal, VL = UND
12 Week Results 31 August, 2016 LFTs Normal, VL = UND
EOT + 4 Weeks, LFTs Normal, VL = UND, "SVR4"
SVR12, 21 Nov 2016. CURED!!!
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: coral, Ariel, Gaj, beaches, Hieupham, Matt-Kenney-google, Meg, GT2, Sven

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19182

Great selfie Fitz hope you are not too sore.
SVR 24
The following user(s) said Thank You: Meg, fitz

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19183

  • Hazel
  • Hazel's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 414
  • Karma: 39
  • Thank you received: 1699
Ouch! Good luck with that, bonus broken nose, thanks doc!
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
The following user(s) said Thank You: Matt-Kenney-google, Meg, fitz

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19207

  • fitz
  • fitz's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Cured with generic DAAs. Hep C kills. Treat now!
  • Posts: 501
  • Karma: 23
  • Thank you received: 1816
Thanks for the well wishes Tina and Hazel. :) #love

Standard procedure here is to prescribe acetaminophen plus a narcotic pain killer. For me they just prescribed a low dose opiate pain killer with no acetaminophen. I don't like opiate pain killers at all (constipation, loss of appetite, poor sleep), but they do a good job for surgical pain. I don't sleep much on them, so will catch up on TV, and forum news.

CBC and Metabolic panel labs from Teus. are back. Surprising improvement in a number of areas including Glucose. Still waiting for 4 week viral load assay. Fingers crossed.
Failed Interferon 96', G1a, VL = 9 - 5.5 Million, F3/A3, AST 111, ALT 190, Generic DAA treatment Sof/Led (Mylan - India MYHEP LVIR) - 8 June, 2016
2 Week Results 20 June, 2016 AST 19, ALT 32
4 Week Results 06 July, 2016 AST 22, ALT 30, VL = 35
6 Week Results 20, July 2016 VL only = HCV RNA Detected, Non-Quantifiable <15
8 Week Results 04 August 2016, Labs, LFTs Normal, VL = UND
12 Week Results 31 August, 2016 LFTs Normal, VL = UND
EOT + 4 Weeks, LFTs Normal, VL = UND, "SVR4"
SVR12, 21 Nov 2016. CURED!!!
The following user(s) said Thank You: mgalbrai, Ariel, Tina-Hill-facebook, Hieupham, Hazel, Matt-Kenney-google, Meg, GT2

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19208

  • Ariel
  • Ariel's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Cured, SVR 24
  • Posts: 1064
  • Karma: 31
  • Thank you received: 3084
Hi Fitz looking a bit sore there hopefully you recover fast. Dermabrasion totally works. It is the scar wonder without too much drama like fraxel (a lazer thingy) anyway I doubt they do fraxel on faces but who NOSE :silly:
They seem to be able to do anything to scar tissue these days! Wishing you a bit of enforced downtime and of course for great results from tx forthcoming too
Splashing healing salty water!
Ariel #flower #flower
Gen 1a
Peg/inf/riba 2012(!) stop @ Wk 43 potassium low +issues (rlps week 4 post tx, VL120,000) scnds eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibsc F0
Day 25 <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT11AST17GGT19
SVR4 UND ALT10 AST16 GGT13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST16 GGT15
SVR12 UND ALT14 AST19 GGT12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST20 GGT9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT11AST15
Cured SVR12
Dysplasia Adenomas RemvdAug '16
SVR24 UND ALT11AST16
ColonoscopyClear Nov17
LumpectomyClear ‘18
LithotripsyCytoscopyBiopsy 4/18
The following user(s) said Thank You: Meg, GT2, fitz

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19213

  • GT2
  • GT2's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Elite Member
  • Elite Member
  • Posts: 295
  • Karma: 9
  • Thank you received: 970
Hi Fitz

Looks like your MOHS surgeon has done a good job … hopefully, he got it all.

I’m sure the scar will fade in time … don’t be too vain about it and consult a plastic surgeon, as who NOSE what you’ll get …



Wishing you a speedy recovery

GT2

(sorry Ariel ... I stole your "who nose" line)
1983: Hospitalised with Acute non-A, non-B Hepatitis after ICU blood transfusion 3mths earlier => HCV GT2
22/02/16: (pre-tmt) ALT 61, VL 2.48 IU/ml Hepascore 0.32 (F1/2), fatigue, brain fog, bloating (Treatment Naïve)
10/04/16: (Start tmt) Sofovir +DaclaHep (SOF + DCV) by Hetero Labs in India
09/05/16: ALT 34, VL: NOT Detected :cheer: :) , FBG 11.9 :huh:
17/6/16 FBG 5.7; PPBG (@14.22) 6.9 (@ 20.45) 7.1; BP 124/72
:) (Accu-Chek Mobile & Omron Auto BP Monitor) :)
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: Ariel, Meg, fitz

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19220

  • fitz
  • fitz's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Cured with generic DAAs. Hep C kills. Treat now!
  • Posts: 501
  • Karma: 23
  • Thank you received: 1816
Thanks GT2, Ariel, Matt, Sven, LG - all ya'll!

Will not hesitate to seek the services of a plastic surgeon if required. MOHS surgeon said nose looked good. Will see how swelling and scarring resolves. :)

Ugh. Just barfed for the second time since early this afternoon. Both times after taking Arnica tabs for swelling. Reloaded my BP med and swore off Arnica. Don't think my body likes opiates either. BP med and DAA are essential. The rest i can do without.
Failed Interferon 96', G1a, VL = 9 - 5.5 Million, F3/A3, AST 111, ALT 190, Generic DAA treatment Sof/Led (Mylan - India MYHEP LVIR) - 8 June, 2016
2 Week Results 20 June, 2016 AST 19, ALT 32
4 Week Results 06 July, 2016 AST 22, ALT 30, VL = 35
6 Week Results 20, July 2016 VL only = HCV RNA Detected, Non-Quantifiable <15
8 Week Results 04 August 2016, Labs, LFTs Normal, VL = UND
12 Week Results 31 August, 2016 LFTs Normal, VL = UND
EOT + 4 Weeks, LFTs Normal, VL = UND, "SVR4"
SVR12, 21 Nov 2016. CURED!!!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Ariel, Meg, GT2

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19221

  • beaches
  • beaches's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • The life you save will be your own. START TREATMENT
  • Posts: 760
  • Karma: 25
  • Thank you received: 2254
Hey Fitz I would have done the same thing with the blueberries.
Been waiting a long time to be a grumpy old woman and Ima gunna milk it
Genotype 1a
Diagnosed in 2004, had HCV for all my adult life. Until 2016!!!!
Harvoni treatment, started 19 March 2016
4 week results Bilirubin 12 down from 14 pre treatment,
Gamma 25 down from 52, ALT 19 down from 63, AST 19 down from 47,
VL <15 down from a lazy 6 million or so

EOT Results
Bilirubin 10, GGT 18, ALT 19, AST 21, VL UND

12 Weeks post EOT
Bilirubin 11, GGT 16, ALT 22, AST 20, VL UND
Cured baby
The following user(s) said Thank You: Meg, fitz

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19224

Ouch Fitz!

You do have alot on your plate and being so brave and cheery - Well done you!

I hope everything improves for you soon.

I usually take the odd homeopathic med here and there but kept right off them during treatment. As they are said to trigger your own immune system, albeit in miniscule doses, I would be wary of adding anything chemical into the mix on top off the rest!

Get well soon mate,
from LG
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC
The following user(s) said Thank You: Ariel, Meg, fitz

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19230

  • beaches
  • beaches's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • The life you save will be your own. START TREATMENT
  • Posts: 760
  • Karma: 25
  • Thank you received: 2254
Beautiful selfie, Fitz.

Genotype 1a
Diagnosed in 2004, had HCV for all my adult life. Until 2016!!!!
Harvoni treatment, started 19 March 2016
4 week results Bilirubin 12 down from 14 pre treatment,
Gamma 25 down from 52, ALT 19 down from 63, AST 19 down from 47,
VL <15 down from a lazy 6 million or so

EOT Results
Bilirubin 10, GGT 18, ALT 19, AST 21, VL UND

12 Weeks post EOT
Bilirubin 11, GGT 16, ALT 22, AST 20, VL UND
Cured baby
The following user(s) said Thank You: Ariel, Meg, fitz

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19246

Damn Fitz!
Start slathering on the SPF 1000 and get a big hat!!
That stuff is nothing to mess with and I know.
Mine was on my left temple. The doc said it was probably from driving or being a right handed golfer.
You can barely see the scar now.
You will be fine.
Too bad it's not Halloween though...
m
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
forums.delphiforums.com/generichcvtx

G 1a F-1
Started tx 10/23/15 (Meso sof & led) ALT 48 AST 28 v/l 1.6 mil
11/17/15 4 wk lab ALT 17 AST 16 <15
11/18/15 Started Harvoni
12/16/15 8 wk lab ALT: 15 AST: 13 V/l UND
1/14/16 Fin. Tx
7/07/16 UND SVR 24
The following user(s) said Thank You: Meg, fitz

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19257

Hey fitz! (If that's really you) ... :ohmy: :lol: Hope you get past the heaves ... Aren't WE just, BAAAD here :P ???
So, if your not happy with how things turn out with your nose... I nose a guy...really inexpensive
GT1a; Got it some time in the 70's; Diagnosed @1976
Tx naive
METAVIR: A2-F2
SOT May 18, 2016: CMP: AST 162 ALT 241 VL 13000000
3 weeks after SOT: AST 27 ALT 31 VL 138
Reached EOT Aug. 10, 2016 / Received svr4 results Sept. 20, 2016: AST 22 ALT 24
Hep C RNA "NOT DETECTED"
AS OF 3/20/2017 ,Hep C RNA PCR "NOT DETECTED" THAT'S SVR24!
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: Meg, GT2, fitz

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19260

  • fitz
  • fitz's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Cured with generic DAAs. Hep C kills. Treat now!
  • Posts: 501
  • Karma: 23
  • Thank you received: 1816
So, my specialist's office called today. Viral load is way down from the rosy 5,500,000 or so reported earlier this year. 4 week labs show a viral load of 35 (Thirty Five).

Getting printouts is like pulling teeth. I had to call the lab directly today and have the results mailed. Will post here when I get the hard copy in my hand

I checked VL results from thirteen months ago (around the time I was put on a waiting list for a YEAR). Result was much higher then. Over 9 million.

From 06/05/15:

Failed Interferon 96', G1a, VL = 9 - 5.5 Million, F3/A3, AST 111, ALT 190, Generic DAA treatment Sof/Led (Mylan - India MYHEP LVIR) - 8 June, 2016
2 Week Results 20 June, 2016 AST 19, ALT 32
4 Week Results 06 July, 2016 AST 22, ALT 30, VL = 35
6 Week Results 20, July 2016 VL only = HCV RNA Detected, Non-Quantifiable <15
8 Week Results 04 August 2016, Labs, LFTs Normal, VL = UND
12 Week Results 31 August, 2016 LFTs Normal, VL = UND
EOT + 4 Weeks, LFTs Normal, VL = UND, "SVR4"
SVR12, 21 Nov 2016. CURED!!!
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: DrJames, coral, pat1, mgalbrai, Ariel, Gaj, Hieupham, Matt-Kenney-google, Meg, GT2

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19263

  • Ariel
  • Ariel's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Cured, SVR 24
  • Posts: 1064
  • Karma: 31
  • Thank you received: 3084
Fantastic labs at week four the meds are working their magic, massive drop in VL great to hear this
Onwards to UND pretty soon with this result
Awesome Fitz Ty for sharing the good news
Hoping you're not as sore today
Congrats on the great lab results from Ariel #flower
Gen 1a
Peg/inf/riba 2012(!) stop @ Wk 43 potassium low +issues (rlps week 4 post tx, VL120,000) scnds eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibsc F0
Day 25 <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT11AST17GGT19
SVR4 UND ALT10 AST16 GGT13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST16 GGT15
SVR12 UND ALT14 AST19 GGT12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST20 GGT9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT11AST15
Cured SVR12
Dysplasia Adenomas RemvdAug '16
SVR24 UND ALT11AST16
ColonoscopyClear Nov17
LumpectomyClear ‘18
LithotripsyCytoscopyBiopsy 4/18
The following user(s) said Thank You: pat1, mgalbrai, Meg, fitz

Fitz starts REDEMPTION 3 Trial 6 years 6 months ago #19264

Those are great numbers!
I nose....
(I couldn't help myself.....)
:) :)
m
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
forums.delphiforums.com/generichcvtx

G 1a F-1
Started tx 10/23/15 (Meso sof & led) ALT 48 AST 28 v/l 1.6 mil
11/17/15 4 wk lab ALT 17 AST 16 <15
11/18/15 Started Harvoni
12/16/15 8 wk lab ALT: 15 AST: 13 V/l UND
1/14/16 Fin. Tx
7/07/16 UND SVR 24
The following user(s) said Thank You: pat1, Ariel, Meg, fitz
Time to create page: 0.729 seconds

Copyright © 2015-2020 FixHepC

Back to Top