Yeh, such a high cure rate and then even if not, diff combo's to try, it's amazing, from what I can understand of your profile you are undetected too, and after being sick enough to be in hospital in 1983, isn't that amazing.
I did interferon in the bush in Tasmania 10 years ago, and I had 2 baby wombats that slept with me (plus 2 cats and a small dog, with another 2 bigger dogs on the floor) So that is where my name came from. The plumper one was called Ruby and the little runt was James...
I had green stains all over me from where they'd pooh but we all just kept sleeping, lol
Diagnosed in the early 90's, geno 3, had Interferon 2006, currently on Sofosbuvir & Daclatasvir
Yes, I was lucky to be undetected at 4 weeks, which is pretty common for GT2s on generic SOF + DCV from my understanding. The real test is in a few weeks’ time when I get tested for SVR4.
I’m not worried about it, however, as I’m feeling fine at the moment and there are other options available should I relapse.
I simply try to keep a positive attitude, without being complacent, or deluded like the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail who after having all four limbs severed thinks that it’s just a flesh wound.
It’s also therapeutic to have a laugh at ourselves and the world as we see it. It’s no good whinging and complaining all the time as it falls on deaf ears.
It sounds like you are in good spirits now that you are well and truly cured.
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 , FBG 11.9
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)
Ain't it GRAND! Finding this place was like finding an oasis in a desert where we were dying of thirst and about to give up... then, suddenly, someone, (Dr. James Freeman) lifted our heads and kindly, gently, gave us this life-saving drink .... as our eyes and minds cleared we looked around and saw that we were surrounded by others he's brought to the shade and given the same drink. They in turn are helping still more people to the shade and encouraging them to drink ... what a scene eh? Matt
GT1a; Got it some time in the 70's; Diagnosed @1976
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!
Thank you Donna, Ariel, and Matt...It feels sooo good to get that undetected result. Just had to have the happy dance today.
Reflecting back it has been difficult; words can't really express having this opportunity be free of this dreaded illness. So grateful, and hopeful for the next SVR,
HCV since 35-40yrs., GT 1a , Dx 2004; VL 4-5 mil, F2-3
Tx sof/led started 3/4/16
4wks VL <15
9 weeks VL UND, ; Alt-15,Ast-13
16 weeks VL UND Alt-20, Ast-22;
EOT 24 wks UND
SVR 4 UND
SVR 12 UND, Alt.15, Ast. 17
SVR 24 UND