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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 11, 2017 - 7:12pm

 PoundPuppy wrote:
Today I got a call regarding my blood work.
STILL UN-DETECTED!!!!!
I took Harvoni for several months last year and it seems to have worked.
This is my 3rd set of labs and I'm still undetected. 


 
{#Dancingbanana_2}
kurtster

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Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 11, 2017 - 4:15pm

 PoundPuppy wrote:
Today I got a call regarding my blood work.
STILL UN-DETECTED!!!!!
I took Harvoni for several months last year and it seems to have worked.
This is my 3rd set of labs and I'm still undetected. 
...

It seems to have worked!!! I'm coming up on a year of un fucking detected viral load!! I still have some of the effects of the Hep C on my liver and kidneys but I'm UN FLIPPIN DETECTED!!!


 
This is awesome.  Got a friend whose taking Harvoni and we're waiting to see what happens to her.

Its all about staying around to survive to the next breakthrough.  It may be hell getting this far but hey, here you are today !
{#Clap}  {#Cheers}
kcar

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 - 4:03pm

 pigtail wrote:

{#High-five}  Great for you!

 


Wow. I can't imagine all the years of hell you went through, PoundPuppy. It was just a chore to read your recounting of it! 

I really hope you don't ever have to deal with hepatitis again. Go have fun! 

 
pigtail

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Location: Southern California
Gender: Female


Posted: Sep 11, 2017 - 3:55pm

 PoundPuppy wrote:
Today I got a call regarding my blood work.
STILL UN-DETECTED!!!!!
I took Harvoni for several months last year and it seems to have worked.
This is my 3rd set of labs and I'm still undetected. 

I was diagnosed in 1997 with "Non A Non B Terminal Hepatitis" I was told at that time I would likely die within the next 10 or so years. The Dr said I could try a grueling treatment they had that was crazy expensive and most likely would not work.
I remember going to a bar to collect myself and have a drink or two before going home. Telling my daughter was a chore I wouldn't wish on anyone. She had just been thru hell herself and had finally landed back in my home and was finally safe. I debated telling her, but I had to so she could get tested. At that time it was unclear if she could get it from me thru day to day sharing of living space and casual contact. She was negative and still is. 

In 1998 I began my 1st treatment of Interferon and Ribavirin. At that time it was an injection every other day and 6 Ribavirin pills a day. Along with that I got 7 or 8 other scripts to battle the side effects of the treatment. It was hellish to say the least. At that time I was a single mom working 2 jobs and trying to go to school. I lasted about 4 months on treatment and was on the verge of losing my jobs. I had already dropped school and I just couldn't even. I was sick as a dog. I quit the treatment.

In 2001 I began my 2nd round of Interferon and Ribavirin treatments. I was told that this was a better form of it but that yes I would still get sick as a dog. I completed the year long treatment and I honestly don't know how I did it living alone and caring for my mother and grandmother at the same time. I lost about 40lbs, my hair, got hooked on some of the meds I was given to battle the side effects and sunk into massive debt as I was unable to work and used credit cards to pay for co pays and living expenses. I eventually filed for bankruptcy and lost my car. All for nothing as the treatment did not work. Non responder is what I was told. 

In 2003 I was told about another new treatment that was supposed to be the thing that was going to work. I had just begun to feel like myself again after the last time and was just not interested. I was eventually talked into trying it and against my better judgement I did begin the new drug trial study. It was harder mentally and emotioonally than the previous drugs. I was physically sick too. At the end of it I was still a Non Responder but was once again hooked on the "helper" drugs. I had a sea of pill bottles but the kicker was the endless supply of Xanax I was given freely. Being an addict I got hooked in a big way. This time around I lost my job, my car and eventually my marriage.

When I was 1st approached about Harvoni I said absolutely not interested. I remained not interested for a couple of years. No way. I had kicked all of the drugs. The anti depressants, the pain pills, the xanax all of it... not on any of it anymore. I'm working, I feel good, I'm over all the crap of the last few years, I'm more " me" than I've been in a decade or more.... No Thanks!!!

My grandbaby was born in 2014 and I could literally feel the paradigm shift in my world. I had recently changed jobs, had decent ins and after doing my due diligence I agreed to try it. I was scared of once again losing everything but it felt worth it. 
The side effects were mild and I continued working while taking it and I only told a couple of close friends I was trying the new drug. 

It seems to have worked!!! I'm coming up on a year of un fucking detected viral load!! I still have some of the effects of the Hep C on my liver and kidneys but I'm UN FLIPPIN DETECTED!!!
 
{#High-five}  Great for you!
PoundPuppy

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 - 3:51pm

Today I got a call regarding my blood work.
STILL UN-DETECTED!!!!!
I took Harvoni for several months last year and it seems to have worked.
This is my 3rd set of labs and I'm still undetected. 

I was diagnosed in 1997 with "Non A Non B Terminal Hepatitis" I was told at that time I would likely die within the next 10 or so years. The Dr said I could try a grueling treatment they had that was crazy expensive and most likely would not work.
I remember going to a bar to collect myself and have a drink or two before going home. Telling my daughter was a chore I wouldn't wish on anyone. She had just been thru hell herself and had finally landed back in my home and was finally safe. I debated telling her, but I had to so she could get tested. At that time it was unclear if she could get it from me thru day to day sharing of living space and casual contact. She was negative and still is. 

In 1998 I began my 1st treatment of Interferon and Ribavirin. At that time it was an injection every other day and 6 Ribavirin pills a day. Along with that I got 7 or 8 other scripts to battle the side effects of the treatment. It was hellish to say the least. At that time I was a single mom working 2 jobs and trying to go to school. I lasted about 4 months on treatment and was on the verge of losing my jobs. I had already dropped school and I just couldn't even. I was sick as a dog. I quit the treatment.

In 2001 I began my 2nd round of Interferon and Ribavirin treatments. I was told that this was a better form of it but that yes I would still get sick as a dog. I completed the year long treatment and I honestly don't know how I did it living alone and caring for my mother and grandmother at the same time. I lost about 40lbs, my hair, got hooked on some of the meds I was given to battle the side effects and sunk into massive debt as I was unable to work and used credit cards to pay for co pays and living expenses. I eventually filed for bankruptcy and lost my car. All for nothing as the treatment did not work. Non responder is what I was told. 

In 2003 I was told about another new treatment that was supposed to be the thing that was going to work. I had just begun to feel like myself again after the last time and was just not interested. I was eventually talked into trying it and against my better judgement I did begin the new drug trial study. It was harder mentally and emotioonally than the previous drugs. I was physically sick too. At the end of it I was still a Non Responder but was once again hooked on the "helper" drugs. I had a sea of pill bottles but the kicker was the endless supply of Xanax I was given freely. Being an addict I got hooked in a big way. This time around I lost my job, my car and eventually my marriage.

When I was 1st approached about Harvoni I said absolutely not interested. I remained not interested for a couple of years. No way. I had kicked all of the drugs. The anti depressants, the pain pills, the xanax all of it... not on any of it anymore. I'm working, I feel good, I'm over all the crap of the last few years, I'm more " me" than I've been in a decade or more.... No Thanks!!!

My grandbaby was born in 2014 and I could literally feel the paradigm shift in my world. I had recently changed jobs, had decent ins and after doing my due diligence I agreed to try it. I was scared of once again losing everything but it felt worth it. 
The side effects were mild and I continued working while taking it and I only told a couple of close friends I was trying the new drug. 

It seems to have worked!!! I'm coming up on a year of un fucking detected viral load!! I still have some of the effects of the Hep C on my liver and kidneys but I'm UN FLIPPIN DETECTED!!!

Sorry for the long post

maryte

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Location: Blinding You With Library Science!
Gender: Female


Posted: Sep 7, 2017 - 9:05am

...that Prince Charles and Lady Camilla attended the 2011 wedding of Steve Winwood's daughter, Mary-Clare, probably because the groom is Camilla's nephew.
SeriousLee

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Location: Dans l'milieu d'deux milles livres


Posted: Sep 3, 2017 - 2:40pm

 spammer wrote:

It's Alright Now.

 
The Grand Canyon is up to 18 miles wide. {#Eek}
spammer

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Location: Bokey's Basement(he doesn't feed us)


Posted: Jul 11, 2017 - 9:07am

 kurtster wrote:
We have Bad Company in the library, but no Free ... curious ...  

 
It's Alright Now.
kurtster

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Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 11, 2017 - 2:48am

We have Bad Company in the library, but no Free ... curious ...  
kurtster

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Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: May 12, 2017 - 4:36pm

that Zep's version of Stairway To Heaven is not even in the library.  I thought it was and even thought I heard it played a couple of times over the years.  Guess not.  Its no big deal.  I only learned it because I was going to post a link to the song comments because I ran into a discussion of the similarities between it and Traffic's John Barleycorn to show a real discussion.  Oh well.  I did post the link to JB anyway.

Be interesting to see if anyone click's on it.


haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 6, 2017 - 10:02pm

 islander wrote:

Breath deep, what ever happens will happen. Do good where you can, enjoy the view.

Speaking of, my day ended with this:


Even if it is then end, it sure is pretty.

 
{#Sunny}
islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 6, 2017 - 9:59pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
...that there is no hope for humanity. None.

 
Breath deep, what ever happens will happen. Do good where you can, enjoy the view.

Speaking of, my day ended with this:


Even if it is then end, it sure is pretty.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Apr 6, 2017 - 6:36pm

...that there is no hope for humanity. None.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 6, 2017 - 4:31pm

... that tetanus is French for head up your ass.
Skydog

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Posted: Apr 6, 2017 - 5:40am

...that there are 10 varieties of the bird known as the Titmouse, I knew of the Tufted Titmouse but not the other 9 
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 2, 2016 - 6:14pm

 Antigone wrote:
Lesson of the day: don't leave a pair of Crocs out where Weezie might think they are toys. She tripped over one, and then picked it up and carried it out of the room with her. I quickly got it from her, and put it in the closet! And yeah, I know, she might have been making a fashion statement, but still...

 
You are so mean
Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Sep 2, 2016 - 2:22pm

Lesson of the day: don't leave a pair of Crocs out where Weezie might think they are toys. She tripped over one, and then picked it up and carried it out of the room with her. I quickly got it from her, and put it in the closet! And yeah, I know, she might have been making a fashion statement, but still...
Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Jul 30, 2016 - 6:48am


PoundPuppy

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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 6:38pm

Today I learned that I have a lot to learn about the EMS system at work. 
Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 5:22pm

Today's lesson: you can't put a diaper on a dog who doesn't want to wear one. Sigh.
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