GREAT NEWS!!!!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

teasabug
New Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 6/6/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everybody,
 
Sorry it has been awhile since i have been online. Things have been quite busy around here. I hope you all remember who I am. If not, I will remind you who I am.
 
I wanted to share some exciting news. I went to the internest a couple of weeks ago. He took many blood tests and one of them is for the hep c. Well, I just got my results back today. I am undetectable so the treatment and all the hell that went with it, paid off. :) This makes me very happy. Takes alot of stress off of me. My baby will be tested in another 8 months. However, since I have been undetectable for over a 1 1/2 I do not think I need to worry about it. What do you think?
 
Hope to hear from all of you.
You are such a big help to me and a big boost.
 
Teresa

frustrated_n_wv
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 6/7/2008 3:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Teresa

What wonderful news. I am sure that is a load of stress off your mind. I am hopeful that things will turn out fine,

Lucy

Caregiverx3<3
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 197
   Posted 6/7/2008 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   

   yeah   yeah yeah EVERYBODY DANCE NOW !!! yeah yeah yeah

So Happy for you teasabug!

Carol


hep93
Elite Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 12014
   Posted 6/7/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Teasabug, you have been undetectable for 1 1/2 years?  Well, break out the sparkling cider, it's time to celebrate!  :-)    (But no alcohol ever again.)  So happy for you!

Hugs,

Connie


CaryF
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 505
   Posted 6/12/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Teas,

If you are Hep C undetectable after 1.5 years - you are cured!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah yeah yeah

1 year is the time marker!

Best, Cary

 


hep93
Elite Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 12014
   Posted 6/12/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Not to put a damper on Teasabug's great news, but is she considered cured or in remission?  I know at one time they did not use the term "cured."  Can the virus possibly return on its own, once it has cleared?

Hugs,

Connie 


CaryF
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 505
   Posted 6/13/2008 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
My Hepatologist will give out a "cured" certificate if the virus is undetectable after 1 year post treatment, I've seen them. The only way Hep C can come back in this case is to get re-infected. If the virus is going to some back after treatment it does so almost immediately, certainly within 6 months.
 
Cary 

hep93
Elite Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 12014
   Posted 6/13/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for answering my question, Cary!  :-)

CaryF
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 505
   Posted 6/14/2008 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep, this is exactly why the 1st post treatment follow up test is usually scheduled at 6 months. I insisted I got mine earlier because I felt the Hep C symptoms returning.
Sure enough - it was right back at 1 month post treatment & PCR just as high. That 1 year marker is the magic moment! Unfortunately lots of folks think they are clear because they test clear at the end of treatment & don't get any follow up until 6 months later. Lots of ins. won't pay for a follow up test until the 6 months mark. So they think they're clear & get extremely depressing results. You're out of the HEP C world at the 1 year mark if testing undectable then!

Best, Cary
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 05, 2016 7:42 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,938 posts in 301,070 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151225 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Milenita.
267 Guest(s), 18 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
cupcakespinkgal, Milenita, tickcheckguy, Lambyloo, White Bird, jujub, Huddie, w0hll, blksteeda, fibrocushie, PA_grandma, Dan0, Traveler, eat2bwell, Bik31, Nosila, straydog, racquetball74


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer