Posted 6/4/2012 4:23 PM (GMT -7)
Agreed...the whole treatment thing ****s. But, like a cancer treatment, it has horrible side effects and doesn't always work. BUT, then again, many times IT DOES. The new program touts WAY BETTER stats.
If you can muster half the strength, I think you should stick with it if it doesn't kill you. You are undetectable. What I wouldn't give to hear those words about Mike.
The guy did really horribly with treatment, wound up on the neupogen AND procrit, with no insurance, so we had a heck of a time paying for that...and the guy was 4 million copies higher after 24 weeks than he was on DAY 1. That was Interferon and Riba in 2003.
Now he's nearly died of ESLD, had liver cancer, and a life saving transplant. BUT...his Viral Load is 37MILLION copies! THIRTY SEVEN MILLION.
They are talking treatment down the line and so far we don't know the protocol they may use for post transplant at our center. But he'll do it...until or unless his platelets are zero and his white and red counts are desperate.
Think about it like leukemia or melanoma or breast cancer or colon cancer...FINISH the treatment and pray you'll get well.
Well, that's my two cents on What ****S and what doesn't. Being alive doesn't.
Hope you make a decision that works for you and ask for more anti depression meds if you need an attitude boost. The docs will help you make it through.