Sorry all, been kind of quiet here but...
Since my trial continues to go (I really lucked out on the 5 year extension) then I'll share my results some more from my last visit:
HBV DNA IU/mL: No HBV DNA Detected
Total Bili: 0.6 mg/dL
Dir Bili : 0.1 mg/dL
Ind Bili : 0.5 mg/dL
AST (SGOT) - 26
ALT (SGPT) - 32
Creatinine - 1.20 mg/dL
Uric Acid - 8.2 mg/dL
Calcium - 9.7 mg/dL
Phosphorus - 3.6 mg/dL
pH - 5.5
CK - 162 U/L (Down a little but in good shape)
Parathyroid Hormone - 35.0 pg/mL
Fibrosis Score: 0.25
Fibrosis Stage:F0-F1, No or minimal Fibrosis
Of note, numbers on mostly everything increased slightly but not alarming and all still fall within range. I had a bad diet in November/December due to holidays so blame that for increased numbers and being a bit overweight (well more than my normal).
Additionally, my cholesterol was on the high side of the cut-off for normal and my blood pressure was VERY high, the worst it was.. I think it was 152/96 which is nowhere near normal for me. What it boils down to, is I need a good diet plan and more exercise. My exercise has been lax in the winter. I want to lose 20-30lbs by my next visit.
Lastly, I was offered the chance to participate in ANOTHER clinical trial by Janssen. My doctor said it aims at a cure within 6 months. I believe it is for:
It's being brought into the states and was looking for recruits. However, since it's only in Phase 2 and since I would need to go untreated for 6 months to qualify for it before I even start it, I said "No thanks... let's talk when this current trial is over in 2020 and the new one is in Phase 3. Since I don't qualify by being on this trial, and I don't want to go untreated, it could be too dangerous if the virus comes back on a viral load at an alarming rate, or I build a resistance to the meds by going off of it... and all for something that is only 6 months worth of treatment that is not a even guarantee cure yet."
Let me also add really quick.. I had to go back to get blood redrawn for the HBV DNA and Parathyroid Hormone because the labs were not able to get the results due to some tubes apparently not coming over correct to the labs (the doctor verified it was not them, it was sent properly, they think something happened in transit).
Hope everyone is well!