Hey everyone, just wanted to offer up my latest test results on this as my trial continues. Looks like I'm done at end of 2020, so 2 years to pray or try and cure myself here before I make a decision whether or not I want to continue meds after 7 years or attempt for a new trial.
Speaking of new trials, I did ask my doctor about
the arrowhead/Janssen(JNJ) treatment and if it was in trial. He said he knew of some that were, but was not aware about
this one I discovered that may be a close cure. I'll have to send him some info since it looks so promising.
Additionally, I've kept off my 5lbs and my blood pressure was normal this time... I really do need to lose about
50lbs though. Maybe I'll work on this in 2019!
Now, the report from the labs:
HBV DNA IU/mL: HBV DNA < 20 IU/mL Detected (I'd feel comfortable if it said Not Detected again)
Total Bili: 0.5 mg/dL
Dir Bili : 0.1 mg/dL
Ind Bili : 0.4 mg/dL
AST (SGOT) - 20
ALT (SGPT) - 31
Creatinine - 1.10 mg/dL
Uric Acid - 8.4 mg/dL (This is high)
Calcium - 9.9 mg/dL
Phosphorus - 2.4 mg/dL
pH - 6.0
CK - 126 U/L (Down a lot)
Parathyroid Hormone - 40.4 pg/ML
HBsAg: Positive (The labs say they are supposedly measuring quantitative but I'm only getting this result
Fibrosis Score: 0.28
Fibrosis Stage: F1, No or Minimal Fibrosis
These are some typical results. There were some things I need to keep and eye on and I noticed they started to add Vitamin Level checks on this report, but they were all normal (Yay!). For the concerning pieces to me:
Cholesterol was a little high at 235 mg/dL (my max should be 280)
My C&GCrtClr was 129.3 mL/min (my max should be 125.0)
HAPTOGLOBIN (HPT) was 203 mg/dL (my max should be 200)
Direct LDL should be <130 mg/dL and mine was high at 182
Guess it's time to really get on a good diet/exercise plan for the new year indeed!!
Happy 2019 to all and here's to hoping for a cure! Stay positive, friends!