Posted 5/28/2014 9:02 AM (GMT -6)
I guess they want to find out what is going on with you before they would start any treatment regimen. I hope that they find you well enough to stave off transplant for a while and well enough to handle a treatment as those transplanted Hep C free have much better long term outcomes!!!!
However, if there is something really cooking inside you, you'd want to know that and treat anything ELSE that might be going on.
Mike had his transplant first. He was quite ill and there was no more waiting for treatments to come along, he needed to be transplanted OR ELSE. When they found the HCC tumor, that was the last straw...he needed a new liver. After TP they wanted to treat him, but he almost died on the Interferon/Ribavirin TX in 2003, so that was not a choice. They kept trying to get him in a trial, but that never worked out....he was too sick, showing signs of rejection, had too much fibrosis, didn't have cirrhosis...he never met the study criteria quite perfectly. Then when the Sovaldi/Olysio off lable regimen was approved with JUST his criteria....post TP, high Viral Load, Interferon intolerant...well he is now undetected and none too soon as he has fibrosis stage3.
Good luck to you.