Posted 10/22/2015 11:52 AM (GMT -7)
Geesh, it doesn't rain, but it pours. The poor guy really can't catch a break, can he? As far as driving with the cast...well, we're guys and that makes us idiots...at least some of the time...lol.
I hope his recovery is short and uneventful. You two sure deserve some breaks.
I'm very curious about the tendinopathy that Mike has experienced.
I see in your sig...his tx. in 2014 with Olysio and Sovaldi.
Was he treatment naive for his hep c at this point?
I'm wondering specifically about any previous regimens with Interferon.
I finished my first and only tx. for hep c about 1 1/2 years ago now
(24 weeks duration...Telaprevir, Interferon and Ribavirin)
Approx 1 year ago, I began experiencing diffuse tendon inflammation, pain and damage. Most of it had no obvious cause. My right Achilles' tendon suddenly became painful, causing me to limp for 2-3 days. As that subsided, my rt foot and ankle became swollen, reddened and very painful. Then the same sequence of events took place on my left Achilles' tendon, foot and ankle.
It took about a week for the swelling redness and pain to subside.
My feet looked like a guy in acute congestive heart failure!
Anyway, more stuff like that occurred and now I have a left elbow (triceps tendon) that has become chronic after a dumb, self-inflicted injury 1 year ago. (Tossing about 70 large bags of mulch and garden soil in and out of trailers and eventually spread out on my property).
Overall, this "tendinopathy has improved, but not wholly abated.
I believe this is related to the 6 months of Interferon treatment. I've read a few similar stories on the net and while I know this is purely anecdotal, it's pretty darn peculiar.
My hepatologist and internist feel the same.
Oh well, the only real treatment is tincture of time and not behaving like an idiot.
I'm a 66 yo guy...good luck with that...lol.
2013 / Diagnosed and successfully treated for hep c geno 1b with Telaprevir, Interferon and Ribavirin...treatment duration 24 weeks.
Retired CRNA (aka nurse anesthetist)...approx 35 years experience in the ER and anesthesia.
Exposure was likely a bloody needle stick from a known hep b patient in 1977. Hep B never progressed to the chronic phase...my own, healthy immune system took care of it.