Mike took a different protocol, Sovaldi and Olysio. He had had a really rough time with Riba in 2009 with INF...that was awful for him (and the whole family....he was very grumpy). This time he did not have sides, cleared in a few weeks, and actually felt BETTER on the meds than he had in a long time because that ****** virus was GONE.
HOWEVER, remember that you liver has been damaged, your Fibrosis score was 4, so that isn't going away soon. Liver cells that are not cirrhotic may regenerate and that would be great. All in all, you will have STOPPED the destruction of what is left of your liver. Like you, Mike had Hep C and drank alcohol. Congrats to BOTH OF YOU for putting that aside. If you continued to drink with a damaged liver, it could get worse, even with the Hep C gone.
I think this is going to work out for you, especially since your Viral load wasn't' through the roof at the outset of treatment.
Best luck, Mama Lama
MamaLama, Forum moderator - Hepatitis
Partner received liver transplant (May 1, 2011) FL
Hep C 1a Treatment - Sovaldi/Olysio (March - May 2014)
Undetected since week 4. Undetected 12 weeks post treatment.