Finally Clear!

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Russian

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Apr 16, 2016, 9:43:31 PM4/16/16
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So I got scrip for Harvoni Jan 2015, Blue Shield turned it down, and then turned down the appeal. They said I wasn't the minimum stage 3, although every doctor but their's said I was. Then I appealed to the California
State Board of Medical Insurance and they overturned the denial and I got my Harvoni June of 2015.

I completed in September of 2015. My RNA test showed undetectable.

In December of 2015, I had my 3-month test and I was undetectable. FYI, what I've read online is that with Harvoni, if you're clear after 3 you're clear. But the "official" definition of "cured" is the 6-month SVR.

In late March of 2016, I had my 6-month test and I am undetectable. So there you have it.

In June, I am getting a new ultrasound to see if my liver is repairing itself.

I raise a glass of Martinelli's or Becks NA to all those alive or gone that contributed to this forum during the dark days of no treatments, bad treatments, and worse treatments.

Thip

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Apr 17, 2016, 10:55:09 AM4/17/16
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"Russian" <russian...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Way to go! I had my 6-month in April and I'm clear too. Then my gastro
pee'd right in my Cheerios and ordered an MRI the next day. It showed I
have cirrhosis--gee, ya think? I'm going to see him Tuesday. But isn't it
a GREAT feeling to know that dragon is finally, really dead?

greyhackles

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Apr 18, 2016, 8:18:28 AM4/18/16
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Congrats to both of your for beating the beast. Fantastic news!
Livers will get better - my bcls says the yearly ultrasounds show I've gone
from a 3 to nearly a 1since my dragon expired 12 years ago.
In this case Time really can heal old wounds.

Cheers!

/greyhackles

Thip

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Apr 18, 2016, 2:54:39 PM4/18/16
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"greyhackles" <greyh...@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
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Twelve years, grey? Wow! It just doesn't seem that long ago. Cody cleared
not long ago. He seems to be doing well.


SF

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Apr 19, 2016, 1:00:55 PM4/19/16
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"Thip" schreef in bericht news:nf07u3$feo$1...@dont-email.me...

"Russian" <russian...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> I raise a glass of Martinelli's or Becks NA to all those alive or gone
> that contributed to this forum during the dark days of no treatments, bad
> treatments, and worse treatments.

Way to go! I had my 6-month in April and I'm clear too. Then my gastro
pee'd right in my Cheerios and ordered an MRI the next day. It showed I
have cirrhosis--gee, ya think? I'm going to see him Tuesday. But isn't it
a GREAT feeling to know that dragon is finally, really dead?


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Both congratz! Fantastic news. I have an appointment with the new doctor
tomorrow morning, I'm nervous.
SF

Thip

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Apr 19, 2016, 2:16:19 PM4/19/16
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Good lucki!

Marco Sax

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Apr 27, 2016, 3:08:03 AM4/27/16
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Russian <russian...@gmail.com> wrote:


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> I raise a glass of Martinelli's or Becks NA to all those alive or gone
> that contributed to this forum during the dark days of no treatments, bad
> treatments, and worse treatments.

hi Russian! sooo glad to hear it! I am rising a glass of any
alcohol-free (i'm 25 yrs clean) beverage with you! I tested negative
(and still am at last test a month ago) since beginning of my 1 year
long second attempt in 2011 (riba+peg) , well before new treatment came
available

--
ciao
Marco Sax

greyhackles

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Apr 27, 2016, 6:47:37 PM4/27/16
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Yes, it really has been that long. Scary how fast time can fly!
Happy to hear about Cody - iirc, he hadn't been infected for long, which
usually means better odds.

And I love seeing folks having success with the new therapies!
It does mean my rather extensive knowledge of how to manage the old-school
triple-drug regimen is no longer useful - but I'm totally good with that ;)

Cheers!

/greyhackles
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