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I got lucky - hepatitis C treatment

ParkerboyParkerboy Posts: 7,045 Admiral
To the extent one can be lucky with hep c. I have been accepted in a long term drug study (3 years) during which I will take three drugs for 12 weeks then follow up. For those in the know this is known as the 3 D drugs by Abbvie. Trials to date show an almost 100% cure rate and the treatment is free to me including all tests, drugs, dr visits, and I am compensated for driving, parking etc.

Feeling lucky today.
Deo Vindice


  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 12,224 AG
    Keep your tallywhacker in your pants
    Proud supporter of the anti fishing, terroristic (lol what?) movement known as Greenpeace.
  • HomerSimpsonHomerSimpson Posts: 6,573 Admiral
    are you in a blind study or is it to verify side effects? (meaning do you know for sure you're getting the drug?)
  • ParkerboyParkerboy Posts: 7,045 Admiral
    Yes, I know for sure. The drugs have already been through three trials and show between 96-99.5% cure rate. I am taking them and the study I am enrolled in is a long term tracking of the results. I'm told the drugs are scheduled to be released to the public next month.
    Deo Vindice
  • ParkerboyParkerboy Posts: 7,045 Admiral
    rock_fish wrote: »
    Keep your tallywhacker in your pants
    Nothing to do with the tallywhacker.
    Deo Vindice
  • reel stamasreel stamas Posts: 6,153 Admiral
    I'm happy for you... That's a terrible disease... Good Luck & I hope the Side Effects aren't too bad...
    There should be NO Commercial Fishing for any fish species considered 'Over-fished' , 'Undergoing Overfishing' or Subject to Recreational Seasons, Limits, or Closures... Game Fish Status IS the Answer !!!
  • cprcpr Posts: 9,299 Admiral
    "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." F. Scott Fitzgerald

    "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." Niels Bohr
  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 10,466 AG
    Knew a utility pipe installer that worked on sewage lines.
    Would work all day getting his hands in that mess and putting
    in a dip with the same hands. He contracted Hep C.
    It was the least of his problems though.
    I have never seen live bones, but I know that they are often used by rich people to decorate the interior.
  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 10,466 AG
    Now that I think about it, that was his story.
    Coulda also been one of them crack **** he
    was seein.
    I have never seen live bones, but I know that they are often used by rich people to decorate the interior.
  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 10,466 AG
    He brought one named "Precious" to the company
    xmas party. She was about 6'5", black as night
    and had a long blonde wig. Tats on her neck, her name
    across her chest but you could hardly read it due to lack
    of contrast. Might of been her.

    Had friend who had a pontoon boat up in Niceville, FL named
    the Hep Sea. Cause all the activity that took place on it.
    That's another thread though. Think I caught a staph infection
    on it once, but never anything serious.

    Anyway, that's great news on the Hep C treatment. Hope it
    works, long past time we find a way to get rid of that.
    I have never seen live bones, but I know that they are often used by rich people to decorate the interior.
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    Thanks a lot for perpetuating the stigma associated with Hep C. It's not enough to have an insidious disease that may well have been contracted via tainted blood or blood products I guess.

    Best of luck to you PB. The new treatments are miles ahead of the 48 weeks of Interferon injections and Ribavirin my wife dealt with 10 years ago. Thankfully she was able to tolerate the side effects and responded well and remains virus free to this day.
  • coldaircoldair Posts: 11,490 AG
    I got a when I was stuck with a dirty needle in an ER by a stupid nurse that reused a needle on me and a traffic accident victim
  • Lobstercatcher229Lobstercatcher229 Posts: 4,845 Captain
    Some of those new hepatitis C drugs can be terribly expensive. I am glad that you don't have to pay for them and I wish you the best on the treatment. It is cool that a once difficult to treat disease is getting to be treatable, though expensive to treat.
  • Baits OutBaits Out Posts: 12,328 AG

    Hoping it continues to be a good fix.

    A southeast Florida laid back beach bum and volunteer bikini assessor who lives on island time. 
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