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Peginterferon-Ribavirin, Failed it twice. Incivek, Failed it. Sovaldi Olysio, failed it. Harvoni, failed it... Transplant Patient Zepatier and Sovaldi...we'll find out!

Friday, September 7, 2012

There was Nutella everywhere...

I’m going to start up with the videos again next week; I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from them due to a Nutella accident. I accidently smeared Nutella on the camera lens, and then forgot about it for a week. Future me can deal with cleaning that.

This Thursday I had my blood draw which will determine if I hit that magic zero. Luckily the math is on my side, nine million in four weeks… I should be able to knock out those last two hundred and twenty. Needless to say I’m looking forward to the results on Tuesday. Although… I suspect that the phlebotomist who drew my blood this week not only gave me that lovely rips-your-skin-off medical tape instead of CoBand, but didn’t draw for my viral load. Thankfully I only do these every other week now as the hypersensitivity makes blood draws a pain for three or four days following.

A wild symptom appeared! This one is just plain wonky, I was told gum sensitivity will become an issue, but on some teeth my gums have recessed one to two millimeters… With my hair continuing to thin, if my teeth fall out to boot, I’m going to buy an old pick up, a coon dog, and start quoting Larry the cable guy.

On the up side I’ve had a lot more energy! I’ve been able to do two to three things during the week in addition to work. I’m hoping the trend continues, although how Interferon will hit me each week is hard to predict. On a similar note, this treatment causes muscle wasting and because I eat so much more fat now, puts me at a disadvantage in terms of staying fit. But much to my delight, because of my exercise routine, and my diet I’ve been able to lose about twenty five pounds (mostly fat) in the last three months. I’ve also put on some more muscle weight thanks to replacing the donuts and cookies with cashews, eggs, peanuts and milk.

With my ninth injection over tonight, I have thirty nine weeks remaining. I’m about nineteen percent of the way there. 


  1. Good to hear you are keeping your energy up! I hope your gums hold on tight :)