1) More Anemic
2) My creatinine levels were dropping precipitously so my kidneys are not happy campers.
3) My Anti-nuclear Antibodies test (ANA) indicated my autoimmune Hepatitis component was climbing.
4) My IgG globulin level was going up indicating the White blood cells were massacring a lot of something nasty.
I had to disinterestedly ask “You didn’t happen to get the viral load test back yet, did you?” She indicated no and then corrected herself. “Oh. Here it is. It just came back a little bit ago. It says twelve copies which is virtually disease-free. By a month from now it will probably be zero. The doctor also says to reduce your Ribavirin amount again by one tablet a day and eat two in the morning and just one in the evening. So that’s a total of three a day. Do you want me to mail out that dosage note to you or can you remember it, sir?”
Twelve copies. Down from 857,000 two months ago. An amazing drug. Expensive at $168,000.00 dollars? Yes. The cost of long-term medical and a transplant? $552,000.00 conservatively. Pay now or pay later. Gez. I wonder how the VA OGC is going to take this? Priceless.