HCV imageAnd the envelope please? I just received my results of the one-year HCV viral load and ultrasound for HCC. The bad news is Cupcake is stuck with me for eternity unless Agent Orange rears its ugly head. Attached below are the results of the ultrasound and the PCR RNA  viral load tests.  Hooooooooooooooooo, doggies. I might have to buy another horse. 

Again, I have Cupcake to thank. When it became painfully evident that Interferon was my Hemlock in 2007, my twentieth century fox told me to hunker down and preserve what I had left of my health. I was Stage 3 + and grade 3 on the Metavir scale and circling the drain. We went hard core and  inspected everything that went into my body. In spite of it, I still augered in April 23, 2009. From 2010 through my slow recovery, Deb controlled the vertical and horizontal on the diet and the drugs. It was ugly.  If it wasn’t grown on site, I pretty much didn’t eat it. No more Burger Kings and Dilaudid for lunch. The idea was to huddle in place until a new drug came out… like Sovaldi.

Today marks the 363rd day since I completed my 168-day treatment for Hepatitis C. December 7th, 2015 marks the one-year anniversary of the last pill. I had reservations about clearing the virus when many of my contemporaries  who did Interferon relapsed 3-5 years later. I received the ultrasound results confirming no Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) last week. The polymerase chain reaction tests are, to me, the confirmation beyond the shadow of a doubt that the dragon is dead.

Negative viral load or HCC

Cupcake fainted. I get that. 28 more years of me is going to be a hard pill to swallow. The good news is that Tourette’s syndrome can be controlled with proper medication-so she has that going for her.

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15 Responses to BAD NEWS FOR CUPCAKE

  1. SPrice says:

    I would want to see the lab test. But you know me, I trust nobody.

  2. dknees4 says:

    Well, Cuz…..I sure hope Cupcake did not make plans for the “short-range” diagnosis. It would be a drag to have to re-arrange all her plans and cancel the seven digit life ins policy…!! Actually, should she choose to stay in your company she only has to hang in there “until death.” The afterlife, as dictated by “The Man Upstairs” (per your Uncle Jay) tells us we will not recognize those we knew on earth, nor will there be marriage. We will have something so much better that our now earthly minds cannot comprehend it’s magnificence.
    It seems the dry wit might have a genetic aspect to it…!!! Love you two…..Give Deb my love. Also, Buddy, Wally & the two dogs. The thoroughbreds could care less….
    From your favorite cousin who loves & respects her favorite cousin Mr. “Nod.”

  3. clearleft says:

    Ah shit…. bah humbug…. guess we’ll have to build this jackass that greenhouse now…. dammit he made us look like the fools we are. somabitch…

  4. Vicki Foley says:

    It’s a wonderful thing to have a future to plan for after such a long time getting used to the idea that the meter was gradually running out.

    Wilko Johnson, former guitarist for the 70’s British rock group Dr. Feelgood, now of the Wilko Johnson Band, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given a year to live. He chose not to undergo treatment and went on his “Farewell Tour.” Did the talk show circuit in Britain about his decision, had many fans eulogizing him while he was still alive, when a surgeon stepped forward and told him he thought Wilko would benefit from a new surgery, which he agreed to undergo. He’s now cancer free and faced with the new realization that he is, in fact, going to be around for awhile longer. He said allowing himself to look forward more than a few weeks at a time takes some getting used to. I’m so happy you no longer have the dagger hanging over your head.

  5. Chris Ford says:

    Hot Damn – way to go, looking forward to your sarcastic wit for years to come…

  6. mark says:

    Told You, God Was Real, and He Forgives YOU

  7. cdneh says:

    Great news. Congratulations!

  8. azeejensmom says:

    Best news ever!!!!

    (Doing the happy dance)

  9. says:

    I am so happy for you and cup cake. God bless you and your family

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  11. rdmurphy says:

    Most excellent

  12. Longfellow Rogoczy says:

    That is great news, A! I am so happy for you & Cupcake!!!

  13. woodguy11 says:

    That is great news! Dam , I thought it was 6 mos. so I still have 6 more. Talked to the hepatologist and she told me Harvoni riba chews it up and spits it out. She also told me she would nexus me and never did. I am so glad you cleared it. I hope everyone else does too. MERRY CHRISTMAS

    • asknod says:

      They did viral load testing at 3, 6 and 9 months to confirm it. One year is the litmus test for Genotypes 2 and 3. They are the hardest of all to eradicate. Cupcake just drew the short straw, I guess. It sure is one hell of a Christmas present when you think the doctors were giving me a 2018-20 check out date.

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