13600Thank You All
- Jan 6, 2004Hi Everyone,
I want to thank Gene, Micky Willem, Carol and the Dr. for your quick replies,
advise and well wishes.
My boyfriend and son were here from Norway for Christmas so I tried not to
think about it all much. The only ones I have told are you all.
The Dr. treating me had thought I had beat the dragon too but ... he
mentioned to me about getting on a clinical trial.
The clinical trial director called yesterday about a trial doing the exact
same treatment I had taken for 48 weeks Sherling-Plough peglated interferon
alpha 2b and ribavirin on a weight based dose. If after 12 weeks I clear the
virus I would continue for a year. If I didn't clear I would or would not continue
on a low dose interferon for 3 years I believe is what she said. Since it is
a study I guess some get the small dose and some don't.
The Dr. will call back Wednesday after hearing from the clinical director
about what trial study she found I was eligible for.
I am confused and curious about my options.
What treatment would a Dr. prescribe for me to take outside of the clinical
How long will my liver last without treatment?
How would my body take treatment again?
How could I support myself without working on treatment?
Which is the better alternative for my family? Put my 12 year old through
another year of me on treatment or just let it go and continue on living a
normal life like we are now.
Mickey you have made it..you will feel so much better once off treatment. It
is just around the corner.
Gene, how is your salon business going?
Updates on everyone will be nice to hear.
Your Friend Donna who wishes she didn't have to make any decisions right now.
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