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Message 1283519 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 9:03:42 UTC

Lori had her latest visit to Froedert's hospital Monday.

All is in the waiting now.

She has been off of the Incivek for 3 months now. This test is to see if it really killed the virus, or if the continued use of the other two drugs is of no use.

If there is any evidence of the virus remaining, treatment stops.

For there is no use in continuing.

Of course, she is having a bad time waiting for the results.

I am too.

Prayers might help.

Meow.
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Message 1283523 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 9:16:04 UTC

Lori is in my prayers Mark.

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Message 1283525 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 9:17:37 UTC - in response to Message 1283523.

Lori is in my prayers Mark.

Thank you.........
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Message 1283533 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 10:21:50 UTC

Fingers crossed for you both.

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Message 1283548 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 11:29:01 UTC

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Message 1283580 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 13:29:51 UTC

Hoping everything goes well for you and Lori!

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Message 1283582 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 13:33:09 UTC

Ditto what Chris said...
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Message 1283606 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 14:07:33 UTC
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Every day for her is a thousand miles.......

And I have been there, on and off, for maybe 500 of those miles.

What do you say to somebody who you have been with for the greater portion of your life?

She has been dismayed once in a while when I have gone off on a trot on my own and left her to wonder.

I try to assure her that it is just my wanderings about and she has nothing to worry about. I know where my home is always. And if I stray, the kitties drag me back.
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Message 1283607 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 14:12:16 UTC

My thoughts and prayers are with Lori, Mark.
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Message 1283686 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 17:59:12 UTC

Wishing the best for Lori.
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Message 1283693 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 18:17:32 UTC

You and Lori are in our thoughts and in our hearts.

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Message 1283702 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 18:27:30 UTC - in response to Message 1283693.

You and Lori are in our thoughts and in our hearts.

Angela & Eric

And you in mine, not matter what the reason.


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Message 1283710 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 18:54:15 UTC

Mark,
Both you and Lori are in my prayers.
Let's see her back fightin' fit, and you, well back to bein' you
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Message 1283715 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 19:02:54 UTC - in response to Message 1283519.
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Wow man, this is the tough stuff, hang in there and support her like you never did before. God Bless you both, LSM and I are right there with you.

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Message 1283717 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 19:05:35 UTC - in response to Message 1283710.

Mark,
Both you and Lori are in my prayers.
Let's see her back fightin' fit, and you, well back to bein' you

I am not sure what bein' me iz any more.
I have gone so fur off track in my 55 years I dunno if I can get back there.

Or she. Torn up tracks, you see.

What has been undone cannot be undone.
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Message 1285892 - Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 17:05:19 UTC
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Major news folks. Really amazingly GOOD major news.

Lori finally heard back from Froedtert on her test results today.
And the Lord has answered my prayers.

She is still showing NEGATIVE for the HCV virus!!!!

This means that after 3 months of nastiness on Incivek knocked the virus for a loop, the ribavirin and interferon have kept it at bay for another 3 months.
Her odds of total remission have now increased dramatically, especially as she failed an earlier course of treatment years ago on just the 2 standard drugs that were available at the time.

She was in rather elevated spirits when she called me to share the news.
There are still no guarantees, of course. There are 21 more weeks of dealing with the side effects of the ribavirin and interferon, then another test, and then the really big test 6 months after all drugs are discontinued.

But at least she has an better possible upside to bolster her for the next 6 months, and she knows that everything she has suffered through for the last 6 months were not for naught.

And that shall help us both a lot.

Now I only have to pray that when her health insurance gets updated at the end of the year, her coverage is still such that she can complete the final couple of months of treatment.

Tears of joy.

Praise be to God.
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Message 1285924 - Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 17:37:14 UTC - in response to Message 1285892.

That is very good news indeed.
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Message 1285926 - Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 17:38:13 UTC

Glad to hear about the good news, Mark:)
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Message 1285981 - Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 20:19:45 UTC

Great news Mark.

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Message 1285989 - Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 20:31:49 UTC

Excellent news ... Congrats to you and Lori!

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