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    Update from Queen of Denial
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    Hepwolf2012 posted:
    Well I saw my new GI doc.She was amazed that I had not been retreated long ago since I am genotype 2, relapsed, and last biopsy in 1998 showed grade 3/stage 2 at that time before treatment (not pegylated, just reg interferon + riba). I had requested to be treated again 5 yrs ago but prior doc said I was not a candidate, refused my request. So now new doc says may have advanced cirrhosis since AST higher than ALT which is slightly higher than normal. I had my ultrasound and only significant finding was adenomyomycitis in gallbladder. Hoping that's the explanation for rise in AST. I understand that to be benign. Liver actually had nothing abnormal seen. Waiting for biopsy still. But doc says there is a clinical trial in SF using protease inhibitor in Genotype 2. Unless the biopsy shows bad cirrhosis in which case, I get referred for transplant. My prayers were heard about the ultrasound. Please, those of you who believe in power of prayer, help me pray for good results from biopsy. I believe I will surprise everyone and be healthier than predicted. Gratefully, I do not walk this path alone.
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    I am sending you positive thoughts from Southern California this morning Hepwolf2012.

    You are not alone and I'm glad you are here seeking support!

    Haylen


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