Greg Jefferys Hepatitis C blog deals with all the issues associated with hepatitis C
Every day I get emails from people who tell me their story of clearing the Hepatitis C virus using generic treatment. Every story is precious and every person feels such relief and joy at having cleared this wicked disease. Obviously everyone has a different story to tell of how they caught Hep C and how they cured it. For some reason I get a lot of inspiring Hep C stories from Texas and this story below is from a young Texan man whose journey is particularly inspiring and really needs to be shared.
Michael’s story reminds us that we have the power to take control of our own health and to never to give up.
Hello, I am Michael and I am 45 and I live in Texas in the USA and this is my Hep C success story.
It turns out that I was first diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1988, when I was only 16 years old… but no-one told me that I was infected with this illness until 1992, when, as a 20 year old I went into a Blood Donor location to give blood.
Each year our local radio station gave away tickets for those who donated, and this year was my turn, I was so excited to get these tickets to the Van Halen show.
When the Blood nurse turned me away, saying that I had Hepatitis C, my first reaction was that they were making some kind of mistake, they had to be wrong about this. So I went to my mother and asked her about it, and this is when she let me know that my parent already knew I had HEP C, and that the man that had molested and sexually abused me when I was a kid, had also very recently died from the complications relating to HEP C.
This was my 1st experience with HEP C, on a long road to recovery that spans decades; it is a story I will share now.
So, I have had HEP C for many years, probably since I was about 14 years old.
In 1992, when I was confronted with the fact that I had Hepatitis C it wasn’t something people knew a whole lot about back then. So I was given a Bleak outlook and told to abstain from Sex, Alcohol, Drugs, fatty foods, sugar, you know… pretty much everything a guy in his early 20s wants to indulge in.
So, for several years I waited around on my imminent death, at least the doctors I had seen had scared me into thinking it was imminent.
Then in 2003 I went on interferon / Ribavirin combination therapy, for 48 long miserably tiring weeks.
As so often happens the interferon failed and I slid into a deep depression and began using street drugs, falling further and further into Hep C whirlpool of despair.
In 2010 I began hearing rumours of a new trial drugs coming onto the market, from my doctor. At this time I was going through physical therapy for the total shoulder and hip replacement I underwent in 2007, and the use of so many narcotic pain meds helped push my liver to a new and very bad place.
By late 2013 I had a fibrosis score of F2 and I have to admit to drinking some, which did not help my already stressed liver. I was feeling really helpless and without hope because I couldn’t find a doctor that would work with me.
For another 2 years I waited around on doctors to finally see me for me and help me. In 2015 I met with a new doctor in Oregon, USA, and with the new advancements in Medical Marijuana and ALLOWANCES by the Oregon doctors to prescribe and treat patients who use MMJ, I was able to get with a new doctor who was more understanding of, and interested in, my total health conditions.
In Jan 2017 she came to me and said, “Mike.. you are now F3. Your liver has been put through hell, by you, by other doctors, and the HEP C virus. Your viral load is 35 Million and we have to do something now!”
So she sent me to another doctor in Oregon and he told me that the waiting list was long, and that the treatment was almost US$83,000 and that my insurance wouldn’t cover it, but they’d put me on a waiting list and contact me when my turn came up, but it could be a few years for this to happen.
The only advice they had was for me to try to take as good of care of my liver until then.
In other words, I wasn’t going to get healed. I was being told I can’t afford the treatment and they weren’t going to be paying for it, and therefore, I guess I would continue with my side hurting like hell and me being afraid of dying every day.
More and more I thought about dying.
More and more, each and every day, the most consuming thought I had was dying from complications from HEP C and of leaving my loved ones, leaving them to clean up after me.
This despair consumed my mind until one day I went online to Facebook and went into some HEP C groups and started asking questions. Nobody instructed me to go to Greg and James’ Facebook groups; I just stumbled onto them by mere accident.
I sat quietly in one of the groups for some days and watched and asked a few simple questions about how to get healed and was informed who to talk to.
The person I spoke with, I’ll keep his name Anonymous, but this man told me all about how easy it was to get the medicine and at first, I was thinking, skeptically,
“Sure, if it’s that easy then why aren’t more people healed?”
But I went along with it and listened and this man and myself discussed how I could be healed of this horrible death sentence, HEP C.
So, a few days went by and then there it was in my hands, three little plastic bottles holding 12 weeks of generic Epclusa, and I looked at the meds and thought at first,
“Hmm, could these really be the medicines needed to heal me, or is this some trick?”
I waited 2 full days and asked others in the groups about it, and then on Monday August 7th, 2017 I began my first dose of Generic Epclusa.
Well, let’s skip forward nearly 6 weeks to Oct 14th, 2017, , I went in for a HEP C RNA Detection and the results were returned to me on Oct. 20th, 2017 and they were:
NEGATIVE for the HEP C VIRUS, the range of the detection tests was <15 so the result was saying I was effectively zero… or cured!
Now I want to back track with my Hep C story here…
Because here’s where the story takes a sudden turn. My doctor has been following along with my success the whole time, as she didn’t prescribe the HEP medication, although she was, and still is, monitoring my journey in a very supportive way.
Remember that in January 2017 my fibrosis level was F2; by April I was F3 and in August, just before I started treatment my fibrosis level was nudging F4. But after the end of treatment my fibrosis level had dropped to F2!!!
On Oct 31st I went in for my monthly screening and my doctor invited all of the medical staff into the room with us, and introduced me to all of them and bragged because this was her first success story with Hep C and is was almost as excited as me that I was cured, healed and clear of Hepatitis C.
Greg Jefferys’ blog is provided for informational purposes and is not intended as Medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Whilst Greg Jefferys is doing a PhD it is not in medicine. Any advice offered is offered in good faith and based on an extensive general knowledge of Hepatitis C and access to generic Hepatitis medicines Greg Jefferys has acquired through his work as an advocate and activist
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I hear you loud and clear.Michael. i was in a very similar situation left by my insurance and GI Specialist to die as insurance would not pay for it and i did not have 140 thousand dollrs for USA meds. I found FIXhepC site nd was skeptical but went for.it and am now cured.
I very interested in your experience with this treatment. I have several family members who need treatment desperately and can not get approved. Would you be willing to share your email. Thank you in advance.
What am awesome recovery.
..it helps to hear them and motivates me to staypositive.
I’m curious about the one seized by Customs. Did you only take the the 8 week course?
I LEARNED I HAD HEP-C WHILE IN PRISON IN ILLINOIS FOR 4 YEARS WHERE THEY DID NOTHING TO TREAT MY DISEASE I DID 5 YEARS THERE WITH NO HELP FROM THE STATE OF ILLINOIS THEY JUST KEPT TELLING ME IM OK COME BACK IN ANOTHER 6 MONTHS AND WILL CHECK ON YOU AGAIN WILL THIS WENT ON FOR 4 YEARS 2013-2017 IN ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, WHERE HUNDREDS OF ILLINOIS INMATES HAVE THIS DISEASE BUT ARE UNABLE TO RECEIVE TREATMENT BECAUSE IT’S EXPENSIVE 84,000 FOR THE SOFOSBUVIR AND 63,000 FOR THE DACLATASVIR IN THE USA , AND ILLINOIS IN ITS FINANCIAL CRISIS DIDENT HELP EITHER, I WAS RELEASED IN AUGUST OF 2017 AND AFTER LOOKING ON LINE I STUMBLED ACROSS GREG JEFFERYS AND STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH HIM AND TOLD HIM MY STORY OF BEING A DRUG ADDICT AND THEIF FOR OVER 20 YEARS OF MY LIFE AND WAS INTRESTED IN HEP-C MEDICATION FOR MY GENOMTYPE 2B WE TALKED ON AND OFF FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND I ALSO MET DR. JAMES FREEMAN AND WE ALSO TALKED FOR A TIME AND WE STILL DO TALK DAILY MY SELF BEING A CRINIMAL IN THE PAST CAN RECOGNIZE CROOKS AND THESE GENTLEMAN ARE THE REAL DEAL IF YOU HESTIANT ABOPUT AQUIRING THE MEDICATIONS THROUGH EITHER OF THEM I SUGGEST YOU GOOGLE THE AUSTRALIAN HEP-C BUYERS CLUB AND WATCH THE NEWS CAST WHERE YOU CAN SEE BOTH GENTLEMAN FOR YOUR SELF AS TIME WENT ON MR GREG JEFFERYS OFFERED ME THE MEDS WITH THE PROMISE TO PAY FOR THEM LATER THIS WAS A FEW WEEKS AGO ON A TUESDAY AT 315 PM AT 500PM DR.JAMES FREEMAN GAVE ME A SIMILAR OFFER TO PAYBACK LATER OR TO PAY IT FOPRWARD LATER ON IN MY LIFE AS OF TODAY I RECEIVED THE MEDS FROM INDIA AND AM ON MY THIRD DAY I RECEIVED 3 BOTTLES OF SOFOSBUVIR 400MG AND 3 BOTTTLES OF DACLATASVIR 60MG 28 TABLETS IN EACH BOTTLE I AM ON THE WAY TO BEING CURED OF A DISEASE THAT THE STATE IF ILLINOIS SAYS I HAVE TO BE IN STAGE 3-4 FIBROSIS FOR MY MEDICADE TO COVER I AM NOT IN ANY STAGE AND HAVE NO FIBROSIS I DO HAVE HEP-C AND IN ABOTHER 71 DAYS ILL BE CURED OF THIS AND ITS ALL DUE TO ANGELS NAMED GREG JEFFERYS AND DR. JAMES FREEMAN, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO INCLUDE A RECENT LAWSUIT AGAINST ILLINOS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION FOR FAILURE TO TREAT INMATES 4 INMATES RECIVED 8 MILLION TO SPLIT ANDF 20,000 PUNITIVE DAMAGES I AM CURRENTLY ON A CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST IDOC FOR MY CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT AND WHEN I GET MY SETTLEMENT I WIKLL BE DONATING TO THIS GREAT CAUSE TO HELP OTHERS LIKE THEY HELPED ME DEC 14 2017