Re: Even MORE thrilled about the results May
Hi again Lloyd,
This has been one heck of a ride. We've spoken a few times
- I have e-mails posted on this board on 9/3/01
and an update on 2/17/03.
A brief recap of my progress follows:
In 12/00, I had a quantitative
pcr of 89,000 copies (31,000iu/ml) and ALT 76(range 30-65), AST
in 08/01, I had a pcr
of 1,558 copies/ml
(or 649 iu/ml-almost non-detcted!) with ALT
of 35 and AST
Then I went off the program due to pregnancy (healthy baby),
and went back on the program in Feb. 2003.
Well, I'm back to give you my NEW
On 5/03 my
pcr is less than 1.70 Log IU/ml,
UNDETECTED QUANTITATIVELY!, plus the lab said there's not enough virus to extract
to tell the genotype!! ALT was
45 and AST was
These were done at the same lab so the reference ranges are
the same, except I think the pcr is getting more sensitive.
My cholesterol has also gone from 315 to 269 (I'm not taking
any meds for this). You have my old labs and I'm faxing the
new one to you today.
I have some questions now about maintenance and
1- What do you suggest as a maintenance
plan? (I still have some CF and thymus left), and how often
do you test for pcr results?
2- Do the antibodies to this dreaded thing
ever go away? I'd love to see the qualitative be negative.
3- I don't really understand this iron
issue, and my doc says I can take iron supplements, but I
was limiting iron intake for obvious reasons- my iron is low
at 30 (range 37-170), with high iron binding cap at 478 (250-450
is range) and saturation is low at 6 (range is 15-42) - any
4- Most importantly, I still have some
occasional "heaviness" feeling in my right quadrant
in front and sometimes in back (doc blows this off). The abdominal
ultrasounds have always shown no damage (refused the biopsy,
thank you). Could this be damage the tests don't pick up?
Any ideas about what I can do about it?
5- This is a small one, but I've asked
about it before- the outer part of my palms are still red-indicitive
somehow of liver damage I think - know anything about this
one or how to get rid of it? (sorry-had to ask!)
As always, thank you so much for being there. I tell lots
of people about the program, and have given many of your books
away. I myself went from feeling doomed to feeling hopeful
and healthier (no more joint pain and more energy) with real
lab results and now I'm trying to clean up whatever mess may
be left. Again, I wish there was a good chat site with people
on your program, or on other natural means, instead of the
crazy boards. I would appreciate it if you know of anyone
on the program I can e-mail and discuss these issues with,
especially anyone who is deal ing with the same issues (maintenance,
iron problems, pain, etc). Please feel free to post this message
on the board.
Thanks again and God Bless.
I am so very happy for you!
1. I would keep taking the Natcell thymus
for at least 3 months, we do not want this virus coming back.
The CF Support is good to take as well because it supports
the adrenal gland and the Mesenchyme in it helps regenerate
any weak cells.
2. Doctors say no, but I have a negative
antibody test for myself and I have had a few in the past.
Clients have called and told me their doctor told them they
could not have a negative antibody test after having hep c.
I have had some of these doctors call me and ask me what I
did to their patient to get them to test negative for HCV
3. You need a Ferritin Test. This test tells
you how much iron you have in your liver. You TIBC is high.
I would not be taking iron supplements. Take some Liver organic
4. The liver performs over 1200 functions.
During and after hep c there may always be some form of discomfort
or dysfunction. I even feel strange on occasion. This will
diminish in time. Take a CF Support when it happens.
Keep drinking my teas, they keep the liver functioning well.
5. I have heard about this palm thing before
but have not had a doctor tell me there is anything true about
it. I have never had a liver specialist examine my palms.
I would think they would be doing it if it was an indication
of anything but one can not go by what a liver doctor does
or does not do.