I talked to the scientist who invented the infusion pump for combo therapy at our company to see if I could be one of his guinea pigs. He said all the parts are approved so my doc could order it. It pumps out the correct amount your body needs of inteferon as time goes by. The constant over/underdose of the shots method
gives poorer results long term than the infusion method. All I need now is a liver doc. My last one just passed me off to the liver clinic at Good Sam and they still haven't called me for an appt. It's been over two weeks. Good luck to all of you and God bless you all.

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I\'ve never heard of the infusion pump--sounds very interesting!!! Keep us updated on your progress with it--hugs--hepinwash
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Oh Wes, I sure hope this works out for you.
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Very interesting re: the infusion pump... ! Our bodies can\'t be the same but wer\'e all treated the same w/our injections. Who came up w/the once a week theory? Shoudlnt it be more like diabetes testing? We could just test our blood a few times a day,like diabetics and dial in what our bodies need. No wonder we are all over the map w/VL #\'s. The current tx is just a stab in the dark.
Why isn\'t our blood monitored daily? Now that is something to look into..
Wes, I wish u the best and hope u find a wonderful liver doc!!!!!!!!
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I had a few friends who had Hep C and the interferon combo knocked it down to undetectable levels. They did their part--- no smoking, drinking, junk food, etc. They are all doing well. I hope you have the same happy ending to your story. Please be more aggressive about calling and following up. These medical people need to be \"goosed\" now and again. God bless you too!