Yesterday I picked up first lab tests after one month of the therapy.
Huh, AFP went down, under the limit. What a relief!
Approximately two months ago it went high, above the limit for the first time since I have HBV and I’ve been scared to death.
My doctor sent me immediately to CT which showed (among other things) no sign of cancer but still...
Then (thanks to advice from my good friend from Germany) I have started a new round of therapy with a more potent drug.
Does it work? Is lowering AFP a result of the new therapy?
I don’t know, but I hope so. I will not know for sure until I do PCR in September.
But for now I’m satisfied with this even my transaminases are still slightly elevated. But, they were always like this even back then when I had over 100 million copies or when I had undetectable virus. I know that my liver looks like Swiss cheese so I consider it normal.
So, I have one month to enjoy the summer.
While pills are doing their job, I’m planning to enjoy every single day of this summer; nice shade on warm beach sand and swimming in the tepid sea.
Carpe diem :-)