Masayang ibinahagi ng aktor na si Michael de Mesa na siya’y magaling na sa hepatitis C makaraan ang halos 20 taong pagpapagamot.
Ang 58-anyos na aktor ay unang na-diagnosed ng hepatitis C noong 1999, ayon sa ulat ng ABS CBN.
Sa Instagram post ni De Mesa, ibinahagi nito ang laboratory test na nagpapakita na “no detectable levels of HCV-RNA.” “I am cured of my hepatitis C!”
“It is gone! Praise God!” saad pa ng aktor.
Just want to share something with all of you. . Most of you know that I found out I had the Hepatitis C virus back in 1999. Long story short, after 2 decades, I am CURED of my Hepatitis C!!! It is gone! Praise God! . My family and close friends have known since December. I started the treatment in November and completed it in February. . How? My wife, @julie_eigenmann , never really stopped searching for the cure. Four years ago, the cure for Hep C was released but it was outrageously expensive! The Harvoni pill costs $1,000/pill. It’s a 12-week treatment amounting to around $90,000+. Crazy, right? Luckily, Julie was able to find a generic version from India which was just $1,000 for the WHOLE 12-week treatment already! So we got in touch with this Australian who helps people with Hep C. He is the head of the “Hep C buyers club”, so to speak. He also had the virus but was cured 3 years ago and he has helped so many people around the world. . Before treatment, My viral count was in the millions. 35 Million to be exact! After just 4 weeks into the treatment, my viral count went down to 1,200! Anything below 2,000 is actually considered undetected already. By the end of the treatment, it was zero, zilch, nada, UNDETECTED! Got retested this week after 3 months post treatment just for good measure, and it’s still undetected. . On my birthday today, I want to thank the Lord for another year of life. I also want to thank Him for bringing Julie into my life, making her His instrument, so that I can enjoy many more years with my loved ones. Update: Please DM Julie if you have any questions. Thank you.
Unang nalaman ni De Mesa na siya’y wala nang virus noong Disyembre ngunit upang matiyak ay muli itong nagpa-test.
Kaya naman nitong May 15 ay natanggap na nito ang magandang balita makaraang ilabas ang kanyang lab test.
“My wife, @julie_eigenmann, never really stopped searching for the cure,” ani De Mesa. “Four years ago, the cure for Hep C was released but it was outrageously expensive!“
Ayon pa sa aktor, ang Harvoni pill noo’y nagkakahalaga ng $90,000 at kailangang inumin sa loob ng 12 linggo.
Ginunita pa ni De Mesa ang isang Australian na tumutulong sa mga taong may kaparehong sakit kung saan nalaman niya ang alternatibo sa gamot na nagkakahalaga lamang ng $1,000 para sa parehong course of treatment.
“He also had the virus but was cured 3 years ago and he has helped so many people around the world,” ani De Mesa.
Ibinahagi ni De Mesa ang magandang balitang ito noong May 24; araw mismo ng kanyang kaarawan.
Saad ng aktor: “I want to thank the Lord for another year of life. I also want to thank Him for bringing Julie into my life, making her His instrument, so that I can enjoy many more years with my loved ones.”