I have been off the hellish drug 1 day short of 4 months. I just saw Dr. Montoya on 6/11/08. He and I are very happy with my recovery thus far. My viral titers are now in a range that he feels comfortable with and my biggest concern-that I would hear him say I should go back on Valcyte-just didn't happen. I'm still tired from the trip but I am reading so much that is negative about Valcyte and the trial that I felt I had to weigh in as I am feeling very positive about my situation. I think that I am able to feel this way because I don't have the need for instant results. Would I like that sure let's take the drug go through hell for 6 months and then go back to a full and healthy life. A little unrealistic I think. I love Dr.M's analogy. I'm a vase ( I prefer a crystal vaase) that was shattered and the Valcyte was the glue that put me back together. However the glue will take a long time to dry-in my case probable a year-and if the vase is move to much it will shatter again. I'm feeling better most days and am clearly better in the mental department I do believe that for me Valcyte was more than I right thing to do.