It’s been 8 years since my last round of treatment, and I’m kind of nervous.
My journey with Hepatitis C began many years ago during the Red Cross Blood Scandal, and now it could be coming to an end. Tonight I start my third round of treatment in 10 years. This time the combination therapy is much easier to manage – 1 pill a day! That is so much better than the last time. I am excited for this new treatment for a couple of other reasons as well. 1) The side effects are minimal compared to last time: fatigue, headaches, nausea (these are the common ones but only experienced by about 16% of patients). 2) The cure rate is between 93% – 96%. Now, by cure they mean that the drugs reduce the amount of the virus in my body to levels lower than current medical instruments can measure – essentially eliminating it.
I ask you my readers to keep me and my family in your thoughts and prayers during this time. We are all trying to keep a positive spirit and good, healthy thoughts. I will admit to you all that I am tired and desperately want this to work. My tiredness though is leaving me skeptical and pessimistic. I desperately don’t want to be in that 4%-7% of people that it doesn’t work for. I admit this to you because I know that I need your thoughts and prayers, that I covet them.
Thank you for your support during the next while. Feel free to write an e-mail checking in.
Thanks to you all!