Sticking With It
This is my story of dealing with Hepatitis C and end stage liver disease.
Writing about this experience has been very therapeutic for me, though reliving these painful moments has renewed much anguish and sadness. Through it all, I could not help but recognize how funny some of my failings actually were. That and the little absurdities my family and I encountered along the way helped me stay positive, which may have contributed to my survival.
Having a positive outlook can have a major impact on coping with any difficult situation.
Treating and Surviving - Putting It In Perspective
The process of treating and surviving this virus, its side effects and the damage done by the cure has been by far the most difficult journey of my life. Everything else I have dealt with before pales in comparison. This experience will dominate my attention for years to come, if not for the
rest of my life. It becomes difficult to listen to people complain about their job loss or divorce without trotting out my own story.
However that is simply one-upmanship and I feel it is better to let folks feel their own pain without pointing out how good they really have it. I know my overall experience could have been much worse and that there will always be somebody who has been through worse. Although having the last rights being read over you is pretty tough to beat.
Some of these things are ongoing, making it difficult to place them in the past tense where they should be for the sake of the narrative. It is hard to pick an ending point when it has not ended.
Writing About This Experience
Writing has been very painful and depressing at times. Some days it is very difficult for me to read through it. It affects how I act towards the people in my life often in a negative way.
If you only knew how much I have had to cut out of the story to make it palatable. I actually began to write a horror story based on what I experienced in the hospital but my mind was actively trying to block it out. I don’t want to go there anymore. I want to help educate the
medical practitioners about what a patient has gone through to cure this disease and I wish to inspire hope and resolve in those who face this disease.
It can be cured. You can get better. I did it and so can you. Remember, the cure rate is better than ninety percent and it is improving yearly as new treatments are discovered and implemented.
About Hepatitis C
What do you know about Hepatitis C?
- New antiviral drugs clear Hepatitis C in patients without treatment options » News &r
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Hepatitis C patients may soon have effective new drugs that can clear the liver of the viral infection.
Positive Attitude Helps
- Hepatitis C Trust | Mental and emotional attitude | A positive attitude
A positive attitude