Jul 26, 2011
I wanted to try and track my symptoms and SE. Decided this may be a good way to go. I've enjoyed reading other's journals. I was terrified last year when diagnosed and denied tx. Cirrhosis is Grade 4 Stage 4 - ascites, varices, blood transfusions. It literally came on in less than 24 hours. When the transplant team saw my Meld go down, they agreed to treat, but made me wait for Telaprevir. I've battled many fears leading up to this decision. I decided I had to give it a shot. The cure rate for hep c is sooo positive.
Armed w/ supplements, healthy diet, positive surroundings, 24/7 prayer, yoga and exercise... I'm flipping 2 weeks in! I'm astounded at how well I feel most days. I'm not up to par. I know it's early. I almost prepared for the worst, and so far am doing a lil happy dance as my body works with the RX to heal me. Well, I'm crying again. Lots of tears lately.
Mostly tears of gratitude. I'm so grateful today for the men and women who sat over lab tables working, pondering statistics, cellular structure, liver functions and a myriad of other experiments for years to give US all this moment.