Hah! I was there then (76-79) CSC 1/39 - Scout Platoon, Combat Support Company.
Remember Happy Valley, the Rod and Gun Club, and the bowling alley right there and trying not to bust your *** on the cobblestone trying to get to the mess hall in the winter, or going up to the motor pool in the middle of the night to try to start at least one 113 to try to so ...
I use an IBS diet with Heather's Tummy Fiber (google it and you will find her site with diet suggestions) which you can get from iherb.com (cheapest I found and free shipping over $20).
My symptoms come and go, sometimes with no rhyme or reason, but this has helped the most...
And the pro-biotics do help too. http://www.iherb.com/Healthy-Origins-Probi...
We will all be there with you helping you along!!!
I know you will still be around by the time they get the bridge fixed and that'll be a LONG LONG time from now!
Prayers, chi, ju ju,and peace to you Howie!
Doesn't Fibroscan work?
Good advice! As my doctor tells me "Go live your life"!
Glad to see you back Hector!!!
Definition of CHEMOTHERAPY
: the use of chemical agents in the treatment or control of disease (as cancer) or mental illness
It comes from the combination of chem for chemicals and hemo for blood - putting chemicals in the blood...
I too have low platelets and had to stop a previous attempt at this because the interferon (the old un-pegylated kind called Infergen - 3x/week) drop my platelets down to 6. My hepatologist said no more tx for me unless something new came along.
Then eltrombopag (brand name Promacta) came out for ITP and they tried using it off-label for Hep C (low platelets...
Yippee for you and make sure to share your story with all you meet. As we are all aware of, there is a critical shortage of donor livers out there and your story has the potential to increase the donor rate like no one else can
Enjoy your gift and live long and prosper!!!!
That sounds a lot my story except I quit drinking 18 years ago with the help of AA.
I thought my main problem was drinking and all I had to do was quit and everything would be ok.
I became what is known as a "dry drunk' which is someone who doesn't drink but never dealt with the underlying causes. That went on for 11 years and the last 5 year...
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