Libido...........not to much happened during tx which ended for me last Friday. I posted this before.........the story went, and I'm sticking to it, is that when I went to the bathroom to pee, I brought pepper and tweezers in there. I'd sprinkle the pepper down there, and when it came out to sneeze, I'd GRAB IT WITH THE TWEEZERS!
I did 24 weeks, and was very lucky with the sides......Peg-Intron and Rebetol. Except for fatigue and loss of libido, I really didn't disrupt my normal life.
CONGRATULATIONS! Listen to Eva's "Over the Rainbow", it will take on a whole new meaning!
Hey Chevy, congratulations of course on 24/24. But most of all
DO A LITTLE DANCE OF JOY!!!Wishing you the best.
guys,,,ak hepper just posted some bad news in post below...darn!
chev: yeah, bravo, finally, finito...YOU are going to miss it! you sure you don't have some extra vials?
Chevy - Finally - your date is here! I am so happy you got thru this treatment. You have been so supportive of everyone here even though there were days when I'm sure you'd rather have just stayed in bed. I know you have killed the dragon and I'm sure Indy has a very special seat for you on his train. I'm thrilled for you. Keep us updated on your undetectable PCRs.
Tony - Sex??? Ha - I'm still laughing at the very thought (or memory) of it!!! When I started this mess, my husband went to the MD with me and most of the sides were explained and hubby said, "OK, fine. I just want you to get healthy." Had he any idea that my idea of a perfect night with him would be for him to scratch my back while I fall asleep, I think he would have thought twice about it. I have only been married for 2 years to my knight in shining armour, so I feel bad for him. I make an effort but he knows my mind/heart aren't really into it. Poor guy. One of the things that keeps me going on this treatment is knowing that as soon as my 48 weeks are up (end of December), my hubby and I are going to take some time off to ourselves and make up for lost time. Bless his heart, I love him and he has put up with a lot for the last six months.
Spouses of heppers on treatment: WARNING, WARNING, WARNING - Sex life may come to a complete standstill while other spouse is on treatment. Deal with it.
Congratulations Chev.....Now its on to the SVR bus!!! Wishing you all the best!!!
Tony......hmmmm....this is my 3rd tx, and the "no desire" sx was the same this time on combo.....hahahahah.....between me and my husband doing tx.....we had four long "dry" spells (with some "normal" time in between) I ended this last tx in May...and I am still waiting for that real urge heeeeee....I must admit to the occasional "twinge" though.....Regarding the spouses....the first time I did tx, I was not told about the "no desire" sx, (this is before my husband ever did tx)...MAN OH MAN...that was a rough time....he had a very difficult time dealing with my attitude, and we did not know that the meds could affect me that way....well, it was not a happy time in our lives...I had to deal with hubby's "confusion, and minor anger" that he was not able to "get some"...AND the regular sx's.....It was tough. By the time I did my second tx..we knew what to expect and the Dr. was informed and informing about this sx.....By the time my husband did his tx....I laughed at him because now he knew what the deal was...but we worked all through that stuff....now, I am just waiting to see if I clrd.....(he did...yeah!!!)
SO NEWBIES...THIS CAN HAPPEN....IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE YOUR DR. TALK TO BOTH YOU AND YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER SO THAT THE POSSIBILITY OF "FEELING REJECTED" CAN BE UNDERSTOOD AND WORKED THROUGH. NO HURT FEELINGS CAUSED BY NOT KNOWING WHY.
*****CHEV******** CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew that you would do your shot before Friday...........I think Cuteous said that YOU would miss doing your shot....(lol)....I think we all kind of do......it becomes such a habit.....and ritual...speaking of ritual...(did you see my other post to you about doing a ritual?) How did your shot go????????? I would like to hear about it......I would have liked to sent some good vibes, good thoughts and good energy your way at the very time of your shot...kinda like I was there...(lol) but it is good enough to know that you have finished tx....I just know you are SVR too!!!!!!!! I really like your posts, so, I am hoping that you stick around too. I know that my time is limited now that I am trying to "get back into Life"......but I try to get on site and at least just read...BUT...you have so many interesting things to say.....I really am fond of your joy for life.......let us know all the details of your last shot....:>)
Peace and love
Congratulations girl! Now you just gotta STAY CLEAR. Good luck. Mike
Best of times are now on the way.....I've got 8 to go. Keep us posted (in your spare time of course). Hope someone hears from Dallas. Boy seems like just yesterday.....so happy for u! Neal
Lady... Start your engines.... You're life is about to begin again!
Glad to hear the good news that you are finished........Im so happy for you.......For me is has been a bumpy road......i will do 29/48, i think this Monday. Brain fog always gets in the way....Im on a little vacation that was well needed and deserved........just some R & R.....Take care sweety, i pray that things will get back to normal for ya :)
Please keep us informed as to how it feels to return to normal after Tx.
great!!!!!!!!!! I hope you can enjoy life now W/O injections
t remember easy does it and have a fantastic Celebration. I'm with you in spirit and hope to always be a pal.lots of love...... Daryl
Hi!!!!!!!! I missed you......
I just couldn't resist passing this on to you all...and believe it or not it didn't come from Indy this time. :)
" The Sex Fairy
This is hilarious! Be sure to read the warning at the bottom.
That's why I didn't want to take any chances with this one!
I'm not messing with the Sex Fairy!
1. Sex is a beauty treatment. Scientific tests find that when women make love they produce amounts of the hormone estrogen, which makes hair shine and skin smooth.
2. Gentle, relaxed lovemaking reduces your chances of suffering dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes. The sweat produced cleanses the pores and makes your skin glow.
3. Lovemaking can burn up those calories you piled on during that romantic dinner.
4. Sex is one of the safest sports you can take up. It stretches and tones up just about every muscle in the body. It's more enjoyable than swimming 20 laps, and you don't need special sneakers!
5. Sex is an instant cure for mild depression. It releases endorphins into the bloodstream, producing a sense of euphoria and leaving you with a feeling of well being.
6. The more sex you have, the more you will be offered. The sexually active body gives off greater quantities of chemicals called pheromones. These subtle sex perfumes drive the opposite sex crazy!
7. Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. IT IS 10 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN VALIUM.
8. Kissing each day will keep the dentist away. Kissing encourages saliva to wash food from the teeth and lowers the level of the acid that causes decay, preventing plaque build-up.
9. Sex actually relieves headaches A lovemaking session can release the tension that restricts blood vessels in the brain.
10. A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.
This message has been sent to you for good luck in sex. The original is in a room in Palaiseau. It has been sent around the world nine times.
Now sex has been sent to you.
The "Hot Sex Fairy" will visit you within four days of receiving this message, provided you, in turn, send it on. If you don't, then you will never receive good sex again for the rest of your life.
You will eventually become celibate, and your genitals will rot and fall off. "
By the way...I'm 6mo. post tx and still clear! Yeeeaaa!!!
Alright!!! Great news! Celebrate!!!
Right back at you Chev...
I am sooo glad you made it through okay! :)
Right back at you!
I'm sooo glad you made it through okay. :)
Tony.....Libido on tx? hahahahaha You have GOT to be kidding. Between the anemia(lack of oxygen) and the general lack of interest in anything not relating to HCV, we don't have a prayer in that area. For we Men, sonce we "usually" have to do most of the physical work in sex, we have an immediate problem. I had problems even walking across a room let alone doing anything that involved THAT level of "action". I also used Viagra at that point.....BAD move. The headache was unbelieveable and I still had no drive physically. We just sat there and stared at the erection and didn't know what to do with it!! The Warden(my wife) tried to be understanding and "helpful", but it just wasn't the same. Just be patient and you may have some times that may work if they are far enough away from "shot nite".
Oh YEAH BABY! You have a "special" place next to me on the SVR bus. You have had a hard time of late. But it's all over now! Do you know any games we can play while I am driving? Hahahahaha
Who loves ya baby?
TOSSER!...Where the heck have you been here? You have been missed! I'm glad you found your way back here. We do still have FUN. Ain't life GREAT after tx? I told you so! Thanks for all the e-mails.
<b>CONGRATULATIONS!!! - TO THE BOTH OF YOU!!!</b>
This tx is no easy ride, picnic or piece of cake - (what with all the knife throwing, group toilet seat action and toothbrush swapping). It's always great to hear when someone has made it all the way through tx - relatively unscathed. It gets even better when they can come back and tell us that SVR has been permanently afixed!
Good god man, no sex?? What the hell am I going to do?? Gonna have to take some more effexor, as I am definately getting depressed!!! We are definately kinding right?? My Dr did not say anything about that, except using two forms of protection. What do I need protection from, if it doesn't work?? Well you probably have to protect it from the wife, as she sure as hell will try to get it to work, or rip it off trying!! I am really pissed now, wait till the senators, and congressman get this months round of letters. Maybe I'll send one to Clinton, as he sure as hell will be able to relate to the severity of this situation!! LOL!! Got to go, as I am gonna have to stock up, before my restart.
yea vicki its good to see you back again you were missed by many I am sure
Chevy you still sound frisky maybe thats the real you shining thru. and thanks for the comments re yesterdays post, but I'm just passing on what helped me at a time when I felt like giving up. I keep lots of inspirational sayings like that It is my favourite one ..have a good future hep free you sure deserve it, but please come back to talk to us. "the big kid"