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Hi all!  Glad to have found this site.  Thanks Galen for your response to my earlier entry.  I have found a lot of useful info here.  I was diagnosed in late April and had my biopsy in May, no, early June.  I'm in my 50's but I felt and looked younger *(I'm Peter Pan, I wont grow up!)*  until this HepC thing!! I ache and feel TIRED all the time and I havent started tx yet!  Will the doc's give you pain meds for the headaches and body aches??  I sleep like crazy already.  I had to quit my job cuz they thought I was not paying attention....can you say "Brain Fog"??  And I was so tired after 6 hrs I always requested to go home if things were slow.  This was before I found I have HepC.  I thought I just had Attention Deficit Disorder, or chronic fatigue syndrome, or fibromyalgia, or post polio syndrome...something Please! to blame my symptoms on!! But not HepC! Oh well, at least there is treatment for it. How do you folks hold jobs with this tx thing and all its sides?  I don't know how ya do it!  I am glad my husband lets me stay home but the money is getting real scarce.  I am trying to sell products from home for some extra $$.  It's been nice getting to know some of you through your posts!  I live in Az., have 2 cats, 2 dogs, one daughter (17), and a son who doesnt live at home (21).  I was a nurse and think I could have contracted it that way being around blood and body fluids all the time, have been stuck and so forth,  but also did some crazy stuff back when I was a hippie chick! But that was over 30 yrs ago...wouldnt I be half dead by now?  I drank too for many years.
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