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What is one piece of advice you would give to someone newly diagnosed with hep C?

Do you remember what it was like when you were first diagnosed with hep C?
Were you scared? Lonely? Hopeful?
What advice could you have used at that moment?
Leave some words of advice for someone newly diagnosed with hep C!

  1. Put God first. The first thing that came to mind was death until I found this community. I researched that there was a treatment for Hep C and there was success stories. Then I was concerned about the treatment (Mavyret) but God took me through with absolutely no side effects at all. My numbers were up there. Now I’m cured with only 8 weeks of treatment. I thank God every day for life. So don’t be afraid!

    1. I definitely remember when I was first diagnosed with hepatitis C because I willingly accepted a Hepatitis C donor’s heart in 2019.
      Honestly, I wasn’t scared because before I accepted a Hep C organ I saw multiple commercials about different medications that cured Hepatitis C, so I felt really confident in my decision on accepting a Hep C organ. I was extremely hopeful that everything would work out. At first, I felt lonely because my family and friends hesitated about being on board with my decision, but soon they had faith in my doctors and myself.
      My advice to everyone is that all things are possible. I’m living proof that there is a cure for Hepatitis C and if you wanted to donate your organs when you pass away that is now possible as well to help save others lives like me. Last but not least, there is a cure for Hep C and you’re never alone. Feel free to ask ask as many questions in the group. Advocate for yourself and educate yourself about Hepatitis C. Leslie (Community Moderator)

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