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How to Overcome Hepatitis C with 2 Key Elements

Overcoming hepatitis C begins long before treatment and recovery. It begins with key elements that will get you to your goal of being cured. Hope and perseverance are vital in every necessary step that leads to life beyond hepatitis C.

My journey with hepatitis C lasted 20 years and included 2 failed treatments before my 3rd treatment which helped bring me the cure. I know what discouragement and disappointment feel like. I was determined not to give up because I had hope and faith that fueled my perseverance to get beyond hepatitis C, even in the face of failed treatment.

Winston Churchill said it so well, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” Hope ignites the flame of courage that never goes out. Courage is the wheels of determination fueled by perseverance to get you where you need to go. Courage is not the absence of fear, it moves you forward in spite of it.

The importance of hope

Hope sees a life beyond hepatitis C. Hope sees beyond obstacles and challenges. A winning attitude helps you to become more than a survivor, it sees your future as a bright and victorious overcomer.

Patients with a positive outlook and hope-filled attitude experience better physical and emotional health, and have higher success in achieving goals.

The importance of perseverance

Perseverance fuels every step you take to get you to your goal. Perseverance also picks you up when you are dealing with difficulties and challenges and helps keep you going. Without perseverance, we tend to quit and become stuck and stop moving forward. Patients with perseverance are more proactive in taking better care of themselves and have a better treatment experience.

How do you get hope and perseverance?

There are many factors that can help you achieve hope and perseverance.

  • Faith
  • Surround yourself with positive, hopeful people. Be aware that negative, critical people look at life from a half-empty viewpoint. Who you choose to spend time with can influence your outlook and progress.
  • Find a support group with other hepatitis C and liver disease patients.
  • Talk with your physician, professional counselor, pastor, or life coach who can help you move forward.
  • Evaluate your goals and dreams. Make those a priority. Map the steps you need to take to get there. Small steps taken consistently make big differences.

Never give up, my friend. You are worth it!

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