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I’m Dying

They told me I had hep-C in 2008. Now 10 years later I’m really sick. High blood pressure, kidney disease, adrenal glands have masses on them, and heart disease. It’s no ones fault but my own. I was a drug addict for years, and now I’m dying. The meds I take make me terribly sick and I hurt all over. I’m not afraid of death, and if I’m going to die I hope it’s soon. I’m ready to throw in the towel.

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  • Anneorourke
    3 months ago

    Dont throw in the towel my son is battling this also.

  • ksemons
    3 months ago

    I was diagnosed 20 yrs ago with hep-c. Never did any treatment (which was an option) at the time I was a single parent with 2 small kids. Knowing the side effects of interferon I opted to wait as I had no signs or physical symptoms. 1999 I remarried and when I was able to concentrate on my hep-c. Shortly after I married, my husband was diagnosed with cancer which ment putting my treatment on hold once again so I could take care of my husband. Waiting all those years took a toll on my liver. Now I have cirrhosis, I’ve known for about 17-20 yrs. I’m not a drinker. I am a recovering drug attict. I have been clean for 26 yrs now. I eat good clean food. No processed food,no processed sugar, no dairy and no fried food.
    I’m now having pain in my lower back (a couple months now). Some days are worst then others and sometimes it puts me on my back for 2-3 days. I believe it may be my kidneys.
    Is this common with last stage liver disease? Anyone else experience this?

  • Lauren Tucker moderator
    3 months ago

    ksemons, thanks for reaching out. You sure have been through a lot. Sounds like you have taken a great path with your diet which is wonderful.
    I cannot provide medical advice via the internet (for your safety) However, we have some articles on Cirrhosis that I thought would be helpful:

    Additionally, you may want to reach out to Help 4 Hep- they may be able to help you navigate some of the symptoms you are experiencing.

    Keep us posted on your health.
    Thinking of you.
    Lauren ( Team)

  • Cherrimook
    3 months ago

    Please don’t throw in the towel I have severe pain and now using a walker depending on others I’m 36 different meds I’m a female 58 years old contracted hep c 26 from drugs I had a fatty liver when I started treatment and I have advanced cirrhosis and autoimmune disease is there anyone you can see to maybe start a treatment or diagnose you with something other than the Pepsi this causing you your pain?

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi @bluesman66,

    We commend you for sharing so bravely! We’re so sorry to hear about your distress and apologize you’re hurting so badly. I can’t imagine everything you’re going through but please just know there’s always someone who’s willing to listen and to hear you. If you ever feel like you need help, don’t hesitate to contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or online at or any local options such as medical professionals, counselors, or support groups.

    Also, if you ever want to talk to anyone, Help-4-Hep is a great resource. You can reach them online or by phone (877‑435‑7443).

    We’re all thinking of you.


    Kelly, Team Member

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