Journey To Heal

My story started 8 1/2 yrs ago. You all know the drill. Routine blood test, then series of questions…the labs come back with high enzymes. More tests, prove positive for Hep-C. More questions, how could I have this? and what the hell does this mean?……Viola! I had some tattoos in the 80’s when my mom died…so I thought my purple roses would help me to always have her near me. What I did not know is…that I was putting my health at risk. 30 years later, I find out I have the virus ~ AND stage 4 cirrhosis! Battled the first treatment cocktail for almost a full year. This is where all the strengths you forgot you had, come to test. 6 months later, the virus comes back. Dr. Gives “us” (my dear husband and I) the heads up that a new treatment = HARVONI will be available. Waited a year…then did it. After enduring the last ugly treatment…this new one was a piece of cake!

I am now HEP-C free. I pray that anyone else out there, reading this…keeps the faith, stay strong and “fight the good fight” because you WILL get thru this!

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