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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  • Lisa-Renee author
    1 year ago

    I am back to offer my help to anyone that might have questions or inspiration. becariz I replied to you also

  • CaseyH moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Lisa-Renee!! WOW! What a story! Thank you for sharing with us! It’s so amazing how the virus can lurk without any detection for so long…. Unfortunately, although this is incredible, it can cause so much damage before it’s found–like in your case. I’m so sorry to hear that this happened to you, however….I”M SO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU’RE HEPC FREE!!!!! YAY!! That’s so amazing and my heart is so full for you! Thank you so much for sharing your journey, and happy ending with us! You’re awesome! -Casey, HepatitisC.net Team

  • CaseyH moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi becariz! I’m so sorry to hear about your recent HepC journey! Please feel free to share your story with us or provide us with more information (if you’re comfortable!). We’re here for you and don’t want you to be scared! -Casey, HepatitisC.net Team

  • Lisa-Renee author
    1 year ago

    ❤️

  • becariz
    2 years ago

    My story sounds a lot like yours. Happy your hep c free. My journey is just starting and I am scared to death!

  • Lisa-Renee author
    1 year ago

    Please, if you need a friend to talk to just ask. Fight the good fight. We can exchange phone #s for privacy. Or ask away.

  • CaseyH moderator
    2 years ago

    Excellent!!! Love it, Lisa-Renee! Thank you again for sharing with us! Hope you’ve had a wonderful week thus far! -Casey, HepatitisC.net Team

  • Lisa-Renee author
    2 years ago

    I am my Dr’s poster child she says, because my liver functions are wonderful. Amazingly the treatment actually lessoned the inflammation somewhat. Just have to do ultrasounds 1x a year to rule out any complication.

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