HEPATITIS C VIRUS RNA BY POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION(PCR),
QUANTITATIVE, SERUM OR PLASMA
RESULT: HCV RNA NOT DETECTED
Does everyone know what this means? It means I am kicking ass and Taking names that what is means. As of January, 29th there is no trace of the Hepatitis C Virus in my blood!
(Pauses for cheers and applause)
Of course it’s not that easy. I still have 35 more weeks of treatment, and in that time the virus has to stay gone. If it is still gone 6 months after treatment ends then I am considered cured. That will happen. It is only a matter of time.
Since my last update, in which I balled my fists and declared that I was done with the pity party, I’ve totally intended on filling this blog with other things besides my Hep C updates, Things like:
- My college roommate is getting married and made me her maid of honor. (Turns out being in a wedding is more stressful to me then planning my own.)
- The other day some shoe salesman with a broken arm thought asking me “What happened?” was a totally appropriate conversation starter,
- I wanted to post my acceptance story in honor of national acceptance day which was January 20th
- And I have finished two new quilts
Clearly I have failed at all of this because these as hard as I am knocking Hep C out the meds are knocking me out. I am still so tired, I am winded and I ache. My brain has turned into that of a goldfish. I am swimming in circles; I have a five second memory. If I don’t do something the second I think of it; it just slips into oblivion until I make another lap.
The difference between this update in the last one is that now I know that none of that matters, because right now, this treatment is working. All these side effects have been worth it and I have to believe that what the doctors are saying is true: that it’s all downhill from here. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel folks and I am in a much better place.
I know this blog has meant something to people and that means the world to me. I have no intention of stopping. I hope, in time that I will feel good enough for regular updates again, until then I hope that you all can hang in there and that you have all like my Facebook page where I continue to post at least a little more regularly.