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  •  Yes I did. (1+ / 0-)
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    I was 17 or 18 when I contracted it. I was sick as a dog for a month or more. I was later told that I had antibodies for HepB but no active infection. I have recently been diagnosed with HepC. I am in the process of beginning treatment for that. Still paying for my misspent youth.

    Wear Your Love Like Heaven ~ Donovan

    by One Pissed Off Liberal on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 04:31:13 AM PDT

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    •  OPOL, I am sorry about HepC (1+ / 0-)
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      I will send good thoughts your way that you cleared that virus (but the tests my husband got included a liver biopsy).

      Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Great Gatsby

      by riverlover on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 06:26:25 AM PDT

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      •  Thank you riverlover. (1+ / 0-)
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        I have recently been told that they now prefer an MRI to a liver biopsy, which I was relieved to hear. I actually went for the MRI yesterday, but once they got me in that tight little tunnel I realized I couldn't stay in there for a full hour or longer. I've been mildly claustrophobic ever since I spent 4 months in solitary back in the early 70s. They didn't offer sedation there, so I am waiting to hear back from my doctor about the sedative. Once I have that prescription I'll be going back to the tunnel for the scan. Apparently it produces such a high-resolution image that they can see any little thing that may be wrong. They also have an improved three-drug treatment that has an 86% success rate - much higher than before. So I'm hopeful. I should be starting that regimen soon. The down side is that I'll feel like I have the flu for 24 to 48 weeks. Not really something I'm looking forward to. Oh well, you do what you have to do.

        Wear Your Love Like Heaven ~ Donovan

        by One Pissed Off Liberal on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 06:48:24 AM PDT

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