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She Sells C Shells by the C Shore

For the first time in three months I did not take my medication this morning.  I did not open my desk drawer, line up the pill bottles like fat white soldiers, little husky men, and one by one allocate and … Continue reading

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The Frozen C Within Us

I am starting my final week of treatment.  On Thursday I fly down to the hospital for graduation day, no cap and gown but a kind of ceremony, a blood rite between conspirators.  Thereafter, I will have to travel to … Continue reading

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C Saw Margery Daw, Sold Her Bed and Lay on the Floor

Yesterday, up at 3:00 a.m. gulp two strong cups of coffee so I can be human, on the road to the airport at 3:45, park in the dark, wet garage and walk to the checkpoint, take off my coat, scarf, … Continue reading

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Medicalized Magical Me

I have been poked, prodded and tested in the past year.  I have had vials and vials of blood drawn.  Doctors have looked deeply into my eyes, ears and throat.  They have photographed internal crevices upon which the sun never … Continue reading

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The Owl & The Pussycat Went to C

I’m still very troubled about the way that my home town medical center handled my case and probably that of all their hepatitis C patients. While the process of having a nurse practitioner be the medical professional of last resort … Continue reading

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Hitting High C

On Monday morning I received a telephone call from Gainesville that I had been accepted into the Abbott study. I was over the moon! I was so excited that I immediately called the airline and changed my flight from Newport … Continue reading

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C Karen Run. Run Karen Run.

Christmas and the holidays slowed me down and seemed to put clinical research on hold too, but things picked up again in January. By the beginning of the month I was in close contact with perhaps a dozen centers, but … Continue reading

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