Tag Archives: Hepatitis C

My liver – fish or cut bait

Once I discovered the existence of age cutoffs for liver transplants, I was faced with a dilemma.  My ongoing care is currently at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville where every six months I get blood work and an MRI, with … Continue reading

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Farewell hepatitis, hello ESLD

Those who read my earlier blogs about  hepatitis C may remember that after some struggles I enrolled in a clinical trial which successfully wiped out the virus.  My trial involved an experimental combination of drugs formulated by Bristol Myers,  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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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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Finding My C-Legs

We were scheduled to drive down to Jacksonville to start treatment when the phone rang the day before our departure. It was the Jacksonville trial manager, informing me about the problem she had discovered with my kidney ablation and asking … Continue reading

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