Tag Archives: liver disease; cirrhosis; hepatitis C; standard of care; treatment

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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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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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 No Evil

Our meeting lasted for several hours. The nurse practitioner briskly informed me that I had hepatitis C and advanced liver disease, cirrhosis. She did not explain what that meant in terms of prognosis. She said that I had three alternatives … Continue reading

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