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When I started this twelve week process with Vikiera Pack and RIBA I was absolutely positive that no matter what happened, I would complete it, and I was confident that I would be successful. 485 more words

Hepatitis C Treatment

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is an infectious disease which causes liver inflammation. It can be both acute (short-term) and chronic (long term). It also can be asymptomatic, which means it presents no symptoms. 247 more words


Down to Zero

My six week labs are in and the news is this: I am now testing negative for Hep C, and my viral load is undetectable!! These are the all important milestones during treatment–zero, zero. 173 more words

Hepatitis C Treatment

Starting Week Six

Today I started week six.  It will be no time before I am looking back on this process, and I’m certain it will be with immense gratitude. 567 more words

Hepatitis C Treatment

Words Are Very Unnecessary

On our way home from Dave’s one-month checkup with his hepatologist in Fort Wayne, we stopped at Subway for lunch. Although we like the food, Dave kind of hates going there because the ordering process confounds him. 910 more words

Cochlear Implants & Hearing Loss

Hep C, Writing, Fitbit, House

“It says here that I should eat ice cream every day.” Dave looked up from his computer screen and smiled.

I have to give him points for trying – ice cream every day would take the sting out of going through treatment for Hepatitis C a second time. 1,268 more words

Not Related To Hearing Loss

Side Effects

For over five years I went to one of the best hospitals in the nation. In that time I was on treatment twice, and unknowingly suffered from ascities. 1,220 more words