It’s been a long, crooked, hard row I’ve been plowing, but as I just told my sister, I obtained an internal combustion powered tractor, and now that row is straightening out, and the plowing is getting easier and straighter!
A little history. My Hepatitis C caused my liver disease, which inturn caused me to need a transplant. I was never able to shed the HCV, so the new liver was infected almost immediately and in less than 1 year, it was at the early stages of cirrhosis. Everything that I have been through for the last 10 years has been to buy time for a new drug (in this case, Incivek – or teleprivir) to fight the virus. I started the treatments 3 weeks ago. My viral load count was at 2,058, 000. (it’s NEVER been below 800,000) Our goal was to lower the count to 1000 by the end of 30 days, and if that was achieved, then the treatment was working and we would continue fo 11 months to assure complete remission.
Yesterday, I got my 15 day check results. My count is 475. Period. It’s working! The chances are that this treatment will set me free from that nasty little bug. If this is achieved, the liver damage STOPS and it can start to repair itself. Meaning I WILL get to see my grandson, and others, grow up!
God (my Creator), Jesus (my Savior), my family, my friends, my medical team, and the American Liver Foundation have everything to do with this success!
Please sponsor me in my efforts to raise funds for the American Liver Foundation Life Walk on March 31. Go to this website to make a donation online.
You may be saving the life of a family member, or one of your best friends! It is a worthwhile project and a good investment.