Today I went to the beach with old friends. Because of the chilly, north wind, the sea was cold too cold for me and the wind took all pleasure from lying on the sun.
So we decided to play a little bit of badminton in the leeside and then a few rounds of card games called “kvinta”. (a variation of Italian card game Tresette
for five players)
Nice way to forget about my everyday’s problem until my cell phone alarm rings – time for a pill. They told me that rigid timing for taking pills is not necessary, but I came to conclusion that for adherence in therapy, the best way for me is to take it at exact time every day.
There was no surprise when I took it – they are best friends and they know that I have hepatitis B. In the beginning there were a few questions about HBV and therapy and I explained them all.
Most of them were surprised by the facts of HBV. They know that there is a vaccine but that was all.
So, there are at least some people who are not afraid to be in my company or having meal with me.
Despite that, sometimes I’m feeling just like George from “Being Human” series. Looking same as other people, but different inside. Doing all possible to control the “monster” inside me sometimes feels like mission impossible.
But then again, I found a funny side of therapy. I have started to call pills “my little blondes”.
For now, I just can’t imagine better company :-)