... after all this time
Well, yesterday I picked up ma second „regular“ lab tests and seems that my therapy is going well. Creatinine clearance is normal. Other values are just like always been, few points above normal.
Next lab results will be with PCR, the most important for my therapy.
So I decided to take some close friends out to dinner.. We went to a nice and quiet restaurant. They took various meals, from sea foods (shells, shrimp, etc). I was in real dilemma what to order. I’m not eating any fat food so pork was not an option. Real fish was too expensive. Chicken was kinda nice; it is white, non fat meat and I’m eating it regularly at home. Almost too regularly so that sometimes I thing that feather will start to grow on my head. At last I took a vegetarian dish. Half was boiled and half roasted on the grill. Mmmmm, it was really tasty.
After meal we had a chat that eventually (as always) ended with talking about my disease. I found out that one of their friends also has HBV for many years but he is not taking any medication. He probably got it during the war but he decided not to treat it. Nor his wife nor his children knows about his disease. The reason for that decision if the fact that he is from a nearby village – very small community. He could not go to treatment unnoticed and the common opinion in such small communities is that this kind of disease can only be acquired by sex with whores. What a terrible and horrible prejudices! But how to fix it? How to teach them to tell them truth about disease?
In my opinion, it will take years and year of constant education and information.
Just like evolution, it will come step by step. Hopefully.
Maybe my case could help, cause – “I’m still standing, after all this time, picking up the pieces of my life with hepatitis on my mind”