I went to my doctor with the final (third in a row) regular blood test.
It is almost the same as previous. No any dramatically changes -- it means that I can continue with my therapy.
The waiting room was crowded with people. They implemented new computer system that will improve issuing of prescriptions and other things. Of course, the system crashed and our doctor had to do it all manually.
Fortunately, in the waiting room was my old acquaintance. A few years ago we were together on intensive care and then I found out that she is some kind of a colleague (HCV).
With nothing to do, we started joking about our illness and I proposed poker with our medical findings. Do I have to say that I won?
She was in a good spirit despite the fact that last treatment was unsuccessful – virus relapsed and went high! Now she is waiting next year to try with new drugs. She was working in the grocery shop and her employer fired her as soon as he found out that she had hepatitis and that she had to go to therapy. Now she is looking for a new job but without mentioning of hepatitis. Same prejudice for her (and for me) over and over. For “common people” if you have hepatitis then you either active drug addict or homosexual, no third choice. Sad but true.
I admire people like her. Even with unsuccessful treatment and job-finding problems she is still in a good mood. I’m not sure how am going to react if my therapy fails.
Anyway, this is my last blog ‘till I get my PCR results (in a week or two). As this date’s coming closer my mind is less and less functioning - I’m only thinking what it will show.
‘till I get results...
... one thing is certain, we'll never give in.
Side by side, hand in hand,
We all stand together.