Just when I thought that summer is over because of unexpected rains and cold days, it came back in full blast. Temperatures went up again over 35 C and it was very hard to do any job outside acclimatized rooms.
So I have spent long time on nearby islands, relaxing in the shade during hot days and playing cards and swimming in the not so refreshing (but still pleasant) sea early in the morning and later in the evenings. Because of strong Sun it was unwise to do anything, include swimming during high noon. But the heat raised all fragrance of herbs in the air so strolling later in the day was like pacing in a huge natural perfume shop.
I had to keep my pills in a fridge to keep them solid. I set an alarm to take it every evening exactly at 8 PM. My friends are used to this because they know about my illness. But, during one late night card plays we had a guest. After noticing that I was taking a pill for hepatitis, that person admitted that has hepatitis without any sign of worrying. That intrigued me so I have started to ask questions. During my previous contacts with all kinds of people I get used to hear a diversity of stories but this one shocked me. His hepatitis was diagnosed ten years ago and that was all. No treatment at all and no further blood testing. When I asked why, the answer was “I’m not afraid, I feel fine”. I tried to explain possible consequences but the answer was the same -- don’t care, feel fine.
Careless, that’s all I can say.
Will it be the same reaction if (or should I say when?) some doctors see some dark process in the liver?
Or when AFP (tumour markers) climb up to the “roof”?
I don’t think so, but then it will be too late.