I'm, still waiting for my CT scan. It is not so easy to get a schedule for CT or MR in our public health system. Well, you can get it in a day or a two in a private practice but it is very expensive and our insurance will not cover it. Lyrics from one song come to my mind, “Hoping for the best, but expecting the worst...”
While waiting I had a conversation with my friend who also has HBV but who is on a different kind of Nucleosides Analogs. What he has told me assured me that our bureaucracy deservers nickname „Red tape“. After 10 months on a therapy he managed to achieve undetectable virus. Of course, it is still in his blood but in a small amount. And reaction from a bureaucracy was “undetectable, now you are cured, you don’t have a right for more pills”.
Of course that he is not, he knows it, his doctor knows it as well we all know it. But bureaucracy is relentless. If he cancels the treatment, he is in a position to develop resistance or even worse, seriously exacerbate his illness when the viral load in his blood goes over the top limit.
So, seems that the only way is to somehow change the stupid policy like she
will try to do it. Or maybe somehow bend the rules?
I don’t know, but it is not fair, really not fair.