Ahhh so in my case I was put on peg/inf in 2012 with no fibroscan no gene test and a VL of only 420,000 and as a private insured patient. Yup.
I was led to fully believe I could die. I hadn't heard of HepC except something about Pamela Anderson in the media and it wasn't nice what was said so I ignored it. I don't go for bitchy stuff ever it's not my interest area in life !
I don't have any emotions about this but the chemical effects did leave me with suicidal ideation during that tx , I now have severe anxiety which I admit and which is significant
I now know that there was no duty of care
I know that I should have had a liver check because a locum pulled me off with a heart failure risk plus other sx at 43 weeks
She then ordered the fibroscan which I had never heard of and the gene test
But I have already told my story.
No not emotionally involved in it, just have got tired because of this leaving me bedridden apart from moments of self driven sport and gutsy mental fortitude since
Too afraid to return to work, riddled with terrifying nightmares, on OxyContin pre this current tx which I quit because of the yellow flag but still on Valium and don't have any issue with that. It makes life okay. Half the time anyway.
That failure to provide me with a duty of care goes further, I was still detected at 4,8 and 12 weeks but UND at 13 yet left on this vile unnecessary stuff why? I relapsed anyway.
I agree with these cautions about emotional things but trust me what I experienced during that absolutely horrid year is the second worst thing that's ever happened in my life. And now, well now I have severe anxiety and ongoing physical damage
I am aware these DAAs are slightly mood altering. Yes. It can be better to avoid weepy triggering things, sadness and grief, and probably not smart to get into any confrontational situations either and blow off at anyone.
But these meds are controllable and most tolerable. Lift any sadness by acknowledging this is a cleanse, reflect on dumb choices (like me believing the guy who put me on peg/inf) and realise how much strength we have had to muster to get to here, in work situations think back and realise that we did it all with maybe a brain fog we didn't even know about and we still achieved so much
I'm proud of who this has made me. I love meeting the friends here
I like how people shoot from the hip
I love how accepted I feel
Stuff the people who wouldn't care if we were carried out in a box
Mines gonna be made of surfboards
I love what Chejai and DT wrote here
You opened up my heart
Glad I logged in
Splashes and yes I went to the beach because I was a ball of anxiety but now, I feel clear and clean