Well, the flu like symptoms finally hit on day 9. I was driving down the Tasman Peninsula, having a really great tme feeling euphoric. I was thinking to myself is there some happy pill in this? The euphoria wa short lived because about 20 minutes later my throat started to hurt, and a short time later I couldn't even swallow. I was planning to do a day hikes to Cape huay and Cape Raoul, but that was not to be.
Day 10. Upon waking I knew that a 4 hour solo hike was not in the cards, so I booked a Wilderness Boat Trip instead. It was an auspicious day and we were able to cruise the bottom of the peninsula where the Tasman Sea meets the South Ocean. then we spotted the dolphins. There were hundreds, frolicking around our boat. Jumping, doing back flips. It was amazing. I shibvered on the ride back and by the time I got back to the self contained I was shattered. Full blown fever flu. I crashed at 1:30 pm and didn't get out of bed except to eat. I had a fitful sleep and began to wonder if the situation warranted a consult with a doctor.
Day 11. Big improvement and feeling like the worst was over. Went to see the Devils and kangaroos and visitor Port Arthur. Still not feeling energetic enough to hike, but the weather was gorgeous and I had a lovely day.
Started at Fortescue Bay. What a perfect place. White sand beach surrounded by old growth forests. Almost all the symptoms gone including the cough. Felt like a real bout of the flu and not clear if it was the flu or sx. Drove down to the Huon Valley to stay with Chester for a few days. Lovely here, different character. Tomorrow the forest walks, I hope.
Diagnosed in 2000, Genotype 1(b), no previous treatment,
Viral Load 90,700, ALT 86, AST 56 (as of Novemeber 15, 2015)
Starting Redemption Sof/Led on February 2, 2016
Thanks to Greg Jeffries, Monkmed , FixHepC and Dr. Freeman
Week 5 of tx
Didn't test for viral load. Will test is July at 12 weeks EOT
Liver enzymes in normal range