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"Lucky" 13 left by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C Wow, it's just ticking down! I did -14 last night (yes, we're counting backwards now), and realized a certain symmetry... if you dig back, I did a rather lengthy post at 13 ... Read on »
2/3 through... what a lovely place to be! by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C Knocked down shot 32 last night, putting me at the 2/3 mark, which makes me very happy indeed. The number of shots I have left now constitute half of those I've already done ... Read on »
T-minus 15 by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C Very little to report on the HepC front, except that I did shot 33 on Friday and have 15 left. What is that... like 3 1/2 months? Piece of cake. Some fellow hep blo ... Read on »
... and then there were 8 by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C 8 shots left, as of last night; 5/6 of the way through treatment; 2 more boxes to go. Wow! It seems so close. So I've been stalling on looking at the actual date w ... Read on »
Big-ass milestone, mathematically speaking by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C Shot 36 is in my system as of Friday evening. 3/4 of the way through. 12 shots (3 boxes) left to go. Woo Hoo!!! (mathematically interesting to me because of all the base-3 a ... Read on »
The Night the Lights Went Out in Seattle by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C Ten shots left! No fractions in this post, folks, but it's still a comforting number... after next week, I'm down to single-digits. I have nothing interesting to talk about ... Read on »
6 shots left by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C Ho hum. Another mostly uneventful shot down, and I'm 7/8 of the way through treatment... six shots left. I just want it to be over. Not because it's going badly, but because ... Read on »
January reflection by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C This time of year, I tend to get rather reflective... probably because of the string of holidays starting with Thanksgiving and culminating with New Year's. I spend a lot of ... Read on »
... and then there were 2 by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C Reaching... wincing... straining... almost there! I can taste victory. Ok, so I'm exaggerating, but it's still nice to be so close to the finish line (assuming my v ... Read on »
A thought for my fellow travellers by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C It seems like many of my companions on the HepC journey are having a rough go of it lately, in one way or another and in varying degrees. I find a lot of comfort in music, a ... Read on »
Down to 3 by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C I'm into my last box of Interferon, and have only three shots left as of Friday night. I feel surprisingly indifferent, given that the end is in sight and so close. Don't ge ... Read on »
finis. by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C My 48th shot came a little late tonight (I was out celebrating a friend's birthday), but it is now in me, and so my treatment draws to a peaceful and positive close. I don't ... Read on »
Still undetectable and one lonely little shot... by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C It's Friday night and t-minus 2 is in my belly, leaving one shot left in the fridge for next week. Then that's it. Done. The fat lady's warming up for her aria. To ... Read on »
Energy still climbing by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C It's been over two weeks now, and my energy is still climbing... I guess I really didn't acknowledge how much treatment was wearing on me, because I'm feeling great. My wife ... Read on »
Tats, artwork and post-treatment update by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C Well, I guess I sort of promised (and my blogger buddies asked so nicely), so here's the first bit of my artwork I'm showing on this blog. It seems a fitting place to start, ... Read on »
the toxins are draining... by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C Well, it's been a week and a half since my last shot. Since the Pegasys has about a week-long activity arc, one would expect that I would start to feel any differences resul ... Read on »
It figures! by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C I get through 48 weeks of treatment that's supposed to give me "flu-like" side effects, with a bit of fatigue and little more. I finish treatment and start feeling really go ... Read on »
It looked so long at the other end by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C Today marks the close of one full year since I started treatment. Looking back, it's gone by faster than I expected. Why is that, anyway?! I mean, have you ever noticed that ... Read on »
Okay, so here's what I'm thinking... by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C Obviously, it's been a while since my last post. The reason is that I'm not really sure what direction to take the blog, now that I've finished treatment. I originally envis ... Read on »
No, I really haven't dropped off the face of the earth! by Chris V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hepatitis C Geez Louise! It's been almost two months since my last post. I swear, it's not because I've gone off to die under a rock or anything... just been a busy summer. At the momen ... Read on »