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2/3 through... what a lovely place to be!

Posted Aug 26 2008 12:34pm
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. Still feeling fine, with no significant sides. Labs are all cool, and my general numbers (particularly liver enzymes) are trending toward normal... AST, ALT and Bilirubin are all lower than I've seen them in years! I'll snag some graphs off my online chart and publish them in my next post.

For now, however, I thought I'd post what (one type of) treatment looks like, for those who aren't in the thick of HepC. This was inspired by a conversation we're having about needle direction on the HepC Forum .

This is what the Pegasys syringe looks like, with needle attached, right before a shot. Interferon shots are done once a week... in my case, on Friday evenings.

And this is one day's dose of Ribavirin (which I don't take anymore, but had a few leftovers laying around). It's usually broken up into 3 pills in the morning and 3 before bed, at a roughly 12 hour interval.

So that's what treatment looks like. (Although the Peg-intron redipens look a bit different).

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