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Selena

Los Angeles, California
Born in the 60s. West L.A. is home. Wife, sister, friend, homeowner, neighbor, cat and dog lover. UCLA Alumna x2 ... go Bruins! Good sense of humor!  Likes:  80s music, books, writing, gardening, arts and crafts.  Dislikes:  Red tape, rude people, bad drivers and bad hair... Full Bio
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15 Ways Hepatitis C Treatment is Kicking My Butt by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness In eight weeks, I've moved from the hard part of Hepatitis C treatment into the uphill climb portion of the journey.   So today I am going to share some very p ... Read on »
Health Care Professionals Can Be Idiots Too by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Health care professionals can be idiots too.  There, I said it.  Yup, they can be just as stupid, ignorant and clueless as the rest of us...only their mistakes an ... Read on »
My Life, While on Hepatitis C Treatment by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Welcome to Wordless Wednesday, where the focus is on visual images. Read on »
The Emotional is Just a Tiring as the Physical by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I know it is Thursday.  But the truth is I am still recovering from last Thursday.  Finding out my aunt passed away, after getting a blood transfusion earlier in the w ... Read on »
My Hep C Treatment: A Pit Stop at the Emergency Room by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter , then you probably already know that I made a little detour Monday to the Emergency Room to get a blood transfusion. As I ... Read on »
My Big News: My First Hepatitis C Treatment Milestone by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Welcome to Wordless Wednesday, where the focus is on visual images. My first Hepatitis C treatment milestone. Want to be a member of Team ... Read on »
Getting Through the Hard Part of Hepatitis C Treatment by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness The Uphill Part of the Journey A weekly injection.  12 10 pills taken on a daily basis.  A treatment I give to myself in the comfort of my home. He ... Read on »
Remembering My Cancer Treatment Supporters by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Starting Hepatitis C treatment has brought back memories of my cancer treatment experience.  Would you be surprised to hear there are actually some parallels?  Thankfull ... Read on »
How Do You Handle Chronic Illness Setbacks? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Boy, don't you wish that living with chronic illness was easier? Even when you are doing everything "right," it seems like the littlest thing can upset your balan ... Read on »
The First Bump In the Road of My Hep C Treatment by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Wow, what a day I had yesterday. First I was so weak I couldn't feed the cats or make my weekly batch of yogurt.  Then I started having weird abdominal pain.  On ... Read on »
Can You Feel the Love? I Can, Thanks to You! by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I know I spend a lot of time here talking about ALL my chronic illnesses, and then I ask you to leave comments, head over to my Facebook page or become one of my Hep C ... Read on »
Me & Hep C: Week One of Treatment Completed by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness It's time to celebrate! Week one of Hepatitis C treatment has come to an end...only 23 more weeks to go. As someone much wiser than me once said, " A journey ... Read on »
Are You on a Schedule or Just Going with the Flow? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Welcome to another edition of the Question of the Week. As you may already know, I started Hepatitis C treatment this past Thursday .  That means I am now on a ve ... Read on »
Me & Hep C: I Am Part of the Next Big Epidemic by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Today I start Hepatitis C treatment.  Monday I learned that Hepatitis C (HCV) now kills more Americans every year than HIV . These two facts have inspired me to share a st ... Read on »
Have a Little Faith by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Welcome to Wordless Wednesday, where the focus is on visual images. Inspiring Words #6. Read on »
Can You Help Me Get Through Hep C Treatment? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Ready to take the plunge! Welcome to another edition of the Question of the Week. Over the past 8 years, chronic illness has taken a huge toll on me ... Read on »
Me & Hep C: Sorting Through My Feelings as Treatment Is About to Begin by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I picked up my Hepatitis C medications from the pharmacy Wednesday night.  When I got home, I inspected them, read the drug monographs enclosed with them and fou ... Read on »
Just Breathe by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Welcome to Wordless Wednesday, where the focus is on visual images. The fifth image in my series " Inspiring Words ." Read on »
Does Your Doctor Owe You a Good Break-up? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness On Valentine's Day, this sick chick I can't help but reflect on the number of doctor-patient relationships that I am currently managing.  In fact, I took a moment to j ... Read on »
Pep Talk: Rediscovering That You Are Loved by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Lately I haven't been feeling the love much.  I've been so preoccupied with my health care plans for this year and finding new doctors to replace the other doctors who ... Read on »