March 23, 2012
My viral load went down to zero then started climbing back up, which means the powerful Incivek treatment was not strong enough to knock it out for good—and my doctor asked me to stop all the medications today.
I replied, “Well, that’s annoying.”
Cindy laughed, “I never expected that response!”
It was an amazing trip; it was difficult to do; I have to say I’m glad it’s over. I wanted it to work but it’s not, so I’m very glad I’m not going to be ill from it any longer. Annoying because why? I guess because my mind took a minute to change gears just then.
Cindy and Jack (my son-in-law) both told me that newer, less drastic treatments are in the pipeline and will be available in a couple of years – and I’ll be just fine. I believe them.
In three weeks, after the drugs have left my system, I’ll have new blood work plus a liver biopsy, to determine the current state of the health of my liver.
“So,” people have asked me today, “Why did you go through this treatment? What does it all mean?”
I don’t know really. It happened, that’s all I know for sure. The pain is in the past so no need to dwell on that. And I can see lasting blessings – so much care and concern, so much more appreciation for my life, it’s all so much more now. So I have to give thanks for the experiences I’ve had in these last sixty-odd days. The information I have tells me it was overwhelmingly one of the most incredible happenings of my life. Thank you all.
As my friend Donna says, “Forward!” (or should a writer say “Foreword!?”